Opioids & Controlled Substance Prescribing Course and Educational Program


Opioids & Controlled Substance Prescribing Course and Educational Program

Nov. 11-12, 2019

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The Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society
777 East Park Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17111

An improved, comprehensive program will be offered by diverse faculty.

CME Credit and Disclosure

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Pennsylvania Medical Society and the Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society. The Pennsylvania Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Pennsylvania Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the educational activity.


Time Topic / Activity
7:00 – 7:30 AM Registration / Breakfast/Pre-Test Completion
7:30 – 8:00 AM Introduction to Prescription Drug Abuse – Stats, Human Impact
Opioids/Controlled Substances Prescribing Guideline/Statutes
8:00 - 9:00 AM Interdisciplinary Care - Where do Opioids Fit in
Opioid Prescribing Decision Making in Acute and Chronic Pain Management
Practice Patterns and Changes
Strategies to Avoid Use of Medications with Potential for Abuse
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Opioid Therapy: Does it work? For Whom? and At What Cost?
Common Chronic Pain Syndromes and Optimal Management
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM BREAK
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM Starting/Taking Over Chronic Opioid Therapy; Tools for Identification of Abuse Risk;
Use of Risk Screening Tools
12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM Lunch Session : Narcotic Pharmacology
12:45 PM - 1:15 PM Dosing and Monitoring Care; Patient Adherence/Compliance;
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Treatment Failure: What to Do When Things Are Not Going Well
Stopping Treatment, Referral for Addition, Safety
2:15 PM - 3:30 PM Narcotic Withdrawal Management
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM What Role Does Naloxone Have In the Opioid Epidemic?
4:30 – 5:15 PM Medical Record Keeping and Documentation
5:15 – 5:30 PM Wrap-up and Homework Assignment
Homework assigned Record Review and Documentation Exercise
Time Topic / Activity
7:00 – 7:45 AM Breakfast Session - Review of Homework Assignment and Discussion
7:45 AM - 8:30 AM How and Why Medications are Prescribed, Dispensed, and Documented
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Benzodiazepine Pharmacology and Withdrawal Management
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM A Long Winter’s Nap: A Benzodiazepine Overdose Story
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM BREAK
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Diagnosis and Treatment Strategies of Mood and Anxiety Disorders
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM Lunch Session: Problematic Areas -- Where Physicians Get into Trouble
Regulatory Issues
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Cautious Prescribing of Stimulants
2:00 PM - 3:00PM Identifying and Managing Difficult Patients
Non-compliant, Drug seeking Behaviors
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Standard Patient Exercise - Drug Seeker
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM SP Review/Wrap-up/Post-Test

For your convenience, below are a few hotels in the Harrisburg, PA, area:

Best Western Premier

800 East Park Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17111
(717) 561-2800

   Hampton Inn

4230 Union Deposit Road
Harrisburg, PA 17111
(717) 545-9595

Holiday Inn Express-Harrisburg East

4021 Union Deposit Road
Harrisburg, PA 17109
(717) 561-8100

  Candlewood Suites

413 Port View Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17111
(717) 561-9400

Fairfield Inn & Suites

1018 Briarsdale Road
Harrisburg, PA 17109
(717) 412-4326








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