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Substance Use Disorders in Ambulatory Care

Tuesdays, noon - 1 p.m.,
September 15 - December 8, 2020

Prescribing clinicians and their team members are cordially invited to participate in the Substance Use Disorders in Ambulatory Care ECHO program, funded by the SAMHSA State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis grant program.

This 12-session ECHO series will help clinicians and their teams identify and treat substance use disorders in a primary care setting. Topics may include:

  • Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and other Substance Use Disorders (Benzodiazepine, Alcohol, Tobacco)

  • Buprenorphine Basics and Induction Basics

  • Assessing and Treating Co-occurring Mental Illness and OUD

  • Naltrexone, Methadone, and other medications for the treatment of addictions

Benefits of participation include:

  • No cost to you or your facility

  • No cost continuing medical education (CME) credits*

  • The opportunity to present your challenging cases and system needs, and receive feedback from a multidisciplinary team of specialists and peers

We will select up to 40 clinicians and primary care staff who are in a position to champion change in their organizations. Clinicians (prescribing MD, DO, NP, PA), nurses, social workers, pharmacists, behavioral health specialists, practice managers, and quality improvement specialists are encouraged to register. Ideally staff will participate as part of a primary care team that includes a clinician and one or more other staff member. Participants will be selected based on their interest, geographic distribution throughout Oregon, and ability to commit to the sessions. This course is part of the OHSU Addiction Medicine ECHO certificate program; participants who express interest in completing the certificate program will receive priority access.

*Accreditation: Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit: OHSU School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity