Sessions for Medication-Assisted Treatment at the Penn State College of Medicine

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The Penn State College of Medicine is offering a no-cost educational opportunity for community providers through Penn State Project ECHO. The ECHO model is used to provide front-line clinicians with the knowledge and support they need to manage patients with complex conditions in the patient’s own communities.

The Penn State College of Medicine will be launching our third Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder ECHO on January 8, 8-9AM, with sessions taking place every other week — 1.0 hour sessions for twelve sessions. These sessions will be done on video conferencing through zoom, which can be accessed through your phone, at your desk. Together, specialists and primary care providers collaborate to discuss de-identified patient cases and develop recommendations for patient care. Over time, providers become micro specialists – engaged in a wider community of learners and empowered to address complex conditions. As a result, patients get the high-quality care they need, when they need it, and close to home.

If you are ready to enroll in this ECHO, please take a few moments to fill out our survey so that we can make these sessions most valuable to you. This survey will take no more than 15 minutes to complete and will serve as your official registration:

These sessions will also provide some brief lectures on opioids covering topics of interest to the ECHO group such as Medication Assisted Treatment 101, caring for pregnant patients, caring for adolescents, how to manage comorbid mental illnesses and more. In addition, the main thrust of the sessions will come from participants who will present de-identified cases to each other and our team in order to gain confidence and competence in buprenorphine prescribing.  These sessions are CME eligible. 

Spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. We plan to register 25 physicians.

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