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Prescription Substance Abuse


Archived Handouts:

  • Substance Abuse and Misuse: A Tragic Market Which Can Be Curtailed - John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH  - click here
  • Local Supply and Demand: Lessons Learned from the DEA - Beverly Franklin-Thompson, PharmD  - click here
  • Keynote: Effective Collaborative Treatment for Individuals with a Substance Abuse Disorder - H. Westley Clark, MD, JD, MPH - click here

-Click here to stream the conference-

Prescription Substance Abuse:  

Interprofessional Collaboration


Saturday, March 3

8:00 AM – 12:30 PM

(Registration and Continental Breakfast Begins at 7:00 AM)


About this Conference:   This learning activity will be a half day conference addressing prescription substance abuse in Appalachia.

Within an interprofessional environment, healthcare providers will:

  • discuss, strategize and problem-solve complex patient cases

  • focus on collaboration, communication and practice efficiencies

  • form small groups to discuss their cases and reassemble to report outcomes to the group at large

Entry into the topic will be provided by three guest speakers representing our region, our state and the federal perspective

Target Audience:   Primary Care Physicians, APNs and P A s , Emergency Medicine Physicians, Pain Management Physicians, Pharmacists, and Psychiatrists.

Agenda:   To view the Agenda, click here.  


Learning objectives:   Following completion of this program, the participant should be able to:

  • Recognize an individual Health Care Provider's contributing role regarding the availability of controlled substances in the Appalachian region

  • Develop practice improvement strategies in an interprofessional environment

  • Outline communication strategies for Prescribers and Pharmacists when discussing Prescription substance abuse

  • Promote collaborative implementation of practice strategies which address prescription substance abuse

  • Illustrate effective options Health Care Providers can use to curb prescription substance abuse in our region

Activity Director:   Dr. Jeffrey A. Gray, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy, ETSU


Location:   Lower Level Auditorium, Stanton Gerber Hall (Building 178); Quillen College of Medicine  (immediately across from the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy) on the James H. Quillen VAMC Campus at Mountain Home (Johnson City), TN


Registrations and Fees :   There are no fees for this conference, but advance registration is required.   To register, click here or call us at (423) 439-8027.  


Prescribing Practices CME: All CME credits earned in this activity can be applied toward the TN Prescribing Practices CME requirements. However, this conference is not conducive to partial attendance. Learning value comes from attendance at the entire activity.





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 four (4.0) live contact hours credit ( 0.4 CEUs) and will be mailed within 6 weeks following the program.  Successful completion includes attending the session, signing the attendance sheet, and completion of the program evaluation form.   ACPE Program Number: 0064-0000-12-010-L04-P.  




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 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM .    Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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


CNE Credit: 4.0 continuing nursing education 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 Gatton College of Pharmacy, the College of Nursing Office of Continuing Nursing Education and the Quillen College of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education at East Tennessee State University.

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