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Oct 12 2017

Free CME-eligible opioid panel discussion to be held at Duke University

NCMB, in partnership with Wake AHEC, will present a free CME-eligible live panel discussion on responsible opioid prescribing at Duke University on Thurs. Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m.

The session entitled, “Controlled Substance Prescribing: What Every Provider Needs to Know,” will discuss best practices for prescribing controlled substances, identify strategies for recognizing signs of misuse and abuse of prescription opioids, promote best practices for managing chronic pain and describe strategies for communicating with patients about avoiding or reducing prescription opioids. The program was designed to meet the requirements of NCMB’s new CME requirement for controlled substances prescribers and will provide two hours of AMA PRA Category 1 credit.

The Oct. 12 session will be held at the Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans Center for Health Education at 8 Searle Center Drive on the Duke University Health System campus.

Register for the session online. It is recommended that attendees watch the free, one hour companion webinar developed by NCMB and Wake AHEC prior to attending. Medical professionals who view the webinar and attend the panel session will earn a total of 3 CME credits - enough to fully satisfy the controlled substances CME requirement for physicians.

NCMB and Wake AHEC are currently working to coordinate several similar events in locations across the state. This project is supported by a grant from NC AHEC. Additional support provided by the Governor’s Institute.

Visit NCMB’s prescribing CME resource page for more information, and additional CME opportunities.