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Through the generosity of Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield and the Office of the State Drug Director, and in partnership with the Arkansas Medical Society, the Arkansas Academy of Family Medicine, the Arkansas Department of Health, and the Arkansas State Medical Board, UAMS is launching AR-IMPACT (Improving Multi-disciplinary Pain Care and Treatment) for Arkansas physicians to better manage chronic pain patients and those who need their opioid dosage reduced.

AR-IMPACT is a weekly free interactive televideo program offering free CME credit. The first conference is scheduled for May 2 and will continue to be held each Wednesday, from 12 to 1 p.m. The interactive conferences will begin with a brief didactic presentation about an aspect of the care of these patients, followed by a case conference format where doctors can present their difficult cases for discussion with their peers and with our panel of subspecialists.


G. Richard Smith, M.D., is the medical director of the Drug and Misuse and Injury Prevention Branch and a professor in the departments of Psychiatry, Medicine and Public Health at UAMS. Here he explains the concept for the creation of AR-IMPACT.

To contact the AR-IMPACT team, get on their distribution list or to request a video conference on a certain topic, e-mail us at AR-IMPACT@UAMS.EDU OR FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @ARKANSASIMPACT.

Conference Schedule

Please join us live at noon on Wednesdays by going to https://join.uams.edu/invited.sf?secret=YtVKQkHsoWTgJaguonymZw&id=415081971 or calling 1-844-885-1319, access code: 415081971#.


6/20Opioid Tapering (CDC App, MME Conversion, Medications for Withdrawal Symptoms)Teresa Hudson, PharmD, PhD
6/27What to Expect from Physical TherapyLeah Tobey, PT, DPT
7/11AddictionShona Ray-Griffith, MD
7/18Brief Screeners for Depression, Anxiety, and Opioid MisuseMichael Cucciare, PhD
7/25Brief Overview of Non-Opioid Pharmacological (Prescription and Herbal) Alternatives for PainTeresa Hudson, PharmD, PhD

Online Professional Education

Click View Details to see the program information. Click the program title to begin the activity

AR-IMPACT Case Conferences: Arkansas Prescriber Feedback Reports--Why are these being issued and how are they helpful to providers?
Presenter(s):Corey Hayes, PharmD
Accreditation: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 1.0 Credits, ANCC 1.0 Contact Hours, ACPE 1.0 Contact Hours
Expiration Date: 08/01/2021
AR-IMPACT Case Conferences: The SPACE Randomized Clinical Trial
Presenter(s): Shona Ray-Griffith, MD
Accreditation: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 1.0 Credits, ANCC 1.0 Contact Hours, ACPE 1.0 Contact Hours
Expiration Date: 08/01/2021



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