Learning Opportunities

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will offer a New Medicare Card Open Door Forum tomorrow, Thursday Sept. 13, beginning at 2 p.m. Please dial-in at least 15 minutes before call start time. The conference leaders will be Lois Serio (Office of Information Technology) and Jill Darling (Office of Communications). To participate by phone: Dial: 1-800-837-1935 & Reference Conference ID: 7692637. For the Open Door Forum DF schedule updates and E-Mailing List registration, visit http://www.cms.gov/OpenDoorForums/.

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Throughout the fall, NC DHHS is offering training to help you understand the state’s Advanced Medical Home model as the primary vehicle for delivering local care management at the transition to Medicaid managed care takes place. Learn more about the upcoming statewide webinars as well as the regional training forums and register.

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The Sixth World Congress on Ultrasound in Medical Education: New Sounds/New Horizons will be held Sept. 13-16, at the Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem. 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).” The next session will be held Sept. 28. Learn more and register.

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Registration is now open for NC Healthcare Information and Communication Alliance’s (NCHICA) 24th Annual Conference, Oct. 8-9 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC. The conference provides an opportunity to learn about the latest developments and best practices in health care IT and network with your peers. The theme of this year’s conference is “Start Your Engines! The Race to Digital Health,” and the agenda includes four plenary sessions and 24 breakout sessions. 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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The National Academy of Medicine will host a scientific symposium as part of its 48th Annual Meeting at the historic National Academy of Sciences building in Washington, DC on Oct. 15. This year’s symposium will examine how the biology of cancers creates challenges for therapeutics, explore insights about the possible prevention of certain cancers, and discuss how to include policy in the fight against the disease. Check out the meeting highlights and register today!

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First annual Raab Multidisciplinary Cancer Symposium: Melanoma – Surgery, Immunotherapy and Beyond, on Oct. 26, at the Eastern Area Health Education Center, 2600 W. Arlington Blvd., Greenville, NC. The purpose of this symposium is to provide comprehensive and state of the art evidence-based data from each discipline involved in the care of a specific disease site. Featuring the insight of nationally recognized leaders from all disciplines combined with regional experts in the field, the focus of this year’s conference is malignant melanoma. Learn more and register.

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Registration is open for 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 and register.

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Join current and future academic medicine leaders in Austin, TX Nov. 2-6, for the Association of American Medical Colleges Learn Serve Lead 2018. The conference brings together diverse stakeholders—medical school deans, hospital CEOs, university and hospital administrators, faculty physicians, scientists, researchers, physician residents and students—to advance new ideas by working and learning together. Learn more and register.

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The Governor’s Institute inaugural fall conference Addiction Medicine Essentials will be held Nov. 16-17 at the Archie K. Davis Conference Center in RTP/Durham. The conference will cover a wide range of essential addiction medicine topics including AM 101, Pharmacotherapy, Pain & SUDs, Medical and Psychiatric Co-Morbidities and more! Up to 11.25 hours of CME pending. Learn more and register.

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Spaces are still available for the 2018 AMPAC Campaign School, Dec. 6-9 at the AMA Office in Washington, DC. The school is targeted to AMA members, their spouses, residents, medical students and medical society staff who want to become more involved in the campaign process. Deadline to register is September 21! Learn more and register. Questions? Contact the AMA at politicaleducation@ama-assn.org

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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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Save-the-Date for the Governor’s Institute’s 10th annual spring conference Addiction Medicine 2019 to be held in Asheville, NC on March 21-23 when we will take a deeper dive into all things addiction medicine!

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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