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3rd Annual Prescription Drug Abuse Symposium - IUPUI Campus Center

Office of the Indiana & Missouri Attorney General

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EST)

Indianapolis, IN

3rd Annual Prescription Drug Abuse Symposium - IUPUI Campus...

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3rd Annual Prescription Drug Abuse Symposium

Targeting Strategies to Curb the Epidemic in Indiana

Registration begins at 7:30 am, Program begins at 8:15 am

IUPUI Campus Center, 4th Fl.

420 University Blvd.

Indianapolis, IN 46202

Please join us for the 3rd Annual Prescription Drug Abuse Symposium to target strategies to more aggressively combat the epidemic in Indiana. Click to View Agenda

Prescription drug abuse is the nation's fastest-growing drug problem, according to the White House Office on National Drug Policy. Keynote, Christopher M. Jones, PharmD., MPH, LCDR, US Public Health Service, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will discuss why the CDC has classified the misuse of these powerful painkillers as an epidemic and what Indiana can do about it.

Over the lunch hour, guest speaker Paul Winchester MD will share new research relating to neonatal abstinence syndrome from the perspective of his practice as a Neonatologist caring for babies at Riley Hospital and at St. Francis. Indiana has experienced a 4700% increase in the incidence of Neonatal abstinence due to higher rates of maternal prescription opiate abuse. This area of focus is critical for developing recommendations for pre and peri-natal substance abuse prevention and treatment services.

Subject matter experts will address initiatives that are being pursued by the Indiana Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Task Force in five major areas to reduce prescription drug misuse and abuse including: education, enforcement, take-back (disposal), INSPECT (prescription drug monitoring program), and treatment. Breakout sessions will facilitate discussions of possible legal and policy approaches to help reduce the abuse of prescription drugs thereby decreasing the number of people addicted to and deaths associated with these drugs in our state. 

Continuing education credits offered at the program include:

  • CME Credit
  • CEUs for Mental Health and Addiction Professionals
  • Law Enforcement Training Board (LETB) Credit (may partially satisfy law enforcement in-service training requirements)
  • CLE (pending approval)
  • CNE (pending approval)
  • State Pharmacy Board Credit (pending approval)

*CME Accreditation Information


The Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Designation Statement

The ISMA designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


While offering the CME credit hours listed in these pages, these activities are not intended to provide extensive training in a field.


In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, educational programs sponsored by the ISMA must demonstrate

balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor. Prior to the activity, all faculty, authors, editors and planning committee members participating in an ISMA-sponsored activity are required to disclose to attendees any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity.


*CNE Accreditation Information


An application has been submitted to the Indiana State Nurses Association for approval of 6 contact hours. 

ISNA is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.



At the conclusion of this program, the participant(s) should be able to:

  • Identify state standards that will ensure that local providers have easy access to the resources necessary to treat chronic non-cancerous pain in the safest and most effective manner.
  • Recognize ways to reduce or eliminate barriers that prevent access to medications and services for drug users to expand effective drug abuse treatment.
  • Report on policy changes that would enable investigators to identify legitimate physicians treating pain from physicians that illegitimately are feeding addictions to pain medications.
  • Explain the statutes and rules that allow Indiana pharmacies to manage permanent take-back disposal programs in cooperation with waste facilities that turn the medical waste into renewable energy to help power businesses in our State.
  • Describe the multi-functional roles that INSPECT could provide to patients, pharmacists, prescribers, and law enforcement through integration with Indiana’s Health Information Exchange/Indiana Network for Patient Care.



Where do I park and what is the cost?

Registered attendees may park at the Vermont Street Parking Garage located on West Vermont Street.  (See map)

You will be required to present your parking ticket at the conclusion of the program to receive a complimentary parking voucher. 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

Yes.  If you are unable to attend the program you may give your ticket to a colleague to attend in your place.  Only one admission per ticket.

What is the refund policy?

You may request a full refund until close of business, Friday, December 7.  Please contact Rhonda Burris at 317-232-4866 or

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Natalie Robinson at 317-233-6143 or  


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When & Where

IUPUI Campus Center, 4th Fl.
420 University Blvd
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EST)

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