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Office of Continuing Medical Education


CME Application & Other Forms



CME Newsletter - FOCUS

2015-2017 CME Application

Now Available!

Upcoming conferences:


Current Concepts in Ophthalmology

 January 8-9, 2016

1st Annual Cancer Health Disparities Symposium

March 4, 2016

4th Annual Emerging Trends in Dialysis

May 6, 2016




                             Medical Billing and Coding Program


PainEDU REMS Education Program

The goal of the PainEDU REMS Education Program is to help healthcare providers make better-informed decisions about their patients' pain care when Extended-Release/Long-Acting (ER/LA) opioid analgesics are an appropriate component of therapy. It aims to educate healthcare providers on how to safely prescribe ER/LA opioid analgesics to control pain while minimizing adverse effects and negative outcomes - most importantly, overdose and death.

The PainEDU REMS Education Program is a direct response to the FDA Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) and is sponsored and certified by Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, under the direction of Naum Shaparin, MD. and Kevin L. Zacharoff, MD. The CME content is directed towards prescribers of ER/LA opioid analgesics, but is also relevant for other healthcare professionals.


   The PainEDU REMS Education Program is web-based, consisting of 3 one-hour CME activities, totaling 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits, and can be completed at the provider’s convenience.