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

  • April 4, 2024 - Disaster Psychiatry: What Every Psychiatrist Should Know: The Maine Association of Psychiatric Physicians will hold their spring meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn in Freeport.  Participants will hear from Dr. Anthony Ng and learn key steps they can implement as psychiatrists in disaster planning and response.
  • April 12, 2024 - April 13, 2024 - 2024 Maine Cancer Genomics Initiative (MCGI) Forum: Building Bridges Through Genomic Medicine: These sessions will focus on several facets of precision oncology: patient advocacy, new technologies, emerging research, new treatment approaches, clinical trials, genomic tumor board (GTB) workshops, and the big picture of genomic medicine in cancer. Sessions will feature a series of presentations by leaders in the field and live interactive panel discussions with Forum attendees.  The Forum will be held at the Portland Sheraton at Sable Oaks.
    • April 15, 2024 - May 17, 2024 - Sessions of the 2024 MCGI Forum will be available as enduring content.
       
  • April 18, 2024 - NH Immunization Conference: Held virtually and in-person at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Manchester, NH, this conference will include a keynote speaker addressing COVID-19 Vaccine Myths, a presentation by co-founders of Back to the Vax, and breakout sessions that include the following topics:
    • Vaccine Accountability: The Truth Behind Your Data Logger Display
    • Vaccine Administration: Avoid Being in the News, Preventing Vaccine Administration Errors
    • NH Immunization Information System in the News
    • New RSV Immunizations for Respiratory Virus Season 
  • April 20, 2024 - Maine GI Day: An Update in Gastroenterology for Primary Care Providers: The Maine Gastroenterology Society will hold this meeting in Freeport and discuss the following topics:
    • Fatty Liver Disease (MASLD)
    • Opioid Epidemic in Maine
    • Screening for Pancreatic Cancer
    • IBS - Constipation Predominant
    • IBS - Diarrhea Predominant
    • Update in C difficile
    • Dyspepsia
    • Low FODMAP Diet
    • Narcotic Effects on the GI Tract
    • Cirrhosis: Diagnosis and Management
  • May 3, 2024 - Coming Together After Years Apart 2: The NH Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics will be hosting this hybrid session at the Holidy Inn in Concord, NH.  Topics include:
    • Chronic Pain in Pediatrics
    • Adolescent Substance Use
    • Pediatric Dermatology
    • Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome
    • Pediatric Weight Management
  • Throughout 2024 - 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 petergoth@ymail.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 Access
     
    Skills 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
  • MMA-CQI has released 3 New Online Modules available October 1, 2023 through October 1, 2026:
    • Trauma-Informed and Trauma-Responsive Care for Perinatal Professionals - In this module, participants will expand their understanding of the prevalence and impact of trauma on both patients and healthcare professionals. They will learn how trauma-responsive care is being integrated into perinatal quality improvement initiatives and how to be trauma-responsive in individual practice and organizations. Participants will identify specific strategies to mitigate trauma and to express compassion in challenging and common scenarios and reflect on how using trauma-informed communication can improve care for the patient and their own professional experiences.  Finally, participants will build resources for continued learning.
    • Solution-Focused Communication and Self-Reflective Practice to Improve Quality of Care and Mitigate Compassion Fatigue - Participants will explore how developing a solution focused mindset and skills can improve the quality of care they provide and the quality of the experience they have as professionals.  We will explore what compassion is, where it comes from, how to develop and express it and what prevents us from feeling or expressing compassion in our work environments. Participants will learn and use self-reflective practice models that can be easily integrated into their professional practice and help facilitate behavior change.  This session will give professionals the tools they need to best support patients and clients to improve their health and well-being, while addressing compassion fatigue to foster wellbeing and longevity in the dynamic healthcare environment.
    • Transforming Birth in Our Culture by Understanding, Preventing and Healing Obstetric and Birth Trauma - In this module, participants will explore the complex narratives of birth in our culture and how individual and system wide efforts can save lives, improve health outcomes and change the way people feel about their birth experience.  We will examine the history of birth in our culture and its impact on the experiences of patients and healthcare professionals today.  Participants will learn about the prevalence of and contributing factors to obstetric mistreatment and birth trauma as well as how to mitigate it. Finally, we will explore the impact of social conditioning and beliefs on one’s perceptions of the birth experience and how to support people to find new meaning in their birth stories.
  • MMA-CQI has released 3 New Online Modules available September 1, 2023 through September 1, 2026
    • Chronic Pain, Opioids, and Suicide - This online module examines the trends and demographics for suicide in the US, the role that prescription and illicit opioids and Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) have played in those trends, the risk factors for suicidality in the context of chronic pain and in OUD, and the impact of opioid de-prescribing on suicidality and on population health. A broad overview of compassionate opioid tapering is covered, as well as the concept of Complex Persistent Opioid Dependence (CPOD)
    • System Level Care: Taking Care of Your Medical Professional's Mental Health, Wellness, and Healthcare Suicide Prevention - This learning module is designed to enhance your understanding of mental health awareness and support as it relates to medical professionals. This module introduces various mental health screening tools, enabling you to confidently recognize signs and symptoms. Learn effective strategies to overcome obstacles and barriers that often hinder individuals from seeking help, fostering a supportive environment and gain valuable insights into the 2022 Healthcare Provider Protection Act and its specific implications for the state of Maine.
    • Gender Identity and Respectfulness in the Medical Practice - This learning module focuses on teaching attendees' skills around how to be respectful of gender identity in medical practice, which both improves patient experience and patient health outcomes. While transgender people have always existed, it is more recent that many trans people have been able to be out and access medical care as themselves. Because of this, many healthcare staff are unsure of how to navigate gender identity and respectfulness in medical practice. This module will give attendees the knowledge and skills to navigate this with confidence.

Opioid CME Activities

The following activities are ways to obtain Opioid CME:

  • NEW Chronic Pain, Opioids, and Suicide - This online module examines the trends and demographics for suicide in the US, the role that prescription and illicit opioids and Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) have played in those trends, the risk factors for suicidality in the context of chronic pain and in OUD, and the impact of opioid de-prescribing on suicidality and on population health. A broad overview of compassionate opioid tapering is covered, as well as the concept of Complex Persistent Opioid Dependence (CPOD)
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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