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. Available at no cost through March 31, 2016.
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  • 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.

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“The COPE approach is one of the most comprehensive REMS-compliant courses currently available. I recommend it highly to any practitioner looking to effectively treat patients with chronic pain.”
 — W. Michael Hooten, MD
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Pain Medicine
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester MN

“The UW TelePain teleconferences are a huge asset for me, as a mid-level working in a rural setting. I get some tough cases to manage — people on astronomical doses of opiates and benzodiazepines together. I wanted to know more about morphine-equivalent dosing.… These sessions let you know you’re not alone.”
 — PA-C, MHSc