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Influenza Prevention Options for Older Adults, March 23, 2011, 2:00pm, a Web-based educational program on preventing Influenza in older adults, moderated by David Greenburg, MD, Senior Director of Scientific and Medical Affairs, sanofi pasteur, and Corey Robertson, MD, MPH, FACP, Director of Scientific and Medical Affairs, sanofi pasteur. Please sign up for the one one-hour Web-enhanced teleconference by March 22.

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.

New Option for Influenza Prevention: An Influenza Vaccine for Older Adults, Web-Enhanced Audio Conference, featuring Marvin Bittner, MD, Infectious Disease Specialist, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska. The Web/Audio Conferences will be available (to hear the presentation for all dates, call 1-877-230-9940 and enter participant code):

April 6, 1:00 – 2:00 pm           (49398198)

April 12, 12:30 – 1:30pm        (49398658)

April 14, 12:30 – 1:30pm        (49398662)

April 20, 12:00 – 1:00pm        (49399418)

The weblink for all dates is http://sanofiamericas.adobeconnect.com/fluzonehighdose/. Please RSVP three days prior to the date you select to Jill Blalock, MPH, [email protected].

Health Information in the Cloud: Business Strategy, Security & Deployment, is a workshop on Cloud computing, hosted by the NC Healthcare Information & Communications Alliance, on 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. To register, visit http://www.nchica.org/Activities/cloud/register.htm.

The NC MedAssist Program: RX for NC, Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 10:00 – 11:00 am, a Webinar hosted by Care Share Health Alliance and presented by NC MedAssist, Lori Giang, Executive Director; Mike Darrow, Program Director/NCAFC; Med Assist staff. Space is limited so reserve your seat now at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/359629153.

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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