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Online Opioid Education Series


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Register today and plan to attend the ArMA 2020 Opioid Education Series The Opioid Epidemic: Practical Resources and Risk Management! This online medical education series of 3.5 CME credit hours is scheduled for the month of October and will address what healthcare professionals need to know regarding the different aspects of responsible pain management. 


This will be a webinar format in which the speakers will present content and interact with participants via live Q&A sessions. This series will be available LIVE throughout the month of October. 


Open to the whole healthcare team—this is a chance to earn 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. In earning these credits, you will also complete the opioid education requirement for license renewal as stipulated by Arizona Administrative Code.


Opioid prescribing is a timely issue regarding its impact on the practice of medicine. This virtual educational series 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 ask questions in a live Q&A format.


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 Opioid Education Series?


The series 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. 


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 - 11:45AM

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.




















How do I register for the Opioid Education Series?


This year the series is virtual to make it easier to access given the current times. You can register today by clicking hereArMA members will receive a discounted registration fee of $50 ($150 for nonmembers). Medical student and resident members can register for free. For any questions and free registration coupon codes, please email Blaine King.




The Arizona Medical Association would like to thank the following for their contribution and support of this year's event:


MICA Medical Foundation