Free CME Offered at ACP Opioid Conference

August 25, 2018

The Arizona Chapter of the American College of Physicians will be hosting a conference addressing the opioid crisis on August 25, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon. The free event will be held live in Phoenix with broadcasts available in Tucson, Yuma and Flagstaff.

Here are the links for more details and to register for each location. There will be a limited amount of space available.

LInk to Phoenix Location

Link to Tucson Location

Link to Yuma Location

Link to Flagstaff Location

Pima County Medical Foundation Speaker Series

September 11, 2018

CME Program: Use and Misuse of Opioids will be presented by James Reifschneider MD.   The presentation will start at 6:45 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:15 p.m. RSVP by noon, September 10, at 795-9484 or go to

The CME program meets new state licensing requirements for opioid CME.

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.

ABMS Conference 2018 

September 24-26, 2018

The American Board of Medical Specialties Conference 2018 will be held in Las Vegas at the Aria Hotel from September 24-26.

This is an opportunity to meet and learn from other professionals in the following areas:

  • Continuing Professional Development and assessment
  • Board Certification and continuing certification
  • Quality improvement, patient safety, and research
  • Health care policy and communications
  • Other areas involved in elevating the quality of patient care through Board Certification

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) works in collaboration with 24 specialty Member Boards to advance patient outcomes by setting standards for Board Certification. The Conference offers more than 60 educational sessions designed to facilitate information sharing and networking in the areas of Board Certification, quality improvement, health policy, and professional development.

You can find more details about the conference at the  ABMS Conference website.

Banner Education Event in Tucson

October 20, 2018

Banner Health is hosting a medical education event for the Tucson medical community at the Marriott event at University Marriott Tucson Park from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Registration information and event details will be posted as they become available, but you need to mark it on your calendar.