Learning Opportunities Center

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Related Conditions: Implications for Clinical Practice is a one-day workshop for physicians and allied health providers, and is scheduled for April 14 at the Research Triangle Institute in RTP. Registration deadline is April 1. The activity is approved for 0.7 CEUs. For more information, see https://www.compassionatecarenc.org/non_members/specialties/fetal-alcohol-4-2011-event.pdf.

Using LEAN to Implement EHR Workshop is a one-day workshop sponsored by the NCMS Foundation and presented by International Lean Healthcare Facilitator Sean Lewis on May 6, 2011 from 9:00 am-3:30 pm. The workshop will cover three topics: Understanding the Lean Thinking Approach to Process Improvement, Value Stream Mapping (VSM), and Swim Lane Innovation Methodology. Click here for more information and registration 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),k 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].

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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