Opioid misuse and abuse is a top priority for the Wisconsin Medical Society & Medical Society of Milwaukee County

Wisconsin Medical Society & Medical Society of Milwaukee County In Conjunction With (IPMA) Interstate Postgraduate Medical Association Offer the Following Program:

Extended Release (ER)/Long-Acting (LA) Opioid Risk, Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy:  Achieving Safe Use While Improving Patient Care

(CME Credits Available)

Thursday, January 21, 2016
6:30 PM
University Club of Milwaukee
924 E. Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI  53202

Course Objectives - Following this educational activity, learners should be able to:

  • Describe appropriate patient assessment for treatment with ER/LA opioid analgesics, evaluating risks and potential benefits of ER/LA therapy, as well as possible misuse.
  • Apply proper methods to initiate therapy, modify dose, and discontinue use of ER/LA opioid analgesics, applying best practices including accurate dosing and conversion techniques, as well as appropriate discontinuation methods.
  • Demonstrate accurate knowledge about how to manage ongoing therapy with ER/LA opioid analgesics and properly use evidence-based tools while assessing for adverse effects.
  • Employ methods to counsel patients and caregivers about the safe use of ER/LA opioid analgesics, including proper storage and disposal.
  • Review/assess general and product-specific drug information concerning ER/LA opioid analgesics and identifying potential adverse effects of ER/LA opioids.
  • Present and outline appropriate use of the Wisconsin Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.
  • Updates on MEB and legislative activities that may impact opioid prescribing in Wisconsin.

Registration is required.  Participants must register through IPMA’s registration website:  http://cmetracker.net/IPMACME/Login?formname=RegLoginLive&eventid=15737

For any questions regarding CME, contact:  Kate Nisbet, knisbet@ipmameded.org

(608) 231-9045
(866) 446-3424

There is no cost to attend this program.

Medical Society of Milwaukee County
P.O. Box 13114, Milwaukee, WI 53213
Phone: 920-560-5637

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