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Continuing Medical Education

Quillen College of Medicine

2018 Tennessee Department of Health: New Issues, Data, and Laws in the Opioid Epidemic

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You must be registered for this event and checked in to the event to be able to claim credit for participating.

After the event is complete, log in to your HighMarks account (click here to access the HighMarks main page) to claim credit by following the steps below:

  • Log in to your HighMarks account at
  • Click ‘My Credits’.
  • Find Tennessee Department of Health New Issues, Data, and Laws in the Opioid Epidemic – Johnson City in the ‘Pending Credits’section
  • Click ‘Complete Evluation’ – this will take you through the completion of the course evaluation and post-test.
  • You are finished! The credits will show up under hours instead of pending once the process is complete.



About this Conference:

“Prescriptions for opioids and benzodiazepines peaked in 2012. Since then, we have shown a steady decline in prescriptions and morphine equivalents (MME). However, outcomes have not declined. Neonatal abstinence has plateaued and overdose deaths continue to rise. The Tennessee Department of Health will share data and future efforts, and seek your stakeholder input.”   

Mitchell Mutter, M.D., Medical Director of Special Projects Tennessee Department of Health

Keynote Speakers:

Mitchell Mutter, MD
Todd Bess, PharmD
Michael Baron, MD
Linda Johnson, APRN
Tommy Farmer
Timothy Smyth, MD

Click here to view the syllabus

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

Target Audience:
All health care professionals including physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, etc.

Overall Conference Objectives:

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

  • Review changes to the Tennessee Controlled Substance Monitoring Database (CSMD) since January 1, 2016
  • Discuss Pain Clinic laws and changes
  • List CSMD Enhancements - New rules/laws regarding pain management specialists
  • Analyze overdose deaths and NAS per capita
  • Utilize updates to Chronic Pain Guidelines
  • Perform supervisory roles in Pain Clinics
  • Identify preventative measure for potential high risk HIV/HCV areas.
  • Identify patients at risk for substance use disorder.
  • Identify ways to protect their practice from potential substance abuse disorders patients or diverters.

Dates and locations are listed below

Dates and Locations:
05/03/18 Johnson City
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05/17/18 Lafollette
Campbell County High School ROTC Building
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06/28/18 Chattanooga
Chattanooga State Community College Humanities Building(9)
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07/19/18 Knoxville
UT Medical Center
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08/09/18 Clarksville Register Directions
09/27/18 Jackson
Jackson-Madison County General Hospital, Large Auditorium
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10/18/18 Memphis
St. Francis Hospital
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10/25/18 Morristown
Walters State Community College 
Dr. R. Foster Chason Lyceum
500 s Davy Crockett Pkwy
Morristown, TN 37813
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11/15/18 Cookeville
Putnam Co. Health Dept.,
Conference Room in Basement
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* Per UT Medical Center that parking on campus costs $3 cash. The closest parking to the Wood Auditorium is in Parking Garage next to the Heart Hospital/Endoscopy Center. You will be required to pay the attendant when you leave the garage.

Free to all participants

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Activity Director:
Mitchell Mutter, M.D., Medical Director of Special Projects Tennessee Department of Health

Educational Planner:

Elizabeth Wolf 
Elizabeth Wolf, MBA, CPPS, CPHRM, CHCP
Educational Planner
Office of Continuing Medical Education
Quillen College of Medicine
East Tennessee State University
(423) 439-8088

Conflicts of Interest:
Activity Director Disclosure
Mitchell Mutter, MD None
Planning Committee Members Disclosure
Tim Smyth, MD None
Patty Harnois-Church None
Melissa Hood None
Speakers Disclosure
Mitchell Mutter, MD None
Tim Smyth, MD None
D. Todd Bess, PharmD None
Linda Johnson, DNP None
Michael Baron, MD, MPH None
Thomas Farmer None
Stephen Loyd, MD 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 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.

CME Credit: Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 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 2.75 continuing nursing education hours have been approved for this conference with 2.75 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

The Tennessee Pharmacists Consortium for Education (TPCE) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This seminar will provide 3.0 Credits for the entire session (UAN 0575-0000-18-092-L01-P) to those who participate in all sessions and complete the online activities required to claim credit.


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