Learning Opportunities

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:

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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The National Academy of Medicine presents a webinar on “Improving Care for High-Need Patients: A Conversation with Health Quality Partners” on March 29 from 2-3 p.m. In the United States, care management for this population remains fragmented, uncoordinated, and reactive. How can we best improve the health and care for this group while balancing quality of care and associated costs? Learn more and register.

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and The Joint Commission (TJC) will provide a 2018 Update for Security and Emergency Management via an NCHA Webinar on March 29, from 10:30 to 11:30 am. Speakers will discuss changes in regulatory laws and standards taking place in 2018. Register here.

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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. For more information please contact qiworkshops@caravanhealth.com.

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Registration is now open for the NC Ob/Gyn Society & NC Section of ACOG’s 2018 Annual Meeting,
April 20-22 at the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville
. Other specialties may be interested in the Hands-on Ultrasound workshop and the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder course, which provides the required education needed to obtain the waiver to prescribe buprenorphine. Learn more and register.

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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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The National Academy of Medicine will hold a public meeting around the topic of “Establishing Clinician Well-Being as a National Priority” on May 2, 8:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. with an art show and reception from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. in Washington, D.C. A live webcast is available if you are not able to attend in person. Learn more and register.
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The Carolina Ear Research Center will present Otology for the Primary Care Physician: Diagnoses You Don’t Want to Miss on Saturday, May 5, at the Wine Cellar at the Angus Barn in Raleigh. Space is limited to 30 participants. Learn more and register.

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The Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development will offer its 25th Annual Clinical Reviews and Primary Care Update 2018 June 18-22 at Amelia Island, FL. The meeting seeks to update physicians on the latest recommendations of medical subspecialties important to the primary care physician. It is a comprehensive program consisting of lectures, workshops and panel discussions on topics of general interest in various areas of medicine. Learn more and register.

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MAHEC is offering two courses to help treat patients with opioid use disorders: “Providers’ Clinical Support System: Buprenorphine Office-Based Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders, The “Half and Half” Course,” and “Recovery Within Reach: Building Team Expertise in Office-Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT).” Sessions will be held June 22 and Sept. 28. Learn more and register.

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Registration for Erlanger’s 11th Annual Trauma Symposium is open. The Symposium will be held Aug. 9-10, at the Chattanooga Convention Center.  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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