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This event is intended to provide four hours of required training for providers seeking their buprenorphine waivers
This course comprises the first half of the eight-hour buprenorphine waiver course.
ALL REGISTRANTS MUST COMPLETE THE SECOND FOUR HOURS ONLINE AFTER THIS EVENT.
The full eight-hour waiver course prepares physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants 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, and nurse practitioners and physician assistants to complete 24 hours. Check-in for the course will be from 12:30pm-1:00pm, and the course will run from 1:00pm-5:00pm. This is an in-person training. There will not be an option to attend via webinar.
Upon completion of the first 4 hours of training in-person and the second 4 hours of training online, the participants will be able to:
This event is intended for physicians (MD, DO), nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.
Funding for this course was made possible (in part) by 1U79TI026556 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.