Regional Scientific Meeting

Saturday, September 16, 2017, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM ET

2 Courses - 1 Day

8:30 am to 11:45 am
Session 1: Safe Opioid Prescribing and Overdose Prevention

Completion of this course fulfills the minimum three hours of continuing medical education in the area of pain and symptom management required by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.

Safe Opioid Prescribing

Speaker: Cara Poland, MD, Michigan State University

  • Describe the regulatory framework for safe opioid prescribing
  • Dissolve common misconceptions that lead to under treatment of legitimate pain patients
  • Discuss expected best practices for opioid prescribing

Overdose Prevention

Speaker: Stephen Alsum, Grand Rapids Red Project

  • Apply “SAMHSAs Opioid Overdose Toolkit” into their practice
  • Implement strategies to effectively counsel patients on overdose risk and opioid safety
  • Describe and apply to their practice prescription of naloxone rescue kits including components of a kit, overdose prevention and response training
  • Identify and implement a model for naloxone rescue kit distribution that is appropriate for their practice and their community

1:15 pm to 3:45 pm
Session 2: Symposium on Retirement Planning 

*Please note AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are not available for this course

Plan now to enjoy a secure, comfortable retirement. Whether you have recently retired or are in the planning stages, expert speakers will share their knowledge and help you navigate through the personal, professional, and financial aspects of retirement

The following topics will be covered:
  • The Legal Implication of Practicing After Retirement and Estate Planning
    Daniel J. Schulte, JD, Kerr Russell Attorneys and Counselors
  • 8 Mistakes Physicians Make With Their Money and How to Avoid Them
    Nathan Mersereau, CFP, WealthCare Advisors
  • Continuing Insurance Benefits Into Retirement
    Virginia Gibson, CEBS, Michigan State Medical Society



Full Day 

MSMS Members - $175
Non Members - $195
Medical Students - Free

Session 1 Only
MSMSMembers - $135
Non Members - $185
Medical Students - Free

Session 2 Only 
MSMS Members - $135
Non Members - $185
Medical Students - Free

*Please note that lunch will be provided with full day registration.


Prince Auditorium at Calvin College
3201 Burton Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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Marianne Benhamza