Upcoming Trainings & Events

Warning Signs of Suicide When Discontinuing Opioids

This 30-minute course is intended to help providers identify their role in helping patients transition away from a dependence on opioids and to encourage them to study more about pain management and suicide prevention. The objectives of the course are to teach the community providers how to: Define the meaning of the SAVE acronym; Identify the warning signs of suicide; Explain how to conduct a suicide assessment; Describe how to discuss lethal means, and; Refer patients at imminent risk of suicide, or in need of further assessment, to live crisis resources.

SELF-PACED; ON DEMAND; MUST CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Certificate upon Completion

To register click here.

Cost:
FREE
Facing Addiction in America: Tutorial on the Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health

Sponsor: HealtheKnowledge

Self-Paced- Anytime (MUST CREATE ACCOUNT)
This Tutorial includes video commentary on each chapter by Dr. Clark, alongside downloadable and printable chapters of the report, with the opportunity to reflect and take notes and check your knowledge along the way.

To register click here

Cost:
free
How to Talk about Substance Use Disorder Webinar – self-paced

Available January 2020 through April 2028

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

What is stigma and how does it affect people with substance use disorder. This training will discuss how making a small change in how we speak and write about substance use disorder will make a huge impact.

To register click here

Cost:
See registration
Zeroing in on Xylazine – CEU’s - July 22, 2024

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance; a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC)

Description

This training will provide knowledge regarding xylazine, a CNS depressant, which has been linked to an increasing number of overdose deaths in the US. This training will discuss the physiologic effects of xylazine, manifestations of xylazine intoxication, overdose, communicable infections associated with xylazine use, and wound care for persons injecting xylazine.

NOTE: This training is 60 minutes long. There will be an optional 30-minute Q&A session following the training, which will not count for credit. 

Intended audience

Providers, nurses, counselors, and other non-clinical staff are welcome to attend.

Speakers

Raagini Jawa, MD, MPH, FASAM (she/her)

Dr. Jawa is an Assistant Professor and Clinician Investigator in the Department of General Internal Medicine at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and a clinician investigator in the Center for Research on Health Care. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Jawa’s research focuses on the intersection of Infectious Disease and Addiction, including studying how to optimize integration of harm reduction services for individuals with substance use disorders within traditional health settings, developing multidisciplinary provider facing interventions so as to prevent, diagnose, and treat infectious and non-infections complications of drug use. Clinically, she provides office-based addiction treatment in IM Recovery Engagement Program and attends on the Endovascular Infection Service at UPMC.

Tehya Johnson, MSN, AGPCNP-BC

Teyha is a Nurse Practitioner working at the intersection of people experiencing homelessness and substance use disorders. She specializes in harm reduction, street outreach, and primary care based in Boston, MA, both as an advocate and a provider.

Objectives

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to: 

  1. Describe the physiologic effects of xylazine. 
  2. Recognize manifestations of intoxication in persons using xylazine.
  3. Recall signs of xylazine overdose and appropriate response.
  4. Identify common skin and soft tissue infections associated with xylazine use.
  5. Describe practices to decrease risk of skin and soft tissue infections in persons using xylazine.
  6. Recall methods of wound care for persons injecting xylazine.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
July 22, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
Long-Acting Injectable Buprenorphine Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder – free CEU’s - July 25, 2024

This training fulfills the DEA’s 8-hour training requirement for prescribers. Free continuing education credits.

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance

This training is designed to provide healthcare teams with information on all the available FDA-approved monthly/weekly injectable buprenorphine formulations used to treat opioid use disorder, as well as how to incorporate them into clinical practice

For more information and to register click here

Date:
July 25, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
Recovery Coach Drop-in Forum - July 25, 2024

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance

A drop-in session for recovery coaches to discuss coaching and other topics related to substance use, recover, and coaching. This group is only open to recovery coaches or peer support specialists- please respect these requirements as this is a dedicated and protected space for those in the field needing support.

Description

This group is only open to recovery coaches or peer support specialists- please respect these requirements as this is a dedicated and protected space for those in the field needing support. Recovery Coach Drop-in Forums are open-format drop-in sessions facilitated by recovery coaches. They are an opportunity for coaches and others in peer support roles to network, share resources and practices, get support from one another, and discuss topics pertinent to substance use, recovery, and coaching. Some sessions feature guest speakers on related topics, and every session concludes with a $25 Amazon gift card raffle. We respectfully ask that those in solely or primarily supervisory roles not attend these sessions – thank you for your understanding.

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Please contact #ob#vasb#at#nqqvpgvbagenvavat.bet#ob# for Zoom details.

Those who are not coaches or peer support specialists will be removed from the session

For more information click here

Date:
July 25, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Virtual meeting Via Zoom
Cost:
free
Peer Workforce Learning Community ECHO - July 30, 2024

Sponsor: The University of New Hampshire Citizens Health Iniative

Target audience: all peer support professionals in New Hampshire

Session dates and times:

Every other Tuesday – 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM

5/21, 6/4, 6/18, 7/16, 7/30, 8/13

What you will gain:

Understand the similarities and differences in the role, code of ethics, and professional boundaries in mental health and substance use recover peer support.

Discuss safety and crisis management, suicide prevention, and grief management strategies.

Engage in real time with the New Hampshire peer workforce.

To register click here:

Date:
July 30, 2024
Time:
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Alcohol Use Disorders 101 – free CEU’s - July 30, 2024

Sponsor: Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS)

This training is designed to provide an introductory overview of alcohol use disorders. We will explore the latest epidemiological data, with a focus on the prevalence and trends of alcohol use and alcohol use disorders in the United States. Diagnostic criteria and screening tools to assess for alcohol use disorders will be discussed. Additionally, we will examine evidence-based interventions to treat alcohol use disorders and support individuals in their recovery.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
July 30, 2024
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Recovery Coach Drop-in Forum - August 1, 2024

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance

A drop-in session for recovery coaches to discuss coaching and other topics related to substance use, recover, and coaching. This group is only open to recovery coaches or peer support specialists- please respect these requirements as this is a dedicated and protected space for those in the field needing support.

Description

This group is only open to recovery coaches or peer support specialists- please respect these requirements as this is a dedicated and protected space for those in the field needing support. Recovery Coach Drop-in Forums are open-format drop-in sessions facilitated by recovery coaches. They are an opportunity for coaches and others in peer support roles to network, share resources and practices, get support from one another, and discuss topics pertinent to substance use, recovery, and coaching. Some sessions feature guest speakers on related topics, and every session concludes with a $25 Amazon gift card raffle. We respectfully ask that those in solely or primarily supervisory roles not attend these sessions – thank you for your understanding.

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Please contact #ob#vasb#at#nqqvpgvbagenvavat.bet#ob# for Zoom details.

Those who are not coaches or peer support specialists will be removed from the session

For more information click here

Date:
August 1, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Virtual meeting Via Zoom
Cost:
free
Essentials of Treating Stimulant Use Disorder – CEU’s - August 6, 2024

This training fulfills the DEA’s 8-hour training requirement for prescribers. Free continuing education credits.

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance

Description

This training is a guide for addiction care teams caring for people who use stimulants, including cocaine and methamphetamines. The training will review the basic science of addiction related to stimulants. The session includes discussion on the practical implementation of evidence-based treatment for patients who use stimulants, with a concentration on outpatient treatment settings.

Intended audience

Medical providers, nurses, social workers, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC), Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselors (CADC), Community Health Workers (CHW), recovery coaches, counselors, Licensed Mental health Counselors (LMHC), and others treating individuals with addiction are welcome and encouraged to attend.

.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 6, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
free
SUD Care Continuum ECHO®: Screening Tools for Older Adults with Substance Use – free CEU’s - August 7, 2024

Sponsor:

As part of the twice-monthly SUD Care Continuum ECHO® series, Vassiliki Pravodelov, MD, will present the didactic entitled “Screening Tools for Older Adults with Substance Use.” The didactic will be followed by a de-identified patient case presentation from an ECHO® participant and recommendations from the panel of experts and attendees.

Sponsor: Boston Medical Center (BMC) Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance (TTA)

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 7, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
The Fundamentals of Wound Care – CEU’s - August 7, 2024

This training fulfills the DEA’s 8-hour training requirement for prescribers. Free continuing education credits.

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance

Description

This training is designed to equip addiction medical treatment teams with the basics of wound assessment and treatment. Topics covered include assessment of wound tissue type, drainage, cleansing, dressing supplies, special considerations for loop drains, and xylazine-related wounds.

 wounds.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 7, 2024
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
free
Recovery Coach Drop-in Forum - August 8, 2024

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance

A drop-in session for recovery coaches to discuss coaching and other topics related to substance use, recover, and coaching. This group is only open to recovery coaches or peer support specialists- please respect these requirements as this is a dedicated and protected space for those in the field needing support.

Description

This group is only open to recovery coaches or peer support specialists- please respect these requirements as this is a dedicated and protected space for those in the field needing support. Recovery Coach Drop-in Forums are open-format drop-in sessions facilitated by recovery coaches. They are an opportunity for coaches and others in peer support roles to network, share resources and practices, get support from one another, and discuss topics pertinent to substance use, recovery, and coaching. Some sessions feature guest speakers on related topics, and every session concludes with a $25 Amazon gift card raffle. We respectfully ask that those in solely or primarily supervisory roles not attend these sessions – thank you for your understanding.

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Please contact #ob#vasb#at#nqqvpgvbagenvavat.bet#ob# for Zoom details.

Those who are not coaches or peer support specialists will be removed from the session

For more information click here

Date:
August 8, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Virtual meeting Via Zoom
Cost:
free
Trans and Gender Diverse Folks and Substance Use Treatment: Foundations – free CEU’s - August 12, 2024

This training fulfills the DEA’s 8-hour training requirement for prescribers. Free continuing education credits.

Sponsor: Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS)

This one-hour course provides foundational knowledge for those working in addiction treatment settings on best practices for creating welcoming spaces in addiction care for transgender & gender diverse (TGD) individuals.

Intended audience

Physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, social workers, recovery coaches, counselors, community health workers, and all others are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Speakers

Meghan McGrath, MSW, LICSW (they/them)

Meghan McGrath is the Behavioral Health (BH) Lead for Boston Medical Center’s GenderCare Center where they provide individual therapy, conduct surgical referral letter assessments, and serve as an advocate for and provide training about gender-affirming care across the healthcare system. Prior to joining BMC, Meghan served as an integrated behavioral health provider within primary care and family medicine settings at an LGBTQIA+ mission-driven community health center in Boston, MA. While there, they also oversaw the behavioral health department’s monthly continuing education program for the 85-person BH department and managed an annual advanced training program hosting candidates for behavioral health master degrees during their final year practicums. Additionally, Meghan previously served as a faculty member for the National TransECHO program providing clinical education and support to a cohort of more than 50 participants across 20 health centers within the contiguous United States, including Puerto Rico and Hawaii, all seeking to expand their ability to and capacity for providing gender-affirming care. As a faculty field liaison at Simmons University’s School for Social Work, Meghan worked to ensure the integrity of students’ field education placements, served as a resource to agency field instructors, and helped students achieve their educational goals within the field placement. They are also co-author of a chapter on gender identity emergence in adulthood within the first case-based, comprehensive textbook to address the unique health care needs of transgender and gender-diverse adults. Meghan views training and education as a form of service to individuals but also to the field at large and has sought opportunities to support learning communities throughout their career. Meghan earned their Master of Social Work at Smith College School for Social Work.

Annie Potter, MSN, MPH, NP (she/her)

Annie is a clinical nurse educator for Boston Medical Center’s Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance, an assistant professor of medicine at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, and a nurse practitioner at Boston Medical Center. Annie contributes to peer-reviewed publications, evidence-based clinical guidelines, development and delivery of continuing education programs, and other resources for clinicians supporting patients with substance use disorders. Annie is also consultant and educator for the Massachusetts HEALing Communities Study, a multi-state study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. She is also the Medical Director for the Massachusetts Community Health Center ECHO and an expert faculty member of the Provider Clinical Support System Exchange (PCSS-X). Annie’s other clinical interests include treatment and prevention of HIV and Hepatitis C, family planning, and care for gender-diverse individuals. Before joining Boston Medical Center, Annie practiced at a community health center in Baltimore, MD, where she established and directed the city’s first walk-in HIV treatment and prevention program. She holds specialty certifications for the treatment of HIV and Hepatitis C. Annie earned both her Master of Nursing and Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University.

Objectives

  • Recognize terminology re: affirming care, gender, identity
  • Appreciate the impacts of systemic, societal, and personal traumas on the transgender & gender diverse (TGD) population.
  • Understand the intersection of TGD experience and SUD
  • Engage with Trans and Gender Diverse folks in affirming ways

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 12, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
Mental Health and Living with HIV – free CE - August 12, 2024

Sponsor: New England AIDS Education and Training Center

Brief Description: This presentation will address the reality that people with HIV have an increased risk of mental health conditions, and that mental health conditions increase the risk of HIV infection. Further, mental health problems are associated with increased risk behaviors and lower engagement with HIV prevention and treatment services. What can we do to stop this vicious cycle? This is the central question that we will attempt to answer.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 12, 2024
Time:
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
MA OBAT ECHO®: Treating Substance Use Disorder in People Experiencing Homelessness – free CEU’s - August 13, 2024

Sponsor: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS).

