Vermont License Requirements

The Vermont Board of Medical Practice’s CME rules for re-licensure include a general requirement for 30 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 TMnbsp;credits during each licensure cycle. This includes one credit for hospice, palliative care and pain management services, as well as one credit on prescribing controlled substances. The current two year cycle ends on November 30, 2016. The next cycle will run from December 1, 2016 through November 30, 2018. 

Please click here for CME Rules.

Please click here for 2017 AHEC Summary for Primary Care Physicians

Please click here for Frequently Asked Questions.

Upcoming CME Events Offering Credit Toward These Requirements:


Cannabis Science and Medicine

October 31, 2016 - October 31, 2018
Details
Contact: Matt Sayre
Prescribing Controlled Substances: 2 credits
Hospice Palliative Care, Pain Management: 1.5 credits


2017 Transforming Primary Care and Behavioral Health Conference

The Essex in Essex, Vermont Details

Thursday, September 14, 2017
2:45-3:30 pm The UVM Medical Center Addiction Treatment Program - Sanchit Maruti, MD
This talk has been approved for .75 credits in Prescribing Controlled Substances.

3:30--4:15 pm Office-Based Opioid Treatment Implementation at UVM Medical Center: Seamless Integration - Melisa Gibson, MD; Clara Keegan, MD; John King, MD; Sanchit Maruti, MD; Savannah Solomon, RN; Jessica Webster, MA, LADC
This talk has been approved for .75 credits in Prescribing Controlled Substances.

Friday, September 15, 2017
9:00-9:45 am Benzos, Opioids and Stimulants: Cognitive and Behavioral Approaches to Enhance Effectiveness and Safety of Controlled Substance Prescribing- Richard Pinckney, MD
This talk has been approved for .75 credits in Prescribing Controlled Substances.

15th Annual Northern New England Critical Care Conference

The Stoweflake in Stowe, Vermont Details

Saturday, October 14, 2017
8:00-8:45 am Keynote: Strategies for the Opioid-Tolerant Patient - Bruce Vrooman, MD, MS
This talk has been approved for .75 credits in Hospice, Palliative Care, Pain Management.

8:45-9:15 am Opioids: Best Practices - Carlos Pino, MD
This talk has been approved for .50 credits in Prescribing Controlled Substances

9:15-9:45 am Pain as Seen from the Bedside - Colleen Myles, BSN
This talk has been approved for .50 credits in Hospice, Palliative Care, Pain Management.

9:45-10:15 am Multimodal Analgesia: Strategies for the Opioid Tolerant Patient - Christopher Viscomi, MD
This talk has been approved for .50 credits in Hospice, Palliative Care, Pain Management.

10:30 am-12:00 pm Panel Discussion: Pain as the 5th Vital Sign and the Opioid Epidemic: How to Meet Our Obligations to the Patient and Society - Moderator: Lyle Gerety, MD   Panelists: Colleen Myles, BSN; Robert Opel, BSN; Carlos Pino, MD; Christopher Viscomi, MD; Bruce Vrooman, MD, MS
This talk has been approved for 1.5 credits in Hospice, Palliative Care, Pain Management.

Women's Health and Cancer Conference - October 6, 2017

Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center

10:00 am - 10:55 am - Session 2.5: Palliative Care

This talk has been approved for 1 credit in Hospice, Palliative Care and Pain Management.

Vermont Academic Detailing:  Management of Opioids: A Review of the VT Rules

This session highlights the practical aspects of managing patients prescribed opioids in primary care, with a focus on following the new prescribing rules.  This session includes the rules for both prescribing and querying the Vermont Prescription Monitoring System (VPMS).  The topic compares the Centers for Disease Control recommendations for managing opioids with the Vermont rules.

http://www.med.uvm.edu/ahec/vermontacademicdetailing

Prescribing Controlled Substances: 1 credit 

Vermont Academic Detailing:  Advanced Management of Opioids

This session focuses on the clinical care of patients prescribed opioids in primary care.  This session includes information about how to safely discontinue opioids in primary care.  The topic reviews the evidence for non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic alternatives to opioids for conditions common in primary care, such as chronic low back pain.

http://www.med.uvm.edu/ahec/vermontacademicdetailing

Prescribing Controlled Substances: 1 credit