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Opioid Epidemic: Medical Societies' Views/Clinical Realities

Accredited for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™



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 webinar, attendees 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 live webinar for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians 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.

Supported by an Educational Grant from: 

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

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7/19/2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Online registration not available.