Opioid Epidemic: Medical Societies' Views/Clinical Realities

Opioid Epidemic: Medical Societies' Views/Clinical Realities

Archived Webinar
Accredited for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Credit Offering Period: July 2018 - July 2020


Christopher Annis, MD

Anesthesiologist / Pain Management Specialist
Ascendant Orthopedic Alliance
Elkhart, Indiana

About the Speaker: 

Dr. Annis is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, and the Indiana Society of Anesthesiologists. He is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in anesthesiology and in pain management.  He  is also a frequent presenter and lecturer at medical conferences focused on advanced pain management and anesthesiology techniques and has contributed to several research projects and journal articles.

Program Description:

Today’s fight against the opioid epidemic involves addressing it from all angles. It entails diverse groups working together - physicians, pharmacists, policy makers and medical and specialty societies - to reverse the tide.  Understanding one another's perspectives and clinical realities is essential. 

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this webinarattendees should be able to: 

  • Describe major medical societies’ current positions and recommendations in regards to opioids
  • Outline the history of opioids and how we arrived at the current crisis
  • Formulate alternative therapeutic options for the treatment of pain

CME Information

Designation Statement: The Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) designates this enduring internet activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTMPhysicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Statement: The Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Note: While offering the CME credit hours listed in these pages, these activities are not intended to provide extensive training in a field.

Disclosure:  In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, educational programs sponsored by the ISMA must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor. Prior to the activity, all faculty, authors, editors and planning committee members participating in an ISMA-sponsored activity are required to disclose to attendees any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity.  None of the members of the CME Planning Committee or our speaker have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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If you have questions, you may contact ISMA – Continuing Medical Education staff at (800) 257-4762 or by email at seminars@ismanet.org.



Once registered, you will receive an immediate “Registration Confirmation” email.  

Within 24 hours, you will receive a secondary email containing a URL link to access the video recording, downloadable PowerPoint slides, pertinent handouts and the program evaluation form.  Please note you must complete the program evaluation in order to finish the course and receive your CME Certificate, which will be sent via email within 2 weeks.  At present, ISMA is processing certificates in batches, based on completion date. 


7/19/2018 12:00 PM - 7/31/2020


Thursday, 19 July 2018

7/19/2018 12:00 PM - 7/31/2020 1:00 PM
7/19/2018 12:00 PM