Opioids CME

In partnership with the Interstate Postgraduate Medical Association (IPMA) the WAFP is excited to offer this exciting new opioids education program titled, Responsible Opioid Prescribing. This innovative new course, designed by Family Physicians for Family Physicians, has been approved by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) to meet the new 2017 Continuing Medical Education Requirement


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Under the new guidelines for physician continuing education provided by the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board (MEB), physicians holding a medical license in the state of Wisconsin will be required to take two of their 30 continuing medical education (CME) hours via board-approved course on responsible opioid prescription for the next two renewal cycles. Physicians who do not hold a US Drug Enforcement Administration number to prescribe controlled substances are exempted under the rules. For more information please consult the frequently asked questions about the new opioid CME requirement. 


The Responsible Opioid Prescribing course will be offered as a series of live, real-time webinars, and registrants will have access to the recorded sessions. New for August, the series will be finished in 3 sessions of 45 minutes each.

Once you register for the course you will have the option to attend the three live sessions, view the recorded sessions, or mix and match attending the live sessions and viewing the recorded sessions as your schedule allows. Upon completion of the series, you will receive an evaluation survey which will be the mechanism for awarding CME. Learners must complete the evaluation survey to receive your CME certificate. 

Registration for the course (all sessions and CME certificate included) is $60 for WAFP members and $80 for non-members. 

Sessions will be presented by WAFP members Cheri Olson, MD and Karen Hulbert, MD.

The program will be offered four times, once each month in April, June, August, and October.

Responsible Opioids Prescribing
Location: Webinar
Presenters: Cheri Olson, MD and Karen Hulbert, MD
Mondays in August: August 14, 21, 28
12:15 - 1:00pm
Fees: $60 - WAFP Members
$80 - non-WAFP Members


The webinar series will be offered four times throughout the year. Learners only need to attend one series to meet the MEB requuirement. Dates for the December series will be made available as the month approaches.

Based on feedback from prevous offerings, August will feature three sessions at 45 minutes each. August session are scheduled from 12:15 - 1:00pm.

August dates
August 14
August 21
August 28

Responsible Opioid Prescribing Learning Objectives

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  • Order and interpret urine drug tests for monitoring appropriate opioid use
  • Define the role of a controlled substances agreement in opioid prescribing
  • Perform a risk assessment on a patient for whom opioids are being considered
  • Identify factors that increase and decrease mortality in patients being prescribed opioids for pain
  • Gain references and resources to further study best opioid prescribing practices


This Live activity, Responsible Opioid Prescribing, from 02/01/2017 - 02/01/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 2.50 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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