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.

Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation

April 26-29, 2018

The 27th Annual Southwestern Conference on Medicine present by Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation and Cleveland Clinic, is scheduled for The Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa in Tucson, Arizona. A maximum of 30 credits is anticipated.  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 is available at

Early Registration Rates are available until March 24, 2018.
Active Physicians: $535
Retired and Semi-Retired Physicians: $435
PAs and NPs: $435
Residents and Fellows: $50
Osteopathic Medical Students may attend at no charge.

American Lung Association

April 26-27, 2018

The Asthma Educator Institute is a two-day preparatory course for individuals that want to implement asthma guidelines-based care and those qualified to take the National Asthma Educator Certification Board (NAECB) examination. Please visit the website to register and more details for this event.

Integrative Approaches to Pain Management Pre-Conference Event

April 29, 2018

The University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine is having a pre-conference event at the Westin Boston Waterfront hotel in Boston, MA, leading up to the 2018 Nutrition & Health Conference.

The Integrative Approaches to Pain Management Pre-Conference is an all-day learning experience open to all professions. The first half of the day will be didactic, followed by breakout experiential sessions in the afternoon.

Faculty will review research and treatment modalities including opioid addiction and MAT, dietary supplements, mind-body techniques, primal relax and response, music therapy, and yoga. Details for the event are available here.