Prescriber's Symposium: Changing the Conversation
The opioid crisis is the deadliest drug epidemic in American history. In 2016, 790 Arizonans died from an opioid overdose – a 74 percent increase over the past four years. The impact of opioid misuse is substantial and only continues to increase. It is imperative that we come together to improve patient safety and reduce opioid misuse.
In this CME event, you will:
- Hear from experts in dentistry, surgery, emergency medicine, pain management, psychotherapy, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), billing, and peer support – all professionals who are passionate about making an impact and turning the tide on this deadly drug crisis.
- Experience case scenario discussions with a multi-disciplinary panel of experts and the rest of the audience.
- Learn from peer support specialists who have lived the experience of opioid addiction.
- See exciting new videos and booklets available for your office to educate your patients and help with difficult conversations.
- Take away practical materials to use in your practice and real knowledge to get help and answers to your questions.
This online CME activity is the result of a recording of a live event on Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Tempe, Arizona.
- Elisa Segal, MD, DABFM, Medical Director, Mercy Care Plan and Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care
- Jack Buhrow, DDS, MS, Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona's College of Medicine
- Dan Quan, DO, Emergency Medicine & Toxicology, Maricopa Integrated Health System
- Paul Lynch, MD, co-founder, Arizona Pain, PainDoctor.com, Holistic Pain and Boost Medical
- Michael Munion, MA, LPC, Chief Psychology Officer, The Pain Project
- Giselle Mikel, MA, senior practice transformation consultant, Practice Innovation Institute
- Jennifer Bolen, JD, founder, The Legal Side of Pain®, The Pain Education Institute™, The Pain Law Institute™, The Legal Pain Lab™ and The Legal Side of Weed™
- Charles Johnson, Recovery Support Specialist
- John Koch, Peer Support Programs Manager, Community Medical Services
- Laura Stewart, Psy.D., Executive Director, Recovia
- Nick Stavros, Chief Executive Officer, Community Medical Services
- Lynn Kruk, CPC, COC, Claims Educator, Mercy Care Plan
This activity is intended for all Arizona providers licensed to prescribe Schedule II narcotics for pain.
The purpose of this activity is to promote a multi-pronged approach to educating providers and the public about evidence-based treatment of different types of pain through various coordinated efforts with state and federal initiatives.
At the conclusion of this activity, the learner should be able to:
- Summarize strategies for evidence-based management of pain.
- List available local resources for providing assistance and referrals for patients with chronic pain and/or substance use disorder.
- Describe methods to work collaboratively with other patient care team members in dental, surgical, ED, pain management practice, and medication-assisted treatment settings.
Accreditation, disclosures and credit
Acknowledgment: This CME event is not supported by any commercial entity.
Disclosure: Jennifer Bolen discloses she is a consultant for Abbott and Generation Partners. Nicholas Stavros discloses he is a stock shareholder and full-time employee of Community Medical Services. Dr. Dan Quan discloses that he is on the speaker's bureau for BTG and Pfizer/BMS. W. Michael Munion discloses that he is a consultant with The Pain Project. All other speakers and members of the planning committee have no relevant financial relationships with a commercial interest to disclose.
Accreditation Statement: 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 HonorHealth and Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care. HonorHealth is accredited by the Arizona Medical Association (ArMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Statement: HonorHealth designates this activity for 0.25 to 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ per module (up to 5.5 total). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Release Date: 01/10/19
Review Date: 01/10/20
Expiration Date: 06/02/2021
In collaboration with the Practice Innovation Institute (PII)
Each video in this symposium will take approximately 0.25 to 1.0 hours to complete (up to 5.5 hours total). To receive credit, participants are required to complete the pre-test, view the online activity and complete the post-test and evaluation for each activity. A certificate of completion is available upon request by contacting the HonorHealth CME Office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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