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

A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals

Using Long-Acting Injectable Buprenorphine in Addiction Treatment

December 8, 2021
11:00 am–12:00 pm ET

This one-hour training prepares nurses and other medical professionals to use long-acting injectable buprenorphine (Sublocade) in addiction treatment.

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Virtual meeting

Via Zoom


This is a one-hour training that prepares nurses offering medication for opioid-use disorder to manage addiction treatment with long-acting injectable buprenorphine. Topics covered will include: the pharmacology of long-acting injectable buprenorphine; patient selection; medication storage and administration; clinical logistics; side effects; supplemental dosing; lessons learned from the field; and billing and specialty pharmacies. We will also have an open discussion to learn from each other’s experiences with using this treatment.

This training will be held via Zoom. We would prefer that you log in using a computer with a webcam so that we can all connect to each other via video. Please note that signing on with video is required to receive CEs. If you do not have access to a webcam, please let us know. 

Intended audience

Attendance is required for all OBAT nurses and MAs who work in a DPH/BSAS funded STATE OBOT program. All others working with patients on injectable buprenorphine are welcome and encouraged to attend.


Justin Alves, RN, MSN, ACRN, CARN, CNE Tara Duarte, RN


By the end of the training, participants will be able to:

Sponsored by

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

Accreditation information

Boston Medical Center grants 1.00 hours to all nurses who attend and complete the evaluation. Boston Medical Center is approved as a provider of continuing professional development by the American Nurses Association, Massachusetts, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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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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