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Webinar: Opioids, Controlled Substances & Veterinary Medicine 6-16-20 & 6-18-20
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Webinar: Opioids, Controlled Substances & Veterinary Medicine 6-16-20 & 6-18-20

 Export to Your Calendar 6/16/2020 to 12/31/2020
When: Live On: June 16 & 18, 2020
Where: Virtual Webinar
United States
Contact: 602-242-7936

Online registration is available until: 12/31/2020
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Webinar Session Details

Register to watch the recorded webinars "Part 1- Opioid, Controlled Substances & Veterinary Medicine" + "Part 2- The Addict with a Thousand Faces". After registering you will receive an emailed confirmation containing access information to view both webinars. Part 1 & 2 contain separate video links and passwords. 


AzVMA presents a two part webinar series "Opioids, Controlled Substances & Veterinary Medicine". By registering you are signing up for both parts 1 & 2. Approved for 3 CE hours by Arizona Academy of Veterinary Practice and meets the 3 hour Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act CE requirement for veterinarian license renewal. If you are unable to participate in either or both of these sessions, we will be sending out an email with instructions on how to access the recorded, on-demand videos. Registration will still be required for access to the on-demand sessions.

  • Part 1: Opioid, Controlled Substances & Veterinary Medicine
    • Disclaimer: The recording of this webinar may only be used for educational purposes. The DEA does not promote or support the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association or its business activities.
  • Part 2: The Addict with a Thousand Faces

You are required to watch both parts in their entirety to receive 3 hours of CE credit. 

Webinar Rates:

  • AzVMA Member: $75
  • Non-member: $111
About the Opioid Webinar Series:
  • The webinars are hosted through Zoom.
  • These webinars meet the 3 hour AZ Opioid Epidemic Act CE requirement for license renewal.
  • CE credit will only be awarded to those who watch the entire webinar.
  • Recorded versions are available to registrants who couldn't watch the live webinar.
  • You must watch both Part 1 & Part 2 to earn 3 CE hours.
  • Review our Webinar FAQ Handout for answers to commonly asked questions.


About the Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act

Did you know? On January 26, 2018, the Governor signed SB1001, known as the "2018 Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act." The new requirements related to veterinarians became effective on April 26, 2018 that "requires health professionals who are authorized to prescribe or dispense schedule II controlled substances AND who have a valid U.S. DEA registration number to complete at least 3 hours of opioid, substance use disorder or addiction-related continuing education each license renewal cycle." 

The opioid CE requirement to renew your Arizona veterinary license is for each licensing period, per the Arizona State Veterinary Medical Examining Board (click here to read more about this requirement).


Speakers - Part 1

Michael Grafton
Drug Enforcement Administration

Michael Grafton is the Diversion Program Manager with the Drug Enforcement Administration. Mike Grafton oversees DEA Diversion staff in the State of Arizona. He worked in the DEA’s Chicago Field Division for fourteen years before being transferred to DEA-Headquarters. There, he worked as a Staff Coordinator in the Liaison and Policy Section. Since 2008, he has served in the Phoenix Field Division as a Supervisor and Program Manager.

Laura Esquer, MS
Drug Enforcement Administration

Laura Esquer is the Diversion Outreach Coordinator with the Drug Enforcement Administration.


Speakers - Part 2

Estil Wallace
Scottsdale Cornerstone Healing Center

Estil Wallace is the CEO and Founder of Scottsdale Cornerstone Healing Center. He has worked in the recovery field for 12 years. Estil has served as the organization’s’ Executive Director, Board Member and President. He has also worked directly with alcoholics and drug addicts inside of the Maricopa County jail system including Tent City, Lower Buckeye, Durango and Towers Jail. Additionally, Estil has over 14 years of experience with inside/outside sales, management, networking and digital marketing. He believes that anyone can heal that has the willingness to change.

Marcus Clark
Scottsdale Cornerstone Healing Center

Marcus Clark from Scottsdale Cornerstone Healing Center has worked in the Mental Health / Substance Abuse field for over 5 years. Marcus specializes in developing and managing substance abuse and mental health programs. He has worked with Phoenix Fire and Police Departments developing processes for training, managing, community involvement and coordination between various mental health organizations. He has also worked with Pinnacle Peak Recovery, Scottsdale Providence Recovery Center, as well as three different mental health disorder programs for Community Bridges and Empact SPC.