Upcoming CME

2024 Southwestern Conference on Medicine®

March 21, 2024 - March 24, 2024

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Registration closed on March 21.

The 2024 Southwestern Conference on Medicine was proudly presented by Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation in joint providership with Cleveland Clinic and took place at the beautiful Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, AZ from March 21 - 24. The livestream occurred simultaneously.

Important Links and Downloads
Printable Agenda
On-Demand Website Login
Opioid Memo
Cleveland Clinic Credit Claiming Website

Accreditation Statements
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education and Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation. Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

American Medical Association (AMA)
Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation (TOMF) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. TOMF designates this program for a maximum of 30 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
The AAFP has reviewed 2024 Southwestern Conference on Medicine and deemed it acceptable for up to 30.00 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 03/21/2024 to 03/24/2024. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

All those registered prior to the Conference start date (March 21) have access to recordings of the Conference for playback and review through May 10. The credit claiming period is also open through May 10.

Opioid/Controlled Substances Education
The Conference agenda offered 3 hours of controlled substances/opioid relevant education. Arizona Revised Statute 32-3248.02 requires all healthcare professionals authorized to prescribe Schedule II controlled substances to complete a minimum of three hours in each two year license renewal cycle. Click here to download the opioid memo.

Conference Description
The Southwestern Conference on Medicine® is an annual event designed to bridge practice gaps between primary care providers’ current knowledge, practice performance, patient outcomes and the ever evolving standards of care in modern medicine. Primary care providers, internal medicine specialists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and all other physician specialties are minimally exposed to the continual influx of new research data, recent studies and emerging disease states and lack expert mentoring to be able to improve competency, practice performance and patient outcomes. By providing the most current evidence-based findings, studies and technological advances, the Conference will allow the participants to advise their patients to improve care, outcomes and health. The knowledge, competence and performance gaps of this educational activity were developed from data collected from past Conference participants and outcomes measurement tools, the Planning Committee’s perceptions of needed improvements in primary care diagnosis and treatments, national and local statistics and review of current trends in technology and medical literature.

Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to: recognize, analyze and assess current issues in primary care and internal medicine; identify and utilize new and updated treatment methods; review guidelines for treatment of a number of disease states and disorders; discuss cases regarding new treatment options and technological advances; utilize the most up-to-date clinical and scientific information in practice; examine case studies, patient outcomes, research results and best practice guidelines for application in clinical practice; appropriately evaluate patients for referral.

Faculty Disclosure
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education in joint providership with Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation has implemented a policy to comply with the current Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Standards for Integrity and Independence requiring mitigation of all faculty conflicts of interest. Faculty declaring a relevant financial relationship will be identified on the activity website and app.