Best Practices in Responsible Opioid Prescribing and Dispensing: A Healthcare Provider Training

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Best Practices in Responsible Opioid Prescribing and Dispensing: A Healthcare Provider Training

Saturday, March 29, 2014, Weyers Cave, VA
Sunday, March 30, 2014, Middletown, VA
Saturday, April 5, 2014, Danville, VA
Sunday, April 6, 2014, Williamsburg, VA

8:00AM-12:00PM

Course Description: In March and April, the Virginia Department of Health, East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine, the Medical Society of Virginia, the Virginia Pharmacists Association and the Virginia Dental Association are partnering to offer a free forum that will provide health care providers with knowledge and skills to apply in clinical practice regarding prescribing controlled substances.  This event is supported by funding from the Virginia Department of Health-Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant. In kind donations have been provided by: Regional Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention- Danville, Virginia.

Agenda: To view the agenda or learn more about the program click here.

Handouts: Click here to view the handouts.

Registration: To register, click on the location below or call Donna Dougherty at 423 439 8027.

Location:

Saturday, March 29, 2014, Blue Ridge Community College, Plecker Workforce Center, One College Lane, Weyers Cave, Virginia 24486 Click here to register
Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide food and drinks at this meeting. For your comfort, please feel free to bring your own. Thank you!

Sunday, March 30, 2014, Lord Fairfax Community College, 173 Skirmisher Ln, Middletown, VA 22645 Click here to register
Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide food and drinks at this meeting. For your comfort, please feel free to bring your own. Thank you!

Saturday, April 5, 2014, Institute for Advance Learning and Research, Barkhouser Auditorium, 150 Slayton Ave, Danville, VA 24540 Click here to register
THANK YOU to the Regional Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention for providing food and drinks for this meeting!

Sunday, April 6, 2014, Woodlands Inn Conference Center, Oak Room, 105 Visitor Center Dr, Williamsburg, VA 23185 Click here to register
Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide food and drinks at this meeting. For your comfort, please feel free to bring your own. Thank you!

Fees: There are no fees for this activity. However, advance registration is required.

Cancellation: While there is no charge to attend this program, there is a cost for it to be offered. If you have registered and find you cannot attend, please call Donna Dougherty at 423.439.8027.

Target Audience: Practicing/Licensed MDs/DOs, APNs, PAs, Dentists, Pharmacists, and Medical Students in the Commonwealth.

Prior skill level required for attendees: No skill level is required; however, this course is designed for prescribers.

Educational Methods: Lecture and case-studies

Learning Objectives: As a result of participating in this activity, the attendee should be able to:

  • Apply appropriate risk assessment strategies (i.e., Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies [REMS], Universal Precautions) for the abuse, misuse, and diversion of opioid therapies used in the management of chronic pain.
  • Select screening instruments to identify patients at risk for opioid dependence and/or abuse.
  • Evaluate abuse-deterrent technologies associated with opioid therapy.
  • Evaluate evidence-based literature for patient-related factors associated with risk of relapse if opioid medications are used to treat pain in patients with a history of addiction.
  • Formulate a response to challenges encountered in the management of chronic pain in patients at risk for, or with a history of, addiction.
  • Contrast options for pharmacotherapy (e.g., nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs [NSAIDs], opioid therapies, adjunctive agents) for chronic pain in patients at risk for, or with a history of, addiction.
  • Review the history of the development, initiation and utilization of the PMP in Virginia.
  • Explain the goals of the PMP.
  • Demonstrate how to use the PMP as a resource in patient-centered care.
  • Evaluate a PMP report and develop a plan of action to use in the clinical setting.

Disclosure information and Potential Conflicts of Interest

East Tennessee State University's Quillen College of Medicine, Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) holds the standard that its medical education programs should be free of commercial bias and conflict of interest. It is the policy of each that presenters and planning committee members of any CME activity must disclose any significant financial interest/arrangement of affiliation with corporate organizations whose products or services are being discussed in a presentation. All commercial support of an educational activity must also be disclosed to the conference attendees.

Speakers and Planning Committee Members with No Potential Conflict of Interest :
Each of the following speakers and planning committee members have completed a disclosure from indicating that they or members of their immediate family do not have a financial interest/arrangement of affiliation that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest related to the content or supporters involved with this activity:

  • Sarah T. Melton, PharmD, BCPP, BCACP, CGP, FASCP
  • Hughes Melton, MD
  • Ralph Orr

Activity Director: Sarah T. Melton, PharmD, BCPP, CGP; 
Associate Professor, Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

 

Education
Credits:
 
logo Joint Providership: 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 providership of Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University and the Virginia Department of Health. Quillen College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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.
logo CME Credit: Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ . Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity
  ACPE Credit: The Virginia Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  ADA CERP credit: The Virginia Dental Association is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
vda logo ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry
  The Virginia Dental Association designates this activity for 3.5 continuing education credits.
  This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between The Virginia Dental Association and Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University.
ACPE logo

VCU School of Pharmacy, Office of Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Upon successful completion of all learning assessment activities and submission of an evaluation form, participants will receive 3.5 contact hours (0.350 CEUs).

UAN:
Taking the "Ouch" Out of Pain Management in Patients with Addiction: 294-999-14-097-L04-P
Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP): Your Partner in Patient Management with Controlled Substances: 294-999-14-098-L04-P