Because of the COVID-19 virus, please confirm live conferences/trainings/workshops are still scheduled. Pima County Medical Society will do its best to keep information updated. 

Telemedicine: Providing Safe Care During Coronavirus Pandemic

Enhance your understanding of how to care for patients remotely. Under such an uncertain time in health care because of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, every human contact represents a potential risk for physicians, medical professionals and patients alike. Now, more than ever is the time to learn about and implement telemedicine and telehealth.

Click here for more information.

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 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.

THMEP ongoing CME education

Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program (THMEP) is accredited by the Arizona Medical Association (ArMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. All credit is AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for physicians.

Click here for scheduled series, events and courses.

DOCME Education Center–anytime on-demand online CME

DOCME is a collaboration of the osteopathic state societies through the Association of Osteopathic State Executive Directors (AOSED) whose aim is to provide the premier source of online CME programing for osteopathic physicians.

Click here for details or to view the online CME catalog.

UA College of Medicine Grand Rounds

Surgery Grand Rounds

Wednesdays 8-9 a.m. VIRTUAL via Zoom/live streaming (NOTE: ZOOM information will be sent out – as well as a link for live streaming for each event. Contact Jolene Snover for an invite at

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 Surgery Grand Rounds Canceled 

DOS Monthly Faculty Meeting 

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Catherine M. Cosentino, MD Affiliate Pediatric Surgery & Pediatric Urology Arizona Pediatric Surgery & Urology, Ltd. Tucson, Arizona “Chest Wall Abnormalities”

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Robert C. Harland, MD, FACS Interim Chief, Division of Transplant Professor of Surgery Surgical Director, Solid Organ Transplantation Vice Chair, Academic Affairs Department of Surgery University of Arizona “Delayed Graft Function: All Things Come to Those Who Wait”

Neuroscience Grand Rounds

Friday, September 11, 2020

8-9 a.m.

Via Zoom

Janet Corral, PhD Associate Dean, Curricular Affairs Associate Professor, Medicine The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson

“What’s New in Medical Education? Competency, Data and Anti-Racism Initiative”

Presentation Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss competency-based medical education initiatives in the MD program.
  2. Define and apply data-driven education decision-making.
  3. Explore ways in which racism is being addressed in the MD curriculum.

Via Zoom: Password: 235698 Meeting ID: 938 6743 5139
(602) 753-0140

Otolaryngology Grand Rounds

Stay tuned.

Sarver Heart Center Grand Rounds

Stay tuned.

Rheumatology Grand Rounds

Stay tuned.

Medicine Grand Rounds

Stay tuned.

American Heart Association’s Heart Failure Expo 2020

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Join the American Heart Association and Khadijah Breathett, MD, a PCMS member, along with three other doctors for a discussion on Racial Disparities & Social Determinants of Health at 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. CDT on September 15, 2020

(Full Heart Failure Expo is from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. CDT) 

Heart Failure Expo has been approved for up to 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for Physicians, Physician Assistants & Nurse Practitioners and 6.5 CE contact hours for Nurses. 

Attendance is FREE but space is limited. Register today and reserve your spot! Click here to view agenda.

Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation virtual trainings–registration now available

COVID-19: Pandemic Perspectives for Primary Care

Join TOMF virtually on September 26 from 8 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. (MST/PDT) for this online live-streaming only CME event, COVID-19: Pandemic Perspectives for Primary Care.

TOMF designates this program for a maximum of 5 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.

A link and instructions for participation will be sent to all paid registrants 48 hours prior to the conference.

Visit their website for the agenda and other details or to register. Registration Fee: $125

Updates on Opioids and Non-Opioid Pain Management for Primary Care

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Join TOMF virtually on Saturday, October 17 from 8 to 11:15 a.m. (MST/PDT) for this online live-streaming only CME event, Updates on Opioids and Non-Opioid Pain Management for Primary Care.

Participants will obtain three (3) hours of opioid-related continuing medical education upon completion of this program.

TOMF designates this program for a maximum of 3 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.

A link and instructions for participation will be sent to all paid registrants 48 hours prior to the conference.

Visit their website for the agenda and other details or to register. Registration Fee: $75

Save the Date for the 2021 Southwestern Conference on Medicine

Thursday, April 22-Sunday, April 25, 2020

Save the date for TOMF’s 30th Annual Southwestern Conference on Medicine. It is scheduled to take place April 22-25, 2021 online and at The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson. Registration opens in October 2020.

Pima County Medical Foundation Speaker Series

PCMS has not been alerted whether or not the remaining 2020 talks/dinners will go on as planned. Please click the RSVP link below for more information.

Upcoming Tuesday lectures:

  • October  13—Dr. Holly Ahner, MD —End of life dodular direction
  • November 10—Dr. Jane Orient—Medical Ethics

The presentations start at 7 p.m. and dinner is 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.

RSVP to events here.

2020 Practical Pediatrics CME December Virtual Course–American Academy of Pediatrics

Thank you for your interest in this course. As you are aware, the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly changed how we provide continuing medical education, particularly given the need for social distancing and the travel restrictions issued by many states, universities, and others. The AAP continues to monitor its impact on our members and communities, as the safety of our course registrants is our foremost priority.  

In light of this and after careful consideration, we cannot move forward with the Practical Pediatrics CME (PPC) course scheduled for (Tucson, Ariz. on November 6-8 or Savannah, Ga. on December 11-13). Instead, we will be offering a virtual PPC course combining elements of the Tucson and Savannah courses, both originally scheduled for this fall. The new virtual course will be held Saturday and Sunday, December 12-13, 2020. It will include the relevant content, renowned faculty, and a level of interaction that we planned for our in-person courses. We are excited to offer the course content in a virtual format and will provide you with information on the schedule, registration and fees as soon as we can. Please continue to hold the course dates on your calendars, watch your e-mail and check back at link below for additional information on the new 2020 PPC Virtual December Course.

Click here for more information.