The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville

Continuing Education and Professional Development

The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology

March 31, 2023

Hilton Knoxville Airport
2001 Alcoa Highway
Alcoa, Tennessee 37701




Course Directors

Stephanie G. Vanterpool MD, MBA, FASA
Director, Comprehensive Pain Services
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine
Immediate Past President - Tennessee Pain Society
Director at Large - North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS)
Co-Chair-Diversity and Outreach Committee, NANS

Targeted Pain Treatment® is a federally registered trademark owned by Dr. Stephanie Vanterpool.  Dr. Vanterpool developed and is responsible for the content contained in the TPT Toolkit.

Course Overview

The use of opioids as the primary treatment for pain has contributed to the opioid crisis we now face in East Tennessee and the country.  This is because opioids do not target the underlying causes of pain and opioids have both physiologic and psychological effects that are the basis for opioid dependence, overdose and addition.  As awareness of the adverse effects of opioids has increased, many clinicians have restricted their use of opioids for chronic pain.  But unfortunately, without formal clinical education on or access to alternative, effective pain treatment options, this reduction in opioid use has also resulted in unwanted suffering and decreased function for patients who experience chronic pain.

Targeted Pain Treatment® the process of accurately diagnosing  the cause of pain, and then targeting the treatment to the cause, is an alternate, effective, and comprehensive approach to addressing the cause of pain and improving function and quality of life for patients.  

This conference is officially endorsed by the Tennessee Pain Society.

Requirements for continuing medical education credit regarding controlled substance prescribing

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, the participants should be able to:

Registration Fees

Fees include access to online program materials, continuing education credit hours, breakfast, lunch, and breaks, and parking at the Hilton Knoxville Airport.

  Earlybird March 3,2023
Physician $200 $250
Non-Physician $150 $200
Resident and Students (no CME credit) $25 $50


There is no minimum threshold for financial disclosures; individuals must disclose all financial relationships, regardless of the amount, with ineligible companies within the past 24 months. Individuals must disclose regardless of their view of the relevance of the relationship to the education. Companies that are ineligible to be accredited in the ACCME System (ineligible companies) are those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
Financial relationships are relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company.
The UT Graduate School of Medicine Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development along with the Co-Course Directors have taken appropriate steps to mitigate relationships prior to the individuals assuming their roles.  CME Planning Staff have no actual or potential conflicts of interest in relation to the presentations.

The University of Tennessee College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Education Credits

The University of Tennessee College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Nurses may use these credit hours toward certification renewal.  This credit is acceptable by the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), American Nurses Credentialing Association (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).




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