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Opioid Prescribing in North Carolina in 2018

| Date Posted: 10/9/2018

You are invited to attend a program:
Opioid Prescribing in North Carolina in 2018
November 7, 2018
Dinner at 5:45 p.m. • Program to follow at 6:15 p.m.
Conference Center, FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital • Pinehurst, NC


Brian K. Thwaites, M.D.
Dr. Thwaites completed his medical education at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, IL. He completed his internship at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, HI, and his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. Dr. Thwaites also completed a fellowship in Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. He is Board Certified in
Anesthesiology. Dr. Thwaites is professionally associated with FirstHealth Back & Neck Pain in Pinehurst.

Program Goal – To cover the topics of:
• Controlled substances prescribing practices
• Controlled substance prescribing for chronic
pain management

Target Audience
All Physicians and Health Care Professionals.

Gap to be Filled:
Lack of knowledge of controlled substances
prescribing practices, recognizing signs
of the abuse or misuse of controlled
substances, and controlled substance
prescribing for chronic pain management.

Goals of this Live Activity:
To prescribe controlled substances,
particularly opioids, in a manner that is safe,
appropriate and consistent with current
standards of care.

CME Credit Accreditation Statement:
FirstHealth of the Carolinas is accredited by
the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS)
to provide continuing medical education for

Credit Statement:
FirstHealth of the Carolinas designates this
live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA
Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim
only the credit commensurate with the extent
of their participation in the activity.

This program is being offered by FirstHealth’s
Office of Continuing Medical Education.
Please contact us if ADA
accommodations are needed.

Please call the Office of Continuing Medical
Education at (910) 715-7062 to reserve your
space and dinner.

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