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Annual Meeting - Opioid Education Session

 

The 2020 Annual Meeting has officially been postponed. Click here for more information. The details below will be updated in the coming weeks. 

 

 

Register today by clicking here!

 

Register today and plan to attend the ArMA 2020 Annual Meeting Opioid Education Session: The Opioid Epidemic: Practical Resources and Risk Management! This half day of continuing medical education—scheduled for April 18, 2020, at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino—will address what healthcare professionals need to know regarding the different aspects of responsible pain management.

 

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 educational 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 Session intended for?

 

This session, formerly known as the Spring Conference, 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.

 

What are the goals of the Opioid Education Session?

 

The session 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. 

Schedule:

 

 1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Opioid Epidemic Background, Statistics, Regulation, and Legislation

Speaker: Lisa Villarroel, MD, MPH, Arizona Dept of Health Services (ADHS)


 1:30 - 2:15 p.m.

Pain Management Best Practices for the Non-Pain Specialist

Speaker: Julian Grove, MD, Pain Consultants of Arizona

 2:15 - 3:00 p.m.

Alternatives to Opioids: Practical Nonpharmacological Approaches

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

 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.Break 
 3:30 - 4:15 p.m.

Opioid Prescribing and Medical Malpractice: Risk Reduction & Awareness

Speaker: Vince Montell, JD, Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A.

 4:15 - 4:45 p.m.

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

Speaker: William Wolf, MD, Arizona Medical Board


4:45 - 5:00 p.m.


Wrap-Up / Adjourn


 

How do I register for the Opioid Education Session?

 

This year we have combined registration into one form for the ArMA Annual Meeting weekend. Within this registration form you can select to register from a menu of events that are taking place, including registering for this educational conference. 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.

 

Supporter

 

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

 

MICA Medical Foundation