As part of the twice-monthly MA OBAT ECHO® series, Danny Rodrigues, LICSW, PMH-C, will present the didactic entitled “Treating Substance Use Disorder in People Experiencing Homelessness.” The didactic will be followed by a de-identified patient case presentation from an ECHO® participant and recommendations from the panel of experts and attendees.

For more information and to register click here:

Date:
August 13, 2024
Time:
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Peer Workforce Learning Community ECHO - August 13, 2024

Sponsor: The University of New Hampshire Citizens Health Iniative

Target audience: all peer support professionals in New Hampshire

Session dates and times:

Every other Tuesday – 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM

5/21, 6/4, 6/18, 7/16, 7/30, 8/13

What you will gain:

Understand the similarities and differences in the role, code of ethics, and professional boundaries in mental health and substance use recover peer support.

Discuss safety and crisis management, suicide prevention, and grief management strategies.

Engage in real time with the New Hampshire peer workforce.

To register click here:

Date:
August 13, 2024
Time:
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Zeroing in on Xylazine – CEU’s - August 19, 2024

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance; a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC)

Description

This training will provide knowledge regarding xylazine, a CNS depressant, which has been linked to an increasing number of overdose deaths in the US. This training will discuss the physiologic effects of xylazine, manifestations of xylazine intoxication, overdose, communicable infections associated with xylazine use, and wound care for persons injecting xylazine.

NOTE: This training is 60 minutes long. There will be an optional 30-minute Q&A session following the training, which will not count for credit. 

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 19, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
Zeroing in on Xylazine – CEU’s - August 19, 2024

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance; a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC)

Description

This training will provide knowledge regarding xylazine, a CNS depressant, which has been linked to an increasing number of overdose deaths in the US. This training will discuss the physiologic effects of xylazine, manifestations of xylazine intoxication, overdose, communicable infections associated with xylazine use, and wound care for persons injecting xylazine.

NOTE: This training is 60 minutes long. There will be an optional 30-minute Q&A session following the training, which will not count for credit. 

Intended audience

Providers, nurses, counselors, and other non-clinical staff are welcome to attend.

Speakers

Raagini Jawa, MD, MPH, FASAM (she/her)

Dr. Jawa is an Assistant Professor and Clinician Investigator in the Department of General Internal Medicine at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and a clinician investigator in the Center for Research on Health Care. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Jawa’s research focuses on the intersection of Infectious Disease and Addiction, including studying how to optimize integration of harm reduction services for individuals with substance use disorders within traditional health settings, developing multidisciplinary provider facing interventions so as to prevent, diagnose, and treat infectious and non-infections complications of drug use. Clinically, she provides office-based addiction treatment in IM Recovery Engagement Program and attends on the Endovascular Infection Service at UPMC.

Tehya Johnson, MSN, AGPCNP-BC

Teyha is a Nurse Practitioner working at the intersection of people experiencing homelessness and substance use disorders. She specializes in harm reduction, street outreach, and primary care based in Boston, MA, both as an advocate and a provider.

Objectives

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to: 

  1. Describe the physiologic effects of xylazine. 
  2. Recognize manifestations of intoxication in persons using xylazine.
  3. Recall signs of xylazine overdose and appropriate response.
  4. Identify common skin and soft tissue infections associated with xylazine use.
  5. Describe practices to decrease risk of skin and soft tissue infections in persons using xylazine.
  6. Recall methods of wound care for persons injecting xylazine.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 19, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
Alcohol Use Disorders 101 – free CEU’s - August 21, 2024

Sponsor: Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS)

This training is designed to provide an introductory overview of alcohol use disorders. We will explore the latest epidemiological data, with a focus on the prevalence and trends of alcohol use and alcohol use disorders in the United States. Diagnostic criteria and screening tools to assess for alcohol use disorders will be discussed. Additionally, we will examine evidence-based interventions to treat alcohol use disorders and support individuals in their recovery.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 21, 2024
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Addiction 101 – free CE - August 22, 2024

This training fulfills the DEA’s 8-hour training requirement for prescribers. Free continuing education credits.

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance

This one-hour course is intended to provide foundational knowledge regarding addiction as a chronic medical condition as well as an overview of evidence-based interventions, including medications for addiction treatment (MAT).

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 22, 2024
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Cost:
free
Recovery Coach Drop-in Forum - August 22, 2024

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance

A drop-in session for recovery coaches to discuss coaching and other topics related to substance use, recover, and coaching. This group is only open to recovery coaches or peer support specialists- please respect these requirements as this is a dedicated and protected space for those in the field needing support.

Description

This group is only open to recovery coaches or peer support specialists- please respect these requirements as this is a dedicated and protected space for those in the field needing support. Recovery Coach Drop-in Forums are open-format drop-in sessions facilitated by recovery coaches. They are an opportunity for coaches and others in peer support roles to network, share resources and practices, get support from one another, and discuss topics pertinent to substance use, recovery, and coaching. Some sessions feature guest speakers on related topics, and every session concludes with a $25 Amazon gift card raffle. We respectfully ask that those in solely or primarily supervisory roles not attend these sessions – thank you for your understanding.

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Please contact #ob#vasb#at#nqqvpgvbagenvavat.bet#ob# for Zoom details.

Those who are not coaches or peer support specialists will be removed from the session

For more information click here

Date:
August 22, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Virtual meeting Via Zoom
Cost:
free
Introductory/Refresher Virtual SBIRT Training - August 22, 2024

Sponsor: National Council for Mental Wellbeing

If you are an administrator or clinician who is new to SBIRT or looking for a refresher, this three-hour training is just for you. Participants will learn:

1. How SBIRT fits in the context of health and providing whole-person, integrated and trauma informed systems of care.

2. The use of evidence-based screening tools for adolescents and adults to identify risk levels of alcohol and drug use.

3. The role of brief interventions to increase engagement, elicit behavior change and reduce counterproductive discussions.

4. Referral and treatment best practices for managing and supporting people with substance use disorders

For more information and to register click here:

Date:
August 22, 2024
Time:
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
$65.00
Training in Child Parent Psychotherapy Supportive Interventions – free CEU’s - August 28, 2024

Sponsor: NH NASW

Child Parent Psychotherapy is an evidence-based mental health intervention for young children exposed to ACEs/trauma and their caregivers.

Mental health professionals working with young children and their caregivers are often intervening as part of a team of providers serving a family. This training prepares early childhood providers to intervene with young children and their caregivers in a manner that is consistent with CPP principles and practices. Learn how to hold the trauma framework with the “triangle of explanation. Help caregivers understand the meaning of their child’s behavior and engage in regulated, attuned interactions. Share in the powerful way that CPP can change a family’s life.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 28, 2024
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Introductory/Refresher Virtual YSBIRT Training - August 29, 2024

Sponsor: National Council for Mental Wellbeing

If you are an administrator or clinician who is new to YSBIRT or looking for a refresher, this three-hour training is just for you. Participants will learn:

1. How YSBIRT fits in the context of health and providing whole-person, integrated and trauma informed systems of care.

2. The use of evidence-based screening tools for adolescents to identify risk levels of alcohol and drug use.

3. The role of brief interventions to increase engagement, elicit behavior change and reduce counterproductive discussions.

4. Referral and treatment best practices for managing and supporting people with substance use disorders.

For more information and to register click here:

Date:
August 29, 2024
Time:
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
$65
Getting In Sync with Sexual Health ECHO: - September 3, 2024

STIs – Testing, Treatment and Prevention – free CEU’s

Sponsor: Dartmouth Health

Launches September 3, 2024

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

The nation (and the world) is experiencing a harrowing rise in the number of new cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), including congenital infections, along with increasing antimicrobial resistance. Talking about sex and sexual health is the first step in ending the epidemic. This ECHO series will provide the information, resources, and tools necessary to empower providers to confidently assess risk, test, treat and provide counseling on prevention for a variety of STIs.

Invited Participants: Primary Care Providers, Pediatricians, OBGYN, College Health Services, Planned Parenthood, Rural Health Centers, AIDS Service Organizations, Substance Use Disorders Programs, Public Health Workers, and Anyone with Interest.

Topics Covered

  • STI Epidemiology and At Risk Populations
  • Sexual History Taking and Sexual Culture/Practices
  • Gonorrhea, Chlamydia/LGV, Trichomonas, DoxyPEP
  • Syphilis
  • HSV
  • HIV (PrEP and nPEP)
  • Hepatisis B and C
  • HPV, Mpox, Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma

For for information and to register click here:

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

Date:
September 3, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Recovery Coach Drop-in Forum - September 5, 2024

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance

A drop-in session for recovery coaches to discuss coaching and other topics related to substance use, recover, and coaching. This group is only open to recovery coaches or peer support specialists- please respect these requirements as this is a dedicated and protected space for those in the field needing support.

Description

This group is only open to recovery coaches or peer support specialists- please respect these requirements as this is a dedicated and protected space for those in the field needing support. Recovery Coach Drop-in Forums are open-format drop-in sessions facilitated by recovery coaches. They are an opportunity for coaches and others in peer support roles to network, share resources and practices, get support from one another, and discuss topics pertinent to substance use, recovery, and coaching. Some sessions feature guest speakers on related topics, and every session concludes with a $25 Amazon gift card raffle. We respectfully ask that those in solely or primarily supervisory roles not attend these sessions – thank you for your understanding.

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Please contact #ob#vasb#at#nqqvpgvbagenvavat.bet#ob# for Zoom details.

Those who are not coaches or peer support specialists will be removed from the session

For more information click here

Date:
September 5, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Virtual meeting Via Zoom
Cost:
free
Essentials of Treating Stimulant Use Disorder – CEU’s - September 9, 2024

This training fulfills the DEA’s 8-hour training requirement for prescribers. Free continuing education credits.

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance

Description

This training is a guide for addiction care teams caring for people who use stimulants, including cocaine and methamphetamines. The training will review the basic science of addiction related to stimulants. The session includes discussion on the practical implementation of evidence-based treatment for patients who use stimulants, with a concentration on outpatient treatment settings.

Intended audience

Medical providers, nurses, social workers, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC), Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselors (CADC), Community Health Workers (CHW), recovery coaches, counselors, Licensed Mental health Counselors (LMHC), and others treating individuals with addiction are welcome and encouraged to attend.

.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 9, 2024
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
free
 Intersectional Stigma: Impacts of stigma due to substance use, HIV, and other intersections – free CEU’s - September 9, 2024

Sponsor: New England AIDS Education and Training Center

Speaker: 
Suzan M. Walters, PhD (she/her)
Assistant Professor
Center for Opioid Epidemiology and Policy (COEP)
Department of Population Health
NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Dr. Walters will explain how intersectionality is a critical theory, method, and praxis that accounts for how interlocking systems of oppression affect individual and group experiences and health outcomes. She will give an overview of stigma and intersectional stigma, then home in on how intersectional stigma impacts substance use and HIV outcomes.

For more information and to register click here

**CME and CNE accreditation available for Live Attendance. No Accreditation for Recorded or Archived events.

Date:
September 9, 2024
Time:
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
no costs
MA OBAT ECHO®: Treating Gambling Use Disorder – free CEU’s - September 10, 2024

Sponsor: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS).

Description

Boston Medical Center’s (BMC) 12-part Massachusetts Office Based Addiction Treatment ECHO® (MA OBAT ECHO®) offers training and support in addiction treatment, with a focus on comprehensive care for patients with substance use disorders (SUDs). The free, case-based tele-mentoring program is designed to increase the capacity of primary care teams to integrate addiction treatment using a multidisciplinary care model.

Intended audience

Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN), Physicians (MD/DO), Physician Assistants (PA), Nurses (LPN/RN), Social Workers (LCSW/LICSW), Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC), Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC), Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselors (CADC), Community Health Workers (CHW), Recovery Coaches.

Speakers

Glimar Rodriguez, LADC-I, LICSW, MA PGS

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 10, 2024
Time:
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Addiction 101 – free CE - September 10, 2024

This training fulfills the DEA’s 8-hour training requirement for prescribers. Free continuing education credits.

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance

This one-hour course is intended to provide foundational knowledge regarding addiction as a chronic medical condition as well as an overview of evidence-based interventions, including medications for addiction treatment (MAT).

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 10, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
SUD Care Continuum ECHO®: Exercise in Recovery – free CEU’s - September 11, 2024

Sponsor: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS)

Description

Boston Medical Center’s (BMC) drop-in series Substance Use Disorder Care Continuum ECHO® (SUD Care Continuum ECHO®) offers training and support in addiction treatment, with a focus on supporting front line addiction treatment workforce. This includes health providers in Acute Treatment Services (ATS), Crisis Stabilization Services (CSS), Transitional Support Services (TSS), Opioid Treatment Programs (OTP), long-term residential program, sober and recovery homes, primary care, and psychiatry. This free, case-based tele-mentoring program is designed to increase the capacity of health care providers to implement high-quality and evidence-based addiction treatment.

