Register Today! | Duke Pain Meeting

April 13th – 15th

The Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans Center | Durham, NC

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Working with our Colleagues across subspecialties at upcoming meetings and programs.

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New Licensing Requirements for CME in Pain Management for NC and SC.

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2018 Duke Pain Medicine’s | Cancer Pain, Palliative Care & End-Of-Life

April 13th – 15th

The Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans Center
Durham, NC 27710

Hotel Information

Guests can call the hotel and reference [Duke Pain Medicine Meeting] or use the booking link below and the $209 group rate (Friday and Saturday) will be valid until March 22nd, 2018.

Hotel Telephone: (919) 286-3111

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Resources For Clinicians And Practitioners

The Pain Society of the Carolina’s is pleased to partner with PainEDU to provide several interactive downloadable pain management and assessment tools including:

For a complete list of tools, visit:

SAMPLE Patient – Prescriber Opioid Medication for Non‐Cancer Pain Agreement

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Utah Attorney General, Sean D. Reyes States, Abuse-Deterrent Formulations (ADF) Is A Smart Way To Battle Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription drug abuse has reached epidemic proportions in communities across our country. Approximately 15 million adolescents and adults abused prescription drugs in the past year. Abuse is the leading cause of accidental death in the country, with 44 Americans dying each day from overdosing on prescription painkillers.

No state is immune. In my own state of Utah, abuse has gone up by nearly 400 percent in recent years, with 24 people dying each month because of prescription drug overdoses. Utah now ranks fourth among states for drug poisoning deaths, and deaths have outpaced fatalities from other factors, such as motor vehicle crashes. [Read More]…

New Controlled Substances CME Requirements | Effective July 1st, 2017

  • (3) CME For Physicians
  • (2) CME For PA’s

Resources & Information – FAQ’s

Policy For The Use Of Opiates For The Treatment Of Pain

Since the 2004 publication of the North Carolina Medical Board’s Policy for the Use of Controlled Substances for the Treatment of Pain, a considerable body of research and experience has made it evident… [Read More]…

Continuing Medical Education for Prescribing and Monitoring Controlled Substances | Revised January 13th, 2015

  • (2) CME For Prescribers Of Controlled Substances

BME AO CME Prescribing and Monitoring Controlled Substances

Joint Revised Pain Management Guidelines Approved By The South Carolina Boards Of Medical Examiners, Dentistry And Nursing | November 2014

The South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners (Medical Board) published Pain Management Guidelines (Guidelines) to assist physicians in safely prescribing controlled substances in July of 2009. Increasing opioid misuse and abuse, recent research and clinical studies now require the revision of those Guidelines to provide adequate information to ensure safe and appropriate treatment of pain. Additionally, the Medical Board recognizes that physicians, dentists, physician assistants, and advance practice registered nurses with prescriptive authority should all adhere to uniform prescriptive guidelines. Accordingly, the South Carolina Board of Dentistry (Dental Board) and South Carolina Board of Nursing (Nursing Board) have joined the Medical Board in approving these Joint Revised Pain Management Guidelines (Revised Guidelines). [Read More]…

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Your Society is working to advocate for excellence in Patient Care.  President Ezra Riber, MD has appointed the following Directors and Members to the Advocacy Committee:

Matt C. Mauck MD PhD
North Carolina
Ezra Riber, MD
South Carolina
Jack Lam, MD
North Carolina
Jeffrey Folk, MD
South Carolina
Manoj Wunnava, MD
North Carolina
Richard Rauck, MD
North Carolina
Robert Willson, MD
North Carolina, Co-Chair
Scott Clingan, PA-C
Thomas Buchheit, MD
North Carolina
Todd Warrick, MD
South Carolina, Co-Chair


To advance the art and science of pain medicine by promoting and maintaining the highest standards of professional practice through education and research; by aiding and encouraging the education of medical students, residents, fellows, practicing physicians, and other health care providers in pain management and by obtaining and publishing scientific information in pain medicine and management.