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2020 ArMA Annual Meeting Education Session Series: The Opioid Epidemic: Practical Resources and Risk Management, What the Health Care Team Needs to Know

 Export to Your Calendar 10/10/2020 to 10/24/2020
When: October 2020
Where: Zoom Meeting
United States
Contact: Blaine King

Online registration is available until: 10/25/2020
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The Opioid Epidemic: Practical Resources and Risk Management, What the Health Care Team Needs to Know


Register today and plan to attend the ArMA 2020 Annual Meeting Opioid Education Series: The Opioid Epidemic: Practical Resources and Risk Management! This online medical education series is scheduled for the month of October and will address what healthcare professionals need to know regarding the different aspects of responsible pain management.


Opioid prescribing is a timely issue regarding its impact on the practice of medicine.


This conference is designed to connect healthcare professionals in an environment that facilitates learning, networking, and best practice sharing. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear insights from experts and network with peers from healthcare organizations around the state. 


Who is the Opioid Education Series intended for?

This series is intended for physicians in all specialties and for those who are in academics, students, physician health researchers, administrators, and educators who wish to improve their knowledge and competence in the field of opioid prescribing/pain management.

CME Credit

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Arizona Medical Association (ArMA) through the joint providership of MORE Foundation and ArMA. MORE Foundation is accredited by ArMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


MORE Foundation designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The ArMA Program Planning Committee and the CME Committee have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with financial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME educational series.


What are the goals of the conference?


The conference aims to:

  • List the medical malpractice liability implications of over/under prescribing pain medications; 
  • Cite the requirements and implications of opioid prescribing as required by the Arizona Medical Board;
  • Provide background information on current statistics and Arizona law regarding opioid prescribing;
  • Apply non-pharmacologic strategies for pain management; and 
  • Utilize the practice management information provided for the clinical application of opioid prescribing and the referral process. 


Virtual Session Schedule:


October 10, 2020

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Opioid Epidemic Background, Statistics, Regulation, and Legislation

Speaker: Jacqueline Kurth, Arizona Dept of Health Services (ADHS)

October 17, 2020

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Alternatives to Opioids: Practical Nonpharmacological Approaches

Speaker: Victoria Maizes, MD, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine

October 17, 2020

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Pain Management Best Practices for Non-Pain Specialist

Speaker: Julian Grove, MD, Pain Consultants of Arizona

October 24, 2020

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Implications of Pain Management Prescribing & Staying Out of Trouble with Arizona Medical Board

Speaker: William Wolf, MD, Arizona Medical Board

October 24, 2020

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Opioid Prescribing and Medical Malpractice: Risk Reduction & Awareness

Speakers: Jay A. Fradkin, JD, Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C.

                  John J. Kastner Jr., JD, Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C.































The Arizona Medical Association would like to thank the MICA Medical Foundation for its contribution and support of this year's education session.