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.

ENT in the Desert

January 31-February 2, 2019

The University of Arizona is co-hosting a CME event focusing on otolaryngology practice. It will be held in Scottsdale at the Scottsdale Marriott McDowell Mountains. Registration and details on the speakers and schedule can be found by clicking on the flyer below.


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.