We are excited to share with you that on Friday, February 16, 2018 we are sponsoring a Buprenorphine Waiver Training with an OB/GYN focus for Providers at Baystate Medical Center in Holyoke, MA. This eight-hour course prepares physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants to prescribe buprenorphine to treat opioid use disorder in their office, with a focus on the treatment of pregnant and postpartum women. The course also fulfills waiver training requirements for providers who do not specialize in OB/GYN care. The curriculum includes the science of addiction as a brain disorder, the pharmacology of buprenorphine, and the regulatory requirements around prescribing this medication. In addition to addressing the management of buprenorphine treatment in the general population, particular attention will be devoted to the special considerations involved in treating opioid use disorder during pregnancy. Attendees will learn to screen patients for treatment with buprenorphine and to manage the medication along with the patient's other medical needs in an office setting such as a primary care clinic. The course fulfills 8 hours of the training needed to obtain a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine. The Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000 (DATA 2000) requires physicians to complete 8 hours of approved training in order to be eligible for a waiver, and nurse practitioners and physician assistants to complete 24 hours of approved training.
To register, please go to the following link: https://www.bmcobat.org/training/register/event/?id=59
Baystate Medical Center Education Facility
Whitney Avenue Education Center
361 Whitney Avenue
Registration begins at 7:30am and the course will run from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided.