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2 Hour Opioid Prescribing Course for Medical Professionals in Tennessee


Activity Title

2 Hour Course for Tennessee Medical Professionals on Opioid Prescribing

Activity Availability

July 1, 2023 - July 1, 2024


As medical providers we have a goal of reducing pain and suffering. To achieve that goal we use opioid analgesics, non-opioid Analgesics, and other modalities. This program will discuss the indications, contraindications, benefits, and risks of various forms of analgesia.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for providers who manage patient pain

Learning Objectives: At the end of the educational program, the learner will be able to:

  • Define the risks and benefits of opioid analgesics
  • Apply strategies to mitigate the risk of opioid dependency
  • Employ appropriate analgesics based on individualized patient needs
  • Faculty

    Michael Brody, DPM

    Michael Brody, DPM (Scientific Chair)

    Dr Brody has been in practice since 1988 and has served as a Residency Director at DVAMC Northport. He has held staff appointments at a number of Colleges of Podiatry and lectures around the country on compliance for medical doctors and staff.

    Allen Jacobs, DPM

    Allen Jacobs, DPM

    Dr. Jacobs is a 1973 Summa Cum Laude graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine. He completed his residency in surgery at Monsignor Clement Kern Hospital for special surgery in Warren, Michigan in 1975. Dr. Jacobs is in private practice in St. Louis, Missouri. He is board certified in reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. For 25 years, Dr. Jacobs served as a Director of Podiatric Surgical Residency Training; and has also served as a contributing editor to the Journal of Foot Surgery, Podiatry Today, Foot and Ankle Quarterly and Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. Additionally, Dr. Jacobs has served as the Scientific Chairman of the American Podiatric Medical Association, The Missouri Podiatry Society, and on the Journal Management Committee of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He was the first podiatrist to receive the rank of Fellow by Temple University. He was voted a Lifetime Achievement Award and to The Podiatry Hall of Fame. He has received numerous awards from the APMA and ACFAS for his dedication to podiatry and podiatric education, as well as recognition from the governors of Missouri, Arkansas and Massachusetts. He has published over 80 scientific articles in various publications and 17 chapter contributions in various textbooks, and has presented over 1000 papers at podiatric and medical society meetings. In addition to his practice, Dr. Jacobs maintains a free educational website,, with open access to students, residents and practitioners of podiatric medicine and surgery. He is a nationally recognized author, researcher and a noted authority of surgery of the foot.

    Richard Lawhern, PhD

    Richard Lawhern, PhD

    Dr. Lawhern is a non-clinician subject matter expert on US and Canadian public health policy for regulation of prescription opioid pain relievers and of clinicians who employ opioids in managing severe pain for patients. He is a healthcare writer and moderator for online peer-to-peer patient support groups.

    Stuart Wasser, MD

    Stuart Wasser, MD

    Dr. Wasser is an internist practicing in addiction medicine in Rockville Centre Long Island. He is board certified in addiction medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine and the American board of Addiction medicine and practices in both office and clinic-based settings while also doing liaison addiction medicine consultation at Mount Sinai-South Nassau hospital.


    Registration $79

    Intended Audience : Medical Providers

    Refund Policy

    No refunds are available for online courses

    Compliance Statement

    In accordance with the Council on Podiatric Medical Education's Standards and Requirements for Approval of Providers of Continuing Education in Podiatric Medicine, any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests of faculty, planning committee, or any others who have influence over the content of this educational activity must be disclosed to program participants.

    CME Online is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. CME Online has approved this activity for a maximum of 2 continuing education contact hours.

    The following financial relationships have been provided:

    Steward Wasser, MD: Speakers Bureau: Indorsia

    Luke Cicchinelli, DPM: Consultant: Arthrex, Ossio Employee: PICA

    The following faculty have no financial relationships to disclose:

    Michael Brody, DPM Matthew Feldman, JD Allen Jacobs, DPM Richard Lawhern, PhD