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2018 Tennessee Chronic Pain Guidelines Symposia

  • Chattanooga State Humanities Auditorium 4501 Amnicola Highway Chattanooga, TN, 37406 United States (map)

The Medical Society is partnering with the Tennessee Department of Health, the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse and Chattanooga State to present the 2018 Tennessee Chronic Pain Guidelines Symposia. 

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Receive 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits in various locations throughout Tennessee. This session fulfills the state requirement CME for prescribing.

Objective: Educate health care professionals in the State of Tennessee on best methods of professional practice relating to Tennessee Chronic Pain Guidelines.

Target Audience: All health care professionals including physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, etc.

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

  • Review changes to the Tennessee Controlled Substance Monitoring Database (CSMD) since January 1, 2016
  • Discuss Pain Clinic laws and changes
  • List CSMD Enhancements - New rules/laws regarding pain management specialists
  • Analyze overdose deaths and NAS per capita
  • Utilize updates to Chronic Pain Guidelines
  • Perform supervisory roles in Pain Clinics
  • Identify preventative measure for potential high risk HIV/HCV areas.
  • Identify patients at risk for substance use disorder.
  • Identify ways to protect their practice from potential substance abuse disorders patients or diverters.


There is no registration fee for this event. However, attendee space is limited, so early registration is essential. No charge to attend.  No charge for CME credit for physicians. There is a $15 fee for nursing credit.

Pharmacists, veterinarians, and other attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance. 

To register:

Please note, ALL registrations must be made online through ETSU. The Medical Society is not able to take registrations directory. Click here to register.

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 the Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University and the Tennessee Department of Health. The Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE Credit:  Up to 2.75 continuing nursing education contact hours will be offered 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.  This educational event contains nursing pharmacology credits that can be used to fulfill your pharmacology nursing CE requirement.

The ETSU College of Nursing implements a $15 certificate fee per conference. This fee covers the following: cost of providing nursing contact hours, supplies, nursing education coordinator’s time to complete necessary paperwork, and reports.  If you would like to claim Nursing Contact Hours, please click here Questions? Contact

Pharmacists will receive a certificate of attendance stating they have met the 2 hour requirement for controlled substances by attending this event, which can be submitted to the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy. This activity does not provide ACPE licensure credit.