Grand Rounds Series to assist with meeting new Controlled Substance Prescribing CME requirements

The UNC Institutional Grand Rounds Series on Controlled Substance Prescribing continues throughout the summer with several new speakers added. Check the schedule and make plans to attend.

Objectives

Our objectives in offering this series are:

  • To improve the care of patients and the health of the population.
  • To provide needed CME for our UNC clinicians across the Health Care System, 
  • To support the initiatives of the NC Medical Board and the Department of Health and Human Services to address this important public health problem.
  • To share the expertise of UNC faculty with clinicians across the state and beyond. 

Background

As you have been informed, on July 1, 2017, the North Carolina Medical Board begins requiring three hours of controlled substance prescribing CME over the three-year CME cycle required for physician licensure, and two hours of the same for the two-hour cycle for physician assistants. UNC Health Care will offer free and convenient ways for our clinicians to obtain this credit.

  • See the slides at this link for a summary of the new requirement, instructions on determining your status in the CME cycle, and options for completing the requirement. 
  • If you choose to use Up To Date CME to fulfill a part of the requirement, please see these slides for instructions. 
  • Dentists also have a new requirement beginning in 2018, the details of which can be found at this link. This includes links to CE courses specifically designed for dentists.

Schedule of Sessions

We are offering a live grand rounds series in Chapel Hill that ill be advertised in Vital Signs and in clinician announcements. There is CME for attending. The sessions between now and July 1 are as follows:

SpeakersDateTitleTimeLocation
Brooke Chidgey, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
May 9, 2017 Opioids for Chronic Pain:  Present, Past and Where We Go From Here 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. MacNider 321
Matt Mauck, MD, PhD, 
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
May 23, 2017 Evaluation is Essential for Safe and Effective Pain Management Using Opioids Noon - 1 p.m. Bondurant G100
Matt Mauck, MD, PhD, 
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
June 6, 2017 Evaluation is Essential for Safe and Effective Pain Management Using Opioids Noon - 1 p.m. Bondurant G100
Brooke Chidgey, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
June 8, 2017 Opioids for Chronic Pain:  Present, Past and Where We Go From Here Noon - 1 p.m. MacNider 321
Dominka James, MD,
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
June 13, 2017 Multimodal analgesia - alternative options to opioid therapy for chronic pain management 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. MacNider 321
Dominka James, MD, 
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
June 19, 2017 Multimodal analgesia - alternative options to opioid therapy for chronic pain management Noon - 1 p.m. MacNider 321
Dominka James, MD, 
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
June 22, 2017 Multimodal analgesia - alternative options to opioid therapy for chronic pain management 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. MacNider 321
Lorree Kathleen Kallianinen, MD, MA
Associate Professor, Division of Plastic Surgery
Aug. 14, 2017 The effectiveness of an educational assist device in standardizing opioid prescriptions in hand surgery 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. MacNider 321
Andrew Lobonc, MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology Aug. 17, 2017 Naloxone Prescribing Noon - 1 p.m. MacNider 321
Lorree Kathleen Kallianinen, MD, MA
Associate Professor, Division of Plastic Surgery
Aug. 28, 2017 The effectiveness of an educational assist device in standardizing opioid prescriptions in hand surgery 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. MacNider 321
Lorree Kathleen Kallianinen, MD, MA
Associate Professor, Division of Plastic Surgery
Aug. 28, 2017 The effectiveness of an educational assist device in standardizing opioid prescriptions in hand surgery Noon - 1 p.m. MacNider 321
Paul Chelminski, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine Sept. 7, 2017 Chronic Pain: Crossroads of Clinical Care and Public Health 4 - 5 p.m. Bondurant G010
Timothy Ives, Pharm.D, MPH, FCCP, CPP, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Sept. 22, 2017 Best Practices in Urine Toxicology Screening 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Bondurant G100
Seema M. Patidar, PhD, Pain Psychologist, Pain Management Center Sept. 22, 2017 Risk assessment prior to prescribing opioids, addressing compliance issues and offering alternative treatment options Noon - 1 p.m. Old Clinic Auditorium 4008

Livestreaming and Recording options

  • The sessions above will be livestreamed using Skype for business (also for CME credit). If you would like the link for livestreaming, please contact .
  • The sessions above will also be recorded and posted for later viewing on www.uncopioidcme.com, where Greensboro AHEC will make them available to UNC providers without a fee by using a voucher code, and to non-UNC providers for a small fee to cover the costs of CME administration. 
    • Successful completion for CME requires viewing of the video in its entirety, passing the quiz and completing the evaluation. 
    • To request a voucher code for the online version, contact .

Accreditation Statement

The School of Medicine of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Credit Statement

The School of Medicine of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Disclosure statement

This activity has been planned and implemented under the sole supervision of the course director and planning committee, in association with the UNC Office of Continuing Professional Development (CPD). The course director, planning committee, presenters, and CPD staff have no financial relationships with commercial interests as defined by the ACCME.


Questions

  • Questions can be directed to 919-966-8622 or directly to Drs.  or .
  • If you use the Up To Date option and have questions, Dr. Don Spencer, UNC Health Care Chief Medical Informatics Officer, can be reached at 984-974-7122.

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