Fall 2019 SCHIMA Upstate Region Meeting

Friday, September 20, 2019

8:30 AM - 3:15 PM


8:30 AM - 9:00 AM - Registration


9:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Pediatric Oncology
Elizabeth Heritage Cull, MD
CEU: 1.0 - Clinical Foundtations


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Change Management
Eston Rodgers
CEU: 1.0 - Management Development


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Interventional Pain Management
Ashley Mullinax, MD
CEU: 1.0 - Clinical Foundtations


12:00 PM - 1:15 PM - Lunch


1:15 PM - 2:15 PM - Bariatric Surgery
Patricia Lynn Eichhorn, MD
CEU: 1.0 - Clinical Foundations


2:15 PM - 3:15 PM - Clinical Foundations
Michael E. Ward, MD
CEU: 1.0 - Clinical Foundations


Elizabeth Heritage Cull, MD


Co-Director, Oncology, Prisma Health Upstate Specialties: Medical Oncology and Hematology< Department: Oncology & Hematology Clinical Areas: Cancer and Blood & Marrow Transplant Medical School Wake Forest University School of Medicine Fellowship Hematology/Oncology at Northwestern University Board Certifications Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine Hematology (Internal Medicine) - American Board of Internal Medicine Medical Oncology - American Board of Internal Medicine


Ashley Mullinax, MD


Prisma Health Upstate: Anesthesiology-Pain Management Division Training
Medical College of Georgia
Fellowship, Pain Management
Medical College of Georgia
Residency, Anesthesiology
Medical College of Georgia
Residency, General Surgery
Medical University of South Carolina Medical School
Board Certifications
American Board of Anesthesiology
Pain Medicine
American Board of Anesthesiology


Patricia Lynn Eichhorn, MD


Patricia L. Eichhorn, MD, holds a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry from Indiana University Bloomington. She received her medical degree from St. George's University in Grenada, West Indies, and served an internship at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. She then completed her residency in General Surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Eichhorn completed a fellowship in advanced minimally invasive, robotic and bariatric surgery at Albany Medical Center in New York. During her fellowship, she gained significant experience in weight-loss surgery as well as advanced training in minimally invasive foregut and robotic surgery. A surgeon with Bariatric Solutions of Greenville Health System (GHS), Dr. Eichhorn is a clinical assistant professor at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, Her clinical practice and academic work concentrate on minimally invasive and bariatric surgery. Dr. Eichhorn has presented nationally on topics related to single incision laparoscopic surgery, and she continues to be involved in research in the field of minimally invasive and bariatric surgery. She has a passion for medical education, starting with first-year medical students and continuing throughout surgical residency and fellowship. She is board-certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery and is active in the American College of Surgeons, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons. Dr. Eicchorn is a licensed Zumba instructor and offers classes to her patients both before and after surgery. She participates in charities and was one of the celebrity dancers in the 2015 Oxygen Ball. She enjoys dancing, hiking, kickboxing, baking, painting and writing poetry.


Michael Ward, MD


Dr. Ward is Chief Medical Examiner for Greenville County, SC, and graduated from University of South Alabama College of Medicine in 1988 and has been in practice for 30 years. He completed a residency at Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Ward also specializes in Anatomic Pathology. Dr. Ward accepts multiple insurance plans including Medicare. Dr. Ward is board certified in Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology.



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Continuing Education

CEUs: 5.0


During the week following the meeting, all paid attendees will receive an email with a link to the online evaluation and a CE certificate.


Member: $45


Non Member: $60


Student Member: $10


Registration Limited to 70.


Registration includes lunch.



Prisma Health Patewood Medical Campus

255 Enterprise Blvd
Conference Rooms A & B
Greenville, SC 29615



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