Learning Opportunities Center

North Carolina Medical Society PractEssentials Program presents a two part informational webinar about HIPAA on May 9, 2013 and May 23, 2013. The webinars will be presented by Elizabeth Johnson, Partner at Poyner Spruill. Registration for the first webinar will automatically register for the second webinar. Register online.

Join NCMS partner athenahealth for a complimentary dinner meeting on May 2, 6:00 pm at the Shell Island Resort in Wrightsville Beach NC. The meeting is entitled “Finding the Dollars: Thriving Through Health Care Payment Reform,” and is designed to help providers use technology to seize new incremental revenue and capture every dollar earned more efficiently, while staying focused on patient care and satisfaction. This invitation is for NCMS members only. To request a registration form, email your contact information to seminars@athenahealth.com.

What Every Primary Care Provider Should Know About Lung Cancer webinar, offered by Wake AHEC. This webinar will discuss the National Comprehensive Cancer Network’s new guidelines for lung cancer screening for high risk patients, and examine current evidence based practices in diagnosing lung cancer. The webinar will also recognize symptoms and risk factors of lung cancer and describe advances being made in new target therapies for lung cancer. Registration is now open online.

“How to Establish Goals of Care in Medical Decision-Making” webinar, presented by The National POLST Paradigm Task Force on April 30, 2013 from 2:00pm-3:00pm ET. During this webinar Dr. David Barile will discuss how to establish goals of care in POLST appropriate patients. He will also discuss how a POLST form can be used as a tool for organizing medical care to meet those goals. Registration is required for this webinar and space is limited! Register online.

North Carolina Medical Group Managers presents 2013 NCMGM Spring Conference on May 15, 2013- May 17, 2013. Join NCMGM at the Charleston Marriott in historic Charleston, SC for the Spring Conference. This year’s theme is “Facing the Future Together.” Meet other practice administrators to network and learn best practices.  Register now online.  

“Bringing Advance Care Planning to Life: New Initiatives for North Carolina” conference on May 23, 2013. The conference is designed for a multi-disciplinary audience of health care professionals. Keynote speakers are Ellen Goodman, Director of The Conversation Project, and Bernard “Bud” Hammes, Director of Medical Humanities at the Gunderson Lutheran Medical Foundation in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and of the Respecting Choices advance care planning program. For more information, please contact Keith Stirewalt at fstirewa@wakehealth.edu.

Southern Medical Association presents 24th Annual Focus on the Female Patient and 16th Annual Osteoporosis: Diagnosis, Management and Prevention, July 24-27, 2013. Women’s Health Topics: Exercise and Lifestyle Changes, Obesity, Diabetes, Infectious Disease, Hypertension, GERD and Constipation, Dyslipidemia, Ethics plus a two day OB/GYN specialty track. Register online.

Osteoporosis Topics:  Diagnosis, Pharmacological Management, Hyperparathyroidism, Atypical Femoral Shaft Fractures, Osteonecrosis of the Jaw, Fracture Risk Reduction, Osteo in Men and Pre-Menopausal Women and Secondary Causes, Hip Fractures, Kyphoplasty/Vertebroplasty/Vertebral Stents, and Fall Prevention. Register online .


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