COPE CME is offered in three different formats*:

  • COPE-REMS: an online, self-paced tutorial that awards up to 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits — increasing your effectiveness in treating patients with chronic pain.
    The COPE-REMS continuing medical education course will be deactivated as of 5pm (Pacific Time) on Friday, February 16th, 2018. COPE-REMS may be re-launched in the future. If you wish to be notified in the event of a re-launch, please contact
  • UW TelePain: Providers can call in to UW Medicine and listen to, and/or present their most difficult chronic pain cases to to a multidisciplinary panel of pain medicine experts for case-based consultation. Tune in to live, 1.5 hour sessions to earn up to 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits per session.
  • Wednesdays, 12.00pm-1.30pm PST

COPE Program Planning Committee

Executive Director: Mark Sullivan, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, UW; Clinician, UW Center for Pain Relief
Program Director: Laura Cooley, MA, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, UW
Communications Specialist: Kris Freeman, MS, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, UW
Contributor: Brian Theodore, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, UW

The COPE educational activities are supported by an independent educational grant from the ER/LA Opioid Analgesic REMS Program Companies. Please see for a listing of the member companies. This activity is intended to be fully compliant with the ER/LA Opioid Analgesic REMS education requirements issued by the US Food & Drug Administration.