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Continuing Medical Education

Quillen College of Medicine

Controversies in Pain Management



The Office of Continuing Medical Education at Quillen College of Medicine Presents

Controversies in Pain Management: Misconceptions in Pain Management

November 13, 2015

7:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Millennium Centre, Johnson City, Tennessee

About this Conference:

This conference is designed for the interprofessional team and incorporates lectures and case studies centered on controversial pain management topics. This year, speakers will cover a number of misconceptions surrounding pain management, including maximum dosages and how to deescalate dosages; conducting drug screenings in practice; medical THC; clinical pharmacokinetics and pharmacology; and adjuvant medications and co-prescribing with opioids.

***Meets TN Prescribing Practices Credit Requirements***

Keynote Speaker: Jeffrey
Jeffrey Fudin, PharmD, DAAPM, FCCP, FASHP
Agenda: Click here to view the agenda

Handouts will be available electronically as Presenters submit them. Click Here
Target Audience: Family Medicine Physicians, Internal Medicine Physicians, OB/GYN Physicians, Pediatricians, Psychiatrists, Surgeons, Emergency Medicine Providers, Advanced Practice Nurses, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Psychologists, Nurses, Medical and Nursing Students, and Physical Therapists

Overall Conference Objectives:

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

  • Clarify common misconceptions and misunderstandings in prescribing buprenorphine/methadone for chronic pain
  • Discuss patient safety concerns regarding co-administration of benzodiazepines and opioids
  • Discuss maximum dosage limits for opioids, methadone, and naloxone when used for chronic pain
  • Utilize and interpret urine drug tests
  • Recognize the importance of pharmacogenetics, pharmacology and pharmacokinetics in prescribing for chronic pain

Millennium Centre, 2001 Millennium Place, Johnson City, Tennessee








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 ETSU Medical Residents and ETSU Medical Students - No Charge for the first 15 registrants.

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

Registration: Registration online is closed, but will be taken at the door. ***Check or Card Only***

Activity Director:

John Hendrick, M.D.
Chief, Inpatient Psychiatric Services, Mountain Home VAMC,
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University

 accme ACCME Accreditation:  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.
 cme logo CME Credit:  Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM  . Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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CNE Credit : Up to 8.25 continuing nursing education contact hours 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. Advanced practitioner nurses may apply the number of contact hours form this conference as designated on the certificate issued by the College of Nursing to pharmacotherapeutic continuing education required by ANCC.


This educational event has been approved for up to 7.0 credit hours of Pharmacology nursing CE. 


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 coordinator’s time for completing necessary paperwork for each conference, reports, study for renewal of being a provider, and attending meetings. Questions?  Contact . To pay the fee, click here.


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 6.5 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: 0575-0000-15-045-L04-P.


This Live activity, Controversies in Pain Management: Misconceptions in Pain Management, with a beginning date of 11/13/2015, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 6.50 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


NAB:  This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 6.75 clock hours and 6.75 participant hours.


Physical Therapy: 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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