TOMORROW, July 14, 4-5 p.m. a webinar presented by Providers Clinical Support System, “Maintaining Balance Among Compassionate Prescribing, Ethical Clinical Strategies, and Societal Obligations.” Effective pain management is a moral and ethical obligation, and an important public health and health care issue. Access to safe and effective care for people suffering from pain is a priority that needs to be balanced in parallel with efforts to curb diversion and misuse of opioid drugs. Register.

“Leading Teams: 10 Military Secrets for Building Effective and Productive Teams” a webinar featuring Mary Kelly, PhD, CDR, US Navy (Retired) will be held Tuesday, July 19 from noon to 1 p.m. The North Carolina Medical Society Foundation and the North Carolina Medical Group Management Association invite you to learn techniques to conquer the obstacles to building effective teams; to communicate clearly at all levels; to work together and be more productive in less time; and to utilize the strengths of colleagues despite cross generational gaps. The military forges cohesive teams and develops leaders, and you can too! Register here.

SAVE THE DATE: The North Carolina Department of Justice is bringing together law enforcement, public health, medical, legal and public policy professionals to discuss how to curb prescription drug and opioid abuse in North Carolina at a conference to be held on August 11 at the McKimmon Center on the North Carolina State University Campus in Raleigh. Register here. For more information contact Natalie Wood, [email protected] or 919-716-6073.

Take a deep dive into value-based health care at the second annual Move-to-Value Summit in Winston-Salem on Aug. 21-23. Learn more and register here.

The North Carolina Healthcare Information and Communications Alliance (NCHICA) 22nd Annual Conference & Exhibition, “The New Healthcare Ecosystem,” is scheduled for Aug. 29-31 at the Omni Grove Park Resort in Asheville. The conference provides an excellent opportunity to learn about the latest developments and best practices in healthcare IT, and network with your peers.

28th Annual Fall Foliage Cancer Conference, “Update on Melanoma and Gastrointestinal Cancers,” will be held Oct. 21-22 at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville. More information and registration available here.

Save the Date: The North Carolina Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) will hold its 2016 Health Insurance Institute on Sept. 22-23, at the Sheraton Hotel, Four Seasons in Greensboro. Online registration will begin on Friday, July 1.

MAHEC, working with the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians, The Governor’s Institute on Substance Abuse and Project Lazarus: A Project of CCNC, is offering A Guide to Rational Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain, an online education course. The course is designed for all prescribing health care practitioners who are interested in an overview of the rational prescribing approaches for persons with chronic pain disorders. It will fulfill the North Carolina Medical Board’s requirement of at least one hour of continuing education designed specifically to address prescribing practices for chronic pain management. The course cost is $15 for the first 6 months. Offers 3 hours of AAFP, AMA/AAFP Equivalency, and CDE;