January 2023 Florida Mandatory CME Topics

Navigating Florida’s Medical Landscape CME is a restream of the CME Track 1 held during the FMA 2022 Annual Meeting. This restream will help you maintain your Florida license & address key issues that affect FL-licensed physicians. FMA members for 2023 save $450 on 7 hours and have access to watch and complete the courses until January 22.

  • 9:00 - 11:00 a.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: Suzanne Harrison, MD, Director of Clinical Programs and Professor of Family Medicine & Rural Health and Robin Thompson, MA, JD, Executive Director, Survive and Thrive, Co-Chair and Member, Social Services Committee, Big Bend Coalition Against Human Trafficking

  • 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: Chris Nuland, JD, Attorney and General Counsel, Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons and American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists

  • 12:15 - 12:45 p.m. | Lunch Break

  • 12:45 - 2:45 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: Eileen Handberg, PhD, APRN, BC, FAHA, FACC, Research Professor of Medicine; Director, Clinical Trials Program; and Program Director, Florida CARES and CAP, UF Health Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

  • 3:00 - 5:00 p.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: David Koo, MD, Lake County Hospitalist Care and FMA Member

  • CME Information:
    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 enduring material for a maximum of seven (7.0) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
    Disclosure: Neither the planners nor the speakers of these sessions disclosed relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

    Member Type Prices
    2023 Physician/PA Members Complimentary
    Physician/PA Non-Members $450.00

    How does the event process work?

    Access Event Links in your FMA Account Profile on the CME Access/Claim Credit tab (screenshot below):


    Event Access:

    1. Event reminder emails will be sent one week, one day, and one hour before the event begins.
    2. Use event access link in your CME Access/Claim Credit tab or the JOIN WEBINAR button in the confirmation/reminder emails to access the webinar.
    3. Slides and/or documents will be in the handouts section of the webinar, if available.


    1. Follow-up email from the FMA containing a link to the recorded session will be sent within 24 hours of the event conclusion.
    2. Access to the recording will remain open until January 22.

    Claiming CME Credit:

    1. Log in to your FMA account profile and click the CME Access/Claim Credit tab in the light blue menu (example shown above)
    2. Click the event's Claim CME Credit hyperlink
    3. All CME credits will be reported on your behalf to CE Broker by January 24, after the January 22 deadline.
    4. CME Certificates will be mailed January 26.

    For assistance, email membership@flmedical.org

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