Are you considering how to help control the opioid epidemic? Regional providers will offer a half-day training on buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid dependence. This highly effective treatment blocks craving and withdrawal symptoms and allows patients to build a healthier life. Compared to detox with or without counseling, buprenorphine-naloxone can reduce the risk of overdose related deaths by 50%.
When: Friday, May 19, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: Olympia, WA (registrants will receive the address when confirmed)
Target audience: Physicians from any specialty, nurse practitioners (ARNP) and physician assistants ( PA-C). Preference will be given to providers in Southwest Washington if the course is over subscribed. The training is also helpful for nurse case managers and others working on the treatment team.
Format: Registered providers will be send the 4 hour online training to be completed before this session. Completion of the online and in-person training provides the required eight hours for physicians to request a DEA waiver to prescribe buprenorphine. ARNP and PA-Cs who will need to complete an additional 16 hours of approved training prior to submitting their waiver request. (As of this date ASAM has a 16 hour course approved that is available on line.)
Sponsors: American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry and Thurston-Mason County Medical Society. It is offered courtesy of the Thurston-Mason-Lewis Chapter of the Washington Academy of Family Physicians and Providence St. Peter Family Medicine in Olympia.
Registration: To register and receive more information, contact Cindy Grande, MD (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kari Lima, MD (email@example.com). Registrants will receive the address of the training when confirmed.