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Achieving Excellence and Overcoming Barriers in Diabetes Care conference, First Moore Regional Hospital Conference Center, Pinehurst, Saturday, March 12, 2011, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm. The program will provide health care professionals with the most current trends and treatment strategies for diabetic patients. Click here for a brochure and registration form.  For more information contact Sarah Moorman, RN, MSN, 910-678-7315 or Sarah.Moorman@sr-ahec.org.

Managed Care Contracts, What To Do Now, a webinar that will be presented on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, 12:00 pm – 1:00pm, by the NCMS Foundation and Medical Group Managers Association (MGMA). Webinar speaker is Beacham Wray, president of Health Care Management Associates, who will address contract negotiation or renegotiation for your practice. Contact the NCMS Foundation to register. After registering, you will receive an emailed confirmation with webinar and phone-in instructions.

New Option for Influenza Prevention: An Influenza Vaccine for Older Adults, March 9, 2011, 12:15 pm, a teleroundtable presentation with David Weber, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Epidemiology-UNC Medical Director, Hospital Epidemiology and Occupational Health-UNC Health Care. Please RSVP by Friday, March 4, 2011 to jill.blalock@sanofipasteur.com, and join the teleroundtable at 1-800-230-1085.

Health Information in the Cloud: Business Strategy, Security & Deployment, is a workshop on Cloud computing, hosted by the NC Healthcare Information & Communications Alliance, on Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at the Harris Conference Center in Charlotte, or Monday, March 21, 2011, at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill. The agenda includes two plenary sessions and nine breakout sessions on business strategy, security and deployment topics. For more details, go to http://www.nchica.org/Activities/cloud/agenda.htm. Click here to register.  

Assess Your Knowledge: FREE On-line Learning Activity for Primary Care Physicians re: Lung Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

Lung cancer kills approximately 160,000 people in the United States each year, more people than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined. Each year approximately 6,670 people from North Carolina are diagnosed with lung cancer. Despite advances in lung cancer treatment over the last decade, delays at various points in the continuum of lung cancer care have been documented.

To increase patient access to stage-appropriate care based on scientific evidence, a free online Learning from Self-Assessment (LSA) activity has been developed specifically for primary care physicians to assess competencies related to:

  • Recognizing symptoms indicative of lung cancer;
  • Evaluating patients when lung cancer is suspected;
  • Communicating with lung cancer patients;
  • Referring patients to appropriate specialists.

Visit http://cme.wisc.edu/LSA/AccessTLC/index.php to assess your competencies related to lung cancer diagnosis and treatment. This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM through the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This activity is supported by an educational grant from Pfizer.

For more information about this activity contact: North Carolina Lung Cancer Partnership, Sue Dayton, Project Manager, (336) 525-2003 or sdayton@NCLungCancerPartnership.org.

 
 

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