This live webinar fulfills new DEA requirement for 8 hours continuing education on treatment and management of patients with opioid or other substance use disorders (SUDs).

LIVE Webinar Conference

Northwest Seminars presents Opioids and Other Substances of Abuse, a live webinar.

This live web conference will be presented with the same quality speakers and topics as our on-site conferences.

This is a live online course and will not be available for viewing later.

See below for more details.


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This course is designed for physicians, certified registered nurse anesthetists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and all other medical care providers who require training in opioid or other substance use disorders.


The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently released materials related to the new Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act. The Act requires new or renewing DEA registrants, as of June 27, 2023, to have completed a total of at least eight hours of accredited continuing education (CE) on the treatment and management of patients with opioid or other substance use disorders before renewing their license. This program fulfills this new requirement.


Discuss the evolution and scope of the opioid crisis in the United States

Review the pharmacological effects and mechanisms of action of opioids and other substances of abuse

Identify the risk factors and signs of opioid and substance use disorders

Explore evidence-based prevention and harm reduction strategies

Enhance knowledge of treatment options and resources

Promote compassion and reduce stigma around substance use disorders

Opioids and Other Substances of Abuse
LIVE Webinar Conference
November 11, 2023

  All times in Pacific Time  

Saturday, November 11

  0655 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0700 The Opioid Epidemic Gripping America: Pain, Euphoria, and Avarice - How Opium, Big Pharma, Medicine, and the Search for Deliverance Created a National Crisis
  0800 Opioids Epidemic and Opioid Alternatives F.LoVecchio
  0900 Break
  0910 Fentanyl and the Escalating Opiate Crisis G.Latson
  1010 Re-Imagining Community and Medical Response to Substance Use Disorders G.Latson
  1110 Novel and Deadly Street Drugs: Synthetic Opioids, Additives and Reversal Agents M.Murphy
  1210 Lunch
  1245 Meet the Patient Where They Are B.Egan
  1345 The Unspoken Harm of Stigma B.Egan
  1445 Drug Diversion: Coming to a Practice Near You T.Trentman
  1545 Adjourn  


8 Class A CE

8 CE

5.1 Pharmacology Hours†

Rev. 8/14/23



Bridgette Celeste Egan, MD
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Medical Director of Forensics
Assistant Director, Emergency Department
University Medical Center
New Orleans, Louisiana

Gary W. Latson, MD
CAPT, MC, USN (retired)
Former Division Director Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
Baylor Scott and White Healthcare
Temple Memorial Hospital
Temple, Texas
Associate Clinical Professor
Texas A&M University College of Medicine.
Bryan, Texas

Frank LoVecchio, DO, MPH
Professor, Research Scholar, Emergency Medicine, Pharmacology and Medicine
University of Arizona College of Medicine, Banner Poison Center
Valleywise Health, formerly Maricopa Medical Center
Medical Director of Clinical Research
College of Health Solutions, Arizona State University
Phoenix, Arizona

Mark T. Murphy, MD
Owner, MSN Education, LLC
Cozumel, Mexico
Medical Director
Northwest Anesthesia Seminars
Pasco, Washington

Jennifer Lanzillotta-Rangeley, PhD, CRNA
Associate Professor
Office of Research and Scholarship
College of Nursing
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio 

Terrence L. Trentman, MD
Chair Emeritus, Mayo Clinic Arizona
Professor of Anesthesiology
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Phoenix, Arizona


Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Board of Anesthesiology: This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™ (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website,, for a list of all MOCA 2.0® requirements.

Canadian Physicians: This activity is eligible for Section 1 credits in the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program. Participants must log into MAINPORT to claim this activity.

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists: This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology for 8 Class A CE credits; AANA approval number 1043470; Expiration Date 11/11/2023.

Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accept CME from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 8 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

Registered Nurses: NWAS/NWS is an approved provider for the following state nursing boards: Arkansas State Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), District of Columbia Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), Florida Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), Georgia Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), and the South Carolina Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480).

The AANA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP #10862.

This program offers 8 contact hours.

†Pharmacology hours subject to change.


Mark T. Murphy, MD, MSN Education, LLC, Treasure Island, Florida, Medical Director, Northwest Seminars, Pasco, Washington


Factors beyond our control sometimes necessitate changes in the schedule and faculty. If time permits, we will inform all registrants of any changes prior to the program. Changes will be announced in class.


We reserve the right to cancel a course for any reason. In such case, a minimum of 14 days notice will be given to those registered and 100% of tuition paid will be refunded. NWS/NWAS will not be responsible for any other liabilities you may incur.


No penalty for webinar cancellation received by October 28, 2023. $50 penalty for webinar cancellations received after October 28, 2023. Cancellation must be made in writing. No tuition credit or refund will be issued for attendees that do not log in for the program.

FAP (Frequent Attendee Points)

We value your patronage and have a simple program to reward you. Our Frequent Attendee Points (FAP) program gives you an added bonus for money spent on our seminars, as well as cruise cabins booked through our in-house travel agency, Northwest Worldwide Travel.

You are automatically enrolled in this program with your paid registration. Click here for more information.

*Effective January 1, 2023, net hotel stays for 2023 and beyond will no longer be included in FAP calculations.

Lecture notes will be provided via download in PDF format.

You must sign-in every day you attend to receive credit.

While we strive for accuracy at all times with our published information, we cannot be responsible for typographical and other errors.

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