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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 tele-video 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 sub-specialists.





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#.

For a list of conference days and topics please click this weblink  https://arimpact.uams.edu/weekly-case-conferences/ 

Online Professional Education

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Treating Opioid Use Disorder - A Challenging Case
Presenter(s): Michael Cucciare, PhD and Jessica Coker, MD
Accreditation: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 1.0 Credits, ANCC 1.0 Contact Hours, ACPE 1.0 Contact Hours
Launch Date: 05/15/2019
Expiration Date: 05/15/2022
Self-Care Techniques for Managing Chronic Pain
Presenter(s): Leah Tobey, PT, DPT
Accreditation: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 1.0 Credits, ANCC 1.0 Contact Hours, ACPE 1.0 Contact Hours
Launch Date: 05/15/2019
Expiration Date: 05/15/2022
The Impact of Opioid Dose Escalation on Pain Scores and Adverse Outcomes
Presenter(s): Corey Hayes, PharmD
Accreditation: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 1.0 Credits, ANCC 1.0 Contact Hours, ACPE 1.0 Contact Hours
Launch Date: 02/27/2019
Expiration Date: 02/27/2022
Depression in the Patient with Chronic Pain
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
Launch Date: 02/20/2019
Expiration Date: 02/20/2022
Cervicalgia and Tech- Neck How a Physical Therapist Can Help?
Presenter(s): Leah Tobey, PT, DPT
Accreditation: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 1.0 Credits, ANCC 1.0 Contact Hours, ACPE 1.0 Contact Hours
Launch Date: 02/13/2019
Expiration Date: 02/13/2022
Is Chronic Pain a Different Disease than Acute Pain?
Presenter(s): Leah Tobey, PT, DPT
Accreditation: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 1.0 Credits, ANCC 1.0 Contact Hours, ACPE 1.0 Contact Hours
Launch Date: 02/06/2019
Expiration Date: 02/06/2022
Non-Opioid Pharmacotherapy for Chronic Pain: What’s Available and What’s in the Pipeline
Presenter(s): Corey J Hayes, PharmD, PhD, MPH
Accreditation: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 1.0 Credits, ANCC 1.0 Contact Hours, ACPE 1.0 Contact Hours
Launch Date: 01/30/2019
Expiration Date: 01/30/2022
Navigating the Difficult Encounter
Presenter(s): Masil George, MD
Accreditation: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 1.0 Credits, ANCC 1.0 Contact Hours
Launch Date: 01/28/2019
Expiration Date: 01/28/2022

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