Chronic Pain:

Assessment and Treatment, Including Opioid Education


April 11-12, 2019

The Chattanoogan Hotel

1201 Broad Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402

April 11  9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

April 12  8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Cost: free to attend; $25 for CEUs

UTC faculty, staff, and preceptors can receive CEUs at no cost with a discount code (contact Farron Kilburn at


Conference Description

This conference will address how to accurately assess and appropriately treat chronic pain in patients from an interdisciplinary perspective. The conference will include keynote speakers and breakout sessions that address the 12 core competencies for pain education as identified by the Tennessee Commission on Pain and Addiction Medicine Education.

Conference Objectives

  • Increase an understanding of practical aspects of pain evaluation and diagnosis
  • Share knowledge of practical aspects of prescribing and communication
  • Give examples of chronic pain treatment plans, including interprofessional aspects
  • Provide education on addressing the opioid epidemic, including substance use and overdose management risks.


The 12 core competencies for pain education:

  • Epidemiology and population level
  • Pain evaluation
  • Pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment
  • Practical aspects of prescribing and communication
  • Conflict prevention and resolution
  • Chronic pain plans
  • Acute pain care for chronic pain patients
  • Interoffice and interprofessional focus
  • Substance use disorder risk evaluation
  • Development of a treatment plan for the patient with substance use disorder
  • Management of overdose risk
  • Professional and legal standards

Who can attend conference and/or submit for the Poster Session?

Healthcare providers across multiple disciplines, including: Primary Care Providers, Nurses, Social Workers, Public Health Professionals, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Exercise Physiologists, Nutritionists, Educators, Researchers, Non-Profit Community Based Agencies, and Graduate Students.


A continental breakfast and full lunch will be provided on both days at no cost to the attendees.