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Pain management and addiction medicine experts needed for NCMB panel discussions

NCMB and Wake AHEC have scheduled eight CME-eligible controlled substances prescribing panel discussions between fall 2017 and spring 2018 in locations across North Carolina and are planning several more. About 250 prescribers attended a session held at Duke University on Oct. 12. The Board still needs additional subject matter experts with relevant experience in primary care, psychiatry, addiction medicine and pain management to serve as faculty for upcoming panel discussions.

This project is a collaboration between NCMB and Wake AHEC and is supported by a grant from NC AHEC, with additional support from the Governor’s Institute. Panel discussions are programmed to cover the educational topics required by NCMB’s new CME requirement for controlled substances prescribers and each offer two hours of AMA PRA Category 1 CME credit at no cost to attendees.

An initial series of four panel sessions held in spring 2017 reached about 400 prescribers in the greater Triangle area. The current phase of this project will include up to 20 additional panel sessions. A free one hour companion webinar developed by NCMB with Wake AHEC has been viewed more than 3,000 times.

If you are interested in serving as a panelist for sessions held in your region, please email the Board at To see an up-to-date listing of panel discussions, visit