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Know Your Dose Course

Prescription drug abuse and diversion is a growing epidemic in Montana, contributing to the deaths of more than 300 Montanans each year. The Montana Medical Association and its partners designed this four module course to help health care teams find the proper balance between providing appropriate treatment for patients while protecting them from opioid addiction.

  • Montana Medical Association Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Training- with CME

    Contains 12 Component(s), Medical Credits Offered

    Complimentary

    Prescription drug abuse and diversion is a growing epidemic in Montana, contributing to the deaths of more than 300 Montanans each year. The Montana Medical Association and its partners designed this four module course to help health care teams find the proper balance between providing appropriate treatment for patients while protecting them from opioid addiction.

    This series provides valuable information for physicians and non-physicians who are involved in patient care concerning opioid medications. Physicians are encouraged to include all appropriate members of their teams in this training. The program addresses the problem on a state and national level, how to prescribe opioids and how to communicate with patients about the dangers of prescription drugs. Non-physicians who complete the webinar and a post-webinar evaluation will also receive a certificate of completion.

    Date of Original Release: 7/30/2015
    Date of Most Recent Review: 1/11/2017
    Termination Date: 6/30/2018

    Course Intended For All Specialties: Physicians, Dentists, Physician's Assistants, Pharmacists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Advanced Practice Nurses


    Upon conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

    1. Implement recommended prescribing practices and alternate forms of treatment for patients presenting with acute or chronic pain.

    2. Use the toolkit and resources to manage patient treatment.

    3. Apply the state and federal laws as related to prescribing Schedule II drugs.

    4. Examine the prescription drug issue from a state and national level.

    Dr. Marc Mentel

    Associate Program Director

    Marc Mentel, D.O., is the Associate Program Director for Osteopathic Curriculum at the Family Medicine Residency of Western Montana, University of Montana, in Missoula. The program provides education in Family Medicine and in such a way as to enhance current and future care for rural and underserved populations in Montana.

    Dr. Camden Kneeland

    Medical Director, Montana Center for Wellness and Pain Management

    Camden Kneeland, M.D., is on the medical staff of Kalispell Regional Healthcare and serves as Medical Director at the Montana Center for Wellness and Pain Management. He is board certified in both anesthesiology and pain medicine. His fellowship training and current practice focus on treating hundreds of painful conditions while minimizing the use of habit-forming medications.

    Dr. Scott Stayner

    Pain Medicine Doctor

    (Richard) Scott Stayner, M.D., Ph.D., currently practices Pain Medicine in Billings Montana at the St. Vincent's Pain Center. He completed undergraduate degrees Japanese (BA) and Material Science and Engineering (BS) at the University of Utah. He then completed a doctoral program in Bioengineering (PhD) at the University before starting Medical School (MD) at the University of Minnesota. After medical school, he completed residency in Anesthesia at the University of Minnesota and then went on to complete a fellowship in Pain Medicine at the University of California, Davis. He is board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. Dr. Stayner is a published author and frequently speaks at continuing medical education conferences about various aspects of patient centered pain management and the role of opioid medications in chronic pain medicine.

    Dr. William Gallea

    Emergency Physician

    William Gallea, M.D., has been an emergency physician at St. Peter's Hospital in Helena for over 20 years. He is immediate Past-President of the Montana Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Dr. Gallea was appointed to then-Attorney General Steve Bullock's Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force in 2009 and helped in the passage by the 2011 Legislature of the Montana Prescription Drug Registry. He currently co-chairs the MPDR Advisory Group, and is a staunch advocate for implementing the enhancements to the Drug Registry.

    Anita Harper Poe

    Lawyer

    Anita Harper Poe, J.D. counsels clients with Garlington, Lohn & Robinson, PLLP, in Missoula, MT. She is a specialist in the areas of hospital and health care law, medical negligence defense and employment law, practicing in these areas for almost 25 years. Anita received her law degree from Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Health Lawyers Association and the Montana Defense Trial Lawyers' Association, and was honored by receiving an award from the Mountain States Super Lawyers.

    Daniel J. Dunlap

    Special Agent

    Daniel J. Dunlap is a Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Tactical Diversion Squad. He is located in the Billings Resident Office and has investigation, enforcement and education responsibilities across Montana.

    Dr. Camden Kneeland has reported that he is a clinical researcher for spinal cord stimulation for St. Jude Medical. All others in control of the content of this activity have reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Colorado Medical Society and Montana Medical Association. The Colorado Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Colorado Medical Society designates this educational activity for a maximum of 4.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Date of Original Release: 7/30/2015
    Date of Most Recent Review: 1/11/2017
    Termination Date: 6/30/2018


    To receive credit, participants must take the 10-question pretest, read the entire activity, and complete the same 10-question posttest. A passing score is 70%, and a certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the posttest. Please fill out the evaluation survey upon completion.

