The Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation is partnering with national, state and regional conferences around the U.S. to present the Live Program, “Pain Management and Opioids: Balancing Risks and Benefits,” a dynamic CE presentation focusing on issues related to the safe prescribing of immediate and extended release 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 2018 and 2019 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 16, 2018

August 3, 2018

September 21, 2018

November 9, 2018


Alan Agins, PhD

Jody Agins, MSN, FNP/GNP-BC

2.5 hours

California Association for Nurse Practitioners Annual Conference


San Diego, CA

March 23, 2018


March, 2019

Teresa Keane, MSN, PMHNP

Speaker pending

2.5 hours

National Conference for NPs


Orlando, FL



May 10, 2018

May 15, 2019



Wendy Wright, MSN, FNP-BC


1.5 hours

Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA)


Washington, DC

September 26, 2018

March 30, 2019

Teresa Mallick-Searle, MS, ANP-BC 2.25 hours

National NP Symposium



Keystone, CO

July 18, 2018


July 17, 2019

Teresa Mallick-Searle, MS, ANP-BC

Wendy Wright, MS, FNP-BC

2.0 hours

Live Online Webinars Sponsored by Walden University



May 8, 2018 (10am-12:30 pm Pac Time)

repeated:May 10, 2018 (4:00-6:30 pm Pac time)

Alan Agins, PhD

Jody Agins, MSN, FNP/GNP-BC

2.5 hours each

Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses


Columbus, OH October 19, 2018


Jody Agins, MSN, FNP/GNP-BC

2 hours

Southwestern Regional NP Clinical Symposium


Mesa, AZ July 29, 2018

Alan Agins, PhD

Jody Agins, MSN, FNP/GNP-BC

3 hours