Intended audience

Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN), Physicians (MD/DO), Physician Assistants (PA), Nurses (LPN/RN), Social Workers (LCSW/LICSW), Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC), Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC), Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselors (CADC), Community Health Workers (CHW), Recovery Coaches.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 11, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Recovery Coach Drop-in Forum - September 12, 2024

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance

A drop-in session for recovery coaches to discuss coaching and other topics related to substance use, recover, and coaching. This group is only open to recovery coaches or peer support specialists- please respect these requirements as this is a dedicated and protected space for those in the field needing support.

Description

This group is only open to recovery coaches or peer support specialists- please respect these requirements as this is a dedicated and protected space for those in the field needing support. Recovery Coach Drop-in Forums are open-format drop-in sessions facilitated by recovery coaches. They are an opportunity for coaches and others in peer support roles to network, share resources and practices, get support from one another, and discuss topics pertinent to substance use, recovery, and coaching. Some sessions feature guest speakers on related topics, and every session concludes with a $25 Amazon gift card raffle. We respectfully ask that those in solely or primarily supervisory roles not attend these sessions – thank you for your understanding.

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Please contact #ob#vasb#at#nqqvpgvbagenvavat.bet#ob# for Zoom details.

Those who are not coaches or peer support specialists will be removed from the session

For more information click here

Date:
September 12, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Virtual meeting Via Zoom
Cost:
free
Office Hours - September 12, 2024

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance

A virtual open forum session where clinical providers and staff supporting those with substance use can drop in with addiction-related questions or brief de-identified challenging cases for discussion.

Description

BMC Grayken Center for Addiction TTA’s monthly virtual drop-in Office Hours are hour-long online open forum sessions where clinical providers and staff supporting those with substance use can drop in anytime with addiction-related questions or brief de-identified challenging cases for discussion. Each session will be moderated by two clinical educators, and some sessions may have a guiding topic for discussion (off-topic questions are still welcome!). Sessions will be held on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 5-6pm EST (with some exceptions).

Intended audience

Clinical providers and staff supporting those with substance use.

Speakers

Brittany L. Carney, DNP, FNP-BC (she/her)

Brittany (Britt) is a clinical nurse educator for Boston Medical Center’s Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance. After starting her professional career at Boston Medical Center, she is thrilled to return to her roots supporting patients with substance use and caring for adolescent patients. She is a doctorally prepared, board-certified family nurse practitioner. Her passion is caring for youth and families, especially those with substance use disorder. Her clinical interests include adolescents/young adults, co-occurring mental health disorders, optimizing safety/overdose prevention, and improving continuity of care among DCF/DYS-involved youth. She has over a decade of experience working in addiction medicine from clinical operations to education/training. She pursued her DNP degree to continue to work to bring best practices into clinical care. Britt has published on various topics, including stigma for youth, caring for adolescents with substance use disorders and the role of addiction training for providers. She has also co-authored a book chapter on caring for adolescents with substance use. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International and AMERSA (The Association for Multidisciplinary Education and Research in Substance use and Addiction). She received her Doctor in Nursing Practice (DNP) and Master’s in Nursing degrees from the University of Massachusetts, Graduate School of Nursing. She also has a Master’s in Medical Science from Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine.

Nancy Regan, MSN, FNP, CNM, CARN-AP (she/her)

Nancy is a clinical nurse educator for Boston Medical Center’s Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance, where she contributes to the development and delivery of continuing education programs, peer-reviewed publications, evidence-based clinical guidelines, and other resources for providers supporting patients with substance use disorders. Nancy is also a nurse practitioner, board certified in both family medicine and midwifery with over a decade of experience working in addiction treatment. Prior to joining the Grayken TTA team, Nancy held a position as director of the substance use disorder program at the Community Health Center of Cape Cod, where she maintains clinical practice. Nancy began her career in a community health center in South Boston managing a wide range of pediatric, prenatal, and adult patients. She later transitioned to addiction medicine at High Point Treatment Center in Jamaica Plain where she worked in an acute treatment setting of medically supervised detoxification and treated acute and chronic medical issues on a Crisis Stabilization Services Unit. Nancy also participated in the HEALing Communities Study — a multi-state study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse aimed at reducing overdose deaths — as a lead community partner, facilitating treatment on demand and engaging and empowering other community providers. She received her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in 2011 from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions and her Master of Science in Nursing Midwifery in 2017 from Frontier Nursing University. She also holds certification as a Certified Addiction Registered Nurse – Advanced Practice (CARN-AP) through the Addictions Nursing Certification Board (ANCB).

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 12, 2024
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Virtual meeting Via Zoom
Cost:
free
Zeroing in on Xylazine – CEU’s - September 16, 2024

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance; a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC)

Description

This training will provide knowledge regarding xylazine, a CNS depressant, which has been linked to an increasing number of overdose deaths in the US. This training will discuss the physiologic effects of xylazine, manifestations of xylazine intoxication, overdose, communicable infections associated with xylazine use, and wound care for persons injecting xylazine.

NOTE: This training is 60 minutes long. There will be an optional 30-minute Q&A session following the training, which will not count for credit. 

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 16, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
Zeroing in on Xylazine – CEU’s - September 16, 2024

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance; a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC)

Description

This training will provide knowledge regarding xylazine, a CNS depressant, which has been linked to an increasing number of overdose deaths in the US. This training will discuss the physiologic effects of xylazine, manifestations of xylazine intoxication, overdose, communicable infections associated with xylazine use, and wound care for persons injecting xylazine.

NOTE: This training is 60 minutes long. There will be an optional 30-minute Q&A session following the training, which will not count for credit. 

Intended audience

Providers, nurses, counselors, and other non-clinical staff are welcome to attend.

Speakers

Raagini Jawa, MD, MPH, FASAM (she/her)

Dr. Jawa is an Assistant Professor and Clinician Investigator in the Department of General Internal Medicine at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and a clinician investigator in the Center for Research on Health Care. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Jawa’s research focuses on the intersection of Infectious Disease and Addiction, including studying how to optimize integration of harm reduction services for individuals with substance use disorders within traditional health settings, developing multidisciplinary provider facing interventions so as to prevent, diagnose, and treat infectious and non-infections complications of drug use. Clinically, she provides office-based addiction treatment in IM Recovery Engagement Program and attends on the Endovascular Infection Service at UPMC.

Tehya Johnson, MSN, AGPCNP-BC

Teyha is a Nurse Practitioner working at the intersection of people experiencing homelessness and substance use disorders. She specializes in harm reduction, street outreach, and primary care based in Boston, MA, both as an advocate and a provider.

Objectives

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to: 

  1. Describe the physiologic effects of xylazine. 
  2. Recognize manifestations of intoxication in persons using xylazine.
  3. Recall signs of xylazine overdose and appropriate response.
  4. Identify common skin and soft tissue infections associated with xylazine use.
  5. Describe practices to decrease risk of skin and soft tissue infections in persons using xylazine.
  6. Recall methods of wound care for persons injecting xylazine.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 16, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
Getting In Sync with Sexual Health ECHO: - September 17, 2024

STIs – Testing, Treatment and Prevention – free CEU’s

Sponsor: Dartmouth Health

Launches September 3, 2024

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

The nation (and the world) is experiencing a harrowing rise in the number of new cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), including congenital infections, along with increasing antimicrobial resistance. Talking about sex and sexual health is the first step in ending the epidemic. This ECHO series will provide the information, resources, and tools necessary to empower providers to confidently assess risk, test, treat and provide counseling on prevention for a variety of STIs.

Invited Participants: Primary Care Providers, Pediatricians, OBGYN, College Health Services, Planned Parenthood, Rural Health Centers, AIDS Service Organizations, Substance Use Disorders Programs, Public Health Workers, and Anyone with Interest.

Topics Covered

  • STI Epidemiology and At Risk Populations
  • Sexual History Taking and Sexual Culture/Practices
  • Gonorrhea, Chlamydia/LGV, Trichomonas, DoxyPEP
  • Syphilis
  • HSV
  • HIV (PrEP and nPEP)
  • Hepatisis B and C
  • HPV, Mpox, Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma

For for information and to register click here:

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

Date:
September 17, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Long-Acting Injectable Buprenorphine Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder – free CEU’s - September 17, 2024

This training fulfills the DEA’s 8-hour training requirement for prescribers. Free continuing education credits.

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance

This training is designed to provide healthcare teams with information on all the available FDA-approved monthly/weekly injectable buprenorphine formulations used to treat opioid use disorder, as well as how to incorporate them into clinical practice

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 17, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
Training in Child Parent Psychotherapy Supportive Interventions – free CEU’s - September 18, 2024

Sponsor: NH NASW

Child Parent Psychotherapy is an evidence-based mental health intervention for young children exposed to ACEs/trauma and their caregivers.

Mental health professionals working with young children and their caregivers are often intervening as part of a team of providers serving a family. This training prepares early childhood providers to intervene with young children and their caregivers in a manner that is consistent with CPP principles and practices. Learn how to hold the trauma framework with the “triangle of explanation. Help caregivers understand the meaning of their child’s behavior and engage in regulated, attuned interactions. Share in the powerful way that CPP can change a family’s life.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 18, 2024
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Recovery Coach Drop-in Forum - September 19, 2024

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance

A drop-in session for recovery coaches to discuss coaching and other topics related to substance use, recover, and coaching. This group is only open to recovery coaches or peer support specialists- please respect these requirements as this is a dedicated and protected space for those in the field needing support.

Description

This group is only open to recovery coaches or peer support specialists- please respect these requirements as this is a dedicated and protected space for those in the field needing support. Recovery Coach Drop-in Forums are open-format drop-in sessions facilitated by recovery coaches. They are an opportunity for coaches and others in peer support roles to network, share resources and practices, get support from one another, and discuss topics pertinent to substance use, recovery, and coaching. Some sessions feature guest speakers on related topics, and every session concludes with a $25 Amazon gift card raffle. We respectfully ask that those in solely or primarily supervisory roles not attend these sessions – thank you for your understanding.

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Please contact #ob#vasb#at#nqqvpgvbagenvavat.bet#ob# for Zoom details.

Those who are not coaches or peer support specialists will be removed from the session

For more information click here

Date:
September 19, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Virtual meeting Via Zoom
Cost:
free
Office Hours: Stimulant Focus - September 19, 2024

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance

A virtual open forum session where clinical providers and staff supporting those with substance use can drop in with addiction and stimulant-related questions or brief de-identified challenging cases for discussion.

Description

BMC Grayken Center for Addiction TTA’s monthly virtual drop-in Office Hours are hour-long online open forum sessions where clinical providers and staff supporting those with substance use can drop in anytime with addiction and stimulant-related questions or brief de-identified challenging cases for discussion. Each session will be moderated by two clinical educators, and the focus will be on stimulants (off-topic questions are still welcome!). Sessions will be held on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 5-6pm EST (with some exceptions).

Intended audience

Clinical providers and staff supporting those with substance use.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 19, 2024
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Virtual meeting Via Zoom
Cost:
free
Stimulants 101 – CEU’s - September 23, 2024

This one-hour training is intended to provide an overview of stimulant use disorders. Topics include stigma, pharmacology, and physiology of methamphetamines and cocaine, identifying stimulant overdose (overamping), managing acute stimulant intoxication, de-escalation techniques, and evidence-based treatment for people with stimulant use disorders.

Intended audience

Medical providers, nurses, social workers, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC), Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselors (CADC), Community Health Workers (CHW), recovery coaches, counselors, Licensed Mental health Counselors (LMHC), and members of the community.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 23, 2024
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
free
MA OBAT ECHO®: Trauma Informed Care: Essentials for Treating Parents with SUD – free CEU’s - September 24, 2024

Sponsor: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS).

As part of the twice-monthly MA OBAT ECHO® series, Leena Mittal, MD, FACLP, will present the didactic entitled “Trauma Informed Care: Essentials for Treating Parents with SUD.” The didactic will be followed by a de-identified patient case presentation from an ECHO® participant and recommendations from the panel of experts and attendees.

For more information and to register click here:

Date:
September 24, 2024
Time:
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
The Fundamentals of Wound Care – CEU’s - September 24, 2024

This training fulfills the DEA’s 8-hour training requirement for prescribers. Free continuing education credits.

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance

Description

This training is designed to equip addiction medical treatment teams with the basics of wound assessment and treatment. Topics covered include assessment of wound tissue type, drainage, cleansing, dressing supplies, special considerations for loop drains, and xylazine-related  wounds.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 24, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
SUD Care Continuum ECHO®: Screening Tools for Older Adults with Substance Use – free CEU’s - September 25, 2024

SAs part of the twice-monthly SUD Care Continuum ECHO® series, Vassiliki Pravodelov, MD, will present the didactic entitled “Screening Tools for Older Adults with Substance Use.” The didactic will be followed by a de-identified patient case presentation from an ECHO® participant and recommendations from the panel of experts and attendees.

