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Continuing Medical Education

Quillen College of Medicine

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Tennessee Department of Health and East Tennessee State University present
Chronic Pain Guidelines

5:00-6:00 pm

(No food is allowed in the auditorium so please allow yourself enough time to finish
eating before the lectures begin)

6:00pm - 9:00pm

About This Conference:

• In 2011, Tennessee had the second highest per capita prescription rate for opioids in the US.
• Unintentional overdose deaths increased more than 250% from 2001 to 2011, exceeding deaths due to motor vehicle accidents, homicide or suicide in 2010.
• The number of babies born dependent to drugs who suffered from Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) grew ten-fold from 2001 to 2011. • Worker's compensation programs have seen the number of people treated for substance abuse increase five-fold in ten years.
• In the midst of this substance abuse epidemic, chronic pain is likewise a significant public health problem. At least 116 million US adults—more than the number affected by heart disease, diabetes and cancer combined—suffer from common chronic pain conditions.
• Acute and chronic pain are among the most common reasons for physician visits, for taking medications and are major causes of work disability. Severe chronic pain affects physical and mental functioning, quality of life and productivity.

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Clcik here for handouts and supplemental material

Activity Director:
Stephen Loyd, MD, Professor, Internal Medicine, Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

Target Audience:
Physicians in all specialties; Nurse Practitioners; PAs; Pharmacists; Psychologists; Nurses; students; hospital administrators/managers; pharmacy techs; public health professionals and students; risk/safety/environmental planners/managers, and all other interested in chronic pain management and controlled substance safety.

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

Review the Tennessee Controlled Substance Monitoring Database (CSMD) since January 1, 2013
• Discuss Pain Clinic laws and changes
• List CSMD Enhancements -Push notifications, EHR plans
• State Overdose deaths and NAS per capita
* Utilize Chronic Pain Guidelines

There is no registration fee for this conference. Attendee space is limited, so early registration is essential.


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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.

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CME Credit: Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this live activity for a maximum of3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ . Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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 the Tennessee Department of Health. Quillen College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


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