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.

PBI Online Opioid CME

PCMS Member Jennifer Schneider MD has developed an online Opioid Pain Management CME course available through PBI. This course qualifies to meet the new Arizona Medical Board requirements for a CME course on opioids. There is a charge for taking this course. You may review the flyer for this training by clicking the link below.

TMC Cardiovascular Symposium

October 20, 2018

The Tucson Medical Center Cardiovascular Symposium is scheduled for October 20, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson. Featured speakers are  Jason Johanning, M.D., and Natzi Sakalihasan, M.D., Ph.D.

Early bird registration ends on September 30, 2018. On line registration is available by clicking here.

Microbiome is theme of U of A Homecoming CME Event

October 26, 2018

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson is hosting its annual, free CME during Homecoming Weekend on Friday October 26, from 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM. This includes lunch service from 11:30 AM – noon.

This year’s theme is Microbiome” and will feature three presenters:

  • Fayez K. Ghishan, MD
  • Valentine N. Nfonsam, MD
  • Melissa Herbst-Kralovetz, PhD

More information is available and RSVP at:

Parking is validated. Attendees can take a ticket and park in the Banner Visitor’s Parking Lot; validation tickets provided at the lecture.

American College of Physicians Annual Scientific Meeting

November 9-11, 2018
The American College of Physicians 2018 Arizona Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting will be held at Memorial Union, Arizona State University, 301 E. Orange Mall in Tempe.  Details and registration is available here.

Banner CME Event in Tucson moved to February

February 2, 2019

The Tucson Conference hosted by Banner Health originally scheduled for October 20, 2018 has been moved to February 2, 2019. A CME event for the Tucson medical community will be at the University Marriott Tucson Park from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   There will be eight hours of CME available at the meeting. Details and registration are available by clicking the flyer below.

THMEP Telluride Winter Medical Conference

February 21-23, 2019

The 41st Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program Winter Conference at Telluride, Colorado is February 21-23, 2019. It is one of the most popular CME events of the year. Telluride hotels are reporting early season reservations and rates will likely increase closer to the event.  Once you are registered, you are guaranteed a seat. Please visit the website to register and more details on the event.  The 2018 event was sold out in December.

Southwestern Conference on Medicine

May 2-5, 2019
The 28th Annual Southwestern Conference on Medicine presented by Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation and Cleveland Clinic, and will be held May 2-5, 2019 at The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona.  It is anticipated a maximum of 30 credits will be available for 2019. This activity has been approved for AOA Category 1A Credit. This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. CME credit will also be offered for Family Physicians, Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners.
Early Registration and hotel  information is available on the Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation website.