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Continuing Medical Education

Quillen College of Medicine

Prescription Drug and Heroin Misuse Forum

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Prescription Drug and Heroin Misuse Forum

7:30 am – 4:15 pm

All Locations

Meets VA and TN Prescribing Practices Requirement

About this Conference:
Opioid overdose epidemic is well documented nationally and regionally. The Centers for Disease Control attribute poor prescribing by healthcare providers to be a key problem that needs to be addressed. Healthcare providers receive little education on management of pain or addiction in professional didactic or residency training. There is a need for this education to help improve learning deficits and to promote safer opioid prescribing. 

Keynote Speaker:
Sarah T. Melton, PharmD, BCPP, BCACP, CGP, FASCP

Click here to view the agenda

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

Target Audience: 
OB/GYN physicians, pediatricians, psychiatrists, emergency medicine physicians, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurses, and medical or nursing students

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

  • Apply Virginia Board of Medicine emergency regulations on prescribing of opioids or buprenorphine to common clinical case scenarios
  • Compare options available for treatment of opioid use disorders (i.e., methadone maintenance therapy, buprenorphine, naltrexone).
  • Interpret prescription drug monitoring reports as a routine practice in patient-centered care

Dates and Locations:
Location Date Address Directions
Martinsville, VA 10/12/19

New College Foundation’s Baldwin Building
134 East Church Street Suite 225
Martinsville, VA 24112

Big Stone Gap, VA 10/13/19

Mountain Empire Community College’s Goodloe Center
3441 Mountain Empire Rd.
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219

Hampton, VA 11/16/19

Hampton College of Pharmacy’s Student Center Ballroom
135 Marshall Avenue
Hampton, VA 23668

South Boston, VA 11/17/19

Berry Hill Resort’s Ballroom
3105 River Road
South Boston, VA 24592


Physician, NP, PA, Pharmacist (AMA PRA Category 1 credit) - $25.00 
Student - No Charge

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. 

Activity Director: 
Sarah T. Melton, PharmD, BCPP, BCACP, CGP, FASCP

Educational Planner: 
Donna Dougherty, Educational Planner 
Donna Dougherty
Educational Planner
Office of Continuing Medical Education
Quillen College of Medicine
East Tennessee State University

Conflicts of Interest:
Activity Director Disclosure
Sarah T. Melton None
Planning Committee Members Disclosure
Beth O’Connor None
Donna Dougherty None
Patricia Harnois-Church 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 One Care of Southwest Virginia. 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 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

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CNE Credit with Pharmacology: Up to a total of 6.25 continuing nursing education hours have been approved for this conference with 4.0 CNE designated as pharmacology contact hours. 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.

East Tennessee State University 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 coordinator's time for completing necessary paperwork for each conference. If you would like to claim Nursing Contact Hours, please click here. Questions? Contact

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 6.0 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:0575-0000-19-059-L01-P.



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