Thank you for your interest in the MMA’s Pain, Opioids and Addiction Lecture Series. As you know, during the 2019 session, the Minnesota Legislature passed a law that requires individuals with licenses with the authority to prescribe controlled substances to obtain at least two hours of CME on best practices in prescribing opioids and controlled substances. The CME must include content on best practices in prescribing opioids and controlled substances, including nonpharmacological and implantable device alternatives for treatment of pain and ongoing pain management. Licensees are required to report completion of these two CME credits between Jan. 1, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2022.
The MMA Pain, Opioids and Addiction Lecture Series does not satisfy the mandate. The Best Practices for Prescribing Opioids and Other Controlled Substances does, and can be found here.
Pain, Opioids and Addiction Lecture Series
The Minnesota Medical Association (MMA), the Steve Rummler HOPE Network (SRHN), and the University of Minnesota Medical School began a collaboration to bring medical education on the topic of opioids to medical students, residents, and practicing doctors. The lectures are recorded live at the University of Minnesota Medical School and made available for CME and MOC on the MMA website, with underwriting by the SRHN. The hope of the series is to create a medical curriculum on pain, opioids, and addiction, as it should be in a medical school setting: balanced, practical, evidence-based information free of commercial bias.
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This activity is designed for physicians, residents and medical students who are looking for education on pain, opioids and addiction.
Accreditation and Credit Statements:
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 Minnesota Medical Association and the Steve Rummler HOPE Network. The Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Minnesota Medical Association designates each enduring activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Successful completion of each CME activity in this series, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.00 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual
assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 1.00 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.
This activity contributes to the CME requirement for Part II: Lifelong Learning and Self Assessment of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s (ABA) redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® (MOCA®), known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements.
Other health care professionals (physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, nurses, etc.) who participate in this CME activity may submit their Certificates of Completion to the appropriate accrediting organization or state board for consideration of credit. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.
It is the policy of the Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in its CME activities. To comply with the Standards for Commercial Support of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the MMA requires members of the planning committee and faculty to disclose the existence of any financial interest or other relationship he/she and his/her spouse or partner has with companies whose health care products or services are discussed in an educational presentation. The requirement applies to relationships that are in place at the time of the CME activity or in the 12 months preceding the activity.
The members of the faculty and planning committee for these activities have indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose related to the content of the CME activities. Faculty members have declared that they will uphold the MMA’s standards regarding CME activities and that any clinical recommendations are based on the best available evidence or are consistent with generally accepted medical practice. Please indicate in the comments section of the evaluation form whether you detect any instances of bias toward products manufactured by commercial interests.
The information provided during these CME activities is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s condition.
Educational material in the Pain, Opioids, and Addiction Lecture Series is made available per a video license agreement, entered into between the Minnesota Medical Association and the Steve Rummler HOPE Network. Content contained therein is for educational purposes only, and may not be used for commercial purposes, nor may the content be reproduced, downloaded, disseminated, published, or transferred in any form or by any means.
CME Activity Director (2014 - Present)
Charles Reznikoff, MD, FACP, Division of Addiction Medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School
Lyndsey Aspaas, Manager of Education and Events with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.