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Upcoming Events

    • Saturday, March 23, 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Raddison Airport Hotel, Warwick RI

    The Rhode Island Academy of PAs


    Best Practices Regarding Opioid Prescribing

    Part 2

    March 23rd, 2019

    (Early Bird Registration ended February 9th) 


    RIAPA March 2019 Opioid CME Event.pdf

    In 2017, the Rhode Island Department of Health, in response to the growing opioid crisis, has included 8 hours of mandated training for providers that prescribe opioids and other schedule II drugs.

    This mandated training must be completed prior to the provider's license renewal.  For PAs, that deadline is June 30th, 2019.

    To help PAs meet this mandate, the Rhode Island Academy of PAs has assembled a program with local experts that meets the requirements set forth by the RI DOH.

    Providers wha have already acquired some of the required CME training may choose to register for either day in order to complete their 8 hour requirement.

    Program Description

    Acute and chronic pain management is an increasing challenge for both patients and providers.  Changes in prescribing dynamics driven by the opioid crisis has left us looking for alternative methods in dealing with patients experiencing pain.  This CME activity is designed to better understand the opioid crisis and provide potential alternatives to opioids for pain management through education with inter-disciplinary experts. 

    Who Should Attend

    Any provider that treats patients for pain or prescribes controlled substances.  This includes Physicians, Dentists, PAs, Pharmacists, APRNs, Fellows and Residents

    Educational Objectives

    At the conclusion of these activities participants should be able to:

    • Discuss the opioid crisis as it pertains to risk factors, addiction and treatment
    • Understand and discuss current pain management treatment guidelines
    • Prescribe opioid alternatives including inter-disciplinary team approaches to pain management. 

    This program has been approved by the Rhode Island Department of Health as meeting the 8 hour mandated Opioid Prescriber Training requirement.

    “This program is not yet approved for CME credit. Conference organizers plan to request 8 hours AAPA Category 1 CME credits from the AAPA Review Panel. The total number of approved credits is yet to be determined.”

    • Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • Wednesday, March 27, 2019
    • 8:00 PM
    • Rhode Island Medcal Society

     PA Modernization Act of 2019

    Help Make It Happen

    The PA Modernization Act of 2019 will make updates the PA practice laws to reflect the evolution of the profession and the healthcare system. 

    Please join us for a presentation by RIAPA Leaders and Lobbyist Patrick Quinlan, Esq. to learn about the Act and how you can help advocate for this important legislation. 

    The presentation will include a discussion of the specific changes the Act will make in the law, how it will affect your practice and tips on how to lobby your  legislators.

    Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    6:30pm to 8:00pm

    Rhode Island Medical Society
    405 Promenade St
    Providence, R.I. 02908

     Seating is limited so register today


Past Events

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 January BOD Meeting
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Strategies for Member Retention and Recruitment Conference Call
Thursday, October 11, 2018 PA Week Celebration and Annual Meeting
Monday, September 24, 2018 RIAPA BOD Meeting
Monday, August 27, 2018 RIAPA Membership Committee Meeting
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 RIAPA Executive Committee Meeting
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Board of Directors Meeting
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Understanding the 2018 GOLD Guidelines in the Management of Patients with COPD
Saturday, April 14, 2018 3rd Annual Spring CME
Thursday, January 18, 2018 Complications of Cirrhosis: Strategies to Improve Long-Term Patient Outcomes
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 PA and APRN Reimbursement: Rules, Revenue and ROI
Monday, November 06, 2017 Member Roundtables - Tell us what you think
Thursday, October 12, 2017 Celebrating 50 Years of PAs
Wednesday, September 06, 2017 PA Practice in Rhode Island: Whefe we are today - Where we need to be tomorrow
Thursday, August 24, 2017 RIAPA Board of Directors Meeting
Saturday, July 22, 2017 Board of Directors Orientation and Strategic Planning Session
Thursday, June 29, 2017 BOD Meet and Greet Cookout
Thursday, June 08, 2017 RIAPA Annual Meeting - Exhibitors
Thursday, June 08, 2017 RIAPA Annual Meeting
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 RIAPA Town Hall Meeting
Saturday, March 11, 2017 2nd Annual Spring CME
Saturday, March 11, 2017 RIAPA 2nd ANNUAL SPRING CME (Exhibitors)
Thursday, November 17, 2016 RIAPA Education Event
Thursday, October 06, 2016 National PA Week Celebration
Thursday, October 06, 2016 National PA Week Celebration (Exhibitors)
Wednesday, June 08, 2016 Annual Membership Meeting
Saturday, March 19, 2016 Student Suture Workshop
Saturday, March 19, 2016 Spring CME Morning and Rapid Response Workshop
Saturday, March 19, 2016 Spring CME Morning and Suturing Workshop
Saturday, March 19, 2016 ConnAPA Morning Session and Rapid Response Workshop
Saturday, March 19, 2016 Morning Session
Tuesday, March 08, 2016 Help Advocate for a Modern PA Law
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 RIAPA Education Event
Thursday, October 08, 2015 National PA Week Celebration
Thursday, June 11, 2015 RIAPA Annual Meeting
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 RIAPA Educational Event
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Membership Dinner Meeting
Thursday, October 09, 2014 National PA Week Celebration



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