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Appropriate Prescribing in Tennessee (afternoon session)

  • The Chattanoogan Hotel 1201 Broad Street Chattanooga, TN (map)

Appropriate Prescribing in Tennessee satisfies the Board of Medical Examiners two-hour prescribing course requirement.  It provides a comprehensive review of new definitions, laws and other regulatory changes affecting pain management.  This program will help health care clinicians understand and adhere to prescribing guidelines to keep patients safe, and protect themselves from inadvertently contributing to the prescription drug abuse epidemic. Physicians will also learn about neonatal abstinence syndrome, women’s health issues, and substance abuse disorders and the craving brain. The program will also discuss the efficacy of non-opioid analgesic strategies to treat pain.

Presented by Dr. John “Rett” Blake, MD, President and Medical Director of Specialists in Pain Management in Chattanooga. His practice is a multi-disciplinary pain program that includes physical therapy, psychology, medication management and multiple injection therapy options. He graduated from University of Alabama Medical School and did his residency in anesthesiology. Dr. Blake completed a fellowship in pain medicine at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. Dr. Blake chaired the Tennessee Medical Association’s Chronic Opioid Guidelines Committee and served on the Tennessee Department of Health committee that developed the Tennessee Chronic Pain Guidelines. He is the President of the Tennessee Pain Society.

Seminar Registration: or 622-2872

Questions:  Please call the Medical Society at 622-2872 or MHS at 495-4620

CME Credits* Available: 2

Cost: Free to MHS or TMA/Medical Society Members
$100 for non-members

Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m.

* The Tennessee Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  Tennessee Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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