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. - This course is canceled, see below
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.



 

Prescribing and Pharmacology of Controlled Drugs, July 31 - August 2

Rising COVID-19 rates spur decision to cancel course

In response to the increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases in Alabama and Florida, the decision has been made to cancel the July 31 - Aug. 2 prescribing course in Sandestin. During a news conference on June 30, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey extended the "Safer at Home" order that was set to expire on July 3. The order will be in effect until July 31. Similarly, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has placed more restrictions that scale back the state's reopening.
Given these developments and keeping the health and safety of our attendees in mind, we feel cancellation is the responsible action.

In place of the live meeting, work is in progress to conduct a virtual conference this fall (date to be announced soon).

All who are currently registered for the July 31- Aug. 2 course will automatically be enrolled in the virtual conference once the event date is finalized. More details will be available soon.

Accommodations
Sandestin will honor the discounted room block rate if you choose to travel.  Attendees who had reserved accommodations for the course are responsible for canceling those reservations if you will not need them. The Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort cancellation policy requires a 7-day notice to cancel rooms. Call (800) 320-8115 to cancel.

 

Hotel Information

July 31 - August 2 • Sandestin
Prescribing Course (8 hours) • Pharmacology Course (4 hours)
Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, Linkside Exhibit Hall
9300 Emerald Coast Parkway W, Miramar Beach, FL
Room Rate: $189 - $645 • Room Block Deadline: July 10
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