ER/LA Opioid REMS: Achieving Safe Use While Improving Patient Care

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ER/LA Opioid REMS: Achieving Safe Use While Improving Patient Care

February 1, 2014, Abingdon, VA

February 8, Fishersville, VA FULL

February 18, Richmond, VA

About this conference: In February, the Medical Society of Virginia Foundation, together with East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine and the Virginia Dental Association, will be presenting several trainings on ER/LA Opioid REMS: Achieving Safe Use While Improving Patient Care. The goal of this activity is to provide education on appropriate prescribing and safe use of extended-release and long-acting (ER/LA) opioid analgesics, as specified in the FDA's Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) in various locations throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. This live conference will offer three hours of continuing education credit.

  • February 1: Martha Washington Inn, Abingdon, VA
    9:00 AM-12:15 PM
  • February 8: Augusta Health, ACC Conference Rooms 2/3, Fishersville, VA
    8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Educational Forum on Prescription Drug Abuse (separate registration required - click here.)
    12:30 PM- 3:45 PM FULL
  • February 18: Hilton Garden Inn, Richmond, VA
    1:00 PM- 4:15 PM

Agenda: Click below to view agendas:

  • February 1: Martha Washington Inn, Abingdon, VA - click here
  • February 8: Augusta Health, Fishersville, VA - click here
  • February 18: Hilton Garden Inn Richmond, VA - click here

Presentations: Click here to view presentations (as they are made available)

Target Audience: Internal medicine physicians, family medicine physicians, OB/GYN physicians, surgeons, pediatricians, psychiatrists, emergency medicine physicians, Advanced Practice Nurses, Physician Assistants

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

Educational Methods: Lecture and case-studies

Overall Conference Objectives: As a result of attending this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe appropriate patient assessment for treatment with ER/LA opioid analgesics
  • Evaluate risks, potential benefits, and possible misuse of these medications
  • Apply prescribing best practices for ER/LA opioid analgesics, including initiation of therapy, dosing, conversion, and discontinuation
  • Demonstrate accurate knowledge about how to manage ongoing therapy with ER/LA opioid analgesics, including application of evidence-based tools and assessment of adverse effects
  • Employ methods to counsel patients and caregivers about the safe use of ER/LA opioid analgesics, including proper storage and disposal
  • Review general and product-specific drug information concerning ER/LA opioid analgesics, including identification of adverse effects

Location/Registration: Click below or call Donna Dougherty, Registrar, at (423) 439-8027

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.

Activity Director: Sarah T. Melton, PharmD, BCPP, BCACP, CGP, FASCP

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
  • Mary McMasters, M.D., FASAM

Educational Credit:

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 Medical Society of Virginia Foundation. Quillen College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
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.
  CME Credit: Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM . Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
logo The Virginia Dental Association 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 Virginia Dental Association designates this activity for 3.0 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 East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine.
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