Learning Opportunities

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Choosing Wisely will hold a webinar on Thursday, April 19 at noon on the drivers of overuse and practical approaches that have proved successful in combating it including a practical model for reducing low back pain. To join link to this website: https://zoom.us/j/9382071845 and use this meeting ID: 938 207 1845. You will be able to hear the audio through your computer, or access by phone (a number will be provided when you sign in). 

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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 North Carolina Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference “From the Mountains to the Sea: Healthcare Innovation Across the Carolinas,” will be held in Charlotte, May 3-4. Get more information 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 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. The 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.   The upcoming session is May 8, 2018 – 6:00 p.m. Carolinas Medical Center, Shelby (2 hrs).

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On May 11 from 10 a.m. to noon, the South East Area Health Education Center, 2511 Delaney Ave., Wilmington will present “They Call ‘The Shots,’ But You Provide the Evidence: Partnering with Caregivers to Counsel on Vaccines and Vaccine Literacy.”

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A virtual 5-week Social Needs 201 Workshop Series begins on May 15 and continues weekly through June. Spots for the Workshop 201: Designing an Effective Social Needs Intervention are filling up quickly! Join Health Leads’ team of experts to learn the best approaches for creating a tailored social needs strategy.  In each hour-long, virtual session multidisciplinary teams will learn how to develop a strategy to identify patients’ social needs and connect them to essential community resources.  Learn more and register by emailing solutions@healthleadsusa.org.

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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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The 30th Annual Fall Foliage Cancer Conference will be held Oct. 12-13 at the Omni Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa in Asheville, NCLearn more and register.

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Save the Date: The Southeast Institute for Innovation in Palliative and Supportive Care at the University of Alabama will hold the Forging the Future of Palliative Care Summit 2018 on Nov. 1-2, in Birmingham, AL. Learn more.

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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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