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Activity Date

Friday, February 28, 2014
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10:00 AM Eastern 9:00 AM Central
8:00 AM Mountain 7:00 AM Pacific

Activity Description

This online module is self-directed and self-paced, and is designed to provide education on appropriate prescribing and safe use of extended-release and long-acting (ER/LA) opioid analgesics, as specified in the FDAs Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS).

At the end of this module, the learner should be able to:

Release Date:

April 1, 2014

Termination Date:

December 31, 2014

Faculty Information

Mary McMasters, MD, FASM
Comprehensive Behavioral Health
Addiction Medicine
Fishersville, VA

Sarah T. Melton, PharmD, BCPP, BCACP, CGP, FASCP
Associate Professor
Gatton College of Pharmacy
Quillen College of Medicine
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN 37614

Who Should Attend

Family Physicians, Internal Medicine Physicians, OB/GYN Physicians, Pediatricians, Psychiatrists, Surgeons, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Advanced Practice Nurses, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Nurses, Medical or Nursing Students

Hardware/Software Instructions

Browser: This program can be viewed in Internet Explorer 6 or later, Firefox, Chrome or Safari with JavaScript enabled. For optimal viewing quality please insure your screen resolution is set above 800x600.
Internet: 56K or faster Internet connection (high-speed recommended)
Streaming: for audio/video streaming, Adobe Flash plug-in or Safari browser on iOS devices

For questions on content or any technical issues please email or call 877-297-2901. For questions on CME information, including transcripts, please email or call (423) 439-8027.

Method of Participation

Learning for this activity involves listening to the session video as well completing both the post test and evaluation.

To receive CME credit for this activity you must:

Estimated time to complete the course is 3 hours. You may pause or exit out of the recording, then resume watching it later from the same or different device provided you access the recording with the original PIN and do not enter any additional information (e.g. name, etc.). You must login exactly the same as before. The resume point will be 1 to 2 minutes prior to where you left off.

Accreditation Statement:

Joint Providership: 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 Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University and The Medical Society of Virginia Foundation. Quillen College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

ACCME Accreditation: Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education 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 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™ . Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

RPC Commercial Support Disclosure Statement:

This educational activity is supported by an independent educational grant from the ER/LA Opioid Analgesic REMS Program Companies (RPC). Please see for a listing of the member companies. This activity is intended to be fully-compliant with the ER/LA Opioid Analgesic REMS education requirements issued by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

Activity Registration

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Activity expiration date is 12/31/14.