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Program Information


* Closed * - Controlled Substance Prescribing: What Every Provider Needs to Know - Hickory

Description:  According to NC DHHS and the CDC, North Carolina has experienced a 350% increase in drug overdose deaths since 1999 and was one of 19 states that saw statistically significant increase in drug overdose death rates from 2014 to 2015. Prescribing practices for opioids must change in order to address this epidemic.

Wake AHEC and the North Carolina Medical Board have partnered together to develop a webinar and panel sessions addressing the issue of prescription opioids. This blended learning activity will provide clinicians with best practices for effectively and appropriately treating pain, and ultimately, improving patient outcomes.

This educational activity combined with the recorded webinar under the same title are both being offered at no cost and will fulfill the controlled substances CME requirement for the North Carolina Medical Board.

Please Note: Registration and dinner begin at 5:00pm, panel session is from 6:00-8:00pm. After you preregister, you will receive a confirmation letter with exact times and location information.

CASCE#:  53888
Audience:  Primary care physicians, surgeons, orthopaedists, PAs, NPs and other providers who prescribe controlled substances for pain
Disciplines: Dentistry
Format:  workshop
Objectives:  1. Discuss best practices for prescribing controlled substances.
  2. Identify strategies for recognizing signs of misuse and abuse of prescription opioids.
  3. Promote best practices for managing chronic pain.
  4. Describe strategies for communicating with patients about avoiding or reducing prescription opioids

Program Times

11/15/2017 6:00 PM - 11/15/2017 8:00 PM


Organization:  Catawba Valley Medical Center
Address:  810 Fairgrove Church Rd SE
City:  Hickory
Map:  Show Me!


0.2 CEU

2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

2 Contact Hours



Mark Romanoff, MD

Stephen Wyatt, DO

Program Fees

$0.00 Registration is FREE to North Carolina licensed medical providers.

Cancellation Fee

$0.00 Cancellation Fee

Please note: If you register two business days prior, your registration will be processed at the door on the day of the program.  Click below to register one or more people for this program.