M3 Was the Place to Be Last Weekend – Don’t Miss It Next Year!

m3-4-orange-grayThe first annual M3 Conference, Sept. 15-18, was a huge success with nearly 400 attendees filling the Grandover Resort in Greensboro for the four days of educational sessions, networking with colleagues and generally merging medicine and management with our partners, the NC Medical Group Management Association. If you missed this fun event, take a look at some of the pictures that were posted on social media. You won’t want to miss this conference next year, so mark your calendar for Sept. 14-17, 2017, when it will be held in Raleigh.

M3 By the numbers:

  • Total attendees: 382
  • Medical students: 23
  • Exhibitors: 40
  • Number of unique educational sessions: 20
  • CME hours available: 13.75
  • Pounds of popcorn consumed during breaks: 16+

M3 Quotes/Highlights/Takeaways:

The value to a hacker of stealing your health information is 50 times more valuable than stealing your Social Security Number. — David Sousa, JD, Medical Mutual Insurance Company on cyber-security.

The North Carolina Medical Board says a physician cannot depict him or herself in an inebriated state, and if they do so the physician may be subject to sanctions. — David Sousa, JD, Medical Mutual Insurance Company on cyber-security.

“Never pick a fight with people who know how to type.” — Amanda Martin, JD, on how to protect your online image.

Over time you can trust that the truth will win out in the marketplace of ideas. The best thing you can do is be a good doctor. — Amanda Martin, JD, on how to protect your online image.

Use the E4 model for effective patient communications — E4 model: Engage the patient; Empathize with his/her concerns; Educate using clear, concise language and checking for understanding; and Enlist the patient as a partner in the delivery of care. – Bill O’Neill, Director of Communications and Outreach for the Center for Personalized Education for Physicians (CPEP).

“Those who have a ‘why’ to live, can bear with almost any ‘how.’” – Viktor E. Frankl, Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist and a Holocaust survivor, mentioned in session on “What’s Your Why?”

“The truth is a good option a lot of times for a politician.” – John McLaughlin, political consultant and pollster.

“This election is really about Hillary or not Hillary.” – John McLaughlin, political consultant and pollster.

“A few years ago we had the H1N1 warnings. Now, as physicians, I need to warn you we’ve had an outbreak of HB2. The symptoms include only being able to see to the left or the right and irregular urination patterns.” – Sen. Jeffrey Tarte, speaking as part of the “Good Government: Balancing Patients and Politics” panel.


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