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Because of the COVID-19 virus, please confirm live conferences/trainings/workshops are still scheduled. Pima County Medical Society will do its best to keep information updated. Ongoing trainings can be found at the bottom of the page. 

UA College of Medicine Grand Rounds

Otolaryngology Grand Rounds

Stay tuned.

Surgery Grand Rounds

Wednesdays 8-9 a.m. In-person attendance Room 5403 and virtual via live streaming (NOTE: A link for live streaming via BioCom will be sent out for each event. Contact Jolene Snover for an invite at jsnover@surgery.arizona.edu)

Surgery Grand Rounds will return on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022.

Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021 Surgery Grand Rounds Canceled

Department of Surgery General Resident Interviews

Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021 Surgery Grand Rounds Canceled

Department of Surgery General Resident Interviews

Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021 Surgery Grand Rounds Canceled

Department of Surgery General Resident Interviews

Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021 Surgery Grand Rounds Canceled

Holiday

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 Surgery Grand Rounds Canceled

University Closure

Neuroscience Grand Rounds

Stay tuned.

Sarver Heart Grand Rounds

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Rheumatology Grand Rounds

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Medicine Grand Rounds

Stay tuned.

Integrative Pain Management Project

Jan. 1-March 29, 2022

The Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine is challenging itself to train every prescribing health care professional in Arizona on evidence-based effective integrative medicine approaches to pain management for free.

If you are an Arizona-based prescriber who is interested in learning integrative approaches to pain, receiving up to 10 hours of CME, and meeting the opioid education requirements for the Arizona Medical Board.

• Get an in-depth look at the current state of integrative pain management.

•Review of the pathophysiology of acute pain versus chronic pain.

• Learn to assess the evidence for the safety and benefit of a wide variety of integrative modalities including nutritional approaches, mind-body therapies, manual
therapy techniques, acupuncture and many more.

• Unlock Jan. 1 and you will have until March 29 to complete the courses.

• This CME meets the requirements for the Arizona Medical Board required CME for opioid education.

The data collected will be de-identified aggregate data.

For more information on the Pain Management Series go to the course outline page.

Courses unlock Jan. 1, 2022 and you will have until March 29, 2022 to complete the courses.

ENT in the Desert 2022

Thursday, Feb 3-Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022

The University of Arizona Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery cordially invite you to join us for an exciting three-day course in Otolaryngology at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson.

A Comprehensive ENT Practice Update for the General Otolaryngologist:

  • Best practice panels
  • Evidence-based recommendations
  • Interactive format, audience participation encouraged
  • Focus on new and evolving technologies
  • Practice management
  • Featuring internationally renowned speakers

This symposium is aimed at general otolaryngologists, residents, physician extenders and primary care physicians interested in Otolaryngology. Along with University of Arizona Otolaryngology faculty, we have invited internationally renowned experts to teach and share their insights, informal lectures and interactive panels. Many of our state’s prominent academicians will be lecturing during this course.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Click here for more information.

44th Annual THMEP Winter Conference- Telluride, Colorado

Thursday, Feb. 24-Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022

It is the 44th year of the annual  Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program Winter Conference. It will be Feb. 24-26, 2022 in Telluride, Colorado. This is one of the community’s most popular medical and dental conferences every year.  And as always, the conference features speakers from several states and various specialties, offering stimulating and provocative educational programs on a wide variety of topics relevant to practicing physicians and dentists.

For our ski aficionados, we are expecting another fabulous year of snowfall to support the many winter sports activities that Telluride offers!

Recent information from our Telluride hotels have reported extensive early season reservations along with the numerous registrants from the Tucson medical and dental community!  (Last year we were sold out by late November for many of the rooms.)

Once you register, you will be guaranteed a seat!  Please do not wait, since the rates will gradually increase as we get closer to conference time.

Click here for more information and to sign up.

2022 Southwestern Conference on Medicine®

Thursday, April 28, 2022 – Sunday, May 1, 2022

The 2022 Southwestern Conference on Medicine will take place April 28 – May 1, 2022 at The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Ariz. The conference will also be available online with both live-streaming and on-demand playback availability. You must choose your method of participation (in-person or online) when you register. On-demand online viewing will be available to ALL registrants after the Conference ends and until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31.

This event is designed to bridge practice gaps between primary care providers’ current knowledge and performance and the ever evolving standards of care in modern medicine. Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation (TOMF) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. TOMF designates this program for a maximum of 30 AOA Category 1A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.

Registration Fees (In-Person AND/OR Online):
Active Physicians: $575
Semi-Retired/Retired Physicians: $500
PAs/NPs: $500
Residents/Fellows: $100

Click here to register today!

IMPORTANT UPDATE! Registration fees will NOT increase as the Conference date approaches as in previous years.

Post-Viral Syndrome and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS): What Every Clinician Needs to Know

This is a FREE CME webinar on the diagnosis and treatment of post-viral syndromes developing in the wake of COVID-19, including Long COVID and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS).  With experts at Harvard Medical School and elsewhere conservatively estimating that 10% of COVID-19 patients will go on to develop post-viral ME/CFS, Arizona medical providers and students must learn immediately to recognize and treat the thousands of Arizonans expected to develop this disabling disease in 2021.

Click here to find the CME. Please note that this CME is sponsored by Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York, the NY State Department of Health Clinical Education Initiative (CEI) and The Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Action Network of New York. The CME is accredited for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit through the University of Rochester School of Medicine.

To take the CME, participants must first sign up for a free MyCEI account. Once the account is created, click the button “Watch this Learning Module.” On the new screen that opens, click the button at the bottom of the screen that says “Enroll.” This will start the CME video.

 

Links for Opioid CME Requirements

The Arizona Senate and House voted unanimously to approve the Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act during a late night, January 25, 2018 special session. Under the new bill, PCMS members authorized to prescribe schedule II controlled substances and have a DEA registration number are required to complete a minimum of three hours of opioid-related substance use disorder-related or addiction-related CME each license renewal cycle.

For your convenience, the following links offer opportunities to fulfill legislative requirements.  Others may be available through your specialty society or other organizations.

Telemedicine: Providing Safe Care During Coronavirus Pandemic

Enhance your understanding of how to care for patients remotely. Under such an uncertain time in health care because of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, every human contact represents a potential risk for physicians, medical professionals and patients alike. Now, more than ever is the time to learn about and implement telemedicine and telehealth.

Click here for more information.

UA Center for Integrative Medicine Launches Online Pain Management CME

The University of Arizona Pain Management Center has online CME programs available for all physicians. You may visit the links below for details or to register for the CME programs.

PBI Online Opioid CME

PCMS member Jennifer Schneider MD has developed an online Opioid Pain Management CME course available through PBI. This course qualifies to meet the Arizona Medical Board requirements for a CME course on opioids. There is a charge for taking this course. You may review the flyer for this training by clicking the link the RX3 Flyer.

For more information, click here.

THMEP ongoing CME education

Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program (THMEP) is accredited by the Arizona Medical Association (ArMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. All credit is AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for physicians.

Click here for scheduled series, events and courses.

DOCME Education Center–anytime on-demand online CME

DOCME is a collaboration of the osteopathic state societies through the Association of Osteopathic State Executive Directors (AOSED) whose aim is to provide the premier source of online CME programing for osteopathic physicians.

Click here for details or to view the online CME catalog.

Arizona Center for Rural Health CMEs

Click here to access the PDF with links.

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