Ensuring Quality in the Collaborative Practice

Working together to deliver quality healthcare

NEW Four-hour Course!

Who Should Attend
Physicians, Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners and Certified Nurse Midwives who are participating in or are interested in developing a collaborative practice agreement.

Statement of Need
The Alabama Board of Medical Examiners, jointly with the Alabama Board of Nursing, developed a set of rules for the establishment of a collaborative practice as well as guidelines on how the practice is to be conducted with regards to supervision and quality assurance.
Information gleaned from inspections in the past showed deficiencies in the Quality Assurance Process; but since implementing these seminars, the deficiencies have decreased substantially.  It is the consensus of the BME that these seminars are a much-needed part of physician regulation to clarify the process and requirements for remaining in compliance with the Collaborative Practice Rules and Regulations.

Date and Destination
Friday, November 17 │ 7:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Hyatt Regency Birmingham – The Wynfrey Hotel

Medical Ethics

NEW Four-hour Course!

Who Should Attend
This course is designed for physicians in all specialties who wish or need to pursue focused study in areas of applied ethics, including boundary maintenance and practice management.

Statement of Need
The practice of medicine is governed by important ethical precepts, including confidentiality, beneficence, respect for patient autonomy, truth telling and the highest degree of professionalism.  Physicians work within the guidelines of these principles; yet medical practice can also be challenged by these principles, particularly when two or more are in conflict.  Medical Ethics - liberally employing case presentations - focuses on applied ethics, from boundary issues to billing practices.

Date and Destination 
Friday, November 17 │ 1:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Birmingham – The Wynfrey Hotel

Prescribing of Controlled Drugs and Controversies of Pharmacology Prescribing 

Who Should Attend?

The activities are designed for physicians of all specialties, physician assistants and certified registered nurse practitioners and nurse midwives.

Prescribing of Controlled Drugs
8 hours:  Friday-Saturday in July, Saturday in November
This intensive course will enhance the healthcare professional's ability to effectively prescribe controlled medications while maintaining patient access to pain medications and minimizing misuse and abuse.

Controversies of Pharmacology Prescribing
Previously known as Opioid Prescribing:  Safe Practice, Changing Lives
4 hours:  Sunday in July and November
This course was designed to increase healthcare professionals’ ability to evaluate medical cannabinoid products and their addiction potential and to formulate treatment options for marijuana use disorders.

The Medical Association of the State of Alabama designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama through the joint providership of the Medical Foundation of Alabama and the Medical Association of the State of Alabama. The Medical Foundation of Alabama is accredited by the Medical Association of the State of Alabama to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Hotel Information:

November 18-19
Hyatt Regency Birmingham/The Wynfrey Hotel
1000 Riverchase Galleria | Birmingham
Room Rate: $137 (plus applicable taxes)
Room Block Deadline: Oct. 17, 2017
Room Block Code: Medical Association
Reservations: (800) 233-1234

Registration Information:

Registration Online 

Collaborative Practice
Medical Ethics
Medical Ethics Brochure
(Adobe PDF File)
Medical Ethics Agenda
(Adobe PDF File)
Prescribing Controlled Drugs