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Addiction Experts Sound Alarm as Overdoses Rise Over COVID-19

Addiction Experts Sound Alarm as Overdoses Rise Over COVID-19

While the world has been focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, the existing overdose epidemic has continued to skyrocket, with a record high 70,000 deaths in 2019. Nora Voklow, M.D., Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), explains, “We do not yet have...

HHS Expands Access to Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

HHS Expands Access to Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced it is eliminating the medication-assisted treatment (MAT) waiver requirement for some physicians. HHS will publish Practice Guidelines for the Administration of Buprenorphine for Treating Opioid Use...

New CDC Training and Resources for Safer Opioid Prescribing

New CDC Training and Resources for Safer Opioid Prescribing

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new suite of training tools and resources to help clinicians and healthcare executives apply CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain in clinical settings: Addressing the Opioid Overdose...

NC Statewide Overdose Surveillance Reports for November 2020

NC Statewide Overdose Surveillance Reports for November 2020

The Injury and Violence Prevention Branch of the Division of Public Health recently updated data on opioid-related overdose and unintentional med/drug overdose with potential for abuse emergency department visits reports (NC DETECT). Overdose Involving Medication or...

Jan
21
Thu
PCSS Exchange 5
Jan 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Target Audience
Sessions 1-3: Physicians, nurse practitioners or other advanced practice nurses, PAs, psychologists, social workers, clinical administrators and healthcare teams.
Sessions 4-6: Physicians, nurse practitioners or other advanced practice nurses, PAs, and healthcare teams.

Jan
25
Mon
Half and Half MAT Waiver Training Includes 4-Hour Live, Interactive Webinar
Jan 25 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Date: Monday, January 25, 2021

Time: 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm PT

What: Live portion of 8-hour MAT waiver course

Sponsoring organization: American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine (AOAAM)

Course Director: William Morrone, DO

How it Works: When you have completed the entire course, you will receive a certificate of completion. Physicians will then be able to apply for the waiver to prescribe buprenorphine. All other eligible providers can apply for the waiver after completing an additional 16-hour course here for advanced practice nurses and here for PAs.

Jan
26
Tue
Treating Pain Safely: An Update for Prescribers @ Webinar - on Zoom
Jan 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:15 pm
Feb
4
Thu
PCSS Exchange 6
Feb 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Target Audience
Sessions 1-3: Physicians, nurse practitioners or other advanced practice nurses, PAs, psychologists, social workers, clinical administrators and healthcare teams.
Sessions 4-6: Physicians, nurse practitioners or other advanced practice nurses, PAs, and healthcare teams.

Apr
8
Thu
Addiction Medicine Conference
Apr 8 – Apr 10 all-day
May
4
Tue
Opioid Misuse and Overdose Prevention Summit
May 4 – May 6 all-day

Learn more about our conferences and educational opportunities

Addiction Medicine Spring and Fall Conferences provide up-to-date substance use related education, applicable across general medical as well as addiction specialty practices.