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Continuing Medical Education

Quillen College of Medicine

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The Business of Healthcare, The Science of
Medicine, The Art of Healing

March 8-10, 2019

Friday 5:00PM - Sunday 12 Noon

Boar’s Head Inn

Charlottesville, VA

About this Conference:
The Project Lazarus Model is designed to empower committed community-wide coalitions with the tools needed to:

  • Prevent Overdose
  • Present responsible Pain Management
  • Promote substance use treatment and support services

Keynote Speakers:

Monty Baylor, MD-Blue Ridge Pain Management Associates

Lori Conklin, MD-Anesthesiologist, University of Virginia Health System

Anthony Dragovich, MD-Program Director, Blue Ridge Pain Management Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute Roanoke, VA

Robert Goldstein, MD-Associate Professor, University of Virginia Medical Director, UVA Pain Management Center Charlottesville, VA

Kevin Greer, MD-Pain Management Physician, Hess Orthopaedic Center and Sports Medicine, Harrisonburg, Virginia

James Houston, MD-Director, Acute and Chronic Pain Management, MedStar Health, Columbia, MD

Elizabeth Huntoon, MD

Lynn Kohan, MD-Associate Professor, University of Virginia Pain Management Fellowship Director Charlottesville, VA

Nazmi Peyman, MD

Douglas C. Throckmorton, MD
Deputy Director for Regulatory Programs, CDER FDA

Robert Trainer, MD-Assistant Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University Hunter Holmes VA Medical Center Richmond, VA

Anthony Tucker, MD-Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA 

Mary Wells, PhD, Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Physical Medicine

Amy Zhu, MD, PhD-Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology Pain management, University of Virginia

Click here to view the agenda

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

Target Audience:
Physicians, Nurses, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Other healthcare personnel

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

  • Recall provider knowledge,
  • Improve provider’s patient centered treatment of pain,
  • Explain opioid prescription safety,
  • Implement pain treatment modalities,
  • Evaluate patient risk and benefits of treatment(s),
  • Increased knowledge of legal ramifications surrounding treatment and management of pain.

Boar’s Head Inn
200 Ednam Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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Dates and Locations:
March 8, 2019 Virginia Pain Society
Interest Session (No CME’s offered)
March 9-10, 2019 Plenary CME Sessions                                               

Registrant Type Fee
Physician $395
Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses $295
Residents/Fellows $95


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.

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Activity Director:
Anthony Dragovich, MD

Educational Planner:
Marta Gouge, Educational Planner
Marta Gouge, BS
Educational Planner
Office of Continuing Medical Education
Quillen College of Medicine
East Tennessee State University
(423) 439-8074

Conflicts of Interest:
Activity Director Disclosure
Anthony Dragovich, MD None
Planning Committee Members Disclosure
George M. Baylor, MD  None
Lori Conklin, MD To be advised
Robert Goldstein, MD  None
Kevin Charles Greer  None
Patty Harnois-Church, MSN, MHA, RN None
James Houston, MD  None
Elizabeth Huntoon, MD  Spouse / fees with Saluda
Lynn Kohan, MD  None
Andrew Miller To be advised
Nazmi Peyman, MD  None
Douglas C. Throckmorton, MD To be advised
Robert Trainer, MD To be advised
Anthony Tucker, MD To be advised
Mary Wells None
Amy Zhu, MD, PhD None


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

CME Credit: Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this live activity for a maximum of 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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CNE Credit: 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. Up to 10.5 continuing nursing education contact hours if participating in entire conference and up to 2.0 continuing education for pharmacology, (6.5 for Saturday includes 2.0 pharmacology, 3.58 for Sunday).

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