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Continuing Medical Education

Quillen College of Medicine

Northeast Tennessee Save-A-Life Medical Forum

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Northeast Tennessee Save-A-Life

Medical Forum

February 16, 2018

Millennium Centre, Johnson City, Tennessee

9:30 am – 4:30 pm


About this Conference:

This conference will offer opioid prevention and overdose trainings to key stakeholders throughout Northeast Tennessee.

**Meets Tennessee prescribing guidelines requirements**


Ken Barton, Peer Wellness Coach/Trainer, Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations
Kim Crowder, Director, Kingsport Recovery Associates
Nicholas Hagemeier, Pharm. D., Ph.D. ETSU
Timothy Smyth, M.D., Addiction Medicine Specialist, Medical Director, Founding Partner, Catalyst Health Solutions 
Vance Shaw. M.D., ABAM
Medical Director, High Point Clinic

  • Co-prescribing practices
  • Recognizing  potential substance abuse
  • Mental health treatment of addiction
  • Chronic  pain self-management
  • Opioid best prescribing practices

Presentations emailed to registered participants one week prior to conference.

Click here to view the agenda.

Target Audience:
Family medicine physicians, internal medicine physicians, pediatricians, emergency medicine physicians, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurses, medical and nursing students, as well as, medical and administrative staff of recovery programs, anti-drug coalitions and alliances.

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

  • Apply best practices for prescribing opioids.
  • Demonstrate safe co-prescribing practices (opioid and naloxone).
  • Identify potential cases of substance use disorder.
  • Prepare referrals to treatment programs.

2001 Millennium Place, Johnson City, TN 37604

Carnegie Hotel    

1216 West State of Franklin Road
Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 979-6400
Inquire of the ETSU Rate

Registration Fee: $50.00 per attendee registered in advance. **

**Pre-registration closes on February 13, 2018. Pre-registered attendees must pay registration fees in full no later than February 13, 2018, to avoid paying an additional $25.00 on-site registration.

Cancellation Policy:

Registration fees are non-refundable unless 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.

Registration is closed

Activity Director:
Alice McCaffrey, B.S. CPS
Director, Sullivan County Anti-Drug Coalition

Educational Planner:

Marta Gouge

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


Conflicts of Interest:
Activity Director Disclosure
Alice McCaffrey None
Planning Members Disclosure
Patty Harnois-Church, M.S.N., M.H.A. None
Brianne Dunning None
Marta Gouge None


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 Sullivan County Anti-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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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.


Pharmacists will have access to 6.25 ACPE Credits accredited by The Tennessee Pharmacists Consortium for Education (TPCE). TPCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.


To receive ACPE Credit, visit the Tennessee Pharmacists Consortium for Education website at To claim your continuing education credits online, you will be required to enter the unique Session Code provided to you during each CPE session you attend.

  • Please make sure to write down, record, and save Session Code provided at the completion of the activity.
  • You MUST sign the sign-in sheets provided during each CPE session, in order for your CPE credits to be valid.

Please plan to login and complete your CPE credit requirements within 30 days following the date of the sessions, in order to claim your credits.

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Up to 5.0 continuing nursing education hours have been approved for this conference with 10.0 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 or contact

Dental Credits
CME Category 1 credits are accepted by the Board of Dentistry

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