Sponsor: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS)

Description

Intended audience

Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN), Physicians (MD/DO), Physician Assistants (PA), Nurses (LPN/RN), Social Workers (LCSW/LICSW), Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC), Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC), Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselors (CADC), Community Health Workers (CHW), Recovery Coaches.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 25, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Alcohol Use Disorders 101 – free CEU’s - September 26, 2024

Sponsor: Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS)

This training is designed to provide an introductory overview of alcohol use disorders. We will explore the latest epidemiological data, with a focus on the prevalence and trends of alcohol use and alcohol use disorders in the United States. Diagnostic criteria and screening tools to assess for alcohol use disorders will be discussed. Additionally, we will examine evidence-based interventions to treat alcohol use disorders and support individuals in their recovery.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 26, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Recovery Coach Drop-in Forum - September 26, 2024

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance

A drop-in session for recovery coaches to discuss coaching and other topics related to substance use, recover, and coaching. This group is only open to recovery coaches or peer support specialists- please respect these requirements as this is a dedicated and protected space for those in the field needing support.

Description

This group is only open to recovery coaches or peer support specialists- please respect these requirements as this is a dedicated and protected space for those in the field needing support. Recovery Coach Drop-in Forums are open-format drop-in sessions facilitated by recovery coaches. They are an opportunity for coaches and others in peer support roles to network, share resources and practices, get support from one another, and discuss topics pertinent to substance use, recovery, and coaching. Some sessions feature guest speakers on related topics, and every session concludes with a $25 Amazon gift card raffle. We respectfully ask that those in solely or primarily supervisory roles not attend these sessions – thank you for your understanding.

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Please contact #ob#vasb#at#nqqvpgvbagenvavat.bet#ob# for Zoom details.

Those who are not coaches or peer support specialists will be removed from the session

For more information click here

Date:
September 26, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Virtual meeting Via Zoom
Cost:
free
Getting In Sync with Sexual Health ECHO: - October 1, 2024

STIs – Testing, Treatment and Prevention – free CEU’s

Sponsor: Dartmouth Health

Launches September 3, 2024

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

The nation (and the world) is experiencing a harrowing rise in the number of new cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), including congenital infections, along with increasing antimicrobial resistance. Talking about sex and sexual health is the first step in ending the epidemic. This ECHO series will provide the information, resources, and tools necessary to empower providers to confidently assess risk, test, treat and provide counseling on prevention for a variety of STIs.

Invited Participants: Primary Care Providers, Pediatricians, OBGYN, College Health Services, Planned Parenthood, Rural Health Centers, AIDS Service Organizations, Substance Use Disorders Programs, Public Health Workers, and Anyone with Interest.

Topics Covered

  • STI Epidemiology and At Risk Populations
  • Sexual History Taking and Sexual Culture/Practices
  • Gonorrhea, Chlamydia/LGV, Trichomonas, DoxyPEP
  • Syphilis
  • HSV
  • HIV (PrEP and nPEP)
  • Hepatisis B and C
  • HPV, Mpox, Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma

For for information and to register click here:

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

Date:
October 1, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Getting In Sync with Sexual Health ECHO: - October 15, 2024

STIs – Testing, Treatment and Prevention – free CEU’s

Sponsor: Dartmouth Health

Launches September 3, 2024

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

The nation (and the world) is experiencing a harrowing rise in the number of new cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), including congenital infections, along with increasing antimicrobial resistance. Talking about sex and sexual health is the first step in ending the epidemic. This ECHO series will provide the information, resources, and tools necessary to empower providers to confidently assess risk, test, treat and provide counseling on prevention for a variety of STIs.

Invited Participants: Primary Care Providers, Pediatricians, OBGYN, College Health Services, Planned Parenthood, Rural Health Centers, AIDS Service Organizations, Substance Use Disorders Programs, Public Health Workers, and Anyone with Interest.

Topics Covered

  • STI Epidemiology and At Risk Populations
  • Sexual History Taking and Sexual Culture/Practices
  • Gonorrhea, Chlamydia/LGV, Trichomonas, DoxyPEP
  • Syphilis
  • HSV
  • HIV (PrEP and nPEP)
  • Hepatisis B and C
  • HPV, Mpox, Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma

For for information and to register click here:

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

Date:
October 15, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Getting In Sync with Sexual Health ECHO: - October 29, 2024

STIs – Testing, Treatment and Prevention – free CEU’s

Sponsor: Dartmouth Health

Launches September 3, 2024

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

The nation (and the world) is experiencing a harrowing rise in the number of new cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), including congenital infections, along with increasing antimicrobial resistance. Talking about sex and sexual health is the first step in ending the epidemic. This ECHO series will provide the information, resources, and tools necessary to empower providers to confidently assess risk, test, treat and provide counseling on prevention for a variety of STIs.

Invited Participants: Primary Care Providers, Pediatricians, OBGYN, College Health Services, Planned Parenthood, Rural Health Centers, AIDS Service Organizations, Substance Use Disorders Programs, Public Health Workers, and Anyone with Interest.

Topics Covered

  • STI Epidemiology and At Risk Populations
  • Sexual History Taking and Sexual Culture/Practices
  • Gonorrhea, Chlamydia/LGV, Trichomonas, DoxyPEP
  • Syphilis
  • HSV
  • HIV (PrEP and nPEP)
  • Hepatisis B and C
  • HPV, Mpox, Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma

For for information and to register click here:

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

Date:
October 29, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Recovering from Benzodiazepine Use for Peer Specialists Nov. 2023 - November 7, 2024

Sponsor: Choices Addiction & Recovery Education

Course Description:

Anyone who is working with someone who is taking, has taken benzodiazepines know the side effects are extremely devastating. People with lived experience have been working tireless for years bring this knowledge to the mainstream communities. Now, you can be a part of their solution by having more knowledge of the effects of benzodiazepines and how to support individuals with these conditions. The struggle is real!

1 in 5 Americans take benzodiazepine prescribed by a physician or psychiatrist, and many providers do not know enough about the drugs and their adverse effects. Benzodiazepines can cause physical dependence when taken continuously, and withdrawal from this class of medication can produce long-term life-altering consequences. This training will educate peers, counselors, and caregivers on benzodiazepines, their effects, tapering, and withdrawal.

Objectives:

  • Discuss benzodiazepine conditions for prescribing, use and discontinuation.
  • Identify the difference between substance use disorder (SUD) and Physical Dependency (PD).
  • Define, describe and explain BIND.
  • Understand the barriers & stigma that impede wellness and healing.
  • Develop skills to support hope, healing & wellness for Benzodiazepine Affected Individuals.
  • Recognize and identify boundaries for the helper and the caregiver.
  • Learn strategies to prevent compassion fatigue.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
November 7, 2024
Time:
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Location:
Virtual by Zoom
Cost:
see registration
Getting In Sync with Sexual Health ECHO: - November 12, 2024

STIs – Testing, Treatment and Prevention – free CEU’s

Sponsor: Dartmouth Health

Launches September 3, 2024

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

The nation (and the world) is experiencing a harrowing rise in the number of new cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), including congenital infections, along with increasing antimicrobial resistance. Talking about sex and sexual health is the first step in ending the epidemic. This ECHO series will provide the information, resources, and tools necessary to empower providers to confidently assess risk, test, treat and provide counseling on prevention for a variety of STIs.

Invited Participants: Primary Care Providers, Pediatricians, OBGYN, College Health Services, Planned Parenthood, Rural Health Centers, AIDS Service Organizations, Substance Use Disorders Programs, Public Health Workers, and Anyone with Interest.

Topics Covered

  • STI Epidemiology and At Risk Populations
  • Sexual History Taking and Sexual Culture/Practices
  • Gonorrhea, Chlamydia/LGV, Trichomonas, DoxyPEP
  • Syphilis
  • HSV
  • HIV (PrEP and nPEP)
  • Hepatisis B and C
  • HPV, Mpox, Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma

For for information and to register click here:

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

Date:
November 12, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Recovering from Benzodiazepine Use for Peer Specialists Nov. 2023 - November 14, 2024

Sponsor: Choices Addiction & Recovery Education

Course Description:

Anyone who is working with someone who is taking, has taken benzodiazepines know the side effects are extremely devastating. People with lived experience have been working tireless for years bring this knowledge to the mainstream communities. Now, you can be a part of their solution by having more knowledge of the effects of benzodiazepines and how to support individuals with these conditions. The struggle is real!

1 in 5 Americans take benzodiazepine prescribed by a physician or psychiatrist, and many providers do not know enough about the drugs and their adverse effects. Benzodiazepines can cause physical dependence when taken continuously, and withdrawal from this class of medication can produce long-term life-altering consequences. This training will educate peers, counselors, and caregivers on benzodiazepines, their effects, tapering, and withdrawal.

Objectives:

  • Discuss benzodiazepine conditions for prescribing, use and discontinuation.
  • Identify the difference between substance use disorder (SUD) and Physical Dependency (PD).
  • Define, describe and explain BIND.
  • Understand the barriers & stigma that impede wellness and healing.
  • Develop skills to support hope, healing & wellness for Benzodiazepine Affected Individuals.
  • Recognize and identify boundaries for the helper and the caregiver.
  • Learn strategies to prevent compassion fatigue.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
November 14, 2024
Time:
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Location:
Virtual by Zoom
Cost:
see registration
Getting In Sync with Sexual Health ECHO: - November 26, 2024

STIs – Testing, Treatment and Prevention – free CEU’s

Sponsor: Dartmouth Health

Launches September 3, 2024

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

The nation (and the world) is experiencing a harrowing rise in the number of new cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), including congenital infections, along with increasing antimicrobial resistance. Talking about sex and sexual health is the first step in ending the epidemic. This ECHO series will provide the information, resources, and tools necessary to empower providers to confidently assess risk, test, treat and provide counseling on prevention for a variety of STIs.

Invited Participants: Primary Care Providers, Pediatricians, OBGYN, College Health Services, Planned Parenthood, Rural Health Centers, AIDS Service Organizations, Substance Use Disorders Programs, Public Health Workers, and Anyone with Interest.

Topics Covered

  • STI Epidemiology and At Risk Populations
  • Sexual History Taking and Sexual Culture/Practices
  • Gonorrhea, Chlamydia/LGV, Trichomonas, DoxyPEP
  • Syphilis
  • HSV
  • HIV (PrEP and nPEP)
  • Hepatisis B and C
  • HPV, Mpox, Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma

For for information and to register click here:

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

Date:
November 26, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Getting In Sync with Sexual Health ECHO: - December 10, 2024

STIs – Testing, Treatment and Prevention – free CEU’s

Sponsor: Dartmouth Health

Launches September 3, 2024

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

The nation (and the world) is experiencing a harrowing rise in the number of new cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), including congenital infections, along with increasing antimicrobial resistance. Talking about sex and sexual health is the first step in ending the epidemic. This ECHO series will provide the information, resources, and tools necessary to empower providers to confidently assess risk, test, treat and provide counseling on prevention for a variety of STIs.

Invited Participants: Primary Care Providers, Pediatricians, OBGYN, College Health Services, Planned Parenthood, Rural Health Centers, AIDS Service Organizations, Substance Use Disorders Programs, Public Health Workers, and Anyone with Interest.

Topics Covered

  • STI Epidemiology and At Risk Populations
  • Sexual History Taking and Sexual Culture/Practices
  • Gonorrhea, Chlamydia/LGV, Trichomonas, DoxyPEP
  • Syphilis
  • HSV
  • HIV (PrEP and nPEP)
  • Hepatisis B and C
  • HPV, Mpox, Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma

For for information and to register click here:

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

Date:
December 10, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Warning Signs of Suicide When Discontinuing Opioids

This 30-minute course is intended to help providers identify their role in helping patients transition away from a dependence on opioids and to encourage them to study more about pain management and suicide prevention. The objectives of the course are to teach the community providers how to: Define the meaning of the SAVE acronym; Identify the warning signs of suicide; Explain how to conduct a suicide assessment; Describe how to discuss lethal means, and; Refer patients at imminent risk of suicide, or in need of further assessment, to live crisis resources.

SELF-PACED; ON DEMAND; MUST CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Certificate upon Completion

To register click here.

Cost:
FREE
How to Talk about Substance Use Disorder Webinar – self-paced

Available January 2020 through April 2028

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

What is stigma and how does it affect people with substance use disorder. This training will discuss how making a small change in how we speak and write about substance use disorder will make a huge impact.

To register click here

Cost:
See registration
Zeroing in on Xylazine – CEU’s - July 22, 2024

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance; a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC)

Description

This training will provide knowledge regarding xylazine, a CNS depressant, which has been linked to an increasing number of overdose deaths in the US. This training will discuss the physiologic effects of xylazine, manifestations of xylazine intoxication, overdose, communicable infections associated with xylazine use, and wound care for persons injecting xylazine.

