Skip to main content

Event Profile

Safe Prescribing and Dispensing Conference

September 14, 2017
The Lantana
43 Scanlon Dr
Randolph, MA 02368 
Not available
Jointly Provided by the MMS and the Norfolk County District Attorney's Office
All who prescribe and dispense medicine in Norfolk County are urged to join Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey for the 2017 Safe Prescribing & Dispensing Conference on September 14, 2017.  This conference, planned in partnership with the Massachusetts Medical Society and the Northeastern University School of Pharmacy will provide practitioners with specific information developed from a review of all fatal overdoses in Norfolk County.  Participants will learn about access to medicine as seen in pharmaceutical overdose, learn about risk factors for addiction in Norfolk County and how Mass PAT, insurance coverage limitations, legislative and regulatory requirements will help you make more informed prescribing and dispensing decisions to protect your patients and your practice.  
Pharmacists should register online at,

This conference is offered at no cost to those who prescribe and dispense medicine in Norfolk County.

Activity Objectives:
After participating in this activity, you should be able to:
  • Describe the functionality and utilization of MassPAT to enhance prescribing and dispensing of controlled substances
  • Explain strategies and challenges to overdose prevention
  • Identify insurance coverage for patients taking opioids that influence patient safety and utilization management
  • List the challenges prescribers face when writing prescriptions for patients with substance use disorder
  • Summarize the guidelines for safe prescribing and dispensing of controlled substances
  • Name interdisciplinary interventions that lead to the safer use of opioid prescriptions
  • Explain treatment options for opioid use disorder 
  • Describe the importance of developing appropriate post-operative prescribing standards for opioids
AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management (RM) study.
Accreditation Statement:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Massachusetts Medical Society and Norfolk County District Attorney's Office.  The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Registration Fees:
NOTE: this conference is open ONLY to those who prescribe or dispense medicine in Norfolk County.
Space is limited. To register, click the "Register" button above.       

Find it on Map

The Lantana

Sessions information is not available at this time.