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ER/LA Opioid REMS: Achieving Safe Use While Improving Patient Care

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ER/LA Opioid REMS: Achieving Safe Use While Improving Patient Care

Thursday, October 29, 2015
Registration and light dinner:  5:15 5:45 pm
Program:  5:45 8:45 pm

LewisGale Medical Center   
Education Center Auditorium   
1900 Electric Road 
Salem, VA 24153


About this Conference: The Quillen College of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education, The Virginia Dental Association and The Medical Society of Virginia Foundation,  through a grant from the Physicians Institute for Excellence in Medicine, is pleased to present ER/LA Opioid REMS: Achieving Safe Use While Improving Patient Care. The goal of this activity is to provide education on appropriate prescribing and safe use of extended-release and long-acting (ER/LA) opioid analgesics, as specified in the FDA's Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) in various locations throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. This live conference will offer three hours of continuing education credit.

Keynote Speaker(s):

Sarah T. Melton, PharmD, BCPP, BCACP, CGP, FASCP

Mary McMasters, MD, FASAM


Click here to view the agenda.


Click here to view presentations (as they become available).

Target Audience:

Internal Medicine Physicians, Family Medicine Physicians, OB/GYN Physicians, Surgeons, Pediatricians, Psychiatrists, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Advanced Practice Nurses, Physician Assistants, Dentists, Pharmacists

Overall Conference Objectives:

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


  • Describe appropriate patient assessment for treatment with ER/LA opioid analgesics
  • Evaluate risks, potential benefits, and possible misuse of these medications
  • Apply prescribing best practices for ER/LA opioid analgesics, including initiation of therapy, dosing, conversion, and discontinuation
  • Demonstrate accurate knowledge about how to manage ongoing therapy with ER/LA opioid analgesics, including application of evidence-based tools and assessment of adverse effects
  • Employ methods to counsel patients and caregivers about the safe use of ER/LA opioid analgesics, including proper storage and disposal
  • Review general and product-specific drug information concerning ER/LA opioid analgesics, including identification of adverse effects


Educational Methods:

Lecture and Case Studies


LewisGale Medical Center,

Education Center Auditorium

1900 Electric Road

Salem, VA   24153

Fees: There are no fees for this activity. However, advance registration is required.
Registration: Registration is closed.
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 Krista Cole at (423) 439-8027.

Activity Director:

Sarah T. Melton, PharmD, BCPP, BCACP, CGP, FASCP

Disclosure information and Potential Conflicts of Interest:

East Tennessee State University's Quillen College of Medicine, Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) holds the standard that its medical education programs should be free of commercial bias and conflict of interest. It is the policy of OCME that presenters and planning committee members of any CME activity must disclose any significant financial interest/arrangement of affiliation with corporate organizations whose products or services are being discussed in a presentation. All commercial support of an educational activity must also be disclosed to the conference attendees.

The speakers and planning committee members for this event have completed a disclosure form indicating that they or members of their immediate family do not have a financial interest/arrangement of affiliation that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest related to the content or supporters involved with this activity.
Educational Credits
 ACCME logo This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Quillen College of Medicine and Medical Society of Virginia Foundation. The Quillen College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
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Credit Designation

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.
VDA logo Dental Credits being sought.


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