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Program Information


Pain, Addiction and the Law 2018

Description:  The purpose of this course is to review the psychological aspects of addiction, understand who is at risk, and the legal ramifications of providing inappropriate opioid prescriptions. We will review both the new national guidelines (CDC) as well as the state (NC Medical Board) regarding opioid prescribing. We hope to accomplish a more thoughtful algorithm for opioid prescribing with consideration of long-term treatment and unwanted adverse effects. This course will be directed at all medical providers with special emphasis on primary care as the primary care provider prescribes roughly 50% of all opioid prescriptions.
CASCE#:  55048
Audience:  Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Pharmacist, Dentist, Adolescent Medicine Providers, Dental Hygienist Therapists, Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Anesthesiology Pain Management Practitioners, Residents, Students
Disciplines: Dentistry
Format:  conference
Objectives:  1. Discuss decision-making strategies when considering opioid, non-opioid pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic strategies for management of chronic pain.
  2. Identify risk factors associated with the initiation or maintenance of chronic opioid therapy to promote appropriate and safe opioid usage in patients.
  3. Discuss the importance of psychological evaluation and treatment for patient’s being evaluated for chronic opioid management.
  4. Review the current State and National guidelines regarding opioid prescribing.
  5. Employ key diagnostic and treatment techniques, including genetics for the management of pain, when considering opioid treatment for patients at risk for addiction.
  6. Discuss the legal ramifications of improper opioid prescribing.
  7. Review the medical uses of marijuana, including the negative aspects and complexities of prescribing controlled substances to a patient who uses marijuana.
  8. Discuss substance abuse disorders among pregnant and parenting women.

Program Times

3/24/2018 7:15 AM - 3/24/2018 5:55 PM


Organization:  The William and Ida Friday Center
Address:  100 Friday Center Drive
City:  Chapel Hill
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0.9 CEU


8.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

8.75 Contact Hours

8.5 ACPE ACPE# 0046-9999-18-072-L03-P


Lawrence Cameron, JD

Brooke Chidgey, MD - CDC Opioid Guidelines – Now What?

Jennings Fullwood, - Prescription Drug Diversion

Hendree Jones, PhD - Assessing Substance Use Disorders Among Pregnant and Parenting Women

Robyn Jordan, MD, PhD - Addiction Medicine

Andrew Lobonc, MD - Pro/Con Debate on the use of Medical Marijuana

Matthew Mauck, MD - Opioid Risk Assessment and Safe Practices

Seema Patidar, PhD - Therapies in Pain Psychology

Justin Rountree, MD - Introduction & Overview

John Rusher, MD

Manoj Wunnava, MD MBA - Summary/Wrap-Up

Program Fees

$125.00 Registration Fee- PA, RN, NP, PT, HCP, UNC Physicians
$157.50 Early Registration Fee- MD, DO, PhD, Pharmacist, DDS. $175 after February 25.
$112.50 Early Registration Fee- PA, RN, NP, PT, HCP, UNC Physicians. $125.00 after February 25.
$67.50 Early Registration Fee-Active Military and Residents. $75 after February 25.
$75.00 Registration Fee- Active Military and Residents
$175.00 Registration Fee- MD, DO, PhD, Pharmacist, DDS

Cancellation Fee

$0.00 Cancellation Fee. Registrants cancelling by February 25, 2018 will receive a full refund. Cancellations received between February 26, 2018 and March 10, 2018 will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be issued after March 11, 2018. All cancellations must be submitted in writing (fax, mail or email).

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For more information, please call Wake AHEC at (919) 350-8547 or (866) 341-1814.

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