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WV Laws & Legislation on Controlled Substances & Pain Management and Opioids: Balancing Risks and Benefits

Total Credits: 3 including 3 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)

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WVOMA - West Virginia
Jim Adams, D.O. |  Ernie Miller |  Annette Carron, D.O.
2 Hours 31 Minutes
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Learning Objectives:

  1. Review WV Laws and Legislation regarding Opiod prescribing and diversion
  2. Review/discuss Pain Management with Opiods and without
  3. Discuss the risks and benefits of pain medications

The speakers discloses that they have no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). The West Virginia Osteopathic Medical Association (WVOMA) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians.

All grievances may be directed to WVOMA’s Executive Director at All grievances will receive an initial response within 30 days of receipt.  If the participant does not receive a satisfactory response, they can submit a complaint to the Bureau of Osteopathic Education of the AOA at 142 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611.


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Annette Carron, D.O., CMD, FACOI, FAAHPM serves as director of Geriatrics and Palliative Care at Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills, MI. She previously served for  six years as director of Beaumont Hospital’s Palliative Medicine program. Dr. Carron has  also practiced in long-term care for 14 years. She is a certified medical director, certified in hospice and palliative medicine and recently awarded fellowship in the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Carron also is board certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. She serves on a hospital-wide pain committee in the role of physician education. She has spoken frequently on pain management, hospice and palliative care, including helping present the American Medical Association Educating Physicians on End-of-Life Care (EPEC) curriculum. Dr. Carron is also Assistant Clinical Professor Internal Medicine at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and serves as board member and chair of the Palliative Medicine subsection of the American College of Osteopathic Internists.