Medication Assisted Treatment Training at NEOMED

The current opioid epidemic costs about 115 Americans their lives every day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Primary care providers are frequently the first line care for many patients with opioid use disorders. To better respond to this crisis and provide health professionals with educational opportunities within pain assessment in primary care, NEOMED is offering Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) training designed specifically for primary care providers March 10 and April 21.

This opportunity is open to primary care medical educators and practicing primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and resident physicians. The 12 hours of training (eight hours on-site and four hours of follow-up) will have a focus on assessment, management and referral to address the opioid epidemic.

Primary care providers can help address the problem

Stacey L. Gardner-Buckshaw, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and director of community engagement at NEOMED, says, “Patients with substance use disorder are more likely to refrain from using drugs when cared for within a primary care setting.  By educating and training primary care providers (physicians, residents, physician assistants and nurse practitioners) and partnering with local addiction treatment behavioral interventions, we are providing the community with resources to collectively address the issue.”

Space for the MAT training is limited to 25 seats per session. The cost for attending is $23 for meals and will be charged at registration. Buprenorphine waiver applications are available. NEOMED designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For more information and to register, contact Julie Stier at or 330.325.6779.

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