Lincoln Memorial University


LMU Offers "Pain Management and Opioids" CME Course


HARROGATE, Tenn., Nov. 29, 2018 – Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) will host an in-person and an online Continuing Medical Education (CME) program entitled “Pain Management and Opioids: Balancing Risks and Benefits” on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in room 105 at LMU-DCOM on the main campus in Harrogate, Tenn. (6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway). The course is free to attend and is also being made available online via a ZOOM webinar.


All health care providers involved in pain management are encouraged to attend. Clinicians in attendance will have an opportunity to learn how to do the following:

  1. Accurately assess patients with pain for consideration of an opioid trial.
  2. Establish realistic goals for pain management and restoration of function.
  3. Initiate opioid treatment (IR and ER/LA) safely and judiciously, maximizing efficacy while minimizing risks.
  4. Monitor and re-evaluate treatment continuously; discontinue safely when appropriate.
  5. Counsel patients and caregivers about use, misuse, abuse, diversion, and overdose.
  6. Educate patients about safe storage and disposal of opioids.
  7. Demonstrate working knowledge and ability to access general and specific information about opioids, especially those in your practice.

Attendees can receive 2.0 hours of AOA Category 1-A and AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ CME credit. The program is presented by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) in partnership with the Collaborative for REMS Education (CO*RE), supported by an independent educational grant from the ER/LA Opioid Analgesics REMS Program Companies (RPC).


Updated in 2018, the revised CO*RE curriculum presents safe opioid prescribing in the larger context of pain. The new curriculum includes coverage of Immediate Release (IR) opioids, reference to the CDC Guidelines, updated statistics and revised case studies. The program also meets the State of Tennessee Board of Medical Examiner and Tennessee Board of Osteopathic Examination continuing medical education requirement of two hours every two years of controlled substance prescribing to include the Tennessee Chronic Pain Guidelines."


To register for this event, please click on link or for more information contact Patricia Stubenberg, PhD at 423.869.6819 or email [email protected]


The DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine is located on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. LMU-DCOM is an integral part of LMU’s values-based learning community, and is dedicated to preparing the next generation of osteopathic physicians to provide health care in the often underserved region of Appalachia and beyond. For more information about LMU-DCOM, call 1.800.325.0900, ext. 7082, email [email protected], or visit us online at







423.869.3611 | 800.325.0900
6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway
Harrogate, TN 37752