Opioid compliance: Federal laws and regulations

FREE: For AVMA Members

CE Credit: 1.00
Price: $25.00
AVMA Member Price: $0.00

Presenter: Dr. Lauren Forsythe, DICVP, FSVHP


Human opioid abuse requires veterinary providers to do our part to keep these important drugs out of the wrong hands.  Dr. Lauren Forsythe, pharmacy director at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital, covers federal regulations surrounding controlled substances, and what you and your practice need to know to be in line with federal law. She also shares examples that illustrate the challenges of preventing drug diversion, even for the most diligent practitioners. This session is essential learning for veterinary team members to understand what is required according to federal law.

This webinar will assist in meeting state CE requirements for prescribing controlled substances, including opioids.

Participants can expect to learn about:

  • Federal laws surrounding controlled substances, including registration, record keeping, storage, dispensing, inventory, and prescribing
  • How careful attention to regulatory compliance can help prevent diversion
  • Why preventing diversion is more difficult than just practicing “good” medicine


Go AVMA’s website here to access it.

Rudeness on the Job: What to do when work hurts
Speaker: Jen Brandt, Ph.D.

FREE Webinar to AVMA MEMBERS – Register Here

Do you cringe at the thought of going to work? If so, you aren’t alone. Like many others, it might be because you’re experiencing more unpleasant interactions at work than ever before. Research from around the United States and beyond shows that rudeness is on the rise, especially towards people whose job is to help others – including fire responders, healthcare professionals, restaurant workers, flight attendants, store clerks, attorneys, and others.

Rudeness at work can hurt us in many ways. It can harm our emotional and physical health, and negatively impact our organizations. Fortunately, there are effective steps we can take to address the rise of rudeness in the workplace.

Join AVMA’s director of wellbeing, diversity, and inclusion initiatives to explore why rudeness in the workplace is on the rise, how we can address poor behavior, and why solutions aimed at trying to control other people’s behaviors generally aren’t effective. Come away with evidence-based strategies for preventing and diffusing displaced anger in the veterinary workplace.