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, 2018 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 Online Pain Management CME

The University of Arizona Pain Management Center has online 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 the RX3 Flyer.

For more information, click here.

UA College of Medicine Grand Rounds

Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Modeling arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy using human induced pluripotent stem cells

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Noon – 1 p.m.

UAHS Room 5403 and Banner – UMC South Room 3030

Dr. Jared Churko

Jared Churko, PhD, is an assistant professor at the University of Arizona within the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine. He received his PhD in Anatomy and Cell Biology from Western University and trained as a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University within the Cardiovascular Institute. His lab seeks to understand the mechanisms leading to heart disease by combining single cell transcriptomics, systems biology, stem cell biology, drug screening, genetic engineering, and bioinformatics. Specifically, his lab utilizes human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSC) to generate cardiac cell types and develops tools for precision and regenerative medicine.  He is appointed as the director of the University of Arizona iPSC Core funded by BIO5 and the Center for Innovation in Brain Science.

During his talk, he will discuss the current state in using hiPSCs for heart disease modelling. Specifically, he will focus on using hiPSCs to model arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

All faculty, CME Planning Committee members, and CME office reviewers have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Diagnose a variety of internal medicine illnesses
  2. Understand more clearly advances in therapy
  3. Become truly professional physicians

Contact: Karena Nespoli,

Flyer for this event.


Neuroscience Grand Rounds

“Lewy Body Dementias: Dementia with Lewy Bodies & Parkinson’s Disease Dementia”

Friday, April 26, 2019

UA Health Sciences, Room 5403, 8:00-9:00 a.m.

Hong Lei, MD, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Neurology
University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson

Presentation Learning Objectives:

  1. 1.  Provides an overview of the clinical features, neuropathologic findings of dementia with lewy bodies (DLB) and Parkinson’s disease dementia (PPD).
    2.  Updates diagnostic criteria of lewy body dementia (LBD).
    3.  Discusses therapeutic strategies for the problems that arise in DLB and PPD.


Surgery Grand Rounds

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Event held at UAHS Room 5403, 8-9 a.m.

“The New Safe Surgery Process”

Joint Departmental Grand Rounds, 7:00-8:00 a.m.
DuVal Aud Surgery, OB/GYN, Orthopedics, ENT, Ophthalmology, Anesthesiology

Marlon Guerrero, MD

Vice Chair, Quality and Performance, Department of Surgery and the Safe Surgery Leadership Committee

Overall Series Objectives:
1. Become informed and have awareness and updated information presented and/or discussed at the conference.
2. Be made aware of any study activities presented and/or discussed.
3. Be able to utilize the information presented toward your daily patient care and/or practice duties.

Southwestern Conference on Medicine

Thursday, May 2-Sunday, May 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.


Radiation Oncology Mock Oral Course 2019

Thursday, May 2 – Saturday, May 4, 2019

Radiation Oncology Mock Oral Course is organized by The Osler Institute and held in at Tucson at Radisson Suites 6555 E. Speedway Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85710.

The Osler Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hone your critical reasoning and evaluation skills in an intensive 3-day case review course designed to help you zero in on what is most clinically relevant for diagnosis, developing a management plan, and treatment approach. Emphasis is placed on the clinical management of malignant and benign disease by requiring knowledge of anatomy; epidemiology; pathology; patterns of local, regional and distal involvement; treatment modalities; radiation treatment planning; and results of treatment including prognosis and complications.

Register by clicking here.

Pima County Medical Foundation Speaker Series

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Dr. April Harris, MD — Retinal disease

The presentation will start at 7 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. at the Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation building, 3182 N. Swan Road Tucson, AZ 85712.

The events are free.

The lectures are open to all medical professionals: active and retired physicians (MD and DO), nurses, physical therapists, etc. The general public is also encouraged to attend.

CME credit of one (1) hour.

Upcoming Tuesday lectures:

  • June 11 — Resident paper — Four residents from Tucson Medical Center will present their research
  • September 10 — Jane Orient, MD — Medical information in a practice
  • October 11 — Radiology Limited — Two radiologists will talk about new radiology techniques in diagnosis of diseases
  • November 12 — Ronald Dickmason, MD — Bomex drugs — Opioids and consequences on society

RSVP to events here.