Learning Opportunities

The CMS Innovation Center will hold a Q&A Open Forum on Tuesday, Jan. 30, from noon – 1 pm for those who are interested in learning more about the new bundled payment model called Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI Advanced) and how to apply. Please register in advance here. [See article in this issue of the Bulletin for more information on this new payment model.]

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The Health Resources and Services Administration offers two virtual events for medical, nursing, dental and mental/behavioral health providers interested in practicing at an American Indian Health Facility. In some instances, loan repayment and scholarship opportunities are available.

  • Tuesday, Jan. 30 – Virtual Job Fair with the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) and NURSE Corps. More than 30 organizations nationwide are expected to participate representing hundreds of open positions. Space is limited, so learn more about the Virtual Job Fair on our website, but more importantly register today!  Questions? Contact us at NHSCVirtualJobFair@hrsa.gov.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 6 – Join the NHSC and Indian Health Service (IHS) 101 Webinar to learn about the Indian Health Service and National Health Service Corps scholarship and loan repayment opportunities for health care providers interested in practicing in American Indian Health Facilities. To access the webinar, use the following information: Login https://hrsaseminar.adobeconnect.com/ihs/; Dial in number: 1-888-989-6495;
    Passcode: 9934905

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The Governor’s Institute is offering Responding to the Opioid Epidemic: Guidance for Healthcare Providers on Feb. 1, at the Jacksonville Country Club in Onslow County. Dinner and registration will begin at 5:30pm and the training will last from 6 to 8 pm.  All prescribers and dispensers and mental health professionals are invited to attend. Participants can learn from and ask questions of experts on NC’s STOP Act, new Medicaid prescribing limits, the Controlled Substance Reporting System and how to incorporate its utilization into clinic workflow, and best prescribing practices. Scott Johnston, MD, Chief of Staff, Onslow Memorial Hospital will provide the introduction and Robert “Chuck” Rich, Jr., MD, Medical Director of Community Care of the Lower Cape Fear and Jay Campbell, B.S. Pharmacy, JD, Executive Director of the NC Board of Pharmacy will guide this educational session. Learn more.

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The National Academy of Medicine’s Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience will host a webinar from 1:30 – 2:30pm on Feb. 2, to release several resources and provide a first look at an online repository aimed at providing users with resources related to clinician burnout and promising solutions to promote clinician well-being. Webinar speakers will give an overview of these new resources and will provide updates on the work of the Action Collaborative. Learn more and register.
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The Office of Continuing Medical Education of the Brody School of Medicine of East Carolina University, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and Eastern Area Health Education Center will offer “Being Resilient and Renewing Your Purpose in Healthcare” on Feb. 2, March 8 and April 20, at the Education Center at Eastern AHEC, Greenville, NC. With a focus on individual and team resilience, this program will engage participants in creative approaches to self-care based in the neurobiology of well-being. Faculty will examine structural challenges that contribute to burnout as well as offer direct experiences with mind-body practices that reduce stress and help build resiliency and joy in practice. Attend any combination of days or all three. Please create or update your MyAHEC account to register for this program. Learn more and register.

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The Governor’s Institute and the NC Medical Board is offering “Controlled Substance Prescribing: What Every Provider Needs to Know” live training sessions across the state. These free CME panel sessions are designed for controlled substances prescribers to complete up to two hours of the required education in opioid prescribing. A one hour online training is recommended before the live training. Register for 1-hour online training here. Together they fulfill the three hour requirement.  Here are the upcoming sessions:

March 15, 2018 – Cape Fear Medical Center, Fayetteville (2 hrs)

April 3, 2018 – 6:00 p.m. Carolinas Medical Center, Concord (2 hrs)

May 8, 2018 – 6:00 p.m. Carolinas Medical Center, Shelby (2 hrs)

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Learn How Physicians Get Elected to Public Office through the AMPAC Candidate Workshop held March 2-4 in Washington, D.C.Registration is now open. The deadline to register is Feb. 2. For more information visit AMPAC online. To apply, simply fill out the online registration form or email your questions to: politicaleducation@ama-assn.org. _____________________________________________________________________________________

ECU’s Brody School of Medicine and Eastern AHEC offer the 20th Annual Women’s Health Conference, Feb. 16, at the Education Center at Eastern AHEC, Greenville. Learn more and register.

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The North Carolina Foundation for Alcohol & Drug Studies will hold its 2018 Winter School, Feb. 18-21, at the Embassy Suites in Greensboro.  The gathering will address Substance Use Disorder, identify population specific interventions and examine techniques and concepts to use with those affected by substance use disorder. Learn more and register.

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Save the Date: The NC Population Health Collaborative’s first quarter meeting will be held on Thursday, March 15, from 11:30 am until 3:30 pm at a location yet to be determined. Watch your email and the Bulletin for details on the location, agenda and registration instructions. A small fee will be charged for the event, which includes lunch. [See related article in this issue of the Bulletin for more information on the Collaborative.]

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Save the date for the next meeting of the NC Department of Health and Human Services Opioid and Prescription Drug Abuse Advisory Committee, Friday, March 16, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (with 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. reserved for sign-in and networking). The location will be the McKimmon Center, 1101 Gorman St., Raleigh

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The National Rural Accountable Care Consortium (NRACC) will offer Quality Improvement Workshops North Carolina on April 17 in Fayetteville and April 19 in Elkin. During the interactive workshops, participants will learn from Caravan Health experts about best practices to improve the health of their community, increase practice revenue and improve quality scores. Click here for cities and dates. Registration will open Feb. 1. For more information please contact qiworkshops@caravanhealth.com.

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The 9th Annual Addiction Medicine Conference will be held April 26-28, in Asheville. The conference will provide clinically practical and up-to-date substance use related training, applicable across general medical as well as addiction specialty practices. Learn more.
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The 2018 Spine Society of Australia 29th Annual Scientific Meeting will be held April 27-29 at the Adelaide Convention Centre, Australia. Learn more and register.

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NCTracks has Computer-Based Training (CBT) courses on a variety of topics available to providers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year. Anyone who is a registered user with NCID access to the NCTracks secure Provider Portal can access and take a self-paced course. A list of courses available can be found here and under Quick Links on the NCTracks Provider Training page of the public Provider Portal.

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MAHEC, working with the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians, The Governor’s Institute on Substance Abuse and Project Lazarus: A Project of CCNC, is offering A Guide to Rational Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain, an online education course. The course is designed for all prescribing health care practitioners who are interested in an overview of the rational prescribing approaches for persons with chronic pain disorders. It will fulfill the North Carolina Medical Board’s requirement of at least one hour of continuing education designed specifically to address prescribing practices for chronic pain management. The course cost is $15 for the first 6 months. Offers 3 hours of AAFP, AMA/AAFP Equivalency, and CDE; www.mahec.net/opioid.

 
 

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