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. 

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, April 8, 2020

DOS Faculty Presentation – COVID-19 & Beyond

Details to follow “tba”

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

K. Tinsley Anderson, MD, MPH, MS

Chief Resident – General Surgery Residency Program Department of Surgery University of Arizona “Chief’s Talk – Minding Our P’s & Q(I)’s: Performance and Quality Information in Resident Education”

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 Surgery Grand Rounds Canceled 

DOS Monthly Faculty Meeting 

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Dr. Felipe Maegawa

General Surgery Specialist Surgical Care Line Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System Tucson, AZ “Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Surgery”

Medicine Grand Rounds

Stay tuned.

Otolaryngology Grand Rounds

Stay tuned.

Sarver Heart Center Grand Rounds

Stay tuned.

Neuroscience Grand Rounds

Neuroscience Grand Rounds sessions have been CANCELED until further notice.

Pima County Medical Foundation Speaker Series

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 CANCELED

Upcoming Tuesday lectures:

  • 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.

29th Annual Southwestern Conference on Medicine

Thursday, April 23-Sunday, April 26, 2020 CANCELED

AZ Optometric Association 2020 Spring Congress

Friday, April 24-Sunday, April 26, 2020 CANCELED

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

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.

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.