Pima County Medical Foundation Speaker Series

June 12, 2018

The Pima County Medical Foundation Speaker Series will have six presentations from residents at Tucson Medical Center. The programs will start at 6:45 p.m. in order to allow enough time for all of the presentations. The program is held at the Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation Conference Center, 3182 N. Swan Road. Dinner will be served at 6:15 p.m. To RSVP, call 795-9484 or go to http://pimamedicalfoundation.org/rsvp/

Links for Opioid CME Requirements

The Arizona Senate and House voted unanimously to approve the Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act during a late night, January 25 special session. Under the new bill, PCMS members authorized to prescribe schedule II controlled substances and have a DEA registration number are required to complete a minimum of three hours of opioid-related substance use disorder-related or addiction-related CME each license renewal cycle.

For your convenience, the following links offer opportunities to fulfill legislative requirements.  Others may be available through your specialty society or other organizations.

UA Center for Integrative Medicine Launches On-Line Pain Management CME

The University of Arizona Pain Management Center has on-line CME programs available for all physicians. You may visit the links below for details or to register for the CME programs.

https://integrativemedicine.arizona.edu/

https://integrativemedicine.arizona.edu/online_courses/pain_management.html

ABMS Conference 2018 

September 24-26, 2018

The American Board of Medical Specialties Conference 2018 will be held in Las Vegas at the Aria Hotel from September 24-26.

This is an opportunity to meet and learn from other professionals in the following areas:

  • Continuing Professional Development and assessment
  • Board Certification and continuing certification
  • Quality improvement, patient safety, and research
  • Health care policy and communications
  • Other areas involved in elevating the quality of patient care through Board Certification

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) works in collaboration with 24 specialty Member Boards to advance patient outcomes by setting standards for Board Certification. The Conference offers more than 60 educational sessions designed to facilitate information sharing and networking in the areas of Board Certification, quality improvement, health policy, and professional development.

You can find more details about the conference at the  ABMS Conference website.