Physician Resource Center
All Indiana physicians can take advantage of the continuing education courses and resources available from ISMA on the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD). 

2021 Opioid CME Series presented by ISMA
The 2021 Opioid CME Series presented by ISMA features expert presenters who discuss best practices and other important information on caring for patients with or at risk for OUD in a variety of settings. Each webinar in the series counts toward the two hours of continuing medical education required to obtain or renew a Controlled Substances Registration (CSR).

Live webinars occur on the second Thursday of every month in 2021 and can be viewed on your desktop computer or mobile device. Recordings of each live webinar are archived on the ISMA Online™ mobile learning app for later viewing.

ISMA members get free access to all live webinars in the 2021 Opioid CME Series presented by ISMA and all educational content on the ISMA Online mobile learning app, including the 2021 Opioid CME series. 

Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) and physician assistants (PAs) who work with ISMA members can subscribe to content on the ISMA Online app for just $100 – a 75% discount on the regular cost of a subscription. Midlevel providers can visit to register by creating a new account, entering the promo code CME75OFF at checkout and selecting “Apply.”

Not a member? Click here to subscribe to all ISMA Online content through Dec. 31, 2021, for a one-time fee of $400. Or join ISMA today and get immediate access to all the courses in the series at no extra charge. 

Opioid CME Course Fees
Membership Status  CME Series     CME Webinar    
ISMA member physician     Free  Free 
Non-member physician  $400  $75 
Non-member APRN/PA  $100  $75 

ISMA Membership Dues
Compared with the cost of a nonmember subscription, it makes sense for physicians interested in the 2021 Opioid CME Series to join ISMA, the largest organization dedicated to physicians and patients in Indiana – and access the entire opioid series for free.

2021/2022 Dues     $490 
County Dues  Varies by county 

More information about the 2021 Opioid CME Series presented by ISMA




ISMA is the recognized accreditor of CME for 22 health care entities in Indiana, including hospitals, medical specialty societies and the Indiana Department of Health. In the fight against opioid addiction, we remain committed to ensuring physicians are up to date on all certification requirements.

2021 Schedule of Courses
Below are links to register for upcoming live courses. Previous courses are archived and available on the ISMA Online app. Check back often as additional courses continue to be added.

Date        Webinar Title  Presenter 
Jan. 14  2021 Legislative and Legal Update on Opioid Prescribing (ARCHIVED)         Stacy L. Cook, JD, LLM 
Feb. 11  Palliative Care and Opioids (ARCHIVED)  Timothy J. Broach, MD 
March 11      Hospice Care and Opioids (ARCHIVED)  Timothy J. Broach, MD 
April 8  Treating Pregnant Women with OUD (ARCHIVED)  Mary Pell Abernathy, MD
June 10  What’s New in Pain and Addiction Treatment (ARCHIVED)  Don Teater, MD  
July 8  OUD Management via Telehealth  Matthew Miles, MD 
Aug. 12  Pain Control in the Surgical Patient  Don Selzer, MD 
Sept. 9  Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome  Patrick Clements, MD 
Oct. 14  Buprenorphine in OUD and Pain Dmitry Arbuck, MD 
Dec. 9  Stigma Associated with OUD Treatment  Matthew Miles, MD 

Other Resources

Visit the ISMA Prescribing Controlled Substances Resources page for more information on the topic of prescribing controlled substances. 

The Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS) offers a course on identifying and treating substance use disorder (SUD), to help clinical practice staff at all levels better understand SUD and patients who may be dealing with it.

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) addiction treatment website includes links to treatment options and contacts. Another link leads to resources for providers. A third FSSA web resource, “Know the O Facts,” 
aims to eliminate the stigma surrounding opioid use disorder based on three key facts: it is a disease; there is treatment; and recovery is possible. 

Developed by ISMA, the Indiana Hospital Association and the Indiana State Department of Health, The Indiana Guidelines for the Management of Acute Pain provide an outline for the safe, appropriate and effective prescribing of self-administered medications for pain.

These guidelines are an additional resource to supplement previous work in other settings:
The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) offers many online educational resources, safety information and links to addiction services.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration released the 2017 edition of Drugs of Abuse to show and describe the most commonly abused and misused drugs. The guide also includes information on the science of drug use, the effects of each drug’s effect on the body and mind, overdose potential, origin, legal status and other factors.

The National Center for Health Statistics provides provisional drug overdose death counts at the national and state level to help improve data quality and visualization of current trends. The data includes: a provisional count of deaths due to drug overdose, a provisional count of drug overdose deaths involving specific drugs or drug classes, a map of the percentage of total deaths due to drug overdoses and a map of the percentage change in provisional drug overdose deaths for the current 12-month period compared with the previous year.