CME Activity Offerings

Upcoming CME Activities

  • November 10, 2022: NH Immunization Conference - This virtual event provides a variety of topics surrounding immunizations.  Breakout sessions are available on topics such as COVID-19, Meningitis B Vaccine, adult vaccines, travel vaccines, data quality and integrity, and the VFC compliance visit.
  • November 17, 2022 - November 9, 2023: TREAT ME Learning Collaborative - This regularly scheduled series includes both live and asynchronous learning components and is designed to address the following objectives:
    • Increase knowledge of primary care practitioners about prevalence, risks, comorbidities, and management of problematic substance use and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) in the adolescent population.
    • Build a network of primary care clinicians and practitioners who will manage these issues in the medical home.
    • Begin to cultivate more champions in the field of adolescent addiction medicine.
    • Identify support in the community for adolescents and families with a SUD.
    • Create ongoing system of support (financial, educational, emotional) for practices/clinicians who work with youth with SUD.
  • December 7, 2022: Deprescribing: Achieving Patient Goals while Minimizing Medication Burden for Patients Living with Advanced Illness - The goals of this virtual activity are:
    • To develop an approach to deprescribing medications in serious illness and advanced frailty based on goals of care, burdens to patients and time-to-benefit.
    • To consider evidence for medications shown to lack benefit in the last year of life.
    • To offer model language for discussing benefits and burdens of medications with patients and families based on relieving symptoms and maximizing quality of life.

Opioid CME Activities

The following activities are ways to obtain Opioid CME:

  • Pain Management and Opioids - An online learning module offered by NEJM Knowledge+ that qualifies for 10 MOC points through the ABIM in addition to Opioid CME. The module contains 62 case-based questions that cover the FDA Blueprint for Health Care Providers Involved in the Treatment and Monitoring of Patients with Pain.
  • NEW!  Launched November 4, 2022 PMP Features to Enhance Patient Safety - Objectives for this online learning module include the following: Participants will be able to use the PMP in order to enhance patient care and align with Maine opioid prescribing laws
  • NEW! Launched November 7, 2022 Benzodiazepine Use and Opioid Use: A Deadly Combination - This module is intended to address the opioid-specific education requirements under Maine Public Law Chapter 488. At the end of this module, users should understand the appropriate use of benzodiazepine, alternative to benzo use, why prescribing opioids and benzodiazepines is a deadly combination.
  • NEW! Launched November 7, 2022 Social Determinants of Health, Intersectionality, and Implicit Bias: Addressing Substance Use Disorder - This training will explore how social determinants of health, which include gender inequality, structural racism, stigma, poverty, citizenship status, education, housing, transportation, health systems and services, social safety network, food insecurity, unemployment/employment and working conditions, public safety, and social exclusion/inclusion, create differential impacts around substance use disorder, the opioid epidemic, and the current COVID-19 pandemic and how implicit bias can impact healthcare systems.
  • Improving SUD/OUD in Hospital Settings and Starting MAT in the Emergency Department - This online learning module is designed to improve the ability of providers and systems to successfully implement initiation of buprenorphine in the ED.
  • Adolescent Substance Use and Screening - Briefly Intervening Saves Lives - This self-paced online module will introduce standard tools used to screen for substance use disorders in adolescents and how to use motivational techniques to intervene with the adolescent population.
  • Maine Prescribing Laws, Limits, and Compassionate Tapering - This module will be available beginning July 1, 2022 and addresses why tapering is important, common tapering scenarios, and techniques for effectively and compassionately tapering opioid dosages.
  • Chronic Pain Diagnosis, Management, and Alternative Treatment - At the end of this module, users will have knowledge on alternative treatments that are available to assist with chronic pain as well as tips from patients living with chronic pain.
  • Governor's Opioid Response Summit and Seminar Series - Check the website for upcoming seminars and for information on the annual summit.
  • Initiating Buprenorphine in the ED - This online module offered by the MMA Center for Quality Improvement focuses on how to provide buprenorphine in the Emergency Department and then provide a warm hand-off to treatment/recovery within the community.
  • TeleHealth and Substance Disorder Treatment Recovery Services Toolkit - This self-paced training toolkit includes an Introduction to the SUPPORT for ME Program; MaineCare Telehealth Policy and Guidance; SUD Billing and Coding; Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Workflows; Leveraging Telehealth to Provide SUD Treatment and Recovery Services; Video Visit Best Practices and Etiquette; Patient/Client Resources; and a SUPPORT for ME Portal Overview.

MMA Educational Topics of Interest Available by Request

  • Death with Dignity Law
  • Maine Law on Prescribing Opioid Medication
  • HIPAA
  • Legislative Update
  • Minors Rights
  • Senior Driving

To schedule one of these offerings at your site or via webinar, contact Elizabeth Ciccarelli at eciccarelli@mainemed.com or 207-480-4186.

MMA/MMS Online CME

Members of the Maine Medical Association are eligible to participate in online CME courses offered by the Massachusetts Medical Society.  The following tutorial includes a step-by-step guide for MMA members who would like to participate in this program. 

  • If you have any questions about the registration or login process, please contact the MMS Continuing Education Department at (800) 322-2303, ext 7306 or continuingeducation@mms.org.

Link to Current Massachusetts Medical Society CME Offerings

Cancer Risk Assessment, Testing, and Management
The Jackson Laboratory

This free, online CME program helps build the primary care provider's skills in identifying and managing individuals at increased risk of cancer based on family health history and genetic resting results.

The library consists of ten 15-minute modules. Each module demonstrates best practices and allows you to practice quick, easy approaches to using cancer family history and genetic testing in practice.

Learn more and access the modules>>

  • Collecting Family History
  • Identifying Red Flags
  • Categorizing Cancer Risk
  • Using Family History to Inform Management
  • Pre-test Decisions & Counseling
  • Interpreting Genetic Test Results
  • Genetic Testing Technology
  • Genetic Testing Process
  • Genetic Testing for Colorectal Cancer Risk
  • Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Risk
  • And more.....check them out
     

 

 

 

 
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