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Educational Forum on Prescription Drug Abuse
Saturday, September 14, 2013

On Saturday, September 14, 2013, Substance Abuse Free Environment Inc., (SAFE), a not-for-profit substance abuse prevention coalition in Chesterfield County, is joining forces with the Virginia Department of Health, One Care of Southwest Virginia, the Medical Society of Virginia, the Virginia Pharmacists Association and the Virginia Dental Association to offer a free forum that will provide health care providers with knowledge and skills to apply in clinical practice regarding prescribing controlled substances.

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

Handouts: Click here to view the handouts

Registration: To register, click here or call at 423 439 8027.

Location: Sheraton Park South Hotel, 9901 Midlothian Turnpike, North Chesterfield, VA 23235

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.

Course Content and 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.

Activity Date and Time: This activity is scheduled from 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM on Saturday, September 14, 2013. Registration and continental breakfast will begin at 7:00 AM.

Financial Support: Direct and indirect financial support is being provided by Substance Abuse Free Environment Inc., (SAFE), and the Virginia Department of Health. There is no commercial financial support for the program.

Activity Director: 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 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 SAFE, Inc.. 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 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity
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ACPE Credit: The Virginia Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Taking the "Ouch" Out of Pain Management in Patients with Addiction 0278-0000-13-039-L01-P
2.0 hours

Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP): Your Partner in Patient Management with Controlled Substances 0278-0000-13-040-L04-P
1.0 hours

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ADA CERP credit: 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 Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University.