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Quillen College of Medicine

Tennessee Department of Health Chronic Pain Guidelines

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Tennessee Department of Health Chronic Pain Guidelines
and Controlled Substance Abuse Efforts

5:30 PM – 6:00 PM  Registration and Refreshments

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Presentations


Live Stream May 4, 2017 Click here for live stream instructions 

About This Conference:
Acute and chronic pain are among the most common reasons for physician visits and for taking medication. The treatment of pain could lead to or coincide with misuse or abuse of prescription drugs. Chronic Pain Guidelines will be taught to address opioid misuse and abuse from the perspectives of a physician, a pharmacist, and a mid-level provider.

***Meets TN Prescribing Practices Credit Requirements***

Click here to view the activity agenda (May 4, 2017).

Target Audience:
This program is designed for all levels of healthcare providers, as well as medical and nursing students.

Overall Conference Objectives:
At the conclusion of this activity, the attendee should be able to:

  • Review Tennessee Controlled Substances Monitoring Database (CSMD) entries made since January 1, 2012.  
  • Discuss new rules and laws regarding pain management specialists.
  • Utilize CSMD enhancements that have been made, such as adding push notifications or Electronic Health Record (EHR) plans.
  • Identify state overdose death and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) rates per capita.
  • Utilize Chronic Pain Guidelines in prescribing practices
  • Perform supervisory roles in pain clinics.

There is no registration fee for this event. However, attendee space is limited, so early registration is recommended. If your chosen location is filled you will be placed on a wait list, or you can register for a different location.

Dates and Locations:
East Tennessee State University

178 Maple Ave. Johnson City, TN 37614
Stanton Gerber Large Auditorium

Live Stream
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Murfreesboro Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital
Education Building, 1st Floor - Francis and Donald McDonald Conference Room
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Southern TN Medical Center 94 Hospital Rd. Winchester, TN 37398
Sleep Center Classroom
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Jackson Madison General Hospital 620 Skyline Dr. Jackson, TN 38301
Barnes Conference Center Auditorium
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Tennova Health 651 Dunlop Ln. Clarksville, TN 37040
Liberty Room ABC
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Putnam Co. Health Dept. 701 County Services Dr. Cookeville, TN 38501
Basement Conference Room
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Belmont University 1900 Belmont Blvd. Nashville, TN 37212
Frist Lecture Hall—Inman Building
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University of Tennessee Medical Center 1924 Alcoa Hwy. Knoxville, TN 37920
Woods Auditorium

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Live Stream May 4, 2017
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Cancellation Policy:
No refunds will be given 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, then a full refund of registration fees paid will be given.  

Activity Director:
Mitchell Mutter, MD, Medical Director, Special Projects, State of Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, TN

Educational Planner:
Marta Gouge

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

Conflicts of Interest:


Each of the following individuals have completed a disclosure form indicating that neither they nor members of their immediate family have any financial interest/arrangement or affiliation that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest related to the content or supporters of this activity:

Activity Director Disclosure
Mitchell Mutter

Planning Committee Members Disclosure
Marta Gouge, BS, CHCP
Patricia Harnois-Church, MSN
Stephen Loyd, MD
Speakers Disclosure
Todd Bess, PharmD
Reginald Dilliard, PharmD
Tommy Farmer, TBI
Linda Johnson, APN
Stephen Loyd, MD
Jim Montag, PA-C
Mitchell Mutter, MD

Accreditation and Designation:

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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 Tennessee Department of Health. 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 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Up to 2.75 continuing nursing education contact hours and 2.75 credit hours for pharmacology continuing education 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 must be paid no later than 30 days after the session. The certificate 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. To pay for nursing contact hours, click here. Questions? Contact  


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