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MCNP Co-Sponsoring Free Buprenorphine Training Program

Saturday, April 14, 2018  
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Free Buprenorphine Waiver Training for NPs


In collaboration with the Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners, Boston Medical Center is sponsoring a
Buprenorphine Waiver Training for Nurse Practitioners.

This course is intended to educate nurse practitioners on prescribing buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid use disorder. The curriculum includes the science of addiction as a brain disorder, the pharmacology of buprenorphine, and the regulatory requirements around prescribing this medication.

Learn to screen patients for treatment with buprenorphine and to manage the medication along with the patient's other medical needs in an office setting. This course fulfills 8 of the 24 hoursof the training needed to obtain a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine under federal regulations.


   When
:
   Friday, June 1, 2018
   Registration: 7:00 am
   Course: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm

   Where:
   Newton Marriott Hotel
   2345 Commonwealth Ave
   Newton, MA 02466

   For questions, contact:
   Lexie Bergeron
   Lexie.bergeron@bmc.org

   CLICK HERE to Register


Event details

Description
This free eight-hour course prepares nurse practitioners to prescribe buprenorphine to treat opioid use disorder in their office. The curriculum includes the science of addiction as a brain disorder, the pharmacology of buprenorphine, and the regulatory requirements around prescribing this medication. Attendees will learn to screen patients for treatment with buprenorphine and to manage the medication along with the patient's other medical needs in an office setting such as a primary care clinic. The course fulfills 8 hours of the training needed to obtain a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine. The Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000 (DATA 2000) requires physicians to complete 8 hours of approved training in order to be eligible for a waiver, andnurse practitioners and physician assistants to complete 24 hours.

Check-in for the course will be from 7:00 to 7:30 am and the training will run from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. If you have a food allergy, please contact Deva Taylor (deva.taylor@bmc.org) by May 25th.

There is complimentary on-site parking at the Newton Marriott hotel.

This is an in-person training. There will not be an option to attend via webinar.

Objectives
Upon completion of this training, the participants will (be able to):

Have the training required to apply for a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine to their patients with opioid dependence (addiction),

Identify and assess patients who are appropriate for treatment with buprenorphine,

Have the specific knowledge concerning the use of buprenorphine to manage opioid dependence in the outpatient setting,

Discuss the psychiatric and medical co-morbidities associated with opioid addiction.

Intended audience
This event is intended for Nurse Practitioners.

Sponsored by
PCSS Physician Clinical Support System, Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (DPH/BSAS), American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP)

Accreditation information
AMA Credit Designation Statement

American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 8 (eight) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Providers should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by Providers Clinical Support System for Medication Assisted Treatment (5U79TI024697) from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Eligible attendees will be able to obtain CMEs from AAAP after the event takes place.

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