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Wednesday, February 6, 2019 8:00 AM - Friday, February 8, 2019 4:30 PM

Caron DC Recovery Center
7315 Wisconsin Ave - Suite 790 East
Bethesda, MD 20814

Registration is required.
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Tara Handron 240-200-1000

pediatrician with female patientFor medical professionals attending the Prescribing Controlled Drugs Course, typical problem behaviors have included the inappropriate dispensing of medications from physician’s offices, prescribing large amounts of narcotics at too frequent intervals, or prescribing to family members, friends, or people with known histories of substance abuse. Oftentimes, the records of the physicians’ prescribing practices are poorly documented or non-existent. Our course will teach participants skills and strategies for safe prescribing.

Participants will learn new skills in substance use identification, understand chemical dependency and SBIRT, build strategies to reduce risky prescribing practices, and explore state-specific information on drug monitoring programs.

This is not a course designed for healthcare professionals who have an active drug dependence problem. However, some participants may be in recovery and many have had family histories of alcohol and other drug dependence. Neither is the course appropriate for those accused of illegally selling drugs for profit.

For this course, a phone interview with Charles P. Samenow, MD, MPH is required prior to registration. Please call 202-741-2875 to schedule. Your registration form will be sent to you after your phone interview and confirmation of your registration will be sent by e-mail. If it is determined that this course is not a good match for you, your deposit will be refunded.

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William Swiggart
William Swiggart, MS
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Center for Professional Health

Charlene M. Dewey
Charlene M. Dewey, MD, MEd, FACP
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Division of General Internal Medicine & Public Health

Charles P. Samenow, MD, MPH
George Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Vanderbilt University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 22.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Payment/Ticket Info:
A non-refundable deposit is required in the amount of $500. The remaining balance can be paid the first day of the event via check or cash; or, please pay for the event in full ($2500).

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