NOTE: This training is 60 minutes long. There will be an optional 30-minute Q&A session following the training, which will not count for credit. 

Intended audience

Providers, nurses, counselors, and other non-clinical staff are welcome to attend.

Speakers

Raagini Jawa, MD, MPH, FASAM (she/her)

Dr. Jawa is an Assistant Professor and Clinician Investigator in the Department of General Internal Medicine at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and a clinician investigator in the Center for Research on Health Care. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Jawa’s research focuses on the intersection of Infectious Disease and Addiction, including studying how to optimize integration of harm reduction services for individuals with substance use disorders within traditional health settings, developing multidisciplinary provider facing interventions so as to prevent, diagnose, and treat infectious and non-infections complications of drug use. Clinically, she provides office-based addiction treatment in IM Recovery Engagement Program and attends on the Endovascular Infection Service at UPMC.

Tehya Johnson, MSN, AGPCNP-BC

Teyha is a Nurse Practitioner working at the intersection of people experiencing homelessness and substance use disorders. She specializes in harm reduction, street outreach, and primary care based in Boston, MA, both as an advocate and a provider.

Objectives

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to: 

  1. Describe the physiologic effects of xylazine. 
  2. Recognize manifestations of intoxication in persons using xylazine.
  3. Recall signs of xylazine overdose and appropriate response.
  4. Identify common skin and soft tissue infections associated with xylazine use.
  5. Describe practices to decrease risk of skin and soft tissue infections in persons using xylazine.
  6. Recall methods of wound care for persons injecting xylazine.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
July 22, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
Long-Acting Injectable Buprenorphine Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder – free CEU’s - July 25, 2024

This training fulfills the DEA’s 8-hour training requirement for prescribers. Free continuing education credits.

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance

This training is designed to provide healthcare teams with information on all the available FDA-approved monthly/weekly injectable buprenorphine formulations used to treat opioid use disorder, as well as how to incorporate them into clinical practice

For more information and to register click here

Date:
July 25, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
Alcohol Use Disorders 101 – free CEU’s - July 30, 2024

Sponsor: Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS)

This training is designed to provide an introductory overview of alcohol use disorders. We will explore the latest epidemiological data, with a focus on the prevalence and trends of alcohol use and alcohol use disorders in the United States. Diagnostic criteria and screening tools to assess for alcohol use disorders will be discussed. Additionally, we will examine evidence-based interventions to treat alcohol use disorders and support individuals in their recovery.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
July 30, 2024
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Essentials of Treating Stimulant Use Disorder – CEU’s - August 6, 2024

This training fulfills the DEA’s 8-hour training requirement for prescribers. Free continuing education credits.

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance

Description

This training is a guide for addiction care teams caring for people who use stimulants, including cocaine and methamphetamines. The training will review the basic science of addiction related to stimulants. The session includes discussion on the practical implementation of evidence-based treatment for patients who use stimulants, with a concentration on outpatient treatment settings.

Intended audience

Medical providers, nurses, social workers, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC), Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselors (CADC), Community Health Workers (CHW), recovery coaches, counselors, Licensed Mental health Counselors (LMHC), and others treating individuals with addiction are welcome and encouraged to attend.

.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 6, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
free
SUD Care Continuum ECHO®: Screening Tools for Older Adults with Substance Use – free CEU’s - August 7, 2024

Sponsor:

As part of the twice-monthly SUD Care Continuum ECHO® series, Vassiliki Pravodelov, MD, will present the didactic entitled “Screening Tools for Older Adults with Substance Use.” The didactic will be followed by a de-identified patient case presentation from an ECHO® participant and recommendations from the panel of experts and attendees.

Sponsor: Boston Medical Center (BMC) Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance (TTA)

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 7, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
The Fundamentals of Wound Care – CEU’s - August 7, 2024

This training fulfills the DEA’s 8-hour training requirement for prescribers. Free continuing education credits.

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance

Description

This training is designed to equip addiction medical treatment teams with the basics of wound assessment and treatment. Topics covered include assessment of wound tissue type, drainage, cleansing, dressing supplies, special considerations for loop drains, and xylazine-related wounds.

 wounds.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 7, 2024
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
free
Trans and Gender Diverse Folks and Substance Use Treatment: Foundations – free CEU’s - August 12, 2024

This training fulfills the DEA’s 8-hour training requirement for prescribers. Free continuing education credits.

Sponsor: Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS)

This one-hour course provides foundational knowledge for those working in addiction treatment settings on best practices for creating welcoming spaces in addiction care for transgender & gender diverse (TGD) individuals.

Intended audience

Physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, social workers, recovery coaches, counselors, community health workers, and all others are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Speakers

Meghan McGrath, MSW, LICSW (they/them)

Meghan McGrath is the Behavioral Health (BH) Lead for Boston Medical Center’s GenderCare Center where they provide individual therapy, conduct surgical referral letter assessments, and serve as an advocate for and provide training about gender-affirming care across the healthcare system. Prior to joining BMC, Meghan served as an integrated behavioral health provider within primary care and family medicine settings at an LGBTQIA+ mission-driven community health center in Boston, MA. While there, they also oversaw the behavioral health department’s monthly continuing education program for the 85-person BH department and managed an annual advanced training program hosting candidates for behavioral health master degrees during their final year practicums. Additionally, Meghan previously served as a faculty member for the National TransECHO program providing clinical education and support to a cohort of more than 50 participants across 20 health centers within the contiguous United States, including Puerto Rico and Hawaii, all seeking to expand their ability to and capacity for providing gender-affirming care. As a faculty field liaison at Simmons University’s School for Social Work, Meghan worked to ensure the integrity of students’ field education placements, served as a resource to agency field instructors, and helped students achieve their educational goals within the field placement. They are also co-author of a chapter on gender identity emergence in adulthood within the first case-based, comprehensive textbook to address the unique health care needs of transgender and gender-diverse adults. Meghan views training and education as a form of service to individuals but also to the field at large and has sought opportunities to support learning communities throughout their career. Meghan earned their Master of Social Work at Smith College School for Social Work.

Annie Potter, MSN, MPH, NP (she/her)

Annie is a clinical nurse educator for Boston Medical Center’s Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance, an assistant professor of medicine at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, and a nurse practitioner at Boston Medical Center. Annie contributes to peer-reviewed publications, evidence-based clinical guidelines, development and delivery of continuing education programs, and other resources for clinicians supporting patients with substance use disorders. Annie is also consultant and educator for the Massachusetts HEALing Communities Study, a multi-state study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. She is also the Medical Director for the Massachusetts Community Health Center ECHO and an expert faculty member of the Provider Clinical Support System Exchange (PCSS-X). Annie’s other clinical interests include treatment and prevention of HIV and Hepatitis C, family planning, and care for gender-diverse individuals. Before joining Boston Medical Center, Annie practiced at a community health center in Baltimore, MD, where she established and directed the city’s first walk-in HIV treatment and prevention program. She holds specialty certifications for the treatment of HIV and Hepatitis C. Annie earned both her Master of Nursing and Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University.

Objectives

  • Recognize terminology re: affirming care, gender, identity
  • Appreciate the impacts of systemic, societal, and personal traumas on the transgender & gender diverse (TGD) population.
  • Understand the intersection of TGD experience and SUD
  • Engage with Trans and Gender Diverse folks in affirming ways

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 12, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
Mental Health and Living with HIV – free CE - August 12, 2024

Sponsor: New England AIDS Education and Training Center

Brief Description: This presentation will address the reality that people with HIV have an increased risk of mental health conditions, and that mental health conditions increase the risk of HIV infection. Further, mental health problems are associated with increased risk behaviors and lower engagement with HIV prevention and treatment services. What can we do to stop this vicious cycle? This is the central question that we will attempt to answer.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 12, 2024
Time:
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
MA OBAT ECHO®: Treating Substance Use Disorder in People Experiencing Homelessness – free CEU’s - August 13, 2024

Sponsor: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS).

As part of the twice-monthly MA OBAT ECHO® series, Danny Rodrigues, LICSW, PMH-C, will present the didactic entitled “Treating Substance Use Disorder in People Experiencing Homelessness.” The didactic will be followed by a de-identified patient case presentation from an ECHO® participant and recommendations from the panel of experts and attendees.

For more information and to register click here:

Date:
August 13, 2024
Time:
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Zeroing in on Xylazine – CEU’s - August 19, 2024

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance; a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC)

Description

This training will provide knowledge regarding xylazine, a CNS depressant, which has been linked to an increasing number of overdose deaths in the US. This training will discuss the physiologic effects of xylazine, manifestations of xylazine intoxication, overdose, communicable infections associated with xylazine use, and wound care for persons injecting xylazine.

NOTE: This training is 60 minutes long. There will be an optional 30-minute Q&A session following the training, which will not count for credit. 

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 19, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
Zeroing in on Xylazine – CEU’s - August 19, 2024

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance; a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC)

Description

This training will provide knowledge regarding xylazine, a CNS depressant, which has been linked to an increasing number of overdose deaths in the US. This training will discuss the physiologic effects of xylazine, manifestations of xylazine intoxication, overdose, communicable infections associated with xylazine use, and wound care for persons injecting xylazine.

NOTE: This training is 60 minutes long. There will be an optional 30-minute Q&A session following the training, which will not count for credit. 

Intended audience

Providers, nurses, counselors, and other non-clinical staff are welcome to attend.

Speakers

Raagini Jawa, MD, MPH, FASAM (she/her)

Dr. Jawa is an Assistant Professor and Clinician Investigator in the Department of General Internal Medicine at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and a clinician investigator in the Center for Research on Health Care. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Jawa’s research focuses on the intersection of Infectious Disease and Addiction, including studying how to optimize integration of harm reduction services for individuals with substance use disorders within traditional health settings, developing multidisciplinary provider facing interventions so as to prevent, diagnose, and treat infectious and non-infections complications of drug use. Clinically, she provides office-based addiction treatment in IM Recovery Engagement Program and attends on the Endovascular Infection Service at UPMC.

Tehya Johnson, MSN, AGPCNP-BC

Teyha is a Nurse Practitioner working at the intersection of people experiencing homelessness and substance use disorders. She specializes in harm reduction, street outreach, and primary care based in Boston, MA, both as an advocate and a provider.

Objectives

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to: 

  1. Describe the physiologic effects of xylazine. 
  2. Recognize manifestations of intoxication in persons using xylazine.
  3. Recall signs of xylazine overdose and appropriate response.
  4. Identify common skin and soft tissue infections associated with xylazine use.
  5. Describe practices to decrease risk of skin and soft tissue infections in persons using xylazine.
  6. Recall methods of wound care for persons injecting xylazine.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 19, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
Alcohol Use Disorders 101 – free CEU’s - August 21, 2024

Sponsor: Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS)

This training is designed to provide an introductory overview of alcohol use disorders. We will explore the latest epidemiological data, with a focus on the prevalence and trends of alcohol use and alcohol use disorders in the United States. Diagnostic criteria and screening tools to assess for alcohol use disorders will be discussed. Additionally, we will examine evidence-based interventions to treat alcohol use disorders and support individuals in their recovery.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 21, 2024
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Addiction 101 – free CE - August 22, 2024

This training fulfills the DEA’s 8-hour training requirement for prescribers. Free continuing education credits.

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance

This one-hour course is intended to provide foundational knowledge regarding addiction as a chronic medical condition as well as an overview of evidence-based interventions, including medications for addiction treatment (MAT).

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 22, 2024
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Cost:
free
Introductory/Refresher Virtual SBIRT Training - August 22, 2024

Sponsor: National Council for Mental Wellbeing

If you are an administrator or clinician who is new to SBIRT or looking for a refresher, this three-hour training is just for you. Participants will learn:

1. How SBIRT fits in the context of health and providing whole-person, integrated and trauma informed systems of care.

2. The use of evidence-based screening tools for adolescents and adults to identify risk levels of alcohol and drug use.

3. The role of brief interventions to increase engagement, elicit behavior change and reduce counterproductive discussions.

4. Referral and treatment best practices for managing and supporting people with substance use disorders

For more information and to register click here:

Date:
August 22, 2024
Time:
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
$65.00
Training in Child Parent Psychotherapy Supportive Interventions – free CEU’s - August 28, 2024

Sponsor: NH NASW

Child Parent Psychotherapy is an evidence-based mental health intervention for young children exposed to ACEs/trauma and their caregivers.

Mental health professionals working with young children and their caregivers are often intervening as part of a team of providers serving a family. This training prepares early childhood providers to intervene with young children and their caregivers in a manner that is consistent with CPP principles and practices. Learn how to hold the trauma framework with the “triangle of explanation. Help caregivers understand the meaning of their child’s behavior and engage in regulated, attuned interactions. Share in the powerful way that CPP can change a family’s life.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 28, 2024
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Introductory/Refresher Virtual YSBIRT Training - August 29, 2024

Sponsor: National Council for Mental Wellbeing

If you are an administrator or clinician who is new to YSBIRT or looking for a refresher, this three-hour training is just for you. Participants will learn:

1. How YSBIRT fits in the context of health and providing whole-person, integrated and trauma informed systems of care.

2. The use of evidence-based screening tools for adolescents to identify risk levels of alcohol and drug use.

3. The role of brief interventions to increase engagement, elicit behavior change and reduce counterproductive discussions.

