Office Based Addiction Treatment Training and Technical Assistance (OBAT TTA)

A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals

Waiver Trained: Now What? The Nuts and Bolts of Addiction Treatment

September 23, 2021
6:00 pm–8:00 pm ET

This training will prepare prescribers to handle practical considerations when treating patients with opioid use disorders in office settings.

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Virtual meeting

Via Zoom

Description

This training will provide waivered prescribers the skills needed to actually implement office-based addiction treatment into an ambulatory practice setting. Additionally, this talk will provide expert, concrete tips to facilitate the provision of care for patients with substance use disorders utilizing medications in their treatment. 

This training will be held via Zoom. Complete information on how to join via Zoom will be emailed to you the week of the training.

We will be offering 2.0 continuing education credits for NPs and 1.75 CMEs.

This is not a training to receive your buprenorphine waiver.

To request reasonable accomodations for a disability, please notify Tavi Hristova (tavita.hristova@bmc.org), in writing, at least two weeks prior to the conference.

Course Director: Dan Alford, MD, MPH

Intended audience

Prescribers who have recently obtained their X-waiver (or who are contemplating getting their waiver) and are looking to increase provision of care for patients with substance use disorder in an outpatient setting.

Speakers

Annie Potter, MSN, MPH, NP, CARN-AP

Annie is a Nurse Practitioner at Boston Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. Annie educates and supports health care providers on best practices in the treatment of substance use disorders and serves as the Medical Director for the Massachusetts Office Based Addiction Treatment ECHO. Prior to joining BMC, Annie practiced at a community health center in Baltimore, MD, where she established and served as the clinical lead for the city's first walk-in HIV treatment and prevention program. She is board-certified in addictions and holds specialty certifications for the treatment of HIV and Hepatitis C. Annie earned her Masters of Nursing and Masters of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and Bloomberg School of Public Health, respectively.

Kristin Wason, MSN, NP-C, CARN

Kristin is a Nurse Practitioner at Boston Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. Kristin has been working in addiction medicine since 2009 — initially practicing as a Registered Nurse within BMC's multidisciplinary OBAT clinic, managing a large caseload of patients with substance addiction, and now as a Primary Care Provider with a full DATA2000 X-waiver. In addition to her clinical practice, Kristin advises and supports community health centers on integration of best practices for treating substance use disorders into institutions across Massachusetts and nationwide. Kristin earned her MSN, Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, degree from Salem State University. She is board certified in addictions nursing through the Addictions Nursing Certification Board.

Objectives

The learner will be able to:

Sponsored by

Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction, Department of Public Health, Bureau of Addiction Services

Accreditation information

ACCME Accreditation Statement

Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ANCC Accreditation/Approval Statement

Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Contact Hours: 2.00

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OBAT TTA is a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC), a 514-bed academic medical center located in Boston's historic South End and the largest safety-net hospital in New England.

Funding for OBAT TTA is provided by:

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Massachusetts Department of Public Health Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS)
GE Foundation

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