CE Information

Continuing Education credits for the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit are jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM), Vendome Healthcare Media and Operation UNITE.
Information on this page is current through March 29, 2017.
Claiming Your Continuing Education Credits
The online evaluation process is now available. To complete your electronic evaluation and print your own statements of completion visit cmeuniversity.com.     
** NBCC:
NBCC credit is not available for this year’s conference. If you are a certified counselor, you may claim NASW credit and apply this to your state governing body for continuing education. You may also claim AMA credit for this conference and receive an attendance certificate that may also be submitted to your state governing body for continuing education credit. We recommend you ask your state CE organization if it will accept NASW or AMA credit.
National Rx Drug Abuse Summit Target Audience
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, pharmacists, dentists, advanced practice registered nurses, registered nurses, social workers, addiction professionals, prevention professionals, health education specialists, certified counselors, lawyers, law enforcement officials and psychologists.
Physician Continuing Medical Education
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, Vendome Healthcare and Operation UNITE. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Postgraduate Institute of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Academy of Family Physicians
This Live activity, National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit, with a beginning date of 04/17/2017, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to  9.50 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Continuing Nursing Education
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.  This educational activity for 9.2 contact hour(s) is provided by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine. 
Pharmacotherapy contact hours for Advance Practice Registered Nurses to be determined. 
Psychology Sponsors Approval
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PIM maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Credit Designation
This program offers 9.5 continuing education credits for psychologists
Continuing Pharmacy Education
Accreditation Statement
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
This activity will provide the designated ACPE Contact Hours stated below under UANs listed below.
For Pharmacists: Upon completing the evaluation on www.cmeuniversity.com, your transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service.
Georgia POST
The Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Council has approved Summit recognition for up to 9 training credit hours for Georgia peace officers that are required to be registered or certified by the Council. Course Title: 2017 National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit. Course Number: NX100G.
NOTE: To claim these credit hours participants MUST sign the attendance sheet in EACH session.
Dental Credit
This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint sponsorship efforts between Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Operation UNITE.
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.  ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of the credit hours by boards of dentistry.
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this activity for 7.0 continuing education credits.
Social Worker Credit Designation
NASW-GA has approved the program for 9.5 core continuing education clock hours for social worker licensing purposes.
Health Educators
Sponsored by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, a designated a provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.  This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 9.5 total Category I continuing education contact hours.  Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 9.5.
State Bar of Georgia
Application has been submitted.
NOTE: To claim these CLE hours participants MUST sign the attendance sheet in EACH session.
For Educational Objectives, please click on the individual sessions for details.
CME Planning Committee
The Rx Summit CME Planning Committee is comprised of National Advisory Board members Daniel Blaney-Koen, Kelly J. Clark, John J. Dreyzehner, Robert DuPont, Geoffrey Laredo and Carla S. Saunders.
For Educational Objectives, please click on the individual sessions for details.
Conference Learning Objectives
  • Explain roles each member of a multidisciplinary team (e.g., physician, pharmacist, researcher, community activist) can play in constructing a comprehensive approach to the preventing or reducing Rx drug abuse.
  • Identify how to effectively implement coordinated care strategies in clinical settings and the outcomes that can be achieved.
  • Identify the challenges of and opportunities to address the syndemics of opioid abuse, viral hepatitis, and HIV.
  • Describe the role of naloxone in opioid overdose prevention.
  • Explain how the disease of chronic pain can be treated appropriately outside of narcotic management.
  • Identify strategies to mitigate the adverse effects of chronic pain and opioid analgesics.
  • Explain the new CDC guideline for prescribing opioid pain relievers for chronic pain in primary care settings.
  • Define keys to success when combining medication-assisted therapy and behavioral therapy.
Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. The existence or absence of COI for everyone in a position to control content will be disclosed to participants prior to the start of each activity.
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.
The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
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 or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
Americans with Disabilities Act
Event staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (i.e. physical, dietary, etc.). Please contact Abbegayle Morrow prior to the live event at amorrow@vendomegrp.com