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, December 18, 2019

Dr. Marlys H. Witte

Professor of Surgery Director, Medical Student Research Program Director, Lymphology Laboratories Department of Surgery University of Arizona “Making the Invisible Visible: Continuing the Challenge of the Lymphatic System Lympatically.”

Wednesday, December 25, 2019 Surgery Grand Rounds Canceled 

Christmas Holiday

Neuroscience Grand Rounds

Friday, December 13, 2019

8-9 a.m.

AHSC-5403

M&M Conference – This conference is closed except to members of the Department of Neurology, the Division of Neuroradiology, and the Division of Neurosurgery!

*** SORRY, NO OUTSIDE GUESTS ALLOWED AT THIS EVENT! ***

Series Learning Objectives:

1)  Be able to use modern technology to diagnose neurological disorders.
2)  Identify and manage complications of treatments.
3)  Use evidence based practices in the care of neurological patients.

CME Credit provided by The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson

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

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.

NO LIVE VIDEO STREAMING THIS WEEK!

Please contact Regina Goeller rgoeller@neurology.arizona.edu if you would like to be added to the Neuroscience Grand Rounds listserv.

Sarver Heart Center Grand Rounds

Friday, December 13, 2019

Noon

UA Sarver Heart Center, Rm 4137

James K. Kirklin, MD

“Mechanical Circulatory Support: Barriers to Application in Ambulatory Heart Failure”

Dr. James Kirklin is director, Kirklin Institute for Research in Surgical Outcomes (KIRSO), professor of surgery, former director of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, and the James Kirklin Chair of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He graduated from Ohio State University in 1969, where he excelled as a springboard and tower diver, twice receiving All-American Honors.

Dr. Kirklin received his MD from Harvard Medical School in 1973 as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. After completing general and cardiothoracic surgery residencies at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1979, he pursued additional training at Boston Children’s Hospital and UAB. Dr. Kirklin was appointed assistant professor of surgery at UAB in 1981, director of cardiac transplantation in 1986, professor of surgery in 1987, and served as director of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery from 2006-2016. Consistently cited in “Best Doctors in America,” Dr. Kirklin’s clinical interests focused on surgery for pediatric and adult congenital heart disease, heart transplantation, and mechanical circulatory support.

Dr. Kirklin previously held the UAB Endowed Chair of Cardiovascular Surgical Research and the John W. Kirklin Chair in Cardiovascular Surgery. His many research interests involve cardiac transplantation, mechanical circulatory support, and outcomes research in cardiac surgery.

Dr. Kirklin and his colleagues at UAB established the Cardiac Transplant Research Database in 1990, which generated the first multi-institutional collaborative research in heart transplantation, producing numerous seminal publications over a 20-year span.  In 1993, Kirklin and his UAB research group initiated the Pediatric Heart Transplant Study Group, which continues to lead the field in multi-institutional studies.  Dr. Kirklin was principal investigator of the $15 million NIH-funded national Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support (INTERMACS) from 2006-2017. Kirklin led the formation of the International Registry for Mechanical Circulatory Support (IMACS) for the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation in 2012 and the World Database for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery in 2017.

Dr. Kirklin is past president of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) (2009-2010) and President-elect of the World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery (2022). He served as editor of the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation (2000–2009) and is principal editor of the ISHLT Monograph Series in which 11 books have been published. He was first author on the premier textbook on Heart Transplantation and co-author of the 4th Edition of the Cardiac Surgery textbook. He has authored or co-authored more than 500 scientific publications. In 2014, he was the first recipient of the ISHLT Distinguished Educator Award. UAB has honored him with the establishment of the James K. Kirklin Chair of Cardiothoracic Surgery, the James Kirklin Visiting Professorship, and the Bourge-Kirklin Scholar. In April 2016, the University of Alabama Board of Trustees established the James and John Kirklin Institute for Research in Surgical Outcomes (KIRSO). Dr. Kirklin’s passions outside of medicine include scuba diving (Master Scuba Diver) and ocean yachting.

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. Kirklin has disclosed he 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.

Otolaryngology Grand Rounds

Stay tuned.

 

Pima County Medical Foundation Speaker Series

Second Tuesdays in 2020

Upcoming Tuesday lectures: 2020 schedule coming out soon.

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 

The Tucson Conference will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020. (The date has been updated.) The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson will be the main sponsor, while Banner Health and Tucson Medical Center are co-sponsors. Pima County Medical Society member Dr. Robert Segal is co-chair.

Details coming soon.

 

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.

Details coming soon. Click here for more information.

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
Ph: (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.