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Chronic Pain Guidelines

Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention of Anderson County, Tennessee Department of Health, and East Tennessee State University present

Chronic Pain Guidelines
Dinner is at 5:30 
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
About This Conference
  • In 2011, Tennessee had the second highest per capita prescription rate for opioids in the US.
  • Unintentional overdose deaths increased more than 250% from 2001 to 2011, exceeding deaths due to motor vehicle accidents, homicide or suicide in 2010.
  • The number of babies born dependent to drugs who suffered from Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) grew ten-fold from 2001 to 2011.
  • Worker's compensation programs have seen the number of people treated for substance abuse increase five-fold in ten years.
  • In the midst of this substance abuse epidemic, chronic pain is likewise a significant public health problem. At least 116 million US adults—more than the number affected by heart disease, diabetes and cancer combined—suffer from common chronic pain conditions.
  • Acute and chronic pain are among the most common reasons for physician visits, for taking medications and are major causes of work disability. Severe chronic pain affects physical and mental functioning, quality of life and productivity.

To view the agenda click here.

Dates and Locations
Memphis, TN March 6, 2014 St. Francis Hospital, 5950 Park Avenue, Longinotti Auditorium registration closed
Nashville, TN March 11, 2014 Lentz Public Health Dept., 311 23rd Avenue, North, Nashville, TN, 37203 registration closed
Chattanooga, TN March 20, 2014 Probasco Auditorium at Erlanger Hospital, 975 East Third Street registration closed
Knoxville, TN March 25, 2014 UT Medical Center, Wood Auditorium, 1924 Alcoa Highway, 1st floor registration closed
Oak Ridge, TN November 12, 2014 New Hope Center, 602 Scarboro Rd, Oak Ridge, TN 37830 registration closed
Harriman, TN January 27, 2015 Roan Medical Center, 8045 Roane Medical Center Drive, Harriman, TN 37748 registration closed
  • Introduction to Tennessee Clinical Practice Guidelines For Management of Chronic Pain
    -click here-
  • Chronic Pain Guidelines
    Mitchell Mutter, M.D
    -click here-
  • Pain Management Guidelines: Where We Were, Are and Going
    Sharon K. Davies, DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC
    Clinical Assistant Professor
    University of Tennessee
    College of Nursing
    1200 Volunteer Blvd.
    Knoxville, TN 37996-4180
    -click here-
  • Common Misconceptions by Healthcare Workers that Prevent Safe Pain Management Practices
    Michael O'Neil, Pharm.D
    Drug Diversion, Substance Abuse, and Pain Management Consultant
    Professor, Vice Chair Dept. of Pharmacy Practice
    South College of Pharmacy
    Knoxville, TN
    -click here-
Activity Director Stephen Loyd, MD, Professor, Internal Medicine, Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
Target Audience Physicians in all specialties; Nurse Practitioners; PAs; Pharmacists; Psychologists; Nurses; students; hospital administrators/managers; pharmacy techs; public health professionals and students; risk/safety/environmental planners/managers, and all other interested in chronic pain management and controlled substance safety.
Overall Conference Objectives As a result of attending this activity, the participant will be able to:
  • Review the Tennessee Controlled Substance Monitoring Database (CSMD) since January 1, 2013
  • Discuss Pain Clinic laws and changes
  • List CSMD Enhancements -Push notifications, EHR plans
  • State Overdose deaths and NAS per capita
  • Utilize Chronic Pain Guidelines
Fees There is no registration fee for this conference. Attendee space is limited, so early registration is essential.
logo ACCME Accreditation:   The Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
logo CME Credit: Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ . Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Joint Providership:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University and the Tennessee Department of Health. Quillen College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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