About the Conference: Pain is the most common reason patients seek medical attention, and the care of patients with pain is a significant problem in the United States. Physicians face dual challenges from the emerging epidemics of under-treated pain and prescription opioid abuse. Negative impacts of untreated pain on patient activities of daily living and public health expenditures, combined with the success of opioid analgesics in treating pain provide a strong rationale for PCPs and other physicians to learn best practices for pain management.
The purpose of this conference is to address The Pain Continuum, which embodies management of acute pain, chronic pain, and end of life pain. Each requires a different type of intervention. To apply the wrong treatment strategy at the wrong stage of the continuum is, at a minimum, ineffective. But at a maximum, the wrong strategy may push the patient further down The Pain Continuum.
Target Audience: Physicians, Surgeons, APNs, PAs, Nurses, Pharmacists, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and other Mental Health Professionals.
To Register: Click Here to register online, or call us at (423) 439-8027. ETSU full-time students, please call.
Date and Time: November 15, 2011; 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
Location: Millenium Centre, 2011 Millennium Place, Johnson City, TN 37604 (423) 232-2001.
Agenda: Click Here for the agenda.
Joint Injection Workshop: Click Here to learn about the pre-conference joint injection workshop.Learning Objectives:
Activity Director: Jonathan J. Lipman PhD,
Neuropharmacologist, Board Certified Forensic Examiner,
Neuroscience Consulting Inc
AACME Accreditation: Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education for physicians.
CME Credit: Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nursing Credit:** 7.0 Continuing Nursing Education Contact Hours. 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.
ACPE Credit: 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 seven (7.0) live contact hours credit (0.7 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. ACPE Program Number: 0064-9999-11-042-L01-P
AAFP Credit: Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.
APA Credit: Credits have been applied for from APA.