MICIS Opioid Presentation on Tuesday, August 21 in Brewer

Improving Opioid Prescribing and Patient Safety

Tuesday, August 21 2018 from 5:00 – 8:30pm

Jeff’s Catering, Brewer

Free – Advanced Registration Required


This 3-hour presentation is an updated version of the broad, clinical and legal review of opioid prescribing in Maine first presented by MICIS in 2017.

The Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine has established a new CME rule which is currently effective.  All of its licensees, whether MDs or Physician Assistants, must take 3 hours of CME on opioid prescribing every two years whether they prescribe opioids or not.  No BOLIM licensee is exempt from this requirement.  MICIS, a program of the Maine Medical Association, is scheduling five 3-hour presentations on opioid prescribing in different regions of the state which are designed to fulfill this requirement.

This presentation will also be held in Auburn on September 12, Augusta on October 16, in York County in late October and Cumberland County in late November.  Check the MMA weekly update or www.micismaine.org in the coming weeks for registration information.

How Did We Get Here?

  • Review 2016 CDC opioid prescribing guidelines
  • Understand MMEs (morphine milligram equivalents)
  • Assess alternative treatments for acute & chronic pain


Transforming Our Practices & Our Communities

  • Review best practices in opioid prescribing practice transformation, including team-based care
  • Understand benefits of buprenorphine prescribing
  • Anticipate prescribing naloxone for all patients and families at risk


Recent Legal Changes Affecting Opioid Prescribing in Maine

Learn about recent changes in:

  • Maine statutes relating to opioid prescribing and safety and Substance Use Disorder recovery;
  • rules from licensing boards relating to opioid prescribing and safety and Substance Use Disorder recovery;
  • rules from Maine Department of Health and Human Services relating to opioid prescribing and safety and Substance Use Disorder recovery


This MICIS activity qualifies for a maximum of 3 CME credits of the 3 CME credit requirement for opioid medication education found in P.L. 2015, Chapter 488, and the similar requirement in the recent amendments to Chapter 1 of the Rules of the Board of Licensure in Medicine.

The Maine Medical Education Trust designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Maine Medical Education Trust and the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS). The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS www.micismaine.org) is a program of the Maine Medical Association.  For more information, contact Susan Kring at 480-4190 or skring@mainemed.com.