Continuing Medical Education

Chronic Pain and End-of-Life Training

Licensed physicians are required to complete 2 hours of Category 1 credits for chronic pain management and 2 hours of Category 1 credits for end-of-life care every five years. These requirements, which became effective August 17, 2011, are for physicians who provide primary care to patients (e.g., emergency physicians, family physicians, general practice physicians, internists, neurologists, pain medicine specialists, and psychiatrists.)

The lectures on this site are intended to help UI physicians fulfill this educational requirement and ensure licensure from the Iowa Board of Medicine. Upon completion of each module, you will be able to generate your own credit letter, or you may call our office during normal business hours and request a transcript. (Extension 5-8599).

Please note that not all the presentations are a full hour. A 60-minute presentation is equal to one hour of credit, so be sure to note the length of the lecture before making your selections. For additional information from the Iowa Board of Medicine regarding these requirements, please click on this link.

All Presentations:

End of Life Issues in Dementia

Michelle Weckmann, MD

Release Date: 03/03/2014
Expiration Date: 03/03/2017
Presentation Length: 60 minutes

This program has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
Nurses, physician assistants, and other allied health professionals will receive a participation letter.

Incorporating Advance Care Planning as a Part of Best Practice

Lori Rosenstein, MD

Release Date: 12/07/2015
Expiration Date: 12/07/2018
Presentation Length: 45 minutes

This program has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
Nurses, physician assistants, and other allied health professionals will receive a participation letter.

Mastering Tough Conversations: Discussing Prognosis & Goals of Care

Robert Arnold, MD

Release Date: 06/12/2014
Expiration Date: 06/12/2017
Presentation Length: 46 minutes

This program has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
Nurses, physician assistants, and other allied health professionals will receive a participation letter.

Pain Management and Opioids in Palliative Care

John Swegle, PharmD

Release Date: 12/28/2012
Expiration Date: 12/30/2016
Presentation Length: 70 minutes

This program has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
Nurses, physician assistants, and other allied health professionals will receive a participation letter.

Pain: How About a Different Approach

Ann Broderick, MD

Release Date: 09/21/2015
Expiration Date: 09/21/2018
Presentation Length: 62 minutes

This program has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
Nurses, physician assistants, and other allied health professionals will receive a participation letter.