4. Referral and treatment best practices for managing and supporting people with substance use disorders.

For more information and to register click here:

Date:
August 29, 2024
Time:
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
$65
Getting In Sync with Sexual Health ECHO: - September 3, 2024

STIs – Testing, Treatment and Prevention – free CEU’s

Sponsor: Dartmouth Health

Launches September 3, 2024

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

The nation (and the world) is experiencing a harrowing rise in the number of new cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), including congenital infections, along with increasing antimicrobial resistance. Talking about sex and sexual health is the first step in ending the epidemic. This ECHO series will provide the information, resources, and tools necessary to empower providers to confidently assess risk, test, treat and provide counseling on prevention for a variety of STIs.

Invited Participants: Primary Care Providers, Pediatricians, OBGYN, College Health Services, Planned Parenthood, Rural Health Centers, AIDS Service Organizations, Substance Use Disorders Programs, Public Health Workers, and Anyone with Interest.

Topics Covered

  • STI Epidemiology and At Risk Populations
  • Sexual History Taking and Sexual Culture/Practices
  • Gonorrhea, Chlamydia/LGV, Trichomonas, DoxyPEP
  • Syphilis
  • HSV
  • HIV (PrEP and nPEP)
  • Hepatisis B and C
  • HPV, Mpox, Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma

For for information and to register click here:

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

Date:
September 3, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Essentials of Treating Stimulant Use Disorder – CEU’s - September 9, 2024

This training fulfills the DEA’s 8-hour training requirement for prescribers. Free continuing education credits.

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance

Description

This training is a guide for addiction care teams caring for people who use stimulants, including cocaine and methamphetamines. The training will review the basic science of addiction related to stimulants. The session includes discussion on the practical implementation of evidence-based treatment for patients who use stimulants, with a concentration on outpatient treatment settings.

Intended audience

Medical providers, nurses, social workers, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC), Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselors (CADC), Community Health Workers (CHW), recovery coaches, counselors, Licensed Mental health Counselors (LMHC), and others treating individuals with addiction are welcome and encouraged to attend.

.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 9, 2024
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
free
 Intersectional Stigma: Impacts of stigma due to substance use, HIV, and other intersections – free CEU’s - September 9, 2024

Sponsor: New England AIDS Education and Training Center

Speaker: 
Suzan M. Walters, PhD (she/her)
Assistant Professor
Center for Opioid Epidemiology and Policy (COEP)
Department of Population Health
NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Dr. Walters will explain how intersectionality is a critical theory, method, and praxis that accounts for how interlocking systems of oppression affect individual and group experiences and health outcomes. She will give an overview of stigma and intersectional stigma, then home in on how intersectional stigma impacts substance use and HIV outcomes.

For more information and to register click here

**CME and CNE accreditation available for Live Attendance. No Accreditation for Recorded or Archived events.

Date:
September 9, 2024
Time:
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
no costs
MA OBAT ECHO®: Treating Gambling Use Disorder – free CEU’s - September 10, 2024

Sponsor: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS).

Description

Boston Medical Center’s (BMC) 12-part Massachusetts Office Based Addiction Treatment ECHO® (MA OBAT ECHO®) offers training and support in addiction treatment, with a focus on comprehensive care for patients with substance use disorders (SUDs). The free, case-based tele-mentoring program is designed to increase the capacity of primary care teams to integrate addiction treatment using a multidisciplinary care model.

Intended audience

Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN), Physicians (MD/DO), Physician Assistants (PA), Nurses (LPN/RN), Social Workers (LCSW/LICSW), Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC), Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC), Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselors (CADC), Community Health Workers (CHW), Recovery Coaches.

Speakers

Glimar Rodriguez, LADC-I, LICSW, MA PGS

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 10, 2024
Time:
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Addiction 101 – free CE - September 10, 2024

This training fulfills the DEA’s 8-hour training requirement for prescribers. Free continuing education credits.

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance

This one-hour course is intended to provide foundational knowledge regarding addiction as a chronic medical condition as well as an overview of evidence-based interventions, including medications for addiction treatment (MAT).

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 10, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
SUD Care Continuum ECHO®: Exercise in Recovery – free CEU’s - September 11, 2024

Sponsor: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS)

Description

Boston Medical Center’s (BMC) drop-in series Substance Use Disorder Care Continuum ECHO® (SUD Care Continuum ECHO®) offers training and support in addiction treatment, with a focus on supporting front line addiction treatment workforce. This includes health providers in Acute Treatment Services (ATS), Crisis Stabilization Services (CSS), Transitional Support Services (TSS), Opioid Treatment Programs (OTP), long-term residential program, sober and recovery homes, primary care, and psychiatry. This free, case-based tele-mentoring program is designed to increase the capacity of health care providers to implement high-quality and evidence-based addiction treatment.

Intended audience

Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN), Physicians (MD/DO), Physician Assistants (PA), Nurses (LPN/RN), Social Workers (LCSW/LICSW), Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC), Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC), Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselors (CADC), Community Health Workers (CHW), Recovery Coaches.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 11, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Zeroing in on Xylazine – CEU’s - September 16, 2024

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance; a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC)

Description

This training will provide knowledge regarding xylazine, a CNS depressant, which has been linked to an increasing number of overdose deaths in the US. This training will discuss the physiologic effects of xylazine, manifestations of xylazine intoxication, overdose, communicable infections associated with xylazine use, and wound care for persons injecting xylazine.

NOTE: This training is 60 minutes long. There will be an optional 30-minute Q&A session following the training, which will not count for credit. 

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 16, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
Zeroing in on Xylazine – CEU’s - September 16, 2024

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance; a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC)

Description

This training will provide knowledge regarding xylazine, a CNS depressant, which has been linked to an increasing number of overdose deaths in the US. This training will discuss the physiologic effects of xylazine, manifestations of xylazine intoxication, overdose, communicable infections associated with xylazine use, and wound care for persons injecting xylazine.

NOTE: This training is 60 minutes long. There will be an optional 30-minute Q&A session following the training, which will not count for credit. 

Intended audience

Providers, nurses, counselors, and other non-clinical staff are welcome to attend.

Speakers

Raagini Jawa, MD, MPH, FASAM (she/her)

Dr. Jawa is an Assistant Professor and Clinician Investigator in the Department of General Internal Medicine at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and a clinician investigator in the Center for Research on Health Care. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Jawa’s research focuses on the intersection of Infectious Disease and Addiction, including studying how to optimize integration of harm reduction services for individuals with substance use disorders within traditional health settings, developing multidisciplinary provider facing interventions so as to prevent, diagnose, and treat infectious and non-infections complications of drug use. Clinically, she provides office-based addiction treatment in IM Recovery Engagement Program and attends on the Endovascular Infection Service at UPMC.

Tehya Johnson, MSN, AGPCNP-BC

Teyha is a Nurse Practitioner working at the intersection of people experiencing homelessness and substance use disorders. She specializes in harm reduction, street outreach, and primary care based in Boston, MA, both as an advocate and a provider.

Objectives

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to: 

  1. Describe the physiologic effects of xylazine. 
  2. Recognize manifestations of intoxication in persons using xylazine.
  3. Recall signs of xylazine overdose and appropriate response.
  4. Identify common skin and soft tissue infections associated with xylazine use.
  5. Describe practices to decrease risk of skin and soft tissue infections in persons using xylazine.
  6. Recall methods of wound care for persons injecting xylazine.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 16, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
Getting In Sync with Sexual Health ECHO: - September 17, 2024

STIs – Testing, Treatment and Prevention – free CEU’s

Sponsor: Dartmouth Health

Launches September 3, 2024

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

The nation (and the world) is experiencing a harrowing rise in the number of new cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), including congenital infections, along with increasing antimicrobial resistance. Talking about sex and sexual health is the first step in ending the epidemic. This ECHO series will provide the information, resources, and tools necessary to empower providers to confidently assess risk, test, treat and provide counseling on prevention for a variety of STIs.

Invited Participants: Primary Care Providers, Pediatricians, OBGYN, College Health Services, Planned Parenthood, Rural Health Centers, AIDS Service Organizations, Substance Use Disorders Programs, Public Health Workers, and Anyone with Interest.

Topics Covered

  • STI Epidemiology and At Risk Populations
  • Sexual History Taking and Sexual Culture/Practices
  • Gonorrhea, Chlamydia/LGV, Trichomonas, DoxyPEP
  • Syphilis
  • HSV
  • HIV (PrEP and nPEP)
  • Hepatisis B and C
  • HPV, Mpox, Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma

For for information and to register click here:

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

Date:
September 17, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Long-Acting Injectable Buprenorphine Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder – free CEU’s - September 17, 2024

This training fulfills the DEA’s 8-hour training requirement for prescribers. Free continuing education credits.

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance

This training is designed to provide healthcare teams with information on all the available FDA-approved monthly/weekly injectable buprenorphine formulations used to treat opioid use disorder, as well as how to incorporate them into clinical practice

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 17, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
Training in Child Parent Psychotherapy Supportive Interventions – free CEU’s - September 18, 2024

Sponsor: NH NASW

Child Parent Psychotherapy is an evidence-based mental health intervention for young children exposed to ACEs/trauma and their caregivers.

Mental health professionals working with young children and their caregivers are often intervening as part of a team of providers serving a family. This training prepares early childhood providers to intervene with young children and their caregivers in a manner that is consistent with CPP principles and practices. Learn how to hold the trauma framework with the “triangle of explanation. Help caregivers understand the meaning of their child’s behavior and engage in regulated, attuned interactions. Share in the powerful way that CPP can change a family’s life.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 18, 2024
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Overdose Response and Prevention – free CEU’s - September 18, 2024

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance- a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC),

This training provides education regarding epidemiology, recognizing and responding to overdose, the use of naloxone, and novel strategies for overdose response and is designed to meet educational requirements for Massachusetts healthcare teams working in BSAS-licensed facilities.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 18, 2024
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Stimulants 101 – CEU’s - September 23, 2024

This one-hour training is intended to provide an overview of stimulant use disorders. Topics include stigma, pharmacology, and physiology of methamphetamines and cocaine, identifying stimulant overdose (overamping), managing acute stimulant intoxication, de-escalation techniques, and evidence-based treatment for people with stimulant use disorders.

Intended audience

Medical providers, nurses, social workers, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC), Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselors (CADC), Community Health Workers (CHW), recovery coaches, counselors, Licensed Mental health Counselors (LMHC), and members of the community.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 23, 2024
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
free
MA OBAT ECHO®: Trauma Informed Care: Essentials for Treating Parents with SUD – free CEU’s - September 24, 2024

Sponsor: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS).

As part of the twice-monthly MA OBAT ECHO® series, Leena Mittal, MD, FACLP, will present the didactic entitled “Trauma Informed Care: Essentials for Treating Parents with SUD.” The didactic will be followed by a de-identified patient case presentation from an ECHO® participant and recommendations from the panel of experts and attendees.

For more information and to register click here:

Date:
September 24, 2024
Time:
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
The Fundamentals of Wound Care – CEU’s - September 24, 2024

This training fulfills the DEA’s 8-hour training requirement for prescribers. Free continuing education credits.

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance

Description

This training is designed to equip addiction medical treatment teams with the basics of wound assessment and treatment. Topics covered include assessment of wound tissue type, drainage, cleansing, dressing supplies, special considerations for loop drains, and xylazine-related  wounds.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 24, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
SUD Care Continuum ECHO®: Screening Tools for Older Adults with Substance Use – free CEU’s - September 25, 2024

SAs part of the twice-monthly SUD Care Continuum ECHO® series, Vassiliki Pravodelov, MD, will present the didactic entitled “Screening Tools for Older Adults with Substance Use.” The didactic will be followed by a de-identified patient case presentation from an ECHO® participant and recommendations from the panel of experts and attendees.

Sponsor: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS)

Description

Intended audience

Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN), Physicians (MD/DO), Physician Assistants (PA), Nurses (LPN/RN), Social Workers (LCSW/LICSW), Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC), Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC), Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselors (CADC), Community Health Workers (CHW), Recovery Coaches.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 25, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Alcohol Use Disorders 101 – free CEU’s - September 26, 2024

Sponsor: Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS)

This training is designed to provide an introductory overview of alcohol use disorders. We will explore the latest epidemiological data, with a focus on the prevalence and trends of alcohol use and alcohol use disorders in the United States. Diagnostic criteria and screening tools to assess for alcohol use disorders will be discussed. Additionally, we will examine evidence-based interventions to treat alcohol use disorders and support individuals in their recovery.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 26, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Getting In Sync with Sexual Health ECHO: - October 1, 2024

STIs – Testing, Treatment and Prevention – free CEU’s

Sponsor: Dartmouth Health

Launches September 3, 2024

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

The nation (and the world) is experiencing a harrowing rise in the number of new cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), including congenital infections, along with increasing antimicrobial resistance. Talking about sex and sexual health is the first step in ending the epidemic. This ECHO series will provide the information, resources, and tools necessary to empower providers to confidently assess risk, test, treat and provide counseling on prevention for a variety of STIs.

