September 29, 2016

The Medical Society of Virginia (MSV) provides valuable learning opportunities for physicians to experience continuous learning in their fields and earn their continuous medical education (CME) and maintenance of certification (MOC) requirements. During its Annual Meeting at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center, MSV is hosting two educational sessions on Sat., Oct. 15, that local physicians and health care professionals will not want to miss! 

Please join us for one or both of the following: 

Critical Thinking for Quality Improvement in Clinical Care 
In partnership with the MSV Foundation, MSV is offering a physician-developed and led Part IV MOC program open to all practicing physicians from 8:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Participation is limited to 35 physicians and seats are filling quickly. Register at  

The workshop, Critical Thinking for Quality Improvement in Clinical Care, is relevant to all practicing physicians or those involved in performance measurement. The session, led by Mark Greenawald, M.D. and Kurt Elward, M.D., M.P.H., FAAFP focuses on the development of good clinical questions, better utilization of internet search engines and optimization of the use of EHRs in improving patient care. Previous sessions of the class have received outstanding ratings from attendees. Fees for the class are:

  • $150 – MSV Physician and PA members, residents, medical students
  • $275 – Non-MSV members

Successful completion will award participants 20 hours of MOC Part IV credit. In addition, an application for 20 hours of AAFP prescribing credit has been submitted.  

Addiction Disease Management (ADM): Integrating Addiction Disease Management into Your Outpatient Clinical Practice 
In partnership with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and the Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) on addiction treatment, MSV is offering a special educational offering to provide four hours buprenorphine training that is intended to expand the number of physicians able to treat addiction. The program is being designed by MSV member and Deputy Commissioner of Health, S. Hughes Melton, MD MBA FAAFP FABAM. Visit to register for this event today – please note that registration for this session must be completed separately from Annual Meeting registration.


  • Recall Virginia specific data detailing public health impact of prescription drug abuse. 
  • Review the history of the development, initiation and utilization of the Virginia SUD waiver 
  • Review efficacy of evidence based addiction treatment. Treatment works! 
  • Describe the principles of universal precautions used as the standard of care in prescribing controlled substances 
  • Formulate response to challenges encountered in the management of addiction using MAT  Describe the role of the care team in MAT- administration, nursing, counseling and provider
  • Recall the benefits for implementation of VA MAT SUD benefit 
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of clinical, behavioral health, and administrative staff in delivering a comprehensive MAT program within the healthcare provider office setting 
  • Identify state level resources and peer support opportunities for implementation of MAT SUD benefit 

Course Description: Free lecture delivery session to learn more about the role specific business and clinical delivery model for integrating Addiction Disease Management into the clinical outpatient practice. This training is held in partnership by the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services and the Virginia Department of Health.

Target Audience: Practicing/Licensed MDs/DOs, APNs, PAs, medical students, substance abuse professionals, rehabilitation professionals, behavioral health professionals, and clinic administrators in the Commonwealth. No skill level is required.

Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of University Health Services Professional Education Programs (UHS-PEP) of Virginia Commonwealth University Health System and the Virginia Department of Health.  UHS-PEP is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement: UHS-PEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(TM).  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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