MSSNY OFFERS 3 Hour CME Program on Pain Management, Palliative Care and Addiction;
NYS Requires Every Prescriber to Take 3 Hour Course By July 1, 2017

The Medical Society of the State of New York announces a series of three one-hour CME webinars on pain management, palliative care and addiction.  

New York State statute (Chapter 71, Laws of 2016) requires all prescribers holding a DEA license to complete three hours of coursework no later than July 1st, 2017 and every three years after that.   These webinars are being offered FREE OF CHARGE to MSSNY members with a discount code. Members can access the discount codes by clicking this link.  Non-MSSNY members will be charged $50 per webinar. 

The Medical Society of the State of New York has worked with the New York State Office for Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services in the development of this program.  Following the webinars, the course will be offered on-line on the MSSNY CME site.   The program will be offered to MSSNY members free of charge and there is a non-member fee of $50 per module for the on-line series.  Physicians and other prescribers may take the online course at any time; a CME certificate will be issued following the course. 

The three webinars cover all issues required in the New York State statute and participation is only by computer, or with the Webex app. 

Webinars will be held on:

Thursday, March 9, 2017—7:30-8:30am

Understanding the Current Legal Landscape in New York State for Prescribing Controlled Substances

Faculty: Patricia Bruckenthal, PhD, APRN-BS, FAAN & Trishia Allen, Esq.

Educational Objectives:

Understand New York State and Federal Requirements for Prescribing Controlled Substances

Discuss Guidelines for Chronic Pain

Tuesday, March 14, 2017—7:30-8:30am

Rational Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain Conditions

Faculty: Charles Argoff, MD & Patricia Bruckenthal, PhD, APRN-BS, FAAN

Educational Objectives:

Discuss evidence based best practice recommendations for opioid therapy for chronic pain, patient risk assessments and documentation

Describe palliative medical care and end-of-life care

Register for this webinar here

Tuesday, March 21, 2017—7:30-8:30am

Patients with Opioid Use Disorders: Identification, Treatment, and Management of Co-occurring Pain

Faculty: Jeffrey Selzer, MD, Charles Morgan, MD & Frank Dowling, MD

Educational Objectives:

Describe the Potential for Addiction, Patient Screening, Diagnosis and Subsequent Treatment or Referral.

Recommend Tools to Assist in the Identification of High-Risk Patients for Whom Opioids are Indicated and Prescribed.

Describe Strategies for Treating Pain in Patients with Substance Use Disorders.

Register for this webinar here

The Medical Society of the State of New York is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Society of the State of New York designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA/PRA Category 1 credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Additional information or assistance with registration may be obtained by contacting Pat Clancy at