CME Offerings at Annual Meeting


Friday, July 28 | 9 a.m.-5:45 p.m. (EDT) (7 credits)
Navigating Florida’s Medical Landscape

  • 9-11 a.m. | Controlled Substance Prescribing (2 credits)
    This session fulfills the CME requirement for Florida-licensed MDs and DOs who are registered with the DEA and authorized to prescribe controlled substances. The course will highlight updated and new prescribing laws and rules; emphasize the current standards for prescribing controlled substances, particularly opiates; review alternatives to opiates, including nonpharmacological options; and address the risks of opioid addiction following all stages of treatment in the management of acute pain.

    Presenter: Joshua Lenchus, DO, Chief Medical Officer, Broward Health and FMA President

  • 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. | Florida Laws, Rules & Ethics (1 credit)
    This session, required for osteopathic physicians licensed in Florida, is intended to demystify Florida's physician licensure and regulatory process and to highlight the top legal and ethical issues currently affecting Florida-licensed physicians. Allopathic physicians who complete this course can earn general CME credit.

    Presenter: Gregory Chaires, JD, Managing Partner/Attorney at Law, Chaires, Brooderson & Guerrero, P.L. 

  • 12:15-1:30 p.m. | Lunch Break

  • 1:30-3:30 p.m. | Domestic Violence (2 credits)
    This session fulfills the renewal requirement (two credits every six years) for allopathic and osteopathic physicians licensed in Florida. The content is intended to remind physicians that sometimes the little things they do in everyday practice, like detailed documentation and simple screenings, can make a huge difference in the lives of patients.

    Presenters: Himangi Kaushal, MD, MBA, Lead Physician, UHealth Premier, UM Miller School of Medicine and Cristina I. Pravia, MD, MBA, Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, UM Miller School of Medicine

  • 3:45-5:45 p.m. | Prevention of Medical Errors (2 credits)
    This session features the mandatory content required by the Florida Boards of Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine for prevention of medical errors, including root cause analysis, error reduction and prevention, patient safety, and the most commonly mis-diagnosed conditions identified by the two Boards.

    Presenter: Susan Boisvert, BSN, MHSA, ACPPS, CPHRM, DFASHRM, Senior Patient Safety Risk Manager, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management, The Doctors Company, Region III

Saturday, July 29 | 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (EDT) (3 credits)
Healthy Physician, Happy Physician
The FMA is working to empower physicians and chip away at the stigma that discourages many clinicians from seeking mental health support. Participate in this CME panel to hear important information about caring for your mental health, resources to help you self-advocate and be a powerful ally for peers and team members, and tips to incorporate wellness-centered leadership into your practice.

  • David Chesire, PhD, Associate Professor of Surgery, UF Health Jacksonville; and Director, Center for Healthy Minds and Practice (CHaMP)
  • Mark McIntosh, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, UF Health Jacksonville; and Medical Director, Employee Wellness Jax
  • Mona Masood, DO, Psychiatrist, Southampton Psychiatric Associates, PC; and Founder & Chief Organizer, Physician Support Line -
  • Robert D. Morton, MAS, CPPS, CPHRM, ARM, Assistant Vice President, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management, The Doctors Company
  • Nicole Washington, DO, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, Elocin Psychiatric Services, PLLC; and Founder, Physician Mental Health –

  • Moderator: Debra Williams, MD, FMA Member; Leadership Consultant and Physician Coach

Sunday, July 30 | 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (EDT) (3 credits)
What Blue Zones Can Teach Us About Longevity
If you are wondering what a blue zone is, then this is the session for you. Participate in this CME panel to hear the exciting Blue Zones® origin story, learn about key Blue Zones principles, and discover how Blue Zones Project is transforming community health and well-being.

  • Nick Buettner, Vice President of Product and National Consultant & Speaker, Blue Zones®, LLC
  • Nicole Hamm, Executive Director, Blue Zones Project – Jacksonville
  • Sunil Joshi, MD, President, Family Allergy Asthma Consultants
  • Deb Logan, MEd, RDN, Consultant & Former Executive Director, Blue Zones Project - SWFL

  • Moderator: Debra Williams, MD, FMA Member; Leadership Consultant and Physician Coach



Credit and Designation Statements
The Florida Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Florida Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.