Opioid Overdose Prevention and Intervention Practices for Office Based Practitioners

Saturday, September 10, 2016
8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
222 Richmond Street, Providence RI 02912
This offering is eligible for 2018 Physicians Professional Education Program discount for license renewal. Learn More 


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 & be a source of critically needed support of this practice.


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


At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able 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, breaks, lunch, and on-site parking.

Registration Fees
$50.00 Medical/Health Professionals
$25.00 Residents
Waived  3rd/4th Year Medical Students (Contact CME to Register - 401-863-2871)

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 August 31, 2016.  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 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 8.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program qualifies for 8.5 hours CME Credit in Risk Management and Opioid Pain Management/Chronic Pain Management, two of the required areas of section 6.0; 6.2.1 RI CME re-licensure requirements.

AAFP: Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

Physician Assistants/Nurse Practitioners: Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for 8.5 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.

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 theMedical Building (333 Eddy St. on Google Maps). Enter through the Eddy or Elm Street entrances and take a ticket from the machine. You may park on any level of the garage and can exit using either the Eddy or Elm Street exits.

Jointly Provided By

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

The American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry is approved by the Drug Abuse Treatment Act of 2000 (DATA) to provide the required eight-hour training that qualifies physicians for the waiver to prescribe Buprenorphine for treating opioid use disorders.

In Collaboration With

Rhode Island Department of Health
Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH)

Endorsed By

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Rhode Island Medical Society