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. Room 5403

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Nova M. Foster, MD, FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery Medical Director, Breast Program Division of Surgical Oncology Department of Surgery

“Breast Cancer:  Past, Present, Future.”

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 towards your daily patient care and/or practice duties. 

Accreditation Statement: 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 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Disclosure Statement(s): All Faculty, CME Planning Committee Members, and the 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. All Other Faculty, CME Planning Committee Members and the 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.

Sarver Heart Center Grand Rounds

Friday, January 31, 2020.

Noon

Sarver Heart Center at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, Rm 4137

C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD, FACC, FAHA

“Women and Ischemic Heart Disease: Update 2020.”C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD, holds the Irwin and Sheila Allen Chair in Women’s Heart Research, and is Director of the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center, the Linda Joy Pollin Women’s Heart Health Program, the Erika J Glazer Women’s Heart Research Initiative, and the Preventive Cardiac Center at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute. She is also Professor of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Dr. Bairey Merz’s research interests include women and cardiovascular disease, mental stress and heart disease, the role of exercise and stress management in reversing disease, the role of cholesterol and nutrition management in heart disease, and adverse pregnancy outcomes and cardiovascular disease.

A prolific lecturer and member of many professional organizations, Dr. Bairey Merz, has received numerous investigational grants and chairs the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-sponsored WISE (Women’s Ischemic Syndrome Evaluation) initiative, investigating potential methods for more effective diagnosis and evaluation of ischemic heart disease in women.

Dr. Bairey Merz has received numerous awards and honors and her extensive scientific publication record spans 425+ scientific papers, 315+ abstracts, myriad book chapters, and countless peer-reviewed journalsRecognized as an authority on the subject of heart disease and stress, she has appeared frequently in print and broadcast media.

Dr. Bairey Merz earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Chicago, her medical degree at Harvard University, and completed her residency at the University of California, San Francisco, where she served as Chief Medical Resident before completing fellowships in clinical cardiology and nuclear cardiology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Sarver Heart Center Grand Rounds: Guest Speaker Series

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™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Dr. Merz has disclosed she has no conflicts.

All other 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:

  • Describe recent progress in the research, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease;
  • Integrate advances in heart disease diagnosis and treatment into the day-to-day practices of research and clinical care;
  • Provide medical professionals with updates on cardiologic topics with the goals of increasing knowledge, competence and patient care.

Contact: Katie Maass, kmaass@shc.arizona.edu

Medicine Grand Rounds

Stay tuned.

Neuroscience Grand Rounds

Stay tuned.

Otolaryngology Grand Rounds

Stay tuned.

 

Pima County Medical Foundation Speaker Series

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Dr.  James Reifschneider—Basic Neurophysiology for all

Upcoming Tuesday lectures:

  • March 10—Dr. Jay Page—Urology E-wave and uro-clip treatment  for prostate hypertrophy
  • April 14—Dr. Leuvre Dryden, PhD—Modern medical office practices and setting up an office practice to avoid financial disaster
  • May 12—Five resident research papers from TMC—Dr. Teeple, Educational Director
  • June 9—Five resident research papers from TMC—Dr. Teeple, Educational Director
  • July and August—no meeting
  • September 8—Dr. Ditmanson—Opioids Part 2—treatment  modalities
  • 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.

Tucson Conference

Saturday, February 29, 2020 

7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

The Tucson Conference will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020. (The date has been updated.)

Hosted at The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson at 1670 E. Drachman St. Tucson, AZ 85719. The event is sponsored by Banner University Medicine and Tucson Medical Center with support from Pima County Medical Society.

The 8-hour session, which costs $50 to attend, will cover various clinical specialties and innovative options for treatment. CME certificates and meals provided.

Agenda topics

  • Opioids: Legal and public health concerns
  • Precision Medicine: Where we are in 2020
  • Crispr: Practical applications
  • Stroke: Novel approaches
  • Palliative Care: Knowing when to start

Click here for more information and to register.

 

33rd General Thoracic Surgical Club Annual Meeting  

Thursday, March 12-Sunday, March 15, 2020

The GTSC Annual Meeting is the place to learn about the latest research across specialties in general thoracic surgery. It is an opportunity for you to have one-on-one discussions with experts in the field and connect with your peers. The 33rd Annual Meeting will be held at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort, 10000 N. Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ 85704.

Click here for more information. Register by clicking here.

29th Annual Southwestern Conference on Medicine

Thursday, April 23-Sunday, April 26, 2020

Join us April 23-26, 2020 as the sun sets on our third decade of quality CME in Tucson. The 29th Annual Southwestern Conference on Medicine is proudly presented by Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation and Cleveland Clinic and will take place at Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa at 3800 E Sunrise Drive, Tucson, AZ 85718.

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.

Visit the website for more details, early registration and access to the room block.

The draft agenda and exhibit opportunities are coming soon!

AZ Optometric Association 2020 Spring Congress

Friday, April 24-Sunday, April 26, 2020

 JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort

3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85745

(520) 792-3500

More details coming soon. Click here for more information.


THMEP’s Annual Conference down the Colorado River

June 21-27, 2020
THMEP’s Annual Conference down the Colorado River
Medical-Dental Conference
10-12 CME (Category 1) hours

Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program’s June 21-27, 2020 Annual Conference down the Colorado River through The Grand Canyon for seven days is taking reservations/payment.

Category 1 CME hours: 10-12.

Costs: $3,197 per person for trip paid to Hatch River Expeditions. Include an extra $250 to HRE for CME registration. And $150 coordinator fee paid to Dr. Richard Dale.

Paid fees were due by August 1, 2019.

Contact Dr. Richard “Dick” Dale, MD with any questions at (520) 548-3746 or e-mail rdale9136@aol.com.

2020 Practical Pediatrics

Friday, November 6-Sunday, November 8, 2020
2020 Practical Pediatrics CME Course is organized by American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and will be held from Nov 06 – 08, 2020 at Tucson, Arizona, United States of America.

Accreditation:
Physician – 2020 Practical Pediatrics CME Course – Tucson, AZ
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This activity is acceptable for a maximum of 17.25 AAP credits. These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the AAP.

Allied Health Professional – 2020 Practical Pediatrics CME Course – Tucson, AZ
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This program is accredited for 17.25 NAPNAP CE contact hours of which {PharmaCreditNum} contain pharmacology (Rx) content, ({NapNapPsycho} related to psychopharmacology) ({NapNapControlled} related to controlled substances), per the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) Continuing Education Guidelines.

Click here for more information.