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About this Conference: This is a one day live conference for the inter-professional team that incorporates lectures and workshops centered on controversial pain management topics.
Agenda: Click here
Topics Include:

Change of Keynote Speaker

Our original Keynote Speaker, Dr. Rollin "Mac" Gallagher, MD, MPH, had to cancel due to a family circumstance. He was disappointed to do so, and even offered his pick of replacement- Dr. Daniel Carr, MD, MA of Tufts University. We thank Dr. Gallagher for his commitment to this conference, and send our best wishes to his family. We are very excited to welcome Dr. Carr to Johnson City, and look forward to his lecture on the past, present and future of pain management.

Why We Must Reverse How We Think about Pain:
The Emerging Science of Pain as a Social, Population-Based Process

Learning Objectives: As a result of participating in this activity, the learner will be able to.........

  • Describe and analyze the standard definition of pain set forth by the International Association for the Study of Pain
  • Summarize and synthesize recent evidence for an overlap between distress caused by nociception and distress caused by social isolation
  • Contrast pain as a top-down, social, population-based, public health process from pain as a bottom-up, nociceptive process
  • Evaluate shortcomings of framing pain as a biopsychosocial process and offer evidence for pain as a sociopsychobiological process
Daniel Carr, MD, MA 
 Regional Legal Issues  Jennifer Bolen, JD
 The Impact of Insomnia on Chronic Pain  Jordan Karp, MD
 Battlefield Medicine  Col. Dane Harden, PA
 Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) for Extended-Release and Long-Acting Opioids
*Meets TN Prescribing Practices CME Requirement
 Steven Loyd, MD
 Opioids, Pain and PTSD
*Meets TN Prescribing Practices CME Requirement
 Carrie-Ann Gibson, MD
 Using Buprenorphine to Treat Chronic Pain
*Meets TN Prescribing Practices CME Requirement
 Ben Meeks, FNP

Presentations: Presentations will be available for download as they are submitted by the speakers. Click here.
Target Audience: Family Medicine Physicians, Internal Medicine Physicians, OB/GYN Physicians, Psychiatrists, Surgeons, Emergency Medicine, Advanced Practice Nurses, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Psychologists, Nurses, Physical Therapists, Medical, Nursing, Pharmacy and Allied Health Students
Overall Conference Objectives:

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

  • Choose from medical and behavioral approaches to help their patients better manage their chronic pain.
  • Describe the requirements for REMS and opioid management
  • Cite the most up-to-date legal issues surrounding pain management
Location: Millennium Centre, Johnson City, TN
    After 10/29
Physicians: $220 $250
All Other Providers: $180 $200
ETSU Faculty Physicians: $160  
ETSU Faculty Non-Physicians: $140  
VA Employee Physicians: $170  
VA Employee Non-Physicians: $150  
 ETSU Medical Residents and ETSU Medical Students - No Charge for the first 20 registrants.
 Group Rates Available - Call (423) 439-8027 to learn more.
Registration: Online registration is closed but registration will be accepted at the door - check or credit card only.
Activity Director: Shelley Silvers, PhD
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.
logo CME Credit: Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM . Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
logo CNE Credit: 8.0 continuing nursing education contact hours for this conference. East Tennessee State University College of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This event is presented by the College of Nursing Office of Continuing Education at East Tennessee State University, and the Quillen College of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education.
logo The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Successful completion of this knowledge-based program will provide a statement for eight (8.0) live contact hours credit (0.8 CEUs) and will be mailed within 3 weeks following the program. Successful completion includes attending the session, signing the attendance sheet, and completion of the program evaluation form. CE credit will also be submitted to the NABP CE Monitor. Universal Activity Number (UAN): 0064-9999-13-033-L01-P
logo Physical Therapy Credit: This activity has been approved for 8.0 hours of TPTA Credit
  This Live activity, Controversies in Pain Management: Emerging Horizons and Clinical Updates, with a beginning date of 11/15/2013, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 7.50 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity
  Other credit is being sought and will be posted as it is approved.
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