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MAPA 2020 Opioid Webinar Series


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Opioid addiction remains a significant disease burden in the U.S., and it is crucial that more practitioners understand how to identify, manage, and treat patients with opioid-use disorders as well as learn judicious best practices for opioid prescribing in an effort to prevent opioid abuse. This CME series aims to address this specific practice gap and includes two training presentations.

This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 2 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid for one year from 6/28/2020. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.


Did you know?
NPs can often claim AAPA Category 1 CME credit as continuing education with AANPCB and ANCC. AAPA recommends that NPs check with their certification/licensing authority to confirm that AAPA credit is acceptable



Lecture Descriptions:

Clinical Implications of Opioid Pharmacogenomics - 1 CME

This presentation will first provide an overview of opioid pharmacology and clinical usage through the scope of available pharmacogenomics data. There will be much time focused on individual opioid metabolism and how genetic polymorphisms can alter the effectiveness and safety of these medications. At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to: 

  1. Discuss opioid pharmacology, analgesic potency, and major metabolism pathways
  2. Review current literature and guideline recommendations surrounding the use of pharmacogenomics for pain management 
  3. Develop a pain management plan for a patient using pharmacogenomic data


Presented by: John Trnka, Pharm.D., BCPS

About the Speaker: 
Dr. Trnka obtained his Pharm.D. from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN and completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident at MCHS-Mankato. John currently practices as an Inpatient Clinical Pharmacist at MCHS-Mankato and is a Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist. John's practice interests in emergency medicine, toxicology, and infectious disease.


Development of a Comprehensive Opioid Management Program in Rural Orthopaedics - 1 CME

Describe the steps in developing an opioid management protocol specific to your practice. The objectives for this presentation include:

  1. Evaluate clinical practice to determine baseline opioid prescribing practices.
  2. Develop a comprehensive opioid management schedule based on the orthopaedic procedure performed.
  3. Demonstrate to state and federal agencies leadership in the safe management and prescribing of opioid medication.

Presented by: Matthew Fleming, PA-C, MPAS


About the Speaker: Matthew has been practicing as a PA since graduation in 2015 from the University of Charleston. He has worked since then in general Orthopaedics in Crosby, MN with a focus in Hip and Knee reconstruction.

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