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Continuing Medical Education

Quillen College of Medicine

Changing Behavior, Changing Outcomes: Integrative Approaches to Pain Management

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Changing Behavior, Changing Outcomes:
Integrative Approaches to Pain Management

Friday, April 6, 2018
7:00am – 5:00pm
Millennium Centre, Johnson City, Tennessee


About this Conference:
This day-long, live activity for the interprofessional team incorporates lectures and skills sessions focusing on integrative approaches to pain management. This year's conference will include current trends and leading edge therapies in the management of chronic pain; including functional medicine, adjunctive pain medications, setting appropriate treatment expectations with the patient, and the state of affairs with medication-assisted treatment (MAT). The conference will include several skills sessions through which learners can gain practical knowledge of techniques proven to help treat pain in a non-pharmacologic manner, such as ear seed acupuncture, National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) protocol, and a yoga session focusing on breathing, visualization, and mindfulness.

Keynote Speaker(s):

Margaret Jean Williams, MD
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Border Region Behavioral Health Center

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Click here to view presentations as they become available.

Target Audience:
This conference is designed for family medicine physicians, internal medicine physicians, OB/GYN physicians, pediatricians, psychiatrists, surgeons, emergency medicine, pain specialists, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, psychologists, nurses, medical students, and nursing students.

Overall Conference Objectives:

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

  • Utilize several common non-opioid approaches for the treatment of pain.
  • Discuss the evidence supporting the use of specific alternative techniques in pain treatment.
  • Describe the connection between behavioral health, lifestyle, and physical pain.
  • Set appropriate expectations for treatment of pain.
  • Identify patients at risk for opioid disorders.

2001 Millennium Place, Johnson City, TN 37604

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Carnegie Hotel, 1216 W State of Franklin Rd, Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 979-6400

Registrant Type Early Bird through March 1, 2018* Date March 2, 2018 through April 2, 2018**
Physicians $220 $250
Non-Physicians $180 $200
Residents $60 $60
Students $50 $50

*In order to receive the Early Bird rate, registration fee must be paid in full at time of registration. 

**Pre-registration closes on April 2, 2018.  Pre-registered attendees must pay registration fees in full no later than April 2, 2018, to avoid paying an additional $50 on-site registration.

Cancellation Policy:

Registration fees are refundable, less a $50.00 administrative fee, for cancellations received in writing a minimum of 14 days prior to the activity date. Refunds are not provided when the registration fee is $50.00 or less, or when a cancellation request is received less than 14 days prior to the start of the activity.

ETSU Quillen College of Medicine reserves the right to cancel CME activities. If an activity is cancelled, registrants will receive a full refund.

Pre-registration is closed for this activity. Walk-In registrations will be accepted at the door if space allows.

Activity Director:
Leigh Johnson, MD

Educational Planner:
 Elizabeth Wolf, Educational Panner

Elizabeth Wolf, MBA, CPPS, CPHRM
Educational Planner
Office of Continuing Medical Education
Quillen College of Medicine
East Tennessee State University
(423) 439-8088

Conflicts of Interest:
Activity Director Disclosure
Leigh Johnson, MD Merck Nexplanon Trainer
Planning Committee Members Disclosure
John Bossaer, PharmD None
Mateo Caffrey, MD None
Patty Harnois-Church, MSN, MHA None
David Dahl, MD None
Dru Herring, DO None
Marta Gouge, BS, CHCP None
Craig Wassinger, PT, PhD None
Elizabeth Wolf, MBA, CPPS,CPHRM None


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 Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University. The Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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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.

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Up to a total of 7.25 continuing nursing education hours have been approved for this conference with 2.0 CNE designated as pharmacology 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.

East Tennessee State University College of Nursing implements a $15 certificate fee per conference. This fee covers the following: cost for being a provider of nursing contact hours, supplies, and nursing coordinator's time for completing necessary paperwork for each conference. If you would like to claim Nursing Contact Hours, please click here or contact

Physical Therapy, and Psychology Credits being sought and posted as advised.

 Dental Credits
CME Category 1 credits are accepted by the Board of Dentistry


Pharmacists will have access to 7.0 ACPE Credits accredited by The Tennessee Pharmacists Consortium for Education (TPCE). TPCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. 

To receive ACPE Credit, visit the Tennessee Pharmacists Consortium for Education website at   
A completion code will be provided to pharmacists at the conclusion of this event. There will be 60 days after the date of this program to complete the evaluation and receive credit.

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