November/December 2018: 2 presentations & 3 webinars

Free – Advanced Registration Required

Improving Opioid Prescribing and Patient Safety  

Monday, November 26, 5:00-8:30pm – Fireside Inn, Portland

Wednesday, November 28, 5:00-8:30pm – Jeff’s Catering, Brewer

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.

  • How Did We Get Here?
  • Transforming Our Practices & Our Communities
  • Recent Legal Changes Affecting Opioid Prescribing in Maine

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.  This MICIS presentation is designed to fulfill this requirement. 

Maine Quality Counts 1-hour webinars presented by MICIS – Next Steps in Addressing Maine’s Opioid Crisis
Webinars are from 12:00-1:00pm

  • Tuesday, November 27, 2018 — Opioid Use Disorder and Medication Assisted Recovery: Caring for Our Communities
  • Tuesday, December 11, 2018 — Co-prescribing Benzodiazepines and Opioids: The Black Box of Increased Overdose Risk
  • Thursday, December 20, 2018 — Alternative Treatments for Chronic Pain

This activity qualifies for a maximum of 1-3 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.

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 Medical Education Trust designates this activity for a maximum of 1-3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.

The Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS is a program of the Maine Medical Association.  For more information, contact Susan Kring at 480-4190 or