Learning Opportunities Center

Attend the online course, “Completing the MOST Form,” developed by the North Carolina Medical Society and the Wake Area Health Education Center through June 30, 2013. The first 250 registrants will get the course for free. Click here for more information on the course and how to register.

North Carolina Dermatology Association presents 2013 Summer Meeting, July 12-14, 2013 at The Lodge at Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Virginia. Topics Include: Access to Dermatologic Care and Delayed Diagnosis of Melanoma, Utilizing Technology in Dermatology, Biologics Basic Science, Utilizing New Biologics, Tropical Dermatopathology, Perianal Dermatoses, Ethnic Skin, Photodynamic Therapy, Dermatology Across Borders, Patients as Consumers of Healthcare, Physician as Business Owner, Resident Presentations, Legislative Preview, and more!  Register here today.

Urine Drug Testing in Chronic Pain: A Patient Centered Approach Webinar, presented by American Medical Association on June 25, 2013 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET. This webinar will provide an overview of the benefits and limitations of urine drug testing in patients with chronic pain.  It is intended to provide clinicians with knowledge that will facilitate incorporation of urine drug testing into their practice, with an emphasis on its use as a safety and monitoring tool. Click here to register.

T.E.A.M — Tackling Evaluation and Management with Palmetto GBA The June and July 2013 Evaluation and Management events are now available. Evaluation and Management (E/M) services are a ‘key component’ to every practice. Understanding the principles and guidelines are essential to ensure that each service is documented and coded correctly. Palmetto GBA is presenting a free E/M workshop series. This workshop series is designed for anyone billing E/M services and will expand participant’s knowledge on billing E/M services to Medicare. For information click here.

What Every Primary Care Provider Should Know About Lung Cancer webinar, offered by Wake AHEC, and available on-line until June 30, 2013. 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.

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.

NC DSM-5: What You Need to Know, Workshops from the APA experts, presented by the North Carolina Psychiatric Association.  Two DSM-5 training workshops are available — July 12 in Hickory, NC and July 20 in Raleigh. Space is limited so register today, online.


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