  • Montana Medical Association Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Training- without CME

    Contains 9 Component(s)

    Complimentary

    Prescription drug abuse and diversion is a growing epidemic in Montana, contributing to the deaths of more than 300 Montanans each year. The Montana Medical Association and its partners designed this four module course to help health care teams find the proper balance between providing appropriate treatment for patients while protecting them from opioid addiction.

    This series provides valuable information for physicians and non-physicians who are involved in patient care concerning opioid medications. Physicians are encouraged to include all appropriate members of their teams in this training. The program addresses the problem on a state and national level, how to prescribe opioids and how to communicate with patients about the dangers of prescription drugs. Non-physicians who complete the webinar and a post-webinar evaluation will also receive a certificate of completion.

    Date of Original Release: 7/30/2015
    Date of Most Recent Review: 7/30/2015
    Termination Date: 6/30/2018

    Course Intended For All Specialties: Physicians, Dentists, Physician's Assistants, Pharmacists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Advanced Practice Nurses

    Upon conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

    1. Implement recommended prescribing practices and alternate forms of treatment for patients presenting with acute or chronic pain.

    2. Use the toolkit and resources to manage patient treatment.

    3. Apply the state and federal laws as related to prescribing Schedule II drugs.

    4. Examine the prescription drug issue from a state and national level.

    Dr. Marc Mentel

    Associate Program Director

    Marc Mentel, D.O., is the Associate Program Director for Osteopathic Curriculum at the Family Medicine Residency of Western Montana, University of Montana, in Missoula. The program provides education in Family Medicine and in such a way as to enhance current and future care for rural and underserved populations in Montana.

    Dr. Camden Kneeland

    Medical Director, Montana Center for Wellness and Pain Management

    Camden Kneeland, M.D., is on the medical staff of Kalispell Regional Healthcare and serves as Medical Director at the Montana Center for Wellness and Pain Management. He is board certified in both anesthesiology and pain medicine. His fellowship training and current practice focus on treating hundreds of painful conditions while minimizing the use of habit-forming medications.

    Dr. Scott Stayner

    Pain Medicine Doctor

    (Richard) Scott Stayner, M.D., Ph.D., currently practices Pain Medicine in Billings Montana at the St. Vincent's Pain Center. He completed undergraduate degrees Japanese (BA) and Material Science and Engineering (BS) at the University of Utah. He then completed a doctoral program in Bioengineering (PhD) at the University before starting Medical School (MD) at the University of Minnesota. After medical school, he completed residency in Anesthesia at the University of Minnesota and then went on to complete a fellowship in Pain Medicine at the University of California, Davis. He is board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. Dr. Stayner is a published author and frequently speaks at continuing medical education conferences about various aspects of patient centered pain management and the role of opioid medications in chronic pain medicine.

    Dr. William Gallea

    Emergency Physician

    William Gallea, M.D., has been an emergency physician at St. Peter's Hospital in Helena for over 20 years. He is immediate Past-President of the Montana Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Dr. Gallea was appointed to then-Attorney General Steve Bullock's Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force in 2009 and helped in the passage by the 2011 Legislature of the Montana Prescription Drug Registry. He currently co-chairs the MPDR Advisory Group, and is a staunch advocate for implementing the enhancements to the Drug Registry.

    Anita Harper Poe

    Lawyer

    Anita Harper Poe, J.D. counsels clients with Garlington, Lohn & Robinson, PLLP, in Missoula, MT. She is a specialist in the areas of hospital and health care law, medical negligence defense and employment law, practicing in these areas for almost 25 years. Anita received her law degree from Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Health Lawyers Association and the Montana Defense Trial Lawyers' Association, and was honored by receiving an award from the Mountain States Super Lawyers.

    Daniel J. Dunlap

    Special Agent

    Daniel J. Dunlap is a Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Tactical Diversion Squad. He is located in the Billings Resident Office and has investigation, enforcement and education responsibilities across Montana.

    Dr. Camden Kneeland has reported that he is a clinical researcher for spinal cord stimulation for St. Jude Medical. All others in control of the content of this activity have reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.

PHYSICIAN LEADERSHIP PROGRAM


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MMA's Physician Leadership Program offers leadership training consists of seven in-person sessions that focus on developing core leadership skills in a powerful and personal way. More information

Immunization Series

  • Meningococcal Vaccine and Your Adolescents

    Contains 4 Component(s), Medical Credits Offered

    Complimentary

    Andrew Kroger, MD, MPH, Medical Officer, CDC/NCIRD will review the general recommendations made by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Dr. Kroger will present on timing of spacing of vaccines; contraindications and precautions; preventing adverse reactions; vaccine administration; vaccine storage and handling; altered immunocompetence; and question and answer session.

