CME Activity Offerings
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CME Passport is a free tool that allows physicians to search for continuing medical education activities across the country. Activities can be near or far, include live in-person or virtual formats, or enduring materials that can be completed on your own time. Physicians can also create a free account to track their earned CME Credits. Any credits uploaded into the system by participating providers with physician approval can be reported directly to the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine and Maine Board of Osteopathic Licensure.
Upcoming and Ongoing CME Activities
March 21, 2023 - Building Welcoming & Inclusive Medical Practices for LGBTQ+ Youth: This training will provide up-to-date information on terminology, statistics, and best practices for creating a welcoming, safe, and inclusive medical office for transgender, non-binary, and gender-expansive youth patients.
March 28, 2023 - June 20, 2023 - Opioid Use Disorder Today: This four part series will include the following topics
Fentanyl: History and Corruption of a Drug
Trends in Opioid Use Disorder Treatment
Trends in Harm Reduction for Opioid Use Disorder
Trends in Opioid Use and Misuse
March 31, 2023 - April 1, 2023 (live) and April 1-30, 2023 (enduring content) - 2023 Maine Cancer Genomics Initiative (MCGI) Forum: Participation in the MCGI Forum is open to virtual attendees and can be accessed as enduring content through the end of April.
The lack of education in the theory and application of cancer genomics from most clinical training programs remains a principal barrier to widespread adoption of cancer genomic testing. The Maine Cancer Genomics Initiative (MCGI) aims to overcome this barrier. The MCGI Forum provides an educational opportunity for Maine oncology clinicians to addres the following objectives. While somatic cancer panel tests are available to oncologists, many questions remain on how to best integrate them into clinical practice. Among these questions are when to incorporate genomic testing during the course of a patient’s care to achieve maximum benefit and whether repeated testing can serve to track cancer evolution and refine treatment regimens. Addressing these questions ultimately depends on clinicians’ ability to understand the genomic information provided in test reports and to efficiently extract and evaluate actionable results.
April 7, 2023 - Coming Together After Years Apart : The New Hampshire Chapter of the American Academy of Pedicatrics is hosting a spring program that will feature case-based discussions with primary care and pediatric specialty providers. Topics include gastroenterology, psychiatry, integrative medicine, neurology, and cardiology.
May 5, 2023 - Trending Topics in Psychiatry: This activity will be held at the Holiday Inn in Concord, NH and offered virtually. The following psychiatry topics will be addressed:
- Gun Violence Legislation
- Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy
- January 3, 2023 - December 21, 2023 - Maine Cancer Genomics Initiative (MCGI) Genomic Tumor Boards (GTB): Each session of this regularly scheduled series hosted by the Jackson Laboratory provides interpretation support to treating clinicians and discuss potential treatment options for the patient.
Throughout 2023 - Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Skills Labs: The Critical Care Skills Labs offer hands-on live training with realistic anatomic models and simulated clinical encounters to improve reliable competency regarding emergency and critical care skills, procedures, and clinical strategies. The teaching model focuses on the team approach by including all members of the Critical Care/Emergency team: Physicians, Nurses, Advanced Transport. Learners benefit from small group learning with close instructor coaching.
Critical Care Training Associates is looking for course sponsors who would host the course as well as individuals and teams who would like to join an existing scheduled course as space is available. Visit https://critcarelabs.com/ to view courses and upcoming schedules. Contact email@example.com for more information.Clinical Modules include: Difficult Airway Lab; Rapid Sequence Intubation; Surgical Airway Lab; Cadaver Lab; Procedural Sedation; Initial Ventilator Management; Ultrasound Vascular AccessSkills and Performance Labs include: RSI S&P Lab; Initial Ventilator Management S&P Lab; Ultrasound Peripheral Vascular Access S&P Lab; Critical Care Practical Skills S&P Lab
January 26, 2023 - January 26, 2026: Resilience University: Offsetting the Impact of Toxic Stress in Primary Care - A new enduring material! An intervention you can offer families and patients within the context of existing primary carestructure to help them foster healthy coping skills and protective positive childhood experienceswith meaningful responses to adversity.
Objectives:• Summarize current research in ACEs, PCEs and toxic stress in the context of childdevelopment using the ecobiodevelopmental model of disease and wellness• Illustrate how to discuss and promote evidence-based interventions to offset toxic stressin a standardized format within the existing context of primary care• Incorporate brief “first aid” strategies for toxic stress into anticipatory guidance• Build confidence in teaching healthy coping skills to parents and children includingmeditation, breathing exercises, mindfulness, positive parenting• Build confidence using PDSA cycles to help families integrate these into their family culture
- 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.
January 10, 2023 - December 12, 2023: MaineMOM ECHO Series - This ECHO series will enchance the knowledge of perinatal substance use disorder and its associated clinical treatment, public health support systems, and peer support resources.
- Session 1: January 10, 2023: Micro-dosing and Macro-dosing
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
- Legislative Update
- Minors Rights
- Senior Driving
To schedule one of these offerings at your site or via webinar, contact Elizabeth Ciccarelli at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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