Included below are some enduring educational opportunities on the topic of complex chronic or persistent non-cancer pain. Each opportunity offers CME, CEH or CEU. The monthly meetings offered by the Central Oregon Chapter of the Oregon Pain Society occur the fourth Thursday of each month, and topics vary.


1 Category II CME

Different types of pain have different treatment goals and strategies. The focus of this webinar is on improving care of complex, non-cancer related chronic pain. Better care begins with recognizing the complexity of the problem. Like any chronic condition, self-management is essential. It is important to standardize chronic opioid therapy and consider non-opiate alternative therapies.

COPE-REMS Trainings – CME Varies

COPE educates healthcare providers on how to safely treat and manage the care of people with chronic pain in order to improve patients’ lives and end the prescription opioid epidemic.

ER/LA Opioid REMS: Achieving Safe Use While Improving Patient Care – 2.5 CME

The multidisciplinary Collaborative on Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy Education has designed a core curriculum based on needs assessment, practice gaps, clinical competencies, and learner self-assessment with shared tools, resources, and outcomes to meet the requirements of the FDA REMS Blueprint.

Opioid Dosing Guideline and DOH Pain Management Rules & COPE Training – up to 4 CME

The Medical Quality Assurance Commission (MQAC), in consultation with the Department of Health (DOH) and the Agency Medical Directors’ Group (AMDG), offers this free CME (continuing education) package available online and on-demand! This CME package is applicable to the licensees of all five boards and commissions named in this legislation. A free Category 1 CME online training to improve doctor-patient communications, shared decision making, and collaborative goal-setting. COPE REMS uses realistic video vignettes of providers and patients to demonstrate clinical practice through a self-paced tutorial course.

Pathways to Safer Opioid Use – up to 1 CME

Pathways to Safer Opioid Use is an immersive, interactive training tool that was designed using the opioid-related recommendations outlined in the National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention (ADE Action Plan). The training uses the principles of health literacy and a multimodal, team-based approach to promote the appropriate, safe, and effective use of opioids to manage chronic pain. This course offers a maximum of 1.0 American Medical Association (AMA) Physician’s Recognition Award (PRA) Category 1 Credit.

Pain Society of Oregon – Community Events

The Pain Society of Oregon is the Oregon chapter of the Western Pain Society. A multidisciplinary network of diverse, caring healthcare providers, we are committed to advance the standard of care for people in pain through continuing education, advocacy, research and patient outreach.

The Prevalence of Prescription Opioid Misuse: Doctor Shopping, Co-ingestions, and Exposure – 2 CEH or CEU

This FREE self-paced online course covers important topics in prescription opioid misuse. The three sections will introduce you to prescription opioids, the link between multiple doctors and opportunities for misuse, and the prevalence of high-risk use among adolescents (including mixing pills with other drugs).

Pain Management Commission: CEUs, Events, and Conferences

In addition to the Module, certain health care professionals are required to complete six (6) additional continuing education hours in pain or palliative care. These CEUs must be approved with proper accreditation required by your licensing board. If you have questions regarding the additional 6 CEUs please contact your licensing board.

Safe and Effective Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain

—Federally funded Continuing Medical Education courses are available by SAMHSA to providers at no charge on chronic pain management.

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