Fall 2018 Opioid Presentations

Free 3-hour Presentations – Two Programs – Advanced Registration Required

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IMPROVING OPIOID PRESCRIBING AND PATIENT SAFETY

AUGUSTA: Tuesday, October 16 2018 – 5:00-8:30pm at the Augusta Civic Center
Presenters: Elisabeth Fowlie Mock, MD, MPH, and Peter Michaud, JD, RN
Register for October 16 in Augusta 

WELLS: Wednesday, October 17 2018 – 5:00-8:30pm at Village By The Sea
Presenters: Elisabeth Fowlie Mock, MD, MPH, and Peter Michaud, JD, RN
Register for October 17 in Wells

PORTLAND:  Monday, November 26 2018 – 5:00-8:30pm at Fireside Inn
Presenters: Elisabeth Fowlie Mock, MD, MPH, and Gordon Smith, Esq.
Register for November 26 in Portland

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.

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.

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NEXT STEPS IN ADDRESSING MAINE’S OPIOID CRISIS

BELFAST: Wednesday, October 30 2018 – 5:00-8:30pm at the Hutchinson Center
Presenters: Elisabeth Fowlie Mock, MD, MPH, and Peter Michaud, JD, RN
Register for October 30 in Belfast

PORTLAND:  Wednesday, November 7 2018 – 5:30-8:45pm at Fireside Inn & Suites
Presenters: Elisabeth Fowlie Mock, MD, MPH, and Peter Michaud, JD, RN
Register for November 7 in Portland

Opioid Use Disorder & Medication Assisted Recovery: Caring for Our Communities Appropriately recognize, diagnose and language opioid use disorder (OUD);  Compare pharmacologic treatments used in Medication Assisted Recovery (MAR); Develop a strategy for treating acute pain for patients with OUD; Constantly consider harm reduction

Alternative Treatments for Chronic Pain Discuss alternative treatments for chronic pain management; Highlight a team based approach to care for patients living with chronic pain; Understand ways to reduce pain by addressing the physical, psychological, social and spiritual components of pain

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.

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This 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.