18ME031 - Makin’ It Happen: Successful Primary Care in 2018

Jun 2, 2018 Closed Medicine

18ME031 - Makin’ It Happen: Successful Primary Care in 2018


Online registration is closed. Walk-ins are welcome!

Makin’ It Happen: Successful Primary Care in 2018 is designed for and by clinicians. The curriculum focuses on what makes a primary care practice successful in today’s changing world of healthcare and rapidly changing therapeutic areas. Focus is on providing current and up to date patient care, including the use of multidisciplinary approaches.

This full day conference will include:

Opioid Epidemic: New Thoughts on Prescribing
Point of Care Ultrasound
Chronic Kidney Disease
Advance Care Planning
Family Physician Update on Parkinson’s Disease
Innovative Practice Models
Infectious Disease – What’s New?
MACRA 2018: The Journey Continues
Practical Thyroid Diagnosis

Group Registrations

Registering several participants with one payment? Please use the paper registration form at the end of the Brochure PDF. Completed paper registrations can then be faxed, scanned and emailed, or mailed to the MAHEC Registration Team.


A block of rooms has been reserved for June 1-3, 2018 with a special room rate of $135 per night plus tax. The room block will expire on May 10, 2018. The hotel is located one block from the entrance to the historic Biltmore Estate and is adjacent to the MAHEC campus. Click here to reserve your room online:

Target Audience

Primary care providers, advanced practice providers, and nurses


  • Discuss the benefit of having a nurse, social worker or PharmD available in the primary care practice
  • Describe how refocusing the conversations between doctors and patients can lead to improved health outcomes
  • Utilize new guidelines in opiate prescribing in the primary care setting
  • Describe how point of care ultrasound can be integrated in the primary care setting
  • Explain the key components of MACRA for 2018


  • Blake Fagan, MD
  • Win Word-Sims, MD
  • Evan Richardson, RN, CNM, MSN
  • Kae R. Livsey, RN, MPH, PhD
  • Brian Lewis, MD, MPH, PC
  • Ben P. Gilmer, MD
  • Jennifer L. Mullendore, MD, MSPH
  • MaryLynn L. Barrett, LCSW, MPH
  • Rebecca Grandy, PharmD, BCACP, CPP
  • Tammy Garrity, B.S.
  • James Patton, MD


18ME031 - Makin' It Happen: Successful Primary Care in 2018
6/2 8:05 AM–5:05 PM


.800 CEU

The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 0.8 CEUs as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.

7.500 Contact Hours

MAHEC designates this continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 7.5 Contact Hours. Full attendance is required.

7.500 CNE Contact Hours

7.5 CNE Contact Hours Activity # AP 008-1637 Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

7.500 AAFP Prescribed

7.500 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Accreditation: The Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) is accredited by the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Credit Designation: MAHEC designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Brochure / Registration Form