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Continuing Medical Education

Quillen College of Medicine


About this Conference:

This is a one day live conference for the inter-professional team that incorporates lectures and workshops centered on controversial pain management topics. This year the conference is focused on the use of opioids in non-malignant chronic pain.  Speakers will focus on both sides of the debate, using current evidence to provide a wide spectrum of recommendations for prescribing and treating chronic pain patients with opioids.   

7:15 AM: Breakfast and Registration 
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM: Opioids: On the Horns of a Dilemma


Jeffrey Fudin

Dodging Inconspicuous and Miscalculated Opioid Risks in Chronic Noncancer Pain

Jeffrey Fudin, B.S., Pharm.D, DAAPM, FCCP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist and Director, PGY 2 Pharmacy Pain & Palliative Care Residency

Stratton VA Medical Center

Albany, NY

Adjunct Associate Professor

Western New England University College of Pharmacy

Springfield, CT

Michael Saenger


Evidence for Opioids - Why We Need to Look at Pain More Broadly

Michael Saenger, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Emory University School of Medicine

Atlanta, GA



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Planned Topics Include:

  • Discuss opioid treatment in non-malignant chronic pain patients
  • Assess if/when to wean/titrate opioids
  • Design and implement an exit strategy for opioid treatment
  • Discuss legal implications of opioid initiation and titration
  • Discuss implications of prescribed controlled substance diversion


Presentations will be available for download as they are submitted by the speakers. Click here.

Target Audience:

Family Medicine Physicians, Internal Medicine Physicians, OB/GYN Physicians, Psychiatrists, Surgeons, Emergency Medicine, Advanced Practice Nurses, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Psychologists, Nurses, Physical Therapists, Medical, Nursing, Pharmacy and Allied Health Students

Overall Conference Objectives:

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

  • Describe primary care triage and referral processes for optimal care
  • Apply the newest asthma guidelines to their practice environment
  • Integrate new diagnostic and treatment information current standard of care
  • Discuss the newest technology and biologic treatment options available with patients


Millennium Centre, Johnson City, TN




After 10/29




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 ETSU Medical Residents and ETSU Medical Students - No Charge for the first 20 registrants.

 Group Rates Available - Call (423) 439-8027 to learn more.


Online registration is closed, but registration WILL be accepted at the door. Questions? Call (423) 439-8027

Activity Director:

Thomas W. Edwards, M.D.




ACCME Accreditation: The Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) 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 of8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


CNE Credit: 8.0 continuing nursing education contact hours 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. This event is presented by the College of Nursing Office of Continuing Education at East Tennessee State University, and the Quillen College of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education.

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The 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 application-based program will provide a statement for seven & ½ (7.5) live contact hours credit (0.75 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.             CE credit will also be submitted to the NABP CE Monitor.           

            Universal Activity Number (UAN):  0064-9999-14-044-L01-P


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This Live activity, Controversies in Pain Management - Opioids: On the Horns of a Dilemma, with a beginning date of 11/14/2014, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 7.50 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physical Therapy Credit

According to the Rules of The Tennessee Board of Physical Therapy, Chapter 1150-1-.12 5-d,courses, seminars, workshops, and symposia attended by the licensee and approved by…accredited physical therapy educational institutions are acceptable for Class I continuing competence evidence.  East Tennessee State University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).  This course has been approved for 8.0 hours for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.  


Other credit is being sought and will be posted as it is approved.

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