Back to All Events

TN Dept. of Health: New Issues, Data and Laws in the Opioid Epidemic -- Sept. 12

  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, University Center Auditorium 642 East Fifth Street Chattanooga, TN 37403 (map)

The Tennessee Department of Health would like to extend to you and your colleagues, an invite to our upcoming symposia: New Issues, Data, and Laws in the Opioid Epidemic, September 12, 2019. This event is open to all health care professionals including physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, and students. The symposia will be held at UTC University Center, Auditorium (642 E 5th St, Chattanooga, TN 37403).

Dinner will be served at 5:00 pm, with the first presentation following at 6:00.

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.

To register for this event, please click here. To learn more about the event, please click here.

Keynote speakers:
Mitchell Mutter, MD
Todd Bess, PharmD
Michael Baron, MD
Linda Johnson, APRN
Tommy Farmer

Attendee space is limited, so early registration is essential. Feel free to pass the information along to any persons you believe would benefit.

If you have any further questions, please reach out to


**Meets TN Prescribing Practices Credit Requirements**

ACCME Accreditation: 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.

CME Credit: Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE Credit: Up to 2.75 continuing nursing education contact hours and 2.75 credit hours for pharmacology continuing education 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.

The ETSU College of Nursing implements a $15 certificate fee per conference. This fee must be paid no later than 30 days after the session. The certificate fee covers the following: cost of being a provider of nursing contact hours, supplies, and nursing education coordinator’s time to ensure accreditation compliance Questions? Contact

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