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Fatal Attraction: Why are Opioids so Addicting?

Premiere Date: Friday, March 1, 2019

This activity offers CE credit for:

  1. Physicians (CME)
  2. Pharmacists (ACPE)
  3. ABIM (MOC)
  4. Other


All other clinicians will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Credit Expiration Date:
Sunday, March 1, 2020

Faculty


Mark S. Gold, MDMark S. Gold, MD 
ASAM's Annual Lifetime Achievement John P. McGovern Award & Prize Winner
Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO
17th University of Florida Distinguished Alumni Professor
Gainesville, FL

Co-provided by

Miami CME Outfitters

Statement of Need

Early in the opioid crisis, physicians were the principle source of opioid use and abuse due to overprescribing, often leading to patients storing leftover prescriptions at home and friends or family members finding and using these leftovers. Unfortunately, simply restricting opioid prescriptions is not an effective strategy in a culture that has wildly available and accessible drugs of abuse available.

Opioids are the most addicting drugs of abuse; they interact with the brain's pleasure centers and cause euphoria, which over time changes the brain, leading to that euphoria becoming more of a memory and eventually causing a depression that is very difficult to treat. Additionally, while opioid withdrawal syndrome is easy to see and to treat, those addicted to opioids want to eliminate it and therefore continue compulsive use despite consequences.

This CME Outfitters Snack featuring Dr. Mark S. Gold focuses on the biological underpinnings of opioid addiction in order to educate clinicians on how to address the opioid epidemic in their communities.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:

  • Examine the biological underpinnings of addiction.
  • Recognize the growing burden of the opioid epidemic and the role of all stakeholders in addressing the opioid epidemic in their community.

The following learning objectives pertain only to those requesting CNE or CPE credit:

  • Examine the biological underpinnings of addiction.
  • Recognize the growing burden of the opioid epidemic and the role of all stakeholders in addressing the opioid epidemic in their community.

Financial Support

Supported by an educational grant from Johnson & Johnson.

Target Audience

Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists.

Credit Information

CME Credit (Physicians):
USF Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

USF Health designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Note to Nurse Practitioners: Nurse Practitioners can apply for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). AANP will accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Nurse practitioners can also apply for credit through their state boards.

CPE Credit (Pharmacists):
ACPE CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. 0.25 contact hours (0.025 CEUs) Universal Activity Number:
Enduring: 0376-0000-19-019-H01-P

Type: Knowledge-based

ABIM MOC Credit:
MOC Points available for Internal Medicine and General Medicine Board Certified Physicians.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.25 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

For information about ACCME accreditation and ABIM MOC for this activity, please email cpdsupport@health.usf.edu.
Learning Format: Enduring activity

By providing your ABIM number, you consent to have CME Outfitters and/or our educational partners submit your participation in this activity to the ABIM through the ACCME PARS system

Note to Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.

MIPS Improvement Activity: This activity counts towards MIPS Improvement Activity requirements under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). Clinicians should submit their improvement activities by attestation via the CMS Quality Payment Program website.

Post-tests, credit request forms, and activity evaluation must be completed online at www.cmeoutfitters.com/TST28492 (requires free account activation), and participants can print their certificate or statement of credit immediately (75% pass rate required). this website supports all browsers except Internet Explorer for Mac. For complete technical requirements and privacy policy, visit www.neurosciencecme.com/technical.asp.

Disclosure Declaration

It is the policy of USF Health and CME Outfitters, LLC, to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, and scientific rigor and integrity in all of their CE activities. Faculty must disclose to the participants any relationships with commercial companies whose products or devices may be mentioned in faculty presentations, or with the commercial supporter of this CE activity. CME Outfitters, LLC, has evaluated, identified, and attempted to resolve any potential conflicts of interest through a rigorous content validation procedure, use of evidence-based data/research, and a multidisciplinary peer review process. The following information is for participant information only. It is not assumed that these relationships will have a negative impact on the presentations.

Dr. Gold has no disclosures to report.

Jeffrey Helfand, DO (peer reviewer) has no disclosures to report.

Mae Ochoa, Rph (peer reviewer) has no disclosures to report.

Jan Perez (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Sharon Tordoff (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Disclosures were obtained from the CME Outfitters, LLC staff: No disclosures to report.

Disclosures were obtained from the USF Health staff: No disclosures to report.

CME Outfitters, LLC, USF Health, and the faculty do not endorse the use of any product outside of the FDA labeled indications. Medical professionals should not utilize the procedures, products, or diagnosis techniques discussed during this activity without evaluation of their patient for contraindications or dangers of use.

Questions about this activity? Call us at 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).

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