    Andrew Kroger, MD, MPH, Medical Officer, CDC/NCIRD will review the general recommendations made by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Dr. Kroger will present on timing of spacing of vaccines; contraindications and precautions; preventing adverse reactions; vaccine administration; vaccine storage and handling; altered immunocompetence; and question and answer session.

    At the end of the session the learner should be able to recommend immunizations according the CDC’s Immunization Schedule, with knowledge of at least one resource for indications, contraindications, and precautions.

    Dr. Andrew Kroger is a medical officer with CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD).  Andrew Kroger graduated from Yale University in 1998 with a joint MD/MPH, concentrating in International Health. He trained in Pediatrics for two years at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland before transferring to Emory University where he specialized in public health and preventive medicine. From 2001-2003 he worked at CDC in notifiable disease surveillance before beginning his current work in the NCIRD. He is also involved with some of the new distance learning activities of the branch, including the Current Issues in Immunization He is the author of the newest edition of the CDCs General Best Practice Guidelines for Immunization.

     

    To receive 1.25 nursing contact hours, participants must watch the entire webinar and complete the webinar evaluation. Upon completion of the evaluation, participants will be issued a certificate of completion.

    There is no conflict of interest for any planner or presenter.

  • CDC’s General Best Practice Guidelines for Immunization

    Contains 4 Component(s), Medical Credits Offered

    Complimentary

    Andrew Kroger, MD, MPH, Medical Officer, CDC/NCIRD will review the general recommendations made by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Dr. Kroger will present on timing of spacing of vaccines; contraindications and precautions; preventing adverse reactions; vaccine administration; vaccine storage and handling; altered immunocompetence; and question and answer session.

    Andrew Kroger, MD, MPH, Medical Officer, CDC/NCIRD will review the general recommendations made by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Dr. Kroger will present on timing of spacing of vaccines; contraindications and precautions; preventing adverse reactions; vaccine administration; vaccine storage and handling; altered immunocompetence; and question and answer session.

    At the end of the session the learner should be able to recommend immunizations according the CDC’s Immunization Schedule, with knowledge of at least one resource for indications, contraindications, and precautions.

    Dr. Andrew Kroger is a medical officer with CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD).  Andrew Kroger graduated from Yale University in 1998 with a joint MD/MPH, concentrating in International Health. He trained in Pediatrics for two years at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland before transferring to Emory University where he specialized in public health and preventive medicine. From 2001-2003 he worked at CDC in notifiable disease surveillance before beginning his current work in the NCIRD. He is also involved with some of the new distance learning activities of the branch, including the Current Issues in Immunization He is the author of the newest edition of the CDCs General Best Practice Guidelines for Immunization.

     

    To receive 1.25 nursing contact hours, participants must watch the entire webinar and complete the webinar evaluation. Upon completion of the evaluation, participants will be issued a certificate of completion.

    There is no conflict of interest for any planner or presenter.

  • Immunizations for Healthcare Personnel

    Contains 4 Component(s), Medical Credits Offered

    Complimentary

    Sue Sebazco, R.N., MBA, CIC  Infection Prevention Director Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, will discuss risk of exposure and transmission of vaccine-preventable diseases. 

    Sue Sebazco, R.N., MBA, CIC  Infection Prevention Director Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, will discuss risk of exposure and transmission of vaccine-preventable diseases. 

    Participants will be able to implement one new strategy to improve adolescent vaccination rates in their clinic.

    In August 2013, Dr. Middleman joined The University of Oklahoma Health Science’s Department of Pediatrics as Section Chief, Adolescent Medicine.  She is board certified in adolescent medicine by the American Board of Pediatrics. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree at Yale University and medical degree at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine, Philadelphia. Dr. Middleman completed an internship and residency in Pediatrics at the Children’s Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University, Chicago.  She earned a Master of Science degree in education at the University Of Pennsylvania Graduate School Of Education, Philadelphia, and a master of public health degree at Harvard School of Public Health, Boston. She also completed a fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at the Children’s Hospital, Harvard University, Boston.  Dr. Middleman is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology and the Society for Pediatric Research.  

    To receive 1.25 nursing contact hours, participants must watch the entire webinar and complete the webinar evaluation. Upon completion of the evaluation, participants will be issued a certificate of completion.

    There is no conflict of interest for any planner or presenter.

CDL MEDICAL EXAMINER COURSE


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MMA is a registered NRCME training provider for medical professionals seeking to be listed on the National Registry website. More information

MACRA Webinar

MMA 2018 ANNUAL MEETING


MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THE MMA 2018 ANNUAL MEETING SEPTEMBER 28-29, 2018 | FAIRMONT, MT

More information coming soon!