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Opioids 2020: Managing the Chronic Pain Patient

The license renewal deadline – Oct. 31 for DOs and Dec. 31 for MDs – will be here before you know it!

Pa. physicians renewing their license must attest that they completed 2 credit hours in the areas of pain management, identification of addiction, or the practices of prescribing opioids in either 2019 or 2020.

PAMED knows that many of our members prefer live education – we’ve got you covered! In addition to our online CME courses, we are now offering a live webinar designed to help physician members meet the state’s requirement for license renewal. Please note that these webinars are only open to physician members.

Offered on two dates to fit your busy schedule:

After the course, attendees will be able to:

  • Assess the complexity of managing patients with chronic pain
  • Conduct a comprehensive evaluation and assessment of the chronic pain patient
  • Determine suitable non-pharmacological therapies for managing chronic pain patients
  • Select patients appropriate for tapering of opioids and how to conduct the process
  • Interpret urine drug screens correctly
  • Establish accurate documentation methodologies for patients receiving prescriptions and treatment for chronic pain
  • Identify signs of opioid addiction along with appropriate referral and treatment strategies

The Pennsylvania Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Pennsylvania Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


No one involved in the development or delivery of this activity has any relevant financial relationships to disclose.