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Opiate Training Available for Prescribers and Support Health Services Providers

Free training in Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD, also known as Medication Assisted Treatment, or MAT) will resume Friday, Nov. 6, through Northeast Ohio Medical University’s Ohio Opiate Project ECHO.

Project ECHO is an online learning session that creates a community to share learning, knowledge and experience with each other to improve delivery of care across the state of Ohio. Expert teams hosted by NEOMED use multi-point videoconferencing to conduct virtual clinics with community providers.

Two Project ECHO sessions are offered each week, and free CME/CE credit is available. Prescribers and support health services providers are invited to attend.

  • Ohio Opiate Prescriber Mentor is offered at 7 a.m. on Fridays and is a cycle of 12 foundational MOUD topics. Discussion centers around these topics, provided by participants who know the science but are learning and sharing the art of MOUD patient recovery.
  • Ohio Opiate Continuing Education is offered at 3 p.m. on Fridays and is a program of current topics and journal club articles. Past topics include Relapse Prevention, Weaning Suboxone, Detoxification in Pregnancy, MOUD and PTSD, Setting up an Emergency Department MOUD Program, Overview of Current OUD Literature and Efficacy of Buprenorphine in Depression.

Learn more and register to receive notifications about the programs.

Photo: Sara Dugan, Pharm.D., associate professor of pharmacy, is a member of NEOMED’s “hub” team for Project ECHO.