Opioid Overdose Prevention and Intervention Practices for Office Based Practitioners: Safe Opioid Prescribing Practice and Office Based Treatment of Opioid Use Disorders

Saturday, January 23, 2016
7:45 am - 5:20 pm

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
222 Richmond Street, Providence, RI 02912

Rhode Island and the nation are experiencing an epidemic of opioid overdose and deaths as well as spiraling opioid addiction. It is now possible for qualified physicians to prescribe FDA-approved medications to treat opioid use disorder from office-based practices. This will greatly increase the access to treatment for opioid use disorder in affected individuals. This day long (8 hour) course sponsored by the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry will provide the training required by the Drug Abuse Treatment Act of 2000 for office-based treatment of opioid use disorder. Physicians completing this course will be eligible for the necessary waiver to prescribe buprenorphine/naloxone in the treatment of opioid use disorder. Other healthcare providers attending will learn about this treatment and be a source of critically needed support of this practice.

Physicians, Psychiatrists, APRNs, Nurses, Counselors, Pharmacists, and Allied Healthcare Professionals who may provide services to those receiving office-based treatment for opioid use disorder.

To provide specific information on safe use of opioid medications including overdose prevention, the pharmacology and clinical use of buprenorphine, and resources needed to set up office-based treatment of opioid dependence.

Registration Information - Register online
Conference registration fee includes: breakfast, lunch, and on-site parking.

Registration Fees
$50.00 Medical/Health Professionals
$25.00 Residents

This offering is eligible for 2016 Physicians Professional Education Program discount for license renewal.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations/substitutions must be made in writing to the Brown CME Office at least two weeks prior to the conference, no later than January 4, 2015.  A $25.00 administrative fee will be charged for all refunds (no refunds for “no shows”). There will be no additional charge for substitutions. This conference is subject to change or cancellation. 

CME Accreditation
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry. The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation
Physicians: The Warren Alpert Medical School of BrownUniversity designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of theirparticipation in the activity.

This program qualifies for 8 hours CME Credit in Risk Management, one of the required areas of section 6.0; 6.2.1 RI CME re-licensure requirements.

Other Allied Health Professionals: Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for 8 hours MA PRA Category 1 Credits™. This credit is accepted by the AANP, AAPA, and ACPE.

Conference Location and Parking
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
222 Richmond Street, Providence, RI 02912

Parking will be available in the parking garage adjacent to the Medical Building. Enter through the Eddy Street Entrance (333 Eddy Street on Google Maps) and take a ticket from the machine—please bring this ticket with you and see the registration desk. You may park on any level of the garage and can exit using either the Eddy Street or Elm Street exits. 

Funding for this course was made possible (in part) by 1U79TI024697 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.

Jointly Provided By
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry 

In Collaboration With
Rhode Island Department of Health and the Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Hospitals

Endorsed By
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Rhode Island Medical Society