Learning Opportunities

TOMORROW: The American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry will sponsor a free webinar on “Grief and Managing an Overdose Death,” Thursday, July 27, from noon to 1 pm. Diane Snyder Cowan, MA, MT-BC, CHPCA, Hospice of the Western Reserve, Inc., will address grief reactions resulting from an overdose death and approaches to working with grieving families. Managing cumulative grief will also be reviewed. Register here.


The next in the series of workshops presented by the National Rural Accountable Care Consortium and Caravan Health to help practices make the transition to value-based reimbursement will held in Raleigh at the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) Center for Leadership in Medicine on Tuesday, Aug. 1. This workshop will focus on behavioral health integration, patient satisfaction and advancing care information. Learn more and register.


The premiere of a documentary exploring the lack of evidence-based treatment in mental health care and the importance of family involvement will be shown on Aug 25 at 7 p.m. at The Cary Theater in Cary. Tickets are $6 each. Watch the trailer at goingsane.org. After the screening, there will be a Q&A with the director and other mental health care groups (like NAMI).


For the first time the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will hold a National Provider Enrollment Conference at the Charleston Area Convention Center, Sept. 6-7. This is an opportunity to interact directly with CMS and MAC provider enrollment experts. Registration is free. The deadline to register is Aug. 29. Get more information.


The North Carolina Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities invites you to the North Carolina Health Equity Impact Awards on Sept. 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn/Raleigh Crabtree Valley. These awards recognize the students, community members, professionals and organizations that have successfully implemented a systems-change approach to reduce health disparities and promote health equity. RSVP to ncminorityhealth@dhhs.nc.gov by Friday, Sept. 1.


The Southeastern Medical Legal Symposium, Physicians Reviewing Physicians, Sept. 18-19, in Atlanta, GA, brings together stakeholders in the various professions involved in litigated medical claims. In its fourth year, the symposium is sponsored by the American College of Legal Medicine [ACLM]. Invitees include health care professionals (e.g., physicians, medical directors, psychologists, and nurse case managers), attorneys, dual degreed MD/PhD/DDS/DPM-JD’s, risk managers, claims managers, adjusters, judges, and others. Learn more and register.


The 2017 Lifestyle Medicine Symposium, sponsored by MAHEC, Mission Heart and Asheville Cardiology Associates will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 6 in Asheville. A vast majority of chronic disease, directly related to poor lifestyle choices, is reversible and preventable through the proper choices in nutrition, exercise and stress management. The growing field of Lifestyle Medicine, an essential foundation for prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases and other chronic medical conditions, makes available the necessary evidence-based solutions for providers to counsel patients and improve patient outcomes. Learn more and register.


Save the Date for the 29th Annual Fall Foliage Cancer Conference focusing on Updates on Breast and Prostate Cancers, at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, Oct. 20-21, 2017Learn more.


Caravan Health will present its second annual Accountable Care Symposium on Dec. 6-7 in Phoenix, AZ at the Hilton Squaw Peak Resort. The symposium is a learning and networking event for current and future participants in Advanced Payment Models. Registration for the symposium opens Tuesday, August 1, 2017.  For more information, please visit www.caravanhealth.com/symposium.


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.


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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