Alcohol and Substance Use Continuing Education Sessions begin March 1

Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) is providing free professional education through the Ohio Alcohol and Substance Use Project ECHO (Ohio AUD/SUD ECHO). Project ECHO® is a learning format to educate, share questions and patient cases through an online community of learners to improve patient care throughout the state, country and the world.  

The Ohio AUD/SUD ECHO is presented twice monthly on the first and third Fridays from 7 – 8 a.m. ET and offers free continuing education credit for physicians, nurses, counselors, social workers and chemical dependency counselors. Medical students are encouraged to attend.

Funding is administered through Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) and is one focus of work that is earmarked through the Community Innovations portion of the state budget to deliver statewide continuing training and education to professionals on the identification and treatment of alcohol and other substance use disorders with medications that are approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. Medication-assisted Treatment (MAT) has been widely used for Opiate Use Disorder for decades and has expanded to use for Alcohol Use Disorder in more recent years will much success. 

Topics are listed on the Ohio Alcohol and Substance Use Project ECHO. Topics this spring include:


March 1, 2024

Epidemiological Updates from Ohio Substance Abuse Monitoring (OSAM) Network

R. Thomas Sherba, Ph.D., M.P.H., LPCC, CPM


March 15, 2024

SAMHSA MAT Training Changes and Support

Patti Juliana, Ph.D., LCSW


April 5, 2024

Diagnosing Alcohol Use Disorder

Sybil Marsh, M.D.


April 19, 2024

Legal Considerations in MAT

Jessica G. Kelly, J.D.


Register for Ohio AUD/SUD ECHO on the new platform and attend when your schedule allows.

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