Accreditation Information


Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

1.00 hour meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine's for risk management study. This program meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for 1.00 hour of opioid education.

ACGME Competencies

  • Patient care
  • Medical knowledge
  • Interpersonal and communication skills

IOM Competencies

  • Provide patient-centered care
  • Work in interdisciplinary teams
  • Employ evidence-based practice

Needs Statement

Primary care providers and others who prescribe opioids for chronic pain struggle with when and how best to taper patients who are on high doses of opioids in a patient-centered and medically-sound way, while keeping their patients safe and managing their pain.  This one-hour program will share best practices in opioid tapering.  Identifying when to taper and knowing how to do so will result in improved patient care and reduce the risk of harm associated with high doses of opioids.


At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to assess when and ho to taper opioid doses to safely and appropriately manage chronic pain.

Target Audience

Primary and specialty clinicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and nurses involved in the management of patients with chronic pain.

Faculty Disclosure

All planners, speakers, authors, and reviewers involved with content development for continuing education activities provided by Boston University are expected to disclose any real or perceived conflict of interest related to the content of the activity. Detailed disclosures will be included in participant materials or given prior to the start of the activity.