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Health Reform and Quality Assessment, which features NCQA faculty, will be held March 17-18, focusing on the national and state landscape regarding health reform and QI.  The conference was originally scheduled December 15-16 but was postponed due to weather.  Additional registrations are now being accepted. See https://www.mahec.net/calendar/detail.aspx?a=1&eid=32171&sid=0&str=3 for details.

How To Facilitate Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition: A Hands-on Approach and Analysis Through NCQA’s Eyes, April 7-8, Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC), Asheville, a workshop that will include the new 2011 standards for PCMH recognition. This will be the second time the course is offered nationally and the first offered in North Carolina.  The registration fee of $895 will be reduced to $750 for two or more registering from the same organization, and MAHEC recognizes BCMS members as eligible for the reduced fee. Click here  to register or for more information.

Health Information in the Cloud: Business Strategy, Security & Deployment, is a workshop on Cloud computing, hosted by the NC Healthcare Information & Communications Alliance, on Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at the Harris Conference Center in Charlotte, or Monday, March 21, 2011, at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill. The agenda includes two plenary sessions and nine breakout sessions on business strategy, security and deployment topics. For more details, go to http://www.nchica.org/Activities/cloud/agenda.htm. Click here to register.  

Assess Your Knowledge: FREE On-line Learning Activity for Primary Care Physicians re: Lung Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

Lung cancer kills approximately 160,000 people in the United States each year, more people than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined. Each year approximately 6,670 people from North Carolina are diagnosed with lung cancer. Despite advances in lung cancer treatment over the last decade, delays at various points in the continuum of lung cancer care have been documented.

To increase patient access to stage-appropriate care based on scientific evidence, a free online Learning from Self-Assessment (LSA) activity has been developed specifically for primary care physicians to assess competencies related to:

  •  Recognizing symptoms indicative of lung cancer;
  • Evaluating patients when lung cancer is suspected;
  • Communicating with lung cancer patients;
  • Referring patients to appropriate specialists.

Visit http://cme.wisc.edu/LSA/AccessTLC/index.php to assess your competencies related to lung cancer diagnosis and treatment. This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM through the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This activity is supported by an educational grant from Pfizer.

For more information about this activity contact: North Carolina Lung Cancer Partnership, Sue Dayton, Project Manager, (336) 525-2003 or [email protected]. .


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