Learning Opportunities Center

North Carolina Medical Society PractEssentials Program presents a two part informational webinar about HIPAA on May 9, 2013 and May 23, 2013. The webinars will be presented by Elizabeth Johnson, Partner at Poyner Spruill. Registration for the first webinar will automatically register for the second webinar. Register online.

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.

Join NCMS partner athenahealth for a complimentary dinner meeting on May 2, 6:00 pm at the Shell Island Resort in Wrightsville Beach NC. The meeting is entitled “Finding the Dollars: Thriving Through Health Care Payment Reform,” and is designed to help providers use technology to seize new incremental revenue and capture every dollar earned more efficiently, while staying focused on patient care and satisfaction. This invitation is for NCMS members only. To request a registration form, email your contact information to [email protected].

Physicians Practice presents ICD-10: It’s Time to Dive In live webinar on Wednesday May 8, 2013 from 1:00pm-2:00pm. During this complimentary webinar sponsored by Navicure, Shelly Cronin, Director of IDC-10 Training at the AAPC will: Provide an overview of ICD-10 – including glimpses into the major ways ICD-10 is very different from today’s ICD-9, discuss ICD-10 benefits, plus learn how to build awareness, educate and obtain buy-in from stakeholders – critical first steps towards implementation, illustrate how ICD-10 impacts both clinical and office staffs, systems and processes, and present various documentation challenges, coding examples and more. Participants can earn 1.0 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) from the AAPC by attending the live webinar. Register online.

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.

North Carolina Medical Group Managers presents 2013 NCMGM Spring Conference on May 15, 2013- May 17, 2013. Join NCMGM at the Charleston Marriott in historic Charleston, SC for the Spring Conference. This year’s theme is “Facing the Future Together.” Meet other practice administrators to network and learn best practices.  Register now online.

Join the Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence (CCME), the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for North and South Carolina for an informative webinar featuring each respective state’s health information exchange (HIE) initiative on Thursday May 23, 2013 from 12:00pm- 1:00pm. The webinar will feature Adriane Able with the SC HIE (SCHIEx) and Whitney Baker with the NC HIE (NC HIE). CME available! Register online.

“Bringing Advance Care Planning to Life: New Initiatives for North Carolina” conference on May 23, 2013. The conference is designed for a multi-disciplinary audience of health care professionals. Keynote speakers are Ellen Goodman, Director of The Conversation Project, and Bernard “Bud” Hammes, Director of Medical Humanities at the Gunderson Lutheran Medical Foundation in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and of the Respecting Choices advance care planning program. For more information, please contact Keith Stirewalt at [email protected].

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 .


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