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

A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals

Pharmacy Training: The Pharmacist's Introduction to Injectable Buprenorphine

May 17, 2022
5:30 pm–6:00 pm ET

This 30 minute session, titled “The Pharmacist’s Introduction to Injectable Buprenorphine,” will provide an overview of the medication. The role of the pharmacist/pharmacy technician, initiation strategies, and a review of the medication will be discussed.

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Virtual meeting

Via Zoom Webinar

Description

This 30 minute session, titled “The Pharmacist’s Introduction to Injectable Buprenorphine,” will provide an overview of the medication. The role of the pharmacist/pharmacy technician, initiation strategies, and a review of the medication will be discussed. By attending this 30 minute session, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will be better prepared to work with patients who need these monthly injections.

Intended audience

This activity is intended for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians working as part of the healthcare team to treat patients for substance use disorder.

Speakers

Alyssa M. Peckham

PharmD, BCPP

Neuroscience Medical Science Liaison at Otsuka Pharmaceutical Companies

Dr. Alyssa Peckham is a board certified psychiatric clinical pharmacist specializing in various psychiatric and substance use disorders. She received her PharmD from the University of Rhode Island and completed two years of postgraduate residency training in psychiatry at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Connecticut. Prior to her current role, she practiced as an advanced practice pharmacist in the Bridge Clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston which is a low threshold, harm reduction clinic for people with substance use disorders. Her research is focused on the use and misuse of prescriptions and other substances, with a focus on pharmacotherapy and harm reduction

Objectives

Pharmacists Learning Objectives: At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

Explain buprenorphine injection pharmacology, role in the treatment of OUD, safety, efficacy, and outcomes

Compare and contrast different injectable buprenorphine's initiation strategies.

Define the current role of the pharmacist regarding use of injectable buprenorphine and potential role progression in the future

 

Pharmacy Technicians Learning Objectives: At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

Explain injectable buprenorphine's pharmacology, role in the treatment of OUD, safety, efficacy, and outcomes

Define the current role of the pharmacy technicians regarding use of injectable buprenorphine's and potential role progression in the future

Sponsored by

Boston Medical Center Office-Based Addiction Treatment Training and Technical Assistance +, The Association for Multidisciplinary Education and Research in Substance Use and Addiction

Accreditation information

Hosted on: Zoom Webinar

Topic Designator: Drug Therapy

Activity Type: Knowledge-based

Pharmacist | UAN 0026-9999-22-096-L01-P

Pharmacy Technician | UAN 0026-9999-22-096-L01-T

Accreditation

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. MCPHS designates this educational activity for a total of 0.5 contact hours (0.05 CEUs).

Requirements for Credit

Attendance will be verified. Partial credit will not be awarded. Credit will not be issued to participants who join the meeting more than 7 minutes after the start of the meeting or to those who depart early. In order to receive credit you will need to complete the session evaluation within two weeks of attending the event.

Statement of Disclosure

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences adheres to the ACPE Standards for Integrity and Independence in Continuing Education.  It is the policy of MCPHS that the speakers and planning committee members disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies, and that relevant conflicts of interest are mitigated.  Speakers will disclose any unlabeled/unapproved use of drugs or devices during their presentation.

Alyssa M. Peckham is employed by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Companies as a Neuroscience Medical Science Liaison.

Jeffery Bratberg holds no relevant financial relationship with ineligible companies.

OBAT TTA planning committee members have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

All MCPHS CE staff members have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

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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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