Invited Participants: Primary Care Providers, Pediatricians, OBGYN, College Health Services, Planned Parenthood, Rural Health Centers, AIDS Service Organizations, Substance Use Disorders Programs, Public Health Workers, and Anyone with Interest.

Topics Covered

  • STI Epidemiology and At Risk Populations
  • Sexual History Taking and Sexual Culture/Practices
  • Gonorrhea, Chlamydia/LGV, Trichomonas, DoxyPEP
  • Syphilis
  • HSV
  • HIV (PrEP and nPEP)
  • Hepatisis B and C
  • HPV, Mpox, Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma

For for information and to register click here:

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

Date:
October 1, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Getting In Sync with Sexual Health ECHO: - October 15, 2024

STIs – Testing, Treatment and Prevention – free CEU’s

Sponsor: Dartmouth Health

Launches September 3, 2024

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

The nation (and the world) is experiencing a harrowing rise in the number of new cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), including congenital infections, along with increasing antimicrobial resistance. Talking about sex and sexual health is the first step in ending the epidemic. This ECHO series will provide the information, resources, and tools necessary to empower providers to confidently assess risk, test, treat and provide counseling on prevention for a variety of STIs.

Invited Participants: Primary Care Providers, Pediatricians, OBGYN, College Health Services, Planned Parenthood, Rural Health Centers, AIDS Service Organizations, Substance Use Disorders Programs, Public Health Workers, and Anyone with Interest.

Topics Covered

  • STI Epidemiology and At Risk Populations
  • Sexual History Taking and Sexual Culture/Practices
  • Gonorrhea, Chlamydia/LGV, Trichomonas, DoxyPEP
  • Syphilis
  • HSV
  • HIV (PrEP and nPEP)
  • Hepatisis B and C
  • HPV, Mpox, Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma

For for information and to register click here:

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

Date:
October 15, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Getting In Sync with Sexual Health ECHO: - October 29, 2024

STIs – Testing, Treatment and Prevention – free CEU’s

Sponsor: Dartmouth Health

Launches September 3, 2024

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

The nation (and the world) is experiencing a harrowing rise in the number of new cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), including congenital infections, along with increasing antimicrobial resistance. Talking about sex and sexual health is the first step in ending the epidemic. This ECHO series will provide the information, resources, and tools necessary to empower providers to confidently assess risk, test, treat and provide counseling on prevention for a variety of STIs.

Invited Participants: Primary Care Providers, Pediatricians, OBGYN, College Health Services, Planned Parenthood, Rural Health Centers, AIDS Service Organizations, Substance Use Disorders Programs, Public Health Workers, and Anyone with Interest.

Topics Covered

  • STI Epidemiology and At Risk Populations
  • Sexual History Taking and Sexual Culture/Practices
  • Gonorrhea, Chlamydia/LGV, Trichomonas, DoxyPEP
  • Syphilis
  • HSV
  • HIV (PrEP and nPEP)
  • Hepatisis B and C
  • HPV, Mpox, Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma

For for information and to register click here:

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

Date:
October 29, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Recovering from Benzodiazepine Use for Peer Specialists Nov. 2023 - November 7, 2024

Sponsor: Choices Addiction & Recovery Education

Course Description:

Anyone who is working with someone who is taking, has taken benzodiazepines know the side effects are extremely devastating. People with lived experience have been working tireless for years bring this knowledge to the mainstream communities. Now, you can be a part of their solution by having more knowledge of the effects of benzodiazepines and how to support individuals with these conditions. The struggle is real!

1 in 5 Americans take benzodiazepine prescribed by a physician or psychiatrist, and many providers do not know enough about the drugs and their adverse effects. Benzodiazepines can cause physical dependence when taken continuously, and withdrawal from this class of medication can produce long-term life-altering consequences. This training will educate peers, counselors, and caregivers on benzodiazepines, their effects, tapering, and withdrawal.

Objectives:

  • Discuss benzodiazepine conditions for prescribing, use and discontinuation.
  • Identify the difference between substance use disorder (SUD) and Physical Dependency (PD).
  • Define, describe and explain BIND.
  • Understand the barriers & stigma that impede wellness and healing.
  • Develop skills to support hope, healing & wellness for Benzodiazepine Affected Individuals.
  • Recognize and identify boundaries for the helper and the caregiver.
  • Learn strategies to prevent compassion fatigue.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
November 7, 2024
Time:
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Location:
Virtual by Zoom
Cost:
see registration
Getting In Sync with Sexual Health ECHO: - November 12, 2024

STIs – Testing, Treatment and Prevention – free CEU’s

Sponsor: Dartmouth Health

Launches September 3, 2024

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

The nation (and the world) is experiencing a harrowing rise in the number of new cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), including congenital infections, along with increasing antimicrobial resistance. Talking about sex and sexual health is the first step in ending the epidemic. This ECHO series will provide the information, resources, and tools necessary to empower providers to confidently assess risk, test, treat and provide counseling on prevention for a variety of STIs.

Invited Participants: Primary Care Providers, Pediatricians, OBGYN, College Health Services, Planned Parenthood, Rural Health Centers, AIDS Service Organizations, Substance Use Disorders Programs, Public Health Workers, and Anyone with Interest.

Topics Covered

  • STI Epidemiology and At Risk Populations
  • Sexual History Taking and Sexual Culture/Practices
  • Gonorrhea, Chlamydia/LGV, Trichomonas, DoxyPEP
  • Syphilis
  • HSV
  • HIV (PrEP and nPEP)
  • Hepatisis B and C
  • HPV, Mpox, Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma

For for information and to register click here:

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

Date:
November 12, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Recovering from Benzodiazepine Use for Peer Specialists Nov. 2023 - November 14, 2024

Sponsor: Choices Addiction & Recovery Education

Course Description:

Anyone who is working with someone who is taking, has taken benzodiazepines know the side effects are extremely devastating. People with lived experience have been working tireless for years bring this knowledge to the mainstream communities. Now, you can be a part of their solution by having more knowledge of the effects of benzodiazepines and how to support individuals with these conditions. The struggle is real!

1 in 5 Americans take benzodiazepine prescribed by a physician or psychiatrist, and many providers do not know enough about the drugs and their adverse effects. Benzodiazepines can cause physical dependence when taken continuously, and withdrawal from this class of medication can produce long-term life-altering consequences. This training will educate peers, counselors, and caregivers on benzodiazepines, their effects, tapering, and withdrawal.

Objectives:

  • Discuss benzodiazepine conditions for prescribing, use and discontinuation.
  • Identify the difference between substance use disorder (SUD) and Physical Dependency (PD).
  • Define, describe and explain BIND.
  • Understand the barriers & stigma that impede wellness and healing.
  • Develop skills to support hope, healing & wellness for Benzodiazepine Affected Individuals.
  • Recognize and identify boundaries for the helper and the caregiver.
  • Learn strategies to prevent compassion fatigue.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
November 14, 2024
Time:
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Location:
Virtual by Zoom
Cost:
see registration
Getting In Sync with Sexual Health ECHO: - November 26, 2024

STIs – Testing, Treatment and Prevention – free CEU’s

Sponsor: Dartmouth Health

Launches September 3, 2024

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

The nation (and the world) is experiencing a harrowing rise in the number of new cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), including congenital infections, along with increasing antimicrobial resistance. Talking about sex and sexual health is the first step in ending the epidemic. This ECHO series will provide the information, resources, and tools necessary to empower providers to confidently assess risk, test, treat and provide counseling on prevention for a variety of STIs.

Invited Participants: Primary Care Providers, Pediatricians, OBGYN, College Health Services, Planned Parenthood, Rural Health Centers, AIDS Service Organizations, Substance Use Disorders Programs, Public Health Workers, and Anyone with Interest.

Topics Covered

  • STI Epidemiology and At Risk Populations
  • Sexual History Taking and Sexual Culture/Practices
  • Gonorrhea, Chlamydia/LGV, Trichomonas, DoxyPEP
  • Syphilis
  • HSV
  • HIV (PrEP and nPEP)
  • Hepatisis B and C
  • HPV, Mpox, Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma

For for information and to register click here:

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

Date:
November 26, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Getting In Sync with Sexual Health ECHO: - December 10, 2024

STIs – Testing, Treatment and Prevention – free CEU’s

Sponsor: Dartmouth Health

Launches September 3, 2024

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

The nation (and the world) is experiencing a harrowing rise in the number of new cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), including congenital infections, along with increasing antimicrobial resistance. Talking about sex and sexual health is the first step in ending the epidemic. This ECHO series will provide the information, resources, and tools necessary to empower providers to confidently assess risk, test, treat and provide counseling on prevention for a variety of STIs.

Invited Participants: Primary Care Providers, Pediatricians, OBGYN, College Health Services, Planned Parenthood, Rural Health Centers, AIDS Service Organizations, Substance Use Disorders Programs, Public Health Workers, and Anyone with Interest.

Topics Covered

  • STI Epidemiology and At Risk Populations
  • Sexual History Taking and Sexual Culture/Practices
  • Gonorrhea, Chlamydia/LGV, Trichomonas, DoxyPEP
  • Syphilis
  • HSV
  • HIV (PrEP and nPEP)
  • Hepatisis B and C
  • HPV, Mpox, Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma

For for information and to register click here:

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

Date:
December 10, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free

No trainings found. Check back soon.

Zeroing in on Xylazine – CEU’s - July 22, 2024

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance; a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC)

Description

This training will provide knowledge regarding xylazine, a CNS depressant, which has been linked to an increasing number of overdose deaths in the US. This training will discuss the physiologic effects of xylazine, manifestations of xylazine intoxication, overdose, communicable infections associated with xylazine use, and wound care for persons injecting xylazine.

NOTE: This training is 60 minutes long. There will be an optional 30-minute Q&A session following the training, which will not count for credit. 

Intended audience

Providers, nurses, counselors, and other non-clinical staff are welcome to attend.

Speakers

Raagini Jawa, MD, MPH, FASAM (she/her)

Dr. Jawa is an Assistant Professor and Clinician Investigator in the Department of General Internal Medicine at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and a clinician investigator in the Center for Research on Health Care. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Jawa’s research focuses on the intersection of Infectious Disease and Addiction, including studying how to optimize integration of harm reduction services for individuals with substance use disorders within traditional health settings, developing multidisciplinary provider facing interventions so as to prevent, diagnose, and treat infectious and non-infections complications of drug use. Clinically, she provides office-based addiction treatment in IM Recovery Engagement Program and attends on the Endovascular Infection Service at UPMC.

Tehya Johnson, MSN, AGPCNP-BC

Teyha is a Nurse Practitioner working at the intersection of people experiencing homelessness and substance use disorders. She specializes in harm reduction, street outreach, and primary care based in Boston, MA, both as an advocate and a provider.

Objectives

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to: 

  1. Describe the physiologic effects of xylazine. 
  2. Recognize manifestations of intoxication in persons using xylazine.
  3. Recall signs of xylazine overdose and appropriate response.
  4. Identify common skin and soft tissue infections associated with xylazine use.
  5. Describe practices to decrease risk of skin and soft tissue infections in persons using xylazine.
  6. Recall methods of wound care for persons injecting xylazine.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
July 22, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
Long-Acting Injectable Buprenorphine Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder – free CEU’s - July 25, 2024

This training fulfills the DEA’s 8-hour training requirement for prescribers. Free continuing education credits.

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance

This training is designed to provide healthcare teams with information on all the available FDA-approved monthly/weekly injectable buprenorphine formulations used to treat opioid use disorder, as well as how to incorporate them into clinical practice

For more information and to register click here

Date:
July 25, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
Alcohol Use Disorders 101 – free CEU’s - July 30, 2024

Sponsor: Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS)

This training is designed to provide an introductory overview of alcohol use disorders. We will explore the latest epidemiological data, with a focus on the prevalence and trends of alcohol use and alcohol use disorders in the United States. Diagnostic criteria and screening tools to assess for alcohol use disorders will be discussed. Additionally, we will examine evidence-based interventions to treat alcohol use disorders and support individuals in their recovery.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
July 30, 2024
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Essentials of Treating Stimulant Use Disorder – CEU’s - August 6, 2024

This training fulfills the DEA’s 8-hour training requirement for prescribers. Free continuing education credits.

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance

Description

This training is a guide for addiction care teams caring for people who use stimulants, including cocaine and methamphetamines. The training will review the basic science of addiction related to stimulants. The session includes discussion on the practical implementation of evidence-based treatment for patients who use stimulants, with a concentration on outpatient treatment settings.

Intended audience

Medical providers, nurses, social workers, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC), Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselors (CADC), Community Health Workers (CHW), recovery coaches, counselors, Licensed Mental health Counselors (LMHC), and others treating individuals with addiction are welcome and encouraged to attend.

.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 6, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
free
The Fundamentals of Wound Care – CEU’s - August 7, 2024

This training fulfills the DEA’s 8-hour training requirement for prescribers. Free continuing education credits.

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance

Description

This training is designed to equip addiction medical treatment teams with the basics of wound assessment and treatment. Topics covered include assessment of wound tissue type, drainage, cleansing, dressing supplies, special considerations for loop drains, and xylazine-related wounds.

 wounds.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 7, 2024
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
free
Trans and Gender Diverse Folks and Substance Use Treatment: Foundations – free CEU’s - August 12, 2024

This training fulfills the DEA’s 8-hour training requirement for prescribers. Free continuing education credits.

Sponsor: Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS)

This one-hour course provides foundational knowledge for those working in addiction treatment settings on best practices for creating welcoming spaces in addiction care for transgender & gender diverse (TGD) individuals.

Intended audience

Physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, social workers, recovery coaches, counselors, community health workers, and all others are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Speakers

Meghan McGrath, MSW, LICSW (they/them)

Meghan McGrath is the Behavioral Health (BH) Lead for Boston Medical Center’s GenderCare Center where they provide individual therapy, conduct surgical referral letter assessments, and serve as an advocate for and provide training about gender-affirming care across the healthcare system. Prior to joining BMC, Meghan served as an integrated behavioral health provider within primary care and family medicine settings at an LGBTQIA+ mission-driven community health center in Boston, MA. While there, they also oversaw the behavioral health department’s monthly continuing education program for the 85-person BH department and managed an annual advanced training program hosting candidates for behavioral health master degrees during their final year practicums. Additionally, Meghan previously served as a faculty member for the National TransECHO program providing clinical education and support to a cohort of more than 50 participants across 20 health centers within the contiguous United States, including Puerto Rico and Hawaii, all seeking to expand their ability to and capacity for providing gender-affirming care. As a faculty field liaison at Simmons University’s School for Social Work, Meghan worked to ensure the integrity of students’ field education placements, served as a resource to agency field instructors, and helped students achieve their educational goals within the field placement. They are also co-author of a chapter on gender identity emergence in adulthood within the first case-based, comprehensive textbook to address the unique health care needs of transgender and gender-diverse adults. Meghan views training and education as a form of service to individuals but also to the field at large and has sought opportunities to support learning communities throughout their career. Meghan earned their Master of Social Work at Smith College School for Social Work.

Annie Potter, MSN, MPH, NP (she/her)

Annie is a clinical nurse educator for Boston Medical Center’s Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance, an assistant professor of medicine at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, and a nurse practitioner at Boston Medical Center. Annie contributes to peer-reviewed publications, evidence-based clinical guidelines, development and delivery of continuing education programs, and other resources for clinicians supporting patients with substance use disorders. Annie is also consultant and educator for the Massachusetts HEALing Communities Study, a multi-state study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. She is also the Medical Director for the Massachusetts Community Health Center ECHO and an expert faculty member of the Provider Clinical Support System Exchange (PCSS-X). Annie’s other clinical interests include treatment and prevention of HIV and Hepatitis C, family planning, and care for gender-diverse individuals. Before joining Boston Medical Center, Annie practiced at a community health center in Baltimore, MD, where she established and directed the city’s first walk-in HIV treatment and prevention program. She holds specialty certifications for the treatment of HIV and Hepatitis C. Annie earned both her Master of Nursing and Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University.

Objectives

  • Recognize terminology re: affirming care, gender, identity
  • Appreciate the impacts of systemic, societal, and personal traumas on the transgender & gender diverse (TGD) population.
  • Understand the intersection of TGD experience and SUD
  • Engage with Trans and Gender Diverse folks in affirming ways

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 12, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
MA OBAT ECHO®: Treating Substance Use Disorder in People Experiencing Homelessness – free CEU’s - August 13, 2024

Sponsor: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS).

As part of the twice-monthly MA OBAT ECHO® series, Danny Rodrigues, LICSW, PMH-C, will present the didactic entitled “Treating Substance Use Disorder in People Experiencing Homelessness.” The didactic will be followed by a de-identified patient case presentation from an ECHO® participant and recommendations from the panel of experts and attendees.

For more information and to register click here:

Date:
August 13, 2024
Time:
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Zeroing in on Xylazine – CEU’s - August 19, 2024

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance; a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC)

Description

This training will provide knowledge regarding xylazine, a CNS depressant, which has been linked to an increasing number of overdose deaths in the US. This training will discuss the physiologic effects of xylazine, manifestations of xylazine intoxication, overdose, communicable infections associated with xylazine use, and wound care for persons injecting xylazine.

NOTE: This training is 60 minutes long. There will be an optional 30-minute Q&A session following the training, which will not count for credit. 

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 19, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
Zeroing in on Xylazine – CEU’s - August 19, 2024

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance; a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC)

Description

This training will provide knowledge regarding xylazine, a CNS depressant, which has been linked to an increasing number of overdose deaths in the US. This training will discuss the physiologic effects of xylazine, manifestations of xylazine intoxication, overdose, communicable infections associated with xylazine use, and wound care for persons injecting xylazine.

NOTE: This training is 60 minutes long. There will be an optional 30-minute Q&A session following the training, which will not count for credit. 

Intended audience

Providers, nurses, counselors, and other non-clinical staff are welcome to attend.

Speakers

Raagini Jawa, MD, MPH, FASAM (she/her)

Dr. Jawa is an Assistant Professor and Clinician Investigator in the Department of General Internal Medicine at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and a clinician investigator in the Center for Research on Health Care. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Jawa’s research focuses on the intersection of Infectious Disease and Addiction, including studying how to optimize integration of harm reduction services for individuals with substance use disorders within traditional health settings, developing multidisciplinary provider facing interventions so as to prevent, diagnose, and treat infectious and non-infections complications of drug use. Clinically, she provides office-based addiction treatment in IM Recovery Engagement Program and attends on the Endovascular Infection Service at UPMC.

Tehya Johnson, MSN, AGPCNP-BC

Teyha is a Nurse Practitioner working at the intersection of people experiencing homelessness and substance use disorders. She specializes in harm reduction, street outreach, and primary care based in Boston, MA, both as an advocate and a provider.

Objectives

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to: 

  1. Describe the physiologic effects of xylazine. 
  2. Recognize manifestations of intoxication in persons using xylazine.
  3. Recall signs of xylazine overdose and appropriate response.
  4. Identify common skin and soft tissue infections associated with xylazine use.
  5. Describe practices to decrease risk of skin and soft tissue infections in persons using xylazine.
  6. Recall methods of wound care for persons injecting xylazine.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 19, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
Alcohol Use Disorders 101 – free CEU’s - August 21, 2024

Sponsor: Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS)

This training is designed to provide an introductory overview of alcohol use disorders. We will explore the latest epidemiological data, with a focus on the prevalence and trends of alcohol use and alcohol use disorders in the United States. Diagnostic criteria and screening tools to assess for alcohol use disorders will be discussed. Additionally, we will examine evidence-based interventions to treat alcohol use disorders and support individuals in their recovery.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 21, 2024
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Addiction 101 – free CE - August 22, 2024

This training fulfills the DEA’s 8-hour training requirement for prescribers. Free continuing education credits.

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance

This one-hour course is intended to provide foundational knowledge regarding addiction as a chronic medical condition as well as an overview of evidence-based interventions, including medications for addiction treatment (MAT).

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 22, 2024
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Cost:
free
Introductory/Refresher Virtual SBIRT Training - August 22, 2024

Sponsor: National Council for Mental Wellbeing

If you are an administrator or clinician who is new to SBIRT or looking for a refresher, this three-hour training is just for you. Participants will learn:

1. How SBIRT fits in the context of health and providing whole-person, integrated and trauma informed systems of care.

2. The use of evidence-based screening tools for adolescents and adults to identify risk levels of alcohol and drug use.

3. The role of brief interventions to increase engagement, elicit behavior change and reduce counterproductive discussions.

4. Referral and treatment best practices for managing and supporting people with substance use disorders

For more information and to register click here:

Date:
August 22, 2024
Time:
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
$65.00
Introductory/Refresher Virtual YSBIRT Training - August 29, 2024

Sponsor: National Council for Mental Wellbeing

If you are an administrator or clinician who is new to YSBIRT or looking for a refresher, this three-hour training is just for you. Participants will learn:

1. How YSBIRT fits in the context of health and providing whole-person, integrated and trauma informed systems of care.

2. The use of evidence-based screening tools for adolescents to identify risk levels of alcohol and drug use.

3. The role of brief interventions to increase engagement, elicit behavior change and reduce counterproductive discussions.

4. Referral and treatment best practices for managing and supporting people with substance use disorders.

For more information and to register click here:

Date:
August 29, 2024
Time:
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
$65
Essentials of Treating Stimulant Use Disorder – CEU’s - September 9, 2024

This training fulfills the DEA’s 8-hour training requirement for prescribers. Free continuing education credits.

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance

Description

This training is a guide for addiction care teams caring for people who use stimulants, including cocaine and methamphetamines. The training will review the basic science of addiction related to stimulants. The session includes discussion on the practical implementation of evidence-based treatment for patients who use stimulants, with a concentration on outpatient treatment settings.

Intended audience

Medical providers, nurses, social workers, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC), Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselors (CADC), Community Health Workers (CHW), recovery coaches, counselors, Licensed Mental health Counselors (LMHC), and others treating individuals with addiction are welcome and encouraged to attend.

.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 9, 2024
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
free
 Intersectional Stigma: Impacts of stigma due to substance use, HIV, and other intersections – free CEU’s - September 9, 2024

Sponsor: New England AIDS Education and Training Center

Speaker: 
Suzan M. Walters, PhD (she/her)
Assistant Professor
Center for Opioid Epidemiology and Policy (COEP)
Department of Population Health
NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Dr. Walters will explain how intersectionality is a critical theory, method, and praxis that accounts for how interlocking systems of oppression affect individual and group experiences and health outcomes. She will give an overview of stigma and intersectional stigma, then home in on how intersectional stigma impacts substance use and HIV outcomes.

For more information and to register click here

**CME and CNE accreditation available for Live Attendance. No Accreditation for Recorded or Archived events.

Date:
September 9, 2024
Time:
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
no costs
Addiction 101 – free CE - September 10, 2024

This training fulfills the DEA’s 8-hour training requirement for prescribers. Free continuing education credits.

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance

This one-hour course is intended to provide foundational knowledge regarding addiction as a chronic medical condition as well as an overview of evidence-based interventions, including medications for addiction treatment (MAT).

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 10, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
SUD Care Continuum ECHO®: Exercise in Recovery – free CEU’s - September 11, 2024

Sponsor: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS)

Description

Boston Medical Center’s (BMC) drop-in series Substance Use Disorder Care Continuum ECHO® (SUD Care Continuum ECHO®) offers training and support in addiction treatment, with a focus on supporting front line addiction treatment workforce. This includes health providers in Acute Treatment Services (ATS), Crisis Stabilization Services (CSS), Transitional Support Services (TSS), Opioid Treatment Programs (OTP), long-term residential program, sober and recovery homes, primary care, and psychiatry. This free, case-based tele-mentoring program is designed to increase the capacity of health care providers to implement high-quality and evidence-based addiction treatment.

Intended audience

Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN), Physicians (MD/DO), Physician Assistants (PA), Nurses (LPN/RN), Social Workers (LCSW/LICSW), Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC), Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC), Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselors (CADC), Community Health Workers (CHW), Recovery Coaches.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 11, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Zeroing in on Xylazine – CEU’s - September 16, 2024

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance; a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC)

Description

This training will provide knowledge regarding xylazine, a CNS depressant, which has been linked to an increasing number of overdose deaths in the US. This training will discuss the physiologic effects of xylazine, manifestations of xylazine intoxication, overdose, communicable infections associated with xylazine use, and wound care for persons injecting xylazine.

NOTE: This training is 60 minutes long. There will be an optional 30-minute Q&A session following the training, which will not count for credit. 

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 16, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
Zeroing in on Xylazine – CEU’s - September 16, 2024

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance; a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC)

Description

This training will provide knowledge regarding xylazine, a CNS depressant, which has been linked to an increasing number of overdose deaths in the US. This training will discuss the physiologic effects of xylazine, manifestations of xylazine intoxication, overdose, communicable infections associated with xylazine use, and wound care for persons injecting xylazine.

NOTE: This training is 60 minutes long. There will be an optional 30-minute Q&A session following the training, which will not count for credit. 

Intended audience

Providers, nurses, counselors, and other non-clinical staff are welcome to attend.

Speakers

Raagini Jawa, MD, MPH, FASAM (she/her)

Dr. Jawa is an Assistant Professor and Clinician Investigator in the Department of General Internal Medicine at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and a clinician investigator in the Center for Research on Health Care. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Jawa’s research focuses on the intersection of Infectious Disease