Overview

Pain is among the most common complaints in primary care, including those with chronic symptoms. Opioids are medications that relieve pain. Taken as prescribed, opioids can be used to manage pain safely and effectively and allow increased numbers of patients to return to active productive lives in society.

Yet, while opioids have been with us for over 4000 years, the landscape of opioid therapies is rapidly evolving. Federal and state regulations are swiftly changing to address the current opioid epidemic. New formulations and treatment options are emerging that may reduce inherent risk to patients.

Education is key to staying current and maximizing the effectiveness of opioids in clinical practice.

Accreditation

CME Credit:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Boston University School of Medicine and Weston Medical Publishing, LLC.  Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE Credit:

Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This educational activity has been provided by Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine and jointly provided by Weston Medical Publishing, LLC.

Contact Hours: 18.25, of which up to 18.25 are eligible for pharmacology credit.

CPE Credit: 

The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This is a knowledge-based educational activity. Pharmacists will receive 7.50 contact hours (0.75 ceus) on day one, 7.50 contact hours (0.75 ceus) on day two, and 3.5 (0.35 ceus) on day three of the “International Conference on Opioids” June 11-13, 2017.

Pharmacists must attend the full day of educational activities to earn ce credit for the day.

Universal Activity Numbers: International Conference on Opioids, Day One (Sunday June 11, 2017) UAN 0060-9999-17-036-L01-P
International Conference on Opioids, Day Two (Monday June 12, 2017) UAN 0060-9999-17-037-L01-P
International Conference on Opioids, Day Three (Tuesday June 13, 2017) UAN 0060-9999-17-038-L01-P