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Quillen College of Medicine

A Tough Pill to Swallow: Addressing the Epidemic of Prescription Drug Abuse

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A Tough Pill to Swallow: Addressing
the Epidemic of Prescription Drug Abuse

August 17, 2018

7:30 AM-4:30 PM

Johnson City, TN 37604

About this Conference:
This one-day live activity will include discussion of prescribing practices and chronic pain guidelines, evidence for the efficacy of pain medications, applying SBIRT techniques, and various prevention and harm reduction programs.  Attendees will become more familiar with the use of the Controlled Substances Monitoring Database, medically assisted treatment, the use of naloxone, and the role of adverse childhood experiences on adult trauma and behavior.  This activity includes evidence-based didactic sessions as well as interactive breakout sessions in the afternoon.

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

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Target Audience:
Physicians practicing in the areas of family medicine, internal medicine, OB/GYN, pediatricians, emergency medicine, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, psychologists, medical students, nursing students, addiction prevention and treatment specialists.

Overal Conference Objectives:

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

  • Apply and Demonstrate prescribing methods (controlled substance database, Drug-seeking behaviors, deterrents, responsibilities, and consequences), along with the challenges related to dealing with patient pain including alternates to prescribing opioids.
  • Examine the various resources, “players”, and roles in professionals related to the Opioid Crisis from Prevention, Prescribing, Treatment and Recovery from addiction. This will include best practices, and the resources for our region, and how medical professionals can make referrals
  • Apply prevention and harm reduction services and strategies related to opiate addiction. 

Millennium Centre, 2001 Millennium Place, Johnson City, TN 37604

Physician $120
Non-physician $100
Student/Resident* $60*
Non-medical Prevention Specialists (CPS certified) and Substance Abuse Coalition Members ** $60**

*A discount code will be provided internally.
**A discount code will be provided by the Coalition.

Breaks and lunch are included.

Pre-registration closes at 12:00 noon on August 16, 2018. Pre-registered attendees must pay registration fees in full prior to the closing of registrations in order to avoid paying the “Walk-in Registration Fee”, which is an additional $25.00 for each registration type.

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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:
Jennifer Berven, Director, Insight Alliance

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

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 Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University and the Northeast Tennessee Prevention Advisory Council. Quillen College of Medicine 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 is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

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A maximum of 7 hours, 15 minutes [(7.25 CH): 2.50 CH for Pharmacology CE] continuing nursing education contact hours have been approved 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. Questions? Contact

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The one-day event will offer up to 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits accredited by The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). Additionally, pharmacists will have access to 7.0 ACPE Credits or 0.7 CEU’s 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. This seminar will provide 7.0 Credits for the entire session (UAN 0575-0000-17-068-L04-P) to those who participate in all sessions and complete the online activities required to claim credit.

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