INTENSIVE COURSE IN

Prescribing and Pharmacology of Controlled Drugs:

Critical Issues and Common Pitfalls
 
Presented by the Medical Association of the State of Alabama, the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners and the Alabama Board of Nursing

2020 Series

July 31-August 2 • Destin, Fla.
November 20-22 • Birmingham
 

Who Should Attend
The 12-hour Prescribing and Pharmacology course* is designed for physicians of all specialties, physician assistants and certified registered nurse practitioners and nurse midwives who need or wish to increase their knowledge and ability to effectively prescribe controlled medications that have the potential for misuse and abuse.*

* To obtain a QACSC, PAs, CRNPs and CNMs are required to take this entire 12-hour course.  To renew a QACSC, PAs, CRNPs and CNMs must attend 4 hours of the 12-hour Prescribing of Controlled Drugs course, or any other Board-approved Prescribing of Controlled Substances course listed at www.albme.org/cscme.html, every two years.

Course Description
Prescribing of Controlled Drugs*
8-hour course.
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.
Pharmacology of Controlled Drugs*
4-hour course.

This course will enhance the healthcare professionals’ ability to effectively prescribe controlled medications and manage ongoing therapy, evaluating risks and potential benefits of opioid drugs.

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Waiver Training (July 31st Only) 
8-hour course.
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) of Substance Use Disorders involves a combination of medications that targets the brain, and psychosocial interventions (e.g., counseling, skills development) aimed at improving treatment outcomes. The Medical Association of the State of Alabama has partnered with Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS) to present this 8-hour course led by a PCSS clinical expert. PCSS is a program funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration created in response to the opioid overdose epidemic to train primary care providers in the evidence-based prevention and treatment of opioid use disorders and treatment of chronic pain.
 
Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI081968 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
Agenda, Brochure and Registration Information is coming soon

Hotel Information

July 31 - August 2 • Sandestin
MAT Waiver Training (8 hours) • Prescribing Course (8 hours) • Pharmacology Course (4 hours)
Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, Linkside Conference Center
9300 Emerald Coast Parkway W, Miramar Beach, FL
Room Rate: $189 - $645 • Room Block Deadline: June 28
Room Block Code: 2407Y5
Reservations: (800) 320-8115 or http://www.Sandestin.com/2407Y5.aspx

November 20-22 • Birmingham
Collaborative and Supervisory Practices (4 hours) • Medical Ethics (4 hours) • Prescribing Course (8 hours)
Pharmacology Course (4 hours)
Hyatt Regency Birmingham - The Wynfrey Hotel
1000 Riverchase Galleria, Birmingham
Room Rate: $138 • Room Block Deadline: Oct. 30
Room Block Code: Medical Assoc.
Reservations: (800) 233-1234 or www.hyattregencywynfrey.com