PQH Live Broadcast

COPE-REMS Virtual Symposium

Practical Strategies for Safe Opioid Prescribing

Available now! Short 1 hr. Online Continuing Medical Education

Watch top pain experts online as they discuss practical strategies for safe opioid prescribing via streaming video, participate in Q&A online, and earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

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The COPE-REMS Symposium Series is an online event that includes all of the features of a live medical conference, including streaming video lectures, panel discussions and case presentations as well as interactive activities such as real-time question and answer sessions with top faculty and other participants.

Activity Director

Mark Sullivan, MD, PhD Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; and UW Center for Pain Relief University of Washington Medical Center


Melissa Weimer, DO, Oregon Health and Science University

Stephen G. Henry, MD, University of California, Davis


This educational activity is supported by an independent educational grant from the ER/LA Opioid Analgesic REMS Program Companies. Please see www.er-la-opioidREMS.com for a listing of the member companies. This activity is intended to complement the UW COPE-REMS online CME training in support of the ER/LA Opioid Analgesic REMS education requirements issued by the US Food & Drug Administration.


Free of charge


At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how enhanced communication skills can contribute to safe opioid prescribing and enhanced provider-patient communication
  • Describe challenges to safe opioid prescribing and detail strategies for overcoming them, with attention to approaches to effective clinician-patient communication
  • Differentiate strategies for communicating effectively with patients who are being prescribed opioid therapies
  • Detail the content of the COPE-REMS online course


This activity is intended for prescribers known to prescribe ER/LA opioids, who work in rural and underserved communities, including advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNPs) and physician assistants (PAs) who prescribe much of the opioids in these communities.


The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. (Each session is 1.0 credits.)


American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™; from organizations accredited by the ACCME. American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 3.0 hours of credit for completing these programs.


There are no fees to participate in this activity. To receive credit, participants must (1) read the target audience, learning objectives, and disclosure statements, (2) complete the educational activity online, and (3) complete the post-test and activity evaluation. To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit, participants must receive a minimum score of 80% on the post-test.


Participants will need a computer with a recent version of Adobe Flash installed, as well as an internet connection sufficient for streaming media.