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Continuing Medical Education

Quillen College of Medicine

Opioid Addiction: Improving Patient Outcomes


Opioid Addiction: Improving Patient Outcomes

March 6th and 7th, 2018

About this Conference:
This conference will review the mechanisms of acute and chronic pain and discuss the most effective treatments. In most cases of acute and chronic pain there are treatments that are more effective and have better outcomes than opioids. This class will also address the brain changes that occur with opioid use that can lead to aberrant behavior and addiction. It will educate providers on the most effective treatments of opioid use disorder.

**Meets TN Prescribing Practices Requirement**

Keynote Speaker(s):
Don Teater, MD

Click here to view the agenda.

Click here to view presentations (as they become available).

Target Audience:
All health care professionals including physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, dentists, and all other providers requiring opioid prescribing credits.

Overall Conference Objectives:

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

  • Identify the relative effectiveness and side effects of common oral pain medications
  • Identify the four main mechanisms of pain and their impact on acute and chronic pain
  • Improve ability to screen, assess, and refer patients for substance use disorders
  • Improve understanding of effectiveness of non-opioid treatments for pain

Dates and Locations: 
Location Date and Time Address
Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, TN “Maximum number of registrants has been reached; therefore, registration is closed and walk-in registration will not be accepted on-site.” March 6, 2018
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
990 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-2529
LeConte Medical Center March 7, 2018
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
742 Middle Creek Road, Sevierville, TN 37862



Registrant Type

Registration Fee



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.


Click here to register for March 7

Activity Director:
Catherine Brunson

Educational Planner:
Donna Dougherty Image
Donna Dougherty, BS
Educational Planner
Office of Continuing Medical Education
Quillen College of Medicine
East Tennessee State University
(423) 439-8078

Conflicts of Interest:
Activity Director Disclosure
Catherine Brunson None
Planning Committee Disclosure
Donna Dougherty None


Joint Statement
ACCME Accreditation: 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 the Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University and Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention. 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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CME Credit: Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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