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Quillen College of Medicine

Controversies in Pain Management: Choosing a Different Path

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Controversies in Pain Management: Choosing a Different Path

November 4, 2016

7:00am 5:00pm

Millennium Centre, Johnson City, TN 37604

About this Conference:


A one-day live activity that incorporates lectures, panel discussions, and case studies centered on the role of complementary and integrative therapies in the management of chronic pain.  Many topics will be covered, including healing touch, yoga, meditation, breathing techniques, interactions between herbal medicines and prescription medications, acupuncture, when to refer for physical therapy or acupuncture, behavioral modification, and osteopathic manipulation. The conference will include skills sessions through which learners can gain practical knowledge of techniques proven to help treat pain in a non-pharmacologic manner. 




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Target Audience:


Family medicine physicians, internal medicine physicians, OB/GYN physicians, pediatricians, psychiatrists,
surgeons, emergency medicine physicians, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists,
psychologists, nurses, medical students, nursing students, and physical therapists

Overall Conference Objectives:


As a result of participating in this activity, the attendee should be able to:

  1. Describe several common Complementary and Integrative techniques used in the treatment of pain.
  2. Discuss the evidence supporting the use of these techniques in pain treatment.
  3. Demonstrate competency in Battlefield Acupuncture and basic Os

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Millennium Centre, Johnson City, TN

2001 Millennium Pl. Johnson City, TN 37604

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On or before August 4, 2016

After August 4, 2016










Quillen Medical Students*



*A special extension of scholarships has been made available for the first 10 QCOM students who register for the conference. Please contact the Registrar at 423-439-8027 in order to receive group rates or scholarships.



**Residents must submit a letter of confirmation of current resident/fellow status on organizational letterhead and signed by their program director.
The letter must be received no later than August 4, 2016 or the full physician fee will be charged.

Cancellation Policy:


Registration fees will be refunded, less a $50.00 administrative fee, for cancellations received in writing a minimum of 14 days prior to the activity date.  No refunds will be given 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 canceled then a full refund of registration fees paid will be given.  



Activity Director:


Leigh Johnson, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Medical Director, Johnson City Residency, East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine, Johnson City, TN

Conference Planner:



Ashley M. Browning, MA
Educational Planner
Office of Continuing Medical Education
Quillen College of Medicine
East Tennessee State

Accreditation and designation:



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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.


The Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



CNE Credit: Up to 7.75 continuing nursing education contact hours and 0.75 credit hours for pharmacology continuing education will be offered for this conference. 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.

The ETSU 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 education coordinators time for completing necessary paperwork for each conference, reports, study for renewal of being a provider, and attending meetings.  If you would like to claim Nursing Contact Hours, please click here Questions? Contact



This course is approved for the awarding of continuing education units (CEUs) to physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapists assistants (PTAs).  This course is approved for the awarding of 0.8 continuing education units (CEUs) to physical therapists and physical therapists assistants. Certificates will be provided on-site.

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Tennessee Pharmacists Consortium for Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This seminar will provide up to 6.75 hours of continuing education credits to pharmacists who attend the sessions and complete the online activities (activity evaluations and post-tests) required to claim credit. UAN: 0575-0000-16-109-L04-P.


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