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Free Educational Forum on Prescription Drug Abuse for Healthcare Providers

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Educational Provider

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On Saturday, September 22, 2012, Substance Abuse Free Environment Inc., (SAFE), a not-for-profit substance abuse prevention coalition in Chesterfield County, is joining forces with co-sponsors One Care of Southwest Virginia, Inc. and the Medical Society of Virginia to offer a free forum that will educate health care providers, prescribers and pharmacy professionals on current practices of how to prevent, identify and treat prescription drug abuse. The educational provider for this conference is Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University.

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


  Registration: To register, click here or call at 423 439 8027.
safe logo Location: This program will be held in Room 102 of the Nicholas Center, John Tyler Community College, at 13101 Jefferson Davis Highway, Chester, VA, 23831.
  Fees: There are no fees for this activity. However, advance registration is required.
tyler logo 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.
one care logo Target Audience: Practicing/Licensed MDs/DOs, APNs, PAs, Dentists, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians and Interns, and Medical Students in the Commonwealth.
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Course Content and Learning Objectives: As a result of participating in this activity, the attendee should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the legal and regulatory requirements for using controlled substances to treat chronic pain in Virginia
  • Illustrate how health care providers can work with law enforcement to curb prescription drug abuse in the region
  • Compare options available for treatment of opiate dependence (i.e., methadone maintenance therapy and buprenorphine) with a focus on safety, efficacy and appropriate prescribing precautions
  • Describe the universal precautions for prescribing controlled substances
  • Demonstrate how to use the PMP as a resource in patient-centered care
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Activity Date and Time: This activity is scheduled from 8:00 AM – 12:15 PM on Saturday, September 22, 2012. Registration and continental breakfast will begin at 7:00 AM.


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Financial Support: Direct and indirect financial support is being provided by Substance Abuse Free Environment Inc., (SAFE), One Care of Southwest Virginia, and John Tyler Community College. There is no commercial financial support for the program.


Educational Format: Lecture, Q &A, Case Presentations



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


Education Credits  
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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 The Medical Society of Virginia. 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.

etsu 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 CreditsTM . Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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ADA CERP Credit:

The VCU School of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

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 VCU School of Dentistry designates this activity for 4.0 continuing education credits.


Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of Credit is pending.


 acpe logo ACPE Credit:The Virginia Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Disciplinary Actions from State Regulatory Boards
ACPE Program # 0278-0000-12-012-L03-P; 0278-0000-12-012-L03-T ; .75 hours CE

The Intersection of Law Enforcement and Providers on the Front-Line: What is Happening on the Streets?
ACPE Program # 0278-0000-12-013-L04-P; 0278-0000-12-013-L04-T; .5 hours CE

Overview of Outpatient Management of Opiate Dependence: Safety and Efficacy of Buprenorphine and Methadone
ACPE Program # 0278-0000-12-014-L01-P; 0278-0000-12-014-L01-T; 1.0 hours CE

Caring for the Patient with Addiction: A Focus on the Disease and Clinical Tools Used in Practice
ACPE Program # 0278-0000-12-015-L04-P; 0278-0000-12-015-L04-T; 1.0 hours CE

Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP): Your Partner in Patient Management with Controlled Substances
ACPE Program # 0278-0000-12-016-L03-P; 0278-0000-12-016-L03-T; .5 hours CE


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