Upcoming CME Opportunities
Upcoming Live CME Opportunities Offering AAFP CME Credit
15% Discount For IAFP Members
Saturday, October 26 | Ritz Charles, Carmel, IN
Meets Indiana state requirement for 2 hours of continuing education in the topic of opioid prescribing and opioid abuse (Senate Enrolled Act 225)
Morning Session Program Description:
(Morning session approved for AAFP Credit)
Pain continues to be a significant public-health problem in the US, causing significant reductions in patients’ quality of life. Despite the pain-relieving properties of opioid medications, patients with acute and chronic pain are often undertreated due to a variety of physician and patient-related concerns and barriers, including the potential for misuse and abuse.
The FDA developed the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) to ensure the benefits outweigh the risks with opioid treatments. The FDA Blueprint was recently updated to include more information on pain management, including components of an effective treatment plan, nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic treatments for pain (nonopioid and opioid analgesics), and a primer on addiction medicine. The updated blueprint applies not only to prescribers, but to all healthcare providers involved in the management of patients with acute and chronic pain.
AAFP Designation Statement:
(Applies to morning programming only!)
This live activity, Opioid Analgesics: Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS), from 04/28/2019-04/28/2020, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 3.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.