Scope of Pain CME Program, Saturday, March 18

PCMS has partnered with Prevention Point and several other agencies to present the “SCOPE of Pain” education program, provided by Boston University School of Medicine.

SCOPE of Pain is a nationally recognized CME program that uses current evidence-based practice to teach healthcare professionals how to safely and effectively manage patients with chronic pain, if appropriate, with opioid analgesics. This unique program specifically discusses safer opioid prescribing with an additional focus on safer benzodiazepine prescribing.

You can register for this program directly at the SCOPE of Pain website:

Breakfast and Lunch will be provided, and there is nearby parking.

SCOPE of Pain goes beyond other safe-prescribing programs in that it contains several unique content modules including assessing chronic pain, assessing risk for opioid misuse, initiating or continuing opioid therapy safely, assessing and managing aberrant medication taking behavior, how to specifically titrate doses of opioids, how to safely titrate doses of benzodiazepines in the context of concurrent opioid use, and how to safely discontinue patients’ medications when necessary.

Another unique feature of the program will be the inclusion of clinical demonstrations related to patient dosing discussions, dosing adjustments, and medication discontinuation.


Physicians: Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: 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. CNE Contact Hours: 4.25, all of which is pharmacology credit-worthy.

AAFP: This live series activity, SCOPE of Pain: Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education with a beginning date of 11/14/2014, has been reviewed and is acceptable for 2 Prescribed Credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Please register early and please share this invite widely with your professional networks.



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