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Free Educational Forum on Prescription Drug Abuse

On May 20, 2012 The Martinsville and Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness, along with Drug-Free MHC, HEY (Helping Engage Youth) Community Coalition, and Piedmont Community Services are joining forces with Care One of Southwest Virginia, Inc., The Medical Society of Virginia and East Tennessee state University to host a forum at the Patrick Henry Community College, in Martinsville, VA that will educate health care providers, prescribers and pharmacy professionals on current practices of how to prevent, identify and treat prescription drug abuse.

Agenda: To view the agenda click here.

Registration and Fees: There are no fees for this activity. However, advance registration is required. To register, click here or call (423) 439-8027.

Cancellation: There is no charge to the participant for this program, but there is a cost for it to be offered. If you find you cannot attend, please contact us at (423) 439-8027.

Target Audience: Practicing/Licensed MDs/DOs, Dentists, APNs, PAs, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians and Interns, 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:
  • 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

Date, Time and Location:  This activity is scheduled from 8:00 AM – 12:15 PM on Sunday, May 20 at Patrick Henry Community College, Frith Building, 645 Patriot Avenue, Martinsville, VA 24112.  Registration and continental breakfast will begin at 7:00 AM.

Educational Format:   Lecture, Q &A, Case Presentation

Activity Director:  Sarah T. Melton, PharmD, BCPP, CGP, Director of Addiction Outreach, C-Health, PC


ACCME Accreditation Statement:   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 Statement:   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.

 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. 


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

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?
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

This program is supported by: 

·      Substance Abuse and Addiction Recovery Alliance (SAARA)

·      Virginia Association for Hospices and Palliative Care (VAHPC)

·      Virginia Association of Community Service Boards, Inc. (VACSB)

·      Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners (VCNP)

·      Virginia Dental Association (VDA)

·      Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association (VHHA)

·      Virginia Pharmacists Association (VPhA)


For Questions or Further Information:   Contact the Office of Continuing Medical Education at Quillen College of Medicine, ETSU.  Phone: 423 439 8027 or

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