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Upcoming ICD-10 Training Sessions for Practice Administrators: Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) across the state will be holding ICD-10 training and implementation sessions for medical practices. The sessions will assist practice administrators, managers, coders, billers and clinical staff understand ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes and identify documentation and implementation issues that may impact a practice. The program costs $135 for early registration and $150 up to ten days before the event. Click here for training session schedules, session agendas and to learn more about awarded continuing education credits.

DOCMS Retirement Planning Seminar, an event held by the Durham-Orange County Medical Society (DOCMS), will be held on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm at the University Club, 3100 Tower Blvd., Durham. The seminar will focus on North Carolina Physicians’ Retirement Strategy (NCPRS) and will offer free retirement analysis as well as case design to determine if physicians are on track to meet their retirement income goals. Registration ends Monday, June 4, 2012. To sign up for the event, contact Diane Lindsey of NCPRS, at dlindsey@exfinancial.com or 336-297-9194.

NC Hospice Free Pain Assessment Workshop, hosted by the Association for Home and Hospice of North Carolina and the Hospice and Home Care Foundation of North Carolina, will be on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm at the Hospice of Wake County, Raleigh, NC. The workshop will focus on pain management and assessment in patients with dementia. Click here to register.

2012 Sports Medicine Symposium, an event sponsored by the NCMS Sports Medicine Committee and the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians (NCAFP), will be held Saturday-Sunday, July 7-8, 2012, at the Kingston Plantation Embassy Suites Hotel, Myrtle Beach, SC. The symposium is for physicians with an interest in sports medicine and emphasizes new diagnostic techniques and treatment options. Attendees can receive up to eight AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Click here for more information and to register. Questions can be directed to Nancy Lowe, NCMS Associate Director Specialty Society and Meeting Services, at 800-722-1350 or nlowe@ncmedsoc.org.

NCDA 2012 Summer Meeting, which is also sponsored by the Wake Area Health Education Center (Wake AHEC), will be held Friday-Sunday, July 13-14, 2012 at the Homestead Resort, Hot Springs, Virginia. Attendees can receive up to 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Click here for discussion topics; meeting schedule and fees; accommodations information and to register. Contact Nancy Lowe, NCMS Associate Director Specialty Society and Meeting Services, at 800-722-1350 or nlowe@ncmedsoc.org for more information.

NC/SC Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery 2012 Assembly, co-sponsored by the North Carolina Society of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery (NC OHNS) and Wake AHEC, will be held Friday-Sunday, August, 3-5, 2012, at Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa, Asheville, NC. Participants can earn up to 9.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Early registration ends July 15. The assembly will focus on minimal access thyroid surgery, image modalities and management of more extensive thyroid cancer, Transoral robotic surgery (TORS), implantable auditory assistive devices, as well as practice management and meaningful use. Click here for more information and to register. Contact Nancy Lowe, NCMS Associate Director Specialty Society and Meeting Services, at 800-722-1350 or nlowe@ncmedsoc.org with any questions or concerns.

Carolinas Chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists Annual Meeting, will be held Friday-Sunday, August 24-26, 2012, at the Marriott Resort and Spa, Hilton Head island, SC. The meeting is co-sponsored by the Carolinas Chapter/American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (CC AACE) and Wake AHEC. Attendees can obtain a maximum of 11.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Register by August 1 to receive the early-bird rate. Topics of discussion include diagnosing and treating hyperparathyroidism, thyroid cancer and acromegaly management, screening and treating endocrine causes of hypertension, treatment of water metabolism disorders, diabetes self-management obstacles, technologies available for managing glycemia and ICD-10 changes. Click here to register. Questions can be directed to Nancy Lowe, NCMS Associate Director Specialty Society and Meeting Services, at 800-722-1350 or nlowe@ncmedsoc.org with any questions or concerns.

 
 

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