September 22, 2016

The Medical Society of Virginia (MSV) has worked hard to provide creative solutions for you to continue to learn and grow within your profession. To that end, we are hosting two exciting educational sessions on Sat., Oct. 15 so you can participate in physician-developed and physician-led lessons that are directly relevant to your daily professional needs. Please join us: 

Critical Thinking for Quality Improvement in Clinical Care 
We’re pleased to offer you a new and easy way to complete your maintenance of certification (MOC) requirement. In partnership with the MSV Foundation, we are offering a physician-led Part 4 program on Sat., Oct. 15. Participation is limited to 35 physicians, so please register now to assure your seat. Even if you do not need MOC credits, you can still attend to achieve 20 hours for successful completion. 

The workshop, Critical Thinking for Quality Improvement in Clinical Care, is relevant to all practicing physicians and those who are involved in performance measurement. The lesson will be led by Mark Greenawald, M.D. and Kurt Elward, M.D., who have both provided MOC activities for more than 10 years with outstanding ratings. Please note that this session has a separate fee: 

  • $150 - MSV members, PAs, residents, medical students
  • $275 - non-members, academics, Alliance and office staff

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. Click here 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. 

Education Credits: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and the Virginia Department of Health. VCU is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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

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