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CME: Caring for Patients with Pain & Avoiding Legal Consequences

October 19, 2019 @ 8:25 am - 12:15 pm


Geisinger, in Collaboration with the Lackawanna Recovery Coalition, Presents:
Caring for Patients with Pain and How To Avoid Legal Consequences
October 19, 2019
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Scranton, PA

This CME program is FREE to all medical professionals, including physicians, residents, advanced practitioners, dentists, social workers, counselors, pharmacists and medical students.

At the completion of this course, the participants should be able to:
• Improve use of best practices in prescribing pain medication
• Increase compliance in use of PDMP
• Identify substance use disorder in their patient population and the process for referral for treatment
• Review the legal ramifications when best practice prescribing is not followed

8:25 a.m.
Welcome & Introductions
Karen Arscott, DO, M.Sc., AOBNMM
Activity Director
Associate Professor of Medicine
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Scranton, PA

Donna Eget, DO
Medical Director, Medicus Urgent Care
Dunmore, PA

8:30 a.m.
Best Practices for Managing Patients and Their Opioid Prescriptions
Julio Ramos, MD
President/CEO, Ramos Rheumatology PC
Avoca, PA

9:15 a.m.
Treatment of the Complex MAT Patient
Andrew Thomson, DO
Associate, The Wright Center
Scranton, PA

10:15 a.m.
Drug Diversion in Lackawanna County
Mark Powell, BA, JD
District Attorney, Lackawanna County

11:00 a.m.
Panel Discussion
• Dr. Arscott
• District Attorney Powell
• Eric Pusey, RPh, CDE
Owner & Manager, Medicap Pharmacy
Olyphant, PA
• Maria Kolcharno, MSW
Director of Addiction Services
The Wright Center
Scranton, PA
• Barbara Durkin, BS, MA
Director, Lackawanna/Susquehanna County Office of Drug & Alcohol Services
Scranton, PA

12:00 p.m. – Case Presentations

12:15 p.m. – Evaluations/Adjournment

To register online, please go to https://go.geisinger.org/OpioidBrochure19
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Please call the Center for Continuing Professional Development at (570) 271-6692 between 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


October 19, 2019
8:25 am - 12:15 pm


Lackawanna Recovery Coalition


Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
525 Pine St.
Scranton, PA 18509 United States
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