This conference will review the mechanisms of acute and chronic pain and discuss the most effective treatments. In most cases of acute and chronic pain there are treatments that are more effective and have better outcomes than opioids. This class will also address the brain changes that occur with opioid use that can lead to aberrant behavior and addiction. It will educate providers on the most effective treatments of opioid use disorder.

**Meets TN Prescribing Practices Requirement**

Keynote Speaker: Don Teater, MD

Target Audience: All health care professionals including physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, dentists, and all other providers requiring opioid prescribing credits.

Overall Conference Objectives:
As a result of attending this activity, the participant will be able to:
– Identify the relative effectiveness and side effects of common oral pain medications
– Identify the four main mechanisms of pain and their impact on acute and chronic pain
– Improve ability to screen, assess, and refer patients for substance use disorders
– Improve understanding of effectiveness of non-opioid treatments for pain

Registration Fee: $25.00

For more information or to REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT visit: https://www.etsu.edu/com/cme/opioid_addiction_2018.php

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