Earn up to 8.5 CME Credits for attending the full day!

Morning Session – Free SAFE Opioid Prescribing *

Jointly Provided by The New York State Pain Society, Miller Medical Communications and Pri-Med

Faculty:  Oscar de Leon Casasola MD, Katherine Galluzzi DO, and Bruce Nicholson MD

Earn up to 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and Receive your Certificate of Completion

7:30 a.m. Registration Opens and Breakfast provided

8:00 AM


Welcome and Opening Remarks from NYSPS President – Robert Duarte MD

8:15-8:30 AM

SAFE Opioid Prescribing Introduction

8:30-9:00 AM

Evaluation is Essential for Safe and Effective Pain Management Using ER/LA Opioids

9:00 – 9:30 AM

Best Practices for How to Start Therapy with ER//LA Opioids: How to Sop, and What to Do In Between

9:30-10:00 AM

Evidenced Based Tools for Screening for Patients at Risk and Monitoring for Adherence to Prescribed ER/LA Opioids

10:00 -10:15 AM

Break and Networking

10:15-10:45 AM

Talk to Me: Proven Methods to Counsel Your Patients on ER/LA Opioids and Achieve Positive Outcomes

10:45-11:15 AM

Everything You Always Wanted to Know about ER/LA Opioids as a Drug Class

11:15-11:45 AM

11:45 -12:00 PM

Getting the Most Clinical Insights from Specific ER/LA Opioids Product Information Sources

Questions, Discussion and Closing Remarks for Morning Session

12:00 – 1:00 PM       New York Legal Update and CDC Guidelines- What You Need to Know:

Lawrence Kobak DPM JD, Kern Augustine, PC (Lunch provided by the Society) (Earn up to 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit) 

Afternoon Session – Incorporating Medical Marijuana into Your Practice

Jointly Provided by The New York State Pain Society and Kern Augustine, PC

Earn up to 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Faculty:  Charles Argoff MD, Christopher Cardillo Esq., Robert Duarte MD, Grace Forde MD

Lawrence Kobak DPM JD, and Judy Barrett RPH, NY Department of Health

  Welcome from the New York State Pain Society - Grace Forde MD, Moderator

1:00-1:45  PM


Cannabis as a Medicine –Robert Duarte MD

1:45-2:30 PM

Evidenced Based Indications– Charles Argoff MD

2:30-3:15 PM

Regulatory Aspects of The NY Law – Judy Barrett RPH, NYDOH

3:15- 3:30PM

Break and Networking

3:30-4:15 PM

Legal Considerations – Lawrence Kobak  Esq. and Christopher Cardillo Esq.

4:15-5:00 PM

How to Incorporate Medical Cannabis into your Practice – Grace Forde MD

5:00-5:15 PM

Panel Discussion Q&A

5:15 PM

Closing Remarks and Thank You from Robert Duarte MD, President 2016-2018




 Accreditation and Credit Designation - Morning Session

SAFE Opioid Prescribing | Strategies. Assessment. Fundamentals. Education is provided by pmiCME, the accredited division of Pri-Med LLC .  Pri-Med is an independent medical education company providing timely, relevant educational programs for clinical professionals.

ACCME Accreditation with Commendation

ACCME Accreditation Statement pmiCME is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Designation Statement pmiCME designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AANP Providership pmiCME is approved as a provider of nurse practitioner continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. AANP provider number 040308. This program has been approved for 3.5 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 1.75 hours of pharmacology).

 SAFE Opioid Prescribing Support Information

This educational activity is supported by an independent educational grant from the ER/LA Opioid Analgesic REMS Program Companies. Please see for a listing of the member companies. This activity is intended to be fully compliant with the ER/LA Opioid Analgesic REMS education requirements issued by the US Food & Drug Administration.


Accreditation and Credit Designation - Luncheon and Afternoon Session

Target Audience: Physicians and other healthcare professionals who intend to treat patients for pain by use of medical marijuana

“Incorporating Medical Marijuana in Your Practice” Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Gain a better prospective about practice guidelines and how then can be used in various legal proceedings.
  • Comprehend the pharmacology of Cannabis.
  • Determine what evidence is there that cannabis helps in the treatment of chronic pain.
  • Review under the current law, who may prescribe medical marijuana and how.
  • Determine how a pain control practice may utilize medical marijuana in its practice to help its patients including implementation and dosing.

Kern Augustine, P.C. Accreditation Statement

Lunch Presentation and Medical Marijuana Workshop

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Policies of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) through the joint providership of Kern Augustine, P.C. and The New York State Pain Society.  Kern Augustine, P.C. is accredited by The Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.Kern Augustine, P.C. designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Kern Augustine, P.C. Disclosure Statement

Kern Augustine, P.C. relies upon planners and faculty participants in its CME activities to provide educational information that is objective and free of bias.  In this spirit and in accordance with the guidelines of MSSNY and the ACCME, all planners, moderators, authors and faculty for continuing medical education activities must disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests whose products, devices or services may be discussed in the content of a CME activity, that might be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest.  Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.


Registration Fees

SAFE Opioid Prescribing Morning Workshop is FREE

Medical Marijuana Afternoon Workshop is a nominal fee of $100

NYSPS Members receive a 50% discount off the Medical Marijuana Workshop (Use code:  nysps   at checkout)

The New York State Pain Society's Fall Workshop - Rochester

  • October 15, 2016
  • The Hilton Garden Inn Rochester Pittsford
    800 Pittsford Victor Rd
    Pittsford, New York
    United States

Event Workshops

SAFE Opioid Prescribing Course

October 15, 2016  08:00 - 12:00
Fee: $0.00
Seats Remaining:164

SAFE Opioid Prescribing | Strategies. Assessment. Fundamentals. Open to Physicians, Practitioners, Pharmacists, and Therapists. This program is a national curriculum developed with expert faculty based on the FDA Risk Evaluation Mitigation Strategies for Extended Release and Long Acting Opioids. Earn up to 3.5 CME and a Certificate of Completion.