Coalition for Model Opioid Practices - July 25, 2019

NC Healthcare Association, Cary, NC   Visit Website
Thursday, July 25, 2019 9:00 AM - 3:45 PM   iCalendar

This educational activity is jointly provided by AXIS Medical Education and the North Carolina Healthcare Association

This activity is supported by a grant from North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health

Target Audience:
Physicians, nurses, pharmacists, professional societies and government agency staff.

Treating Pain Safely and Introducing Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)” begins with an overview of the opioid crisis on both a national and local level, paying special attention to recent trends in overdose data. The presentation covers how to safely treat acute and chronic pain, taper patients off chronic opioid therapies, treat opioid use disorders through MAT, and manage MAT throughout the perioperative period.

9:00 - 9:30 am -- Registration and coffee
9:30 - 10:00 am -- Welcome and Coalition Update
10:00 - 10:15 am -- Break
10:15 - 12:00 pm -- Breakout sessions
12:00 - 12:30 pm -- Report outs
12:30 - 1:30 pm -- Lunch

CME Activity: Treating Pain Safely and Introduction to Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
1:30 - 1:35 pm -- Brief welcome from NCHA staff and introduction of Dr. Blake Fagan
1:35 - 3:35 pm -- Treating Pain Safely and Introduction to Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
3:35 - 3:45 pm -- Wrap-up

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the impact of the opioid crisis
  • Interpret the CDC guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Acute and Chronic Pain
  • Explain the Strengthen Opioid Misuse Prevention Act (STOP Act)
  • Develop processes for tapering chronic opioids in patient care
  • Discuss medication-assisted treatment (MAT)
  • Implement processes for managing MAT throughout the perioperative period

Blake Fagan, MD, is the chief education officer and a family physician at the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) in Asheville and a faculty member at the Department of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Fagan is also clinical consultant for the opioid crisis at the CDC Foundation. He directs the office-based opioid treatment services provided at MAHEC’s family health centers and trains healthcare providers and medical residency programs across the state in medication-assisted treatment, safe pain management, and safe opioid prescribing practices. Dr. Fagan completed his undergraduate education at the University of Missouri–Columbia, medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and his family medicine residency at MAHEC in Asheville.

NC Healthcare Association   Visit Website

2400 Weston Parkway
Cary, NC 27513

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Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AXIS Medical Education and North Carolina Healthcare Association. AXIS Medical Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 2.0 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

Credit Designation for Physicians
AXIS Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit Designation for Pharmacists
This application-based activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit JA4008106-9999-19-033-L01-P.

Credit Designation for Nursing
AXIS Medical Education designates this continuing nursing education activity for 2.0 contact hours. Learners are advised that accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with an activity.

AXIS Contact Information
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Disclosure of Conflict of Interest
AXIS Medical Education requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by AXIS for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

The faculty, Blake Fagan, MD reported no financial relationships or relationships he or his spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity:

Name of Planner/Manager -- Reported Financial Relationship

  • Blake Fagan, MD -- Nothing to Disclose
  • James Hayes, PMP -- Nothing to Disclose
  • Leslie Peterson -- Nothing to Disclose
  • Madison Ward Willis -- Nothing to Disclose
  • Ronald Viggiiani, MD -- Nothing to Disclose
  • Holly M. Hampe, D.Sc., RN, MHA, MRM -- Nothing to Disclose
  • Dee Morgillo, MEd., MT (ASCP), CHCP -- Nothing to Disclose

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Requirements for credit:  

  • Attend/participate in the educational activity and review all course materials. 
  • Complete the CE Declaration form online by 11:59 pm ET August 25, 2019 Instructions will be provided. If you do not enter the online portal by the above date, you will not be able to retrieve your statement of participation. 
  • Upon successful completion of the online form, your statement of completion will be presented to you to print.