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Continuing Medical Education

Quillen College of Medicine

Preventing Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Through Assessment and Physician Guidance 2017

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April 7, 2017

Noon - 3:00pm

University of Tennessee Medical Center
Heart Hospital Conference Room
1924 Alcoa Hwy
Knoxville, TN 37920


About this Conference:

This activity will provide training on Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT), an evidence-based physician intervention method used to assess and refer patients who are at risk of or engaged in substance abuse.

Keynote Speaker(s):
Stephen Loyd, M.D.


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Target Audience:
Physicians practicing in the areas of internal medicine, family medicine, OB/GYN, pediatrics, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, nurses, medical students, and nursing students.
Overall Conference Objectives:

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

• Understand the disease process of addiction
• Recognize the risk factors and causes of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
• Understand the process of SBIRT
Implement a screening tool and provide a brief intervention


University of Tennessee Medical Center
Heart Hospital Conference Room
1924 Alcoa Hwy
Knoxville, TN 37920

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Registration is required. Participation and lunch are free to all who attend, however for those seeking CME credit, there will be a $30 registration fee.
Pre-registration is closed; however, registrations will be accepted at the door.
Activity Director:
Karen Pershing, MPH, CPS-II, Executive Director, Metro Drug Coalition, Knoxville, TN
Educational Planner:

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Donna Dougherty
Educational Planner
Office of Continuing Medical Education
East Tennessee State University

Participants with No Potential Conflicts of Interest:
Each of the following speakers have completed a disclosure form indicating that they or members of their immediate family do not have a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest related to the content or supporters involved with this activity:

Activity Director Disclosures
Karen Pershing, MPH, CPS II None

Sharon K. Davis, DNP, WHNP-BC None
L. Michael Fields, MD None
Michael O’Neil, PharmD None
Stephen Loyd, MD None

Planning Committee
Devin Payne None
Holly Fuquay None
Donna Dougherty None
Accreditation and Designation
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 Metro Drug Coalition. 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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The Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 
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CNE Credit: Up to 3.16 continuing nursing education contact hours and 0.16 pharmacology 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.
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.  If you would like to claim Nursing Contact Hours, please click here. Questions? Contact
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