Registration is now open for two additional NCTracks instructor-led ICD-10 training courses for providers in September 2015. The next course is Thursday, September 10, from 1 to 4 p.m.  Register for these courses in SkillPort, the NCTracks Learning Management System.

The Palmetto Part B Quarterly Update Webcast will be on Thursday, September 10th at 10 am. This webcast offers pertinent updates, changes and reminders to assist the provider community in staying compliant with Medicare rules and regulations. Learn more and register.

Presentation proposals for the 5th Annual National Rx Drug Abuse Summit, to be held March 28-31, 2016, are being accepted through Friday, September 11, 2015. This year, the Call for Presentations (CFP) asks potential speakers to select which of 19 topic areas best fits their proposed presentation instead of from a predetermined Educational Track. After the National Advisory Board reviews these proposals, up to 10 Educational Tracks and additional Pre-Summit Workshop topics will be selected to be offered. To download the Call for Presentations packet click here, or visit the CFP webpage.

Registration is now open for NCHICA’s 21st Annual Conference & Exhibition on September 13-16, 2015 at Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, NC. This year’s theme is Transforming Healthcare from Volume to Value. The conference provides an excellent opportunity to learn about the latest developments and best practices in health IT and network with your peers. For further details, click here.  The registration fee is $475 NCHICA members/$675 non-members. For further details, click here. Fees will increase after August 13, so please register early! NCHICA has a special group rate at the Pinehurst Resort of $205/night, which is good until August 13, 2015. For further details on how to register at the special rate, click here.

Overview of the 2014 Annual Quality and Resource Use Reports Webcast, Thursday, September 17; 2:30-4pm ET. This webcast will provide an overview of the 2014 Annual QRUR and explains how to interpret and use the information in the report. To learn more visit MLN Connects Event Registration. Space may be limited, register early.

The Triangle Health Innovation Challenge (THInC) is a three-day health care ‘hackathon’ organized by   Duke University, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Wake Forest University to be held on Duke’s campus, Sept. 18-20. The event will bring together over 200 students, clinicians, engineers, designers and others from the Triangle area to form teams and tackle issues facing our health care system. Participants will develop, implement, test and pitch solutions to address specific pain points in health care, and compete for prizes up to $4000. Registration is $25 and includes all meals for the weekend. Our goal is to leverage the brightest minds in North Carolina to tackle real health challenges. We hope you join us. Learn more at Experienced clinicians, health executives and others are welcome to participate as mentors to help validate and refine ideas. Mentors will be scheduled for 2-hour “office hours” to meet with teams and provide feedback on their problem statement, solution and pitch. Interested mentors contact the organizers at [email protected].

The North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence is having a Screening Training for physicians and their medical teams/staff on Sept. 18, 2015 in the Raleigh/Durham area. Topics will include best practices for intimate partner violence screening in clinical settings. More information and to register.

Free ICD-10 Implementation Training by CMS at the NCMS Center for Leadership in Medicine, Thursday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn more and register.

All health care professionals interested in neuromuscular disorders are invited to attend the Neuromuscular Review Course 2015 sponsored by the University of Kansas Medical Center, Department of Neurology, on October 3, at the Renaissance Hotel North Hills in Raleigh. Learn more and register.

The North Carolina Industrial Commission will hold its 20th Annual North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference on October 14-16, 2015 at the Raleigh Convention Center. The conference provides a valuable opportunity for professionals to share information on current issues impacting the workers’ compensation arena. View the conference brochure, which includes the conference agenda and registration information. For more information, please contact Jeanne Bush or Eric Oxfeld at the International Workers’ Compensation Foundation office by telephone at (386) 677-0041, fax at (386) 677-0155, or e-mail at [email protected].

Carolinas Trauma Related Issues and Critical Knowledge Symposium (TRICKS) of Fracture Management, November 14, 2015, 8 am – 2 pm, Hilton Charlotte Center City Hotel, 222 E. 3rd St., Charlotte, NC 28202. For more information, call 704.512.6534 or visit the website.

The Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) fall course schedule is out. Find out what is being offered July through December 2015 and register today.