January 14, 2019

Direct providership by American Society of Addiction Medicine

Presenter: Kelly J. Clark, MD, MBA | Chair, OTP Workgroup, American Society of Addiction Medicine

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Module Description: This module will give the clinician an understanding of the opportunities and challenges of integrating into the Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) environment treatment with all three FDA approved medications – methadone, buprenorphine (SL and buccal), and ER Naltrexone.  The special characteristics of OTPs, and its place in the continuum of care, provide a unique environment for these pharmacotherapies.  This module will discuss these, as well as clinical and operational issues involved in developing an integrated approach.

Educational Objectives:
At the conclusion of this activity participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the unique characteristics of Opioid  Treatment Programs (OTPs).
  • Identify OTPs as part of the continuum of care.
  • Assess the infrastructure available to support medication management in OTPs.
  • Review challenges and opportunities in integrating all  three medications (methadone, buprenorphine and  extended release naloxone) into the OTP setting.
  • Recognize the clinical and operational issues related to medication choice in the OTP setting.

How to obtain your CME Certificate:

  1. Answer the pre-test questions to the best of your ability.  These will serve only as a brief assessment of prior knowledge before accessing the training.
  2. View the webinar presentation slides.
  3. After reviewing the presentation slides, you will be asked to attest that you have viewed the content in its entirety.  By attesting to the acknowledgement statement, you will advance to the post-test.
  4. In order to receive your certificate, you must earn a score of 4 out of 5 on the post-test.  Upon passing, you will be directed to complete the evaluation.
  5. Click “Evaluation” and answer the questions to the best of your ability.  Upon completion, you will receive a verification code on the last page of the survey. 
  6. Copy the verification code located on the last page of the survey and paste it into its designated component on the original web page to claim your certificate.
  7. If you have any questions or you do not receive your certificate, please email or call (855) 227-2776.

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) designates this enduring material for a maximum of one (1) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.