Learning Opportunities

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.


The Governor’s Institute and the NC Medical Board is offering “Controlled Substance Prescribing: What Every Provider Needs to Know” live training sessions across the state. These free CME panel sessions are designed for controlled substances prescribers to complete up to two hours of the required education in opioid prescribing. A one hour online training is recommended before the live training. Register for 1-hour online training here. Together they fulfill the three hour requirement.  Here are the upcoming sessions:

Jan. 18, 2018 – 6 p.m. Southeastern Regional Medical Center, Lumberton (2 hrs)

March 15, 2018 – Cape Fear Medical Center, Fayetteville (2 hrs)

April 3, 2018 – 6:00 p.m. Carolinas Medical Center, Concord (2 hrs)

May 8, 2018 – 6:00 p.m. Carolinas Medical Center, Shelby (2 hrs)


A top performing NC Hospital will reveal how they went about creating a process map to drive improvement and reduce pneumonia mortality and readmissions in Mapping Your Road to Improvement: Develop an Action Plan,” a webinar to be held on Wednesday, Dec. 20, noon to 1 p.m. They will also discuss strategies for transforming documentation to drive excellent patient care with experts across the state. Register here. This is part of the Knockout Pneumonia campaign. Learn more.


The North Carolina Foundation for Alcohol & Drug Studies will hold its 2018 Winter School, Feb. 18-21, at the Embassy Suites in Greensboro.  The gathering will address Substance Use Disorder, identify population specific interventions and examine techniques and concepts to use with those affected by substance use disorder. Learn more and register.


The 9th Annual Addiction Medicine Conference will be held April 26-28, in Asheville. The conference will provide clinically practical and up-to-date substance use related training, applicable across general medical as well as addiction specialty practices. Learn more.

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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