Do No Harm Symposium
Exploring Strategies for Safer Prescribing of Opioids

Jointly Provided by:
American Academy of CME, Inc.
New Jersey Doctor-Patient Alliance
Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey

February 8, 2018 – 1:45 to 2:45 pm
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, NJ; Hollywood Ballroom 

Activity Faculty
Lewis S. Nelson, MD

Professor and Chair

Department of Emergency Medicine

Director, Division of Medical Toxicology Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Chief of Service, Emergency Department University Hospital of Newark New Jersey

Poison Information & Education System

Angelo Valente

Executive Director

Partnership for a Drug Free New Jersey

Nancy Coffey

Supervisory Investigator/Diversion Program Manager

Drug Enforcement Administration, NJ Division

Target Audience


This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of NJ-based physicians. Other healthcare professionals, including NPs, PAs, Dentists, may also participate.

Learning Objectives


After participating in the activity, learners should be better able to

  • Describe the prescription drug and opiate abuse epidemic in your community.
  • Identify ways to improve your own practices to prevent prescription drug abuse among your patients.
  • Discuss the link between prescription drug abuse and heroin abuse.
  • Address the epidemic of prescription drug abuse and the rising levels of heroin abuse and deaths including diversion and signs and symptoms

Accreditation and Credit Designation

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by American Academy of CME, Inc., New Jersey Doctor-Patient Alliance, and Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey. American Academy of CME, Inc. is Jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.





American Academy of CME, Inc., designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category

1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Non-physicians will be issued a certificate of participation.

Disclosure Statement


According to the disclosure policy of the Academy, all faculty, planning committee members, editors, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control content are required to disclose any relevant relationships with any commercial interests related to this activity. The existence of these interests or relationships is not viewed as implying bias or decreasing the value of the presentation. All educational materials are reviewed for fair balance, scientific objectivity and levels of evidence.



This activity is provided free of charge to learners registered to attend the New Jersey Doctor-Patient Alliance Inaugural Independent Physician Summit.

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