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Control Substances Symposium


Tennessee Medical Association and East Tennessee State University present

Control Substances Symposium

March 12 - Memphis, TN

March 14 - Chattanooga, TN

March 26 - Johnson City, TN

April 11 - Nashville, TN

April 16 - Knoxville, TN

About This Conference Prescription drug abuse is at epidemic proportions. In 2009 approximately 1 million emergency department visits were attributed to prescription drug abuse. In the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), it estimated 2.4 million individuals in the U.S. used prescription drugs nonmedically for the first time. Many individuals are affected by prescription drug abuse, however youth, older adults and women may be particularly susceptible. The identification and prevention of prescription drug abuse is a problem that requires the proactive attention of physicians, patients, pharmacists and the entire healthcare community. The Prescription Drug Abuse Workshop is a one day event designed to address the causes, recognition, and preventive measures available to healthcare professionals. In addition, the Workshop will provide an overview of the legal and policy considerations that can produce positive impacts on the individuals adversely affected by prescription drug abuse, and on the health system entrusted with their care.
  This course will be offered 5 times over the course of a month, dealing with prescription drug abuse issues with 3 speakers (one physician, one investigator, one attorney) and a panel of 5 former abusers.
  To view the agenda 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 controlled substance safety.
Overall Conference Objectives As a result of attending this activity, the participant will be able to:
  • Describe the epidemic of addiction
  • Recall the history of laws and regulation of prescription drugs
  • Explain the pharmacology of prescription drugs
Location Various locations across the state
Fees There is no registration fee for this conference. Attendee space is limited, so early registration is essential.

March 12 - Garrett Auditorium at Baptist Hospital, Memphis, TN, to register email

March 14 - Probasco Auditorium at Erlanger Hospital, Chattanooga, TN, to register email

March 26 - Stanton Gerber Hall, Quillen College of Medicine, Johnson City, TN; to register click here or call ETSU Office of Continuing Medical Education at (423) 439-8027.

April 11 - Nashville, TN, to register email

April 16 - Knoxville, TN, to register email

Department of Health FAQ
quillen logo ACCME Accreditation: Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
etsu 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 Sponsorship: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University and Tennessee Medical Association. Quillen College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


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