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NCPeds News Net--July 2018

Tuesday, July 31, 2018  
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NCPeds News Net
July 2018


What the NCPeds Annual Meeting Means to Me

The 2018 NCPeds Annual Meeting is getting closer! From Sept. 14-16, NCPeds will enjoy three fun-filled days of networking and educational sessions in Myrtle Beach!

So, why join us at the beach? Some of our members share what the Annual Meeting has meant to them at different stages in their careers.

Visit to register for the Annual Meeting today!

Early Career Physicians

Jessica Bell, MD, FAAP, of St. Jude Affiliate Clinic at Novant Health Hemby Children's Hospital said the CME courses offered at the annual meeting helped ease her transition into independent practice from the academic environment.

"Transitioning from an academic training environment to an independent community practice can be exciting, but also challenging as new data continuously impacts how we care for patients. Since clinical practice is truly an experience in lifelong learning, I find it tremendously helpful to attend live CME events sponsored by the NC Pediatric Society so I can connect with colleagues, enhance my knowledge base, implement practice improvements, understand advocacy and legislative issues, and keep up with maintenance of certification tools," Bell said.

Practice Owners

Beverly Edwards, MD, FAAP, of Ahoskie Pediatrics said her time at the NCPeds Annual Meeting allows her to learn from her colleagues across the state and improve her practice.

"I have received valuable, practice-saving information at each annual meeting I have attended. NCPeds is full of awesome, brilliant pediatricians, and I learn, at their feet, how to improve my practice and stay viable in the rural area that has been home to Ahoskie Pediatrics for 27yrs. Without the support of NCPeds, my practice would have died a quiet death. I thank everyone on board for that support!" Edwards said.

Medical Students

Melinda Beavers, MD, FAAP, of Jeffers, Mann and Artman Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, P.A. attended the 2017 NCPeds Annual Meeting as a resident and met her future boss.

"As a resident, attending the annual meeting had great value for my education and my career development. While attending the conference last year, I was able to network with providers from a competitive area of the state. Now I am happy to be working with Jeffers, Mann, and Artman – thanks to connections we made at the NCPeds Society Meeting in Asheville!" Beavers said.

Senior Physicians

Wally Brown, MD, who is retired from the University of NorthCarolina at Chapel Hill Department of Pediatrics enjoys the camaraderie that comes with the NCPeds Annual Meeting.


"I have always loved this medical meeting better than any other attended, not only for the practical scientific content, but also just seeing how many people across the state were making such a positive difference. I would be somewhat guilt laden about how I could be better involved, but realized that all those involved were giving what they could at the time, and the multiple smaller efforts create a stronger movement. It is a good example of people contributing what they individually can and going to the edge of the problems, all lifting together and reaching success with unified momentum," Brown said.




Thank You to our Academic Partners!

Thank you to our 2018-2019 Academic Partners:

  • Duke University
  • East Carolina University
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Academic Partners pay for all of their pediatric educators to be NCPeds members.

We are thankful for your support and look forward to our continued partnership.



Meet NCPeds' Leaders
Stacy Thomas, MD, FAAP
Chair,Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect

NCPeds 2018 General Fund Campaign

Stacy Thomas, MD, FAAP, joined NCPeds in 2015 and quickly became involved with the Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect. In February of this year, she was elected Chair of the Committee.

"My goals for this committee are to continue the great work of Dr. Meggan Goodpasture and Dr. Denise Everett and the other committee members," Stacy said. "We have several ongoing projects, and seem to add more at each meeting! It's exciting to work with members from across the state to try and advocate for the issues that are important to pediatricians, nurses, and other care providers in the field of child abuse pediatrics."

The Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect is NCPeds' longest running continual committee. It meets quarterly and provides an opportunity for pediatricians and others focused on helping children who have been abused and neglected to share strategies and updates, learn about new policies and research, and network with others in the field.

Please email Colleen Huseboe if you would like more information about or to join the Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect.

Stacy currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Brenner Children's Hospital at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She received her bachelor's degree from North Carolina State University and her medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

She lives in Mooresville, NC where she can be found hanging out with friends and family on scenic Lake Norman.


In this ever-changing policy landscape, NCPeds’ strong voice – for the healthcare needs of children and the pediatric professionals who provide their care - is more important than ever. NCPeds vital work in advocacy, education and programmatic efforts is made possible through combination of membership dues, grants and charitable gifts. You can support this work by making a gift to the 2018 General Fund today.


Making a tax-deductible charitable gift to NCPeds is easy! Make your gift online at our secure giving portal or mail a check made payable to the NC Pediatric Society, Inc. to NCPeds at 1100 Wake Forest Road, Suite 200, Raleigh, NC 27604. All gifts made by Sept. 1 will be recognized at the 2018 Annual Meeting.


Thank you for keeping NCPeds strong!



Dates to Remember

Mark your calendars for these upcoming NCPeds events.

  • Annual Meeting,Friday, September 14 - Sunday, September 16, 2018 at the Marriott Resort & Spa at Grand Dunes in Myrtle Beach
  • Career Day--PL3, Wednesday, October 3, 2018 atthe Doubletree Hotel in Durham
  • Career Day--PL2, Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at the Doubletree Hotel in Durham


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