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, November 25, 2020 Surgery Grand Rounds Canceled 

Thanksgiving Holiday 

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 Surgery Grand Rounds Canceled 

General Surgery Residency Program – Resident Interviews 

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

“(Re)Building Tissues for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Applications”

Jason Wertheim, MD, PhD, FACS  Vice Dean, Research & Graduate Studies  Associate Professor of Surgery  Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering  Medicine Administration  COM – University of Arizona 

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Wednesday, December 16, 2020 Surgery Grand Rounds Canceled 

General Surgery Residency Program – Resident Interviews 

Wednesday, December 23, 2020 Surgery Grand Rounds Canceled 

Christmas Holiday / Schedule(s) 

Wednesday, December 30, 2020 Surgery Grand Rounds Canceled 

New Year’s Holiday / University Closure Schedule 

Neuroscience Grand Rounds

Stay tuned.

Otolaryngology Grand Rounds

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Dr. David Lott from Mayo Clinic Scottsdale will be presenting. Details to come.

Sarver Heart Center Grand Rounds

Stay tuned.

Rheumatology Grand Rounds

Stay tuned.

Medicine Grand Rounds

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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.

2021 Winter Medical Conference Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program

Thursday, February 25-Saturday, February 27, 2021

This is an open invitation offered to anyone interested in joining many of their friends and neighbors in the Tucson community over Rodeo days in the mountains of Telluride, Colo.  We have also extended the conference in recent years to include many guests from around the nation. Great rates have been negotiated for the week of February 22-28,  2021.

This 43rd annual conference will focus on recent advances in diagnosis and treatment of medical, dental and surgical diseases. The presentations, which will cover a broad range of subjects, are designed to enhance the participants’ knowledge in their area of expertise while providing a broad overview of allied areas, in order to improve patient care.

THMEP is accredited by the Arizona Medical Association to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. This conference is under application for CME through THMEP.

For details and to sign up, click here.

Note: The Telluride THMEP Winter Conference is happening for 2021. We want to assure all attendees and speakers that The Peaks will be hosting our event in 2021. The hotel and the ski area have committed to taking all possible precautions to ensure a safe environment. We are in discussions currently regarding the option for a virtual format if a large group setting is not feasible for the lectures. Be assured that we will be making adjustments as required, and we get closer to 2021. Please make your hotel reservations now, since we are nearly reaching capacity in our lodging venues. 

The registration fees will remain unchanged and we will adjust or refund a portion, if we are unable to provide all of the meals and social gatherings. This will be determined as we get closer to the event.

Robert Berens, MD and Alan Rogers, MD

Save the Date for the 2021 Southwestern Conference on Medicine

Thursday, April 22-Sunday, April 25, 2020

Save the date for Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation’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.