The Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation has partnered with national, state and regional conferences around the U.S. to present the Live Program, “Opioid Prescribing: Safe Practice, Changing Lives-Update 2017,” a dynamic CE presentation focusing on issues related to the safe prescribing of extended release, long-acting opioids. This program discusses the patient selection and assessment of risk associated with opioid use for long-term management of chronic pain, the initiation and modification of ER/LA therapy, ongoing monitoring, as well as patient and caregiver education. Legal, regulatory and safety perspectives associated with ER/LA Opioid use are also included. The presentation was developed to be compliant with the FDA Blueprint for ER/LA Opioid Analgesic REMS education by the Collaborative for REMS Education (CO*RE) and may be used by NPs from states with mandatory requirements for opioid education.

This program will be presented in 2017 at the conferences listed below.

Conference Name Location Date Speaker(s) ANCC CE Hours

Contemporary Forums Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Clinicians


Las Vegas, NV

San Francisco, CA

Nashville, TN

Las Vegas, NV


March 24, 2017

July 28, 2017

September 15, 2017

November 10, 2017


Alan Agins, PhD

Jody Agins, MSN, FNP/GNP-BC

2.5 hours

Nurse Practitioners of Oregon Pharmacology Conference

Clackamas, OR

April 1, 2017

Alan Agins, PhD

Jody Agins, MSN, FNP/GNP-BC

2.25 hours

National Conference for NPs


Nashville, TN


April 21, 2017




Theresa Mallick-Searle, MSN, NP


1.5 hours

Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA)


Nashville, TN October 4, 2017 Wendy Wright, MSN, FNP-BC 2.25 hours

National Conference for NPs



Las Vegas October 12, 2017 Teresa Keane, MSN, PMHNP 1.5 hours

New York NP Association


Saratoga Springs, NY October 21, 2017

Alan Agins, PhD

Jody Agins, MSN, FNP/GNP-BC

3 hours

Iowa NP Society


Des Moines, IA November 10, 2017 Barbara St. Marie, PhD, ANP-BC 2 hours

Southern Arizona NP Association


Tucson, AZ November 17, 2017

Alan Agins, PhD

Jody Agins, MSN, FNP/GNP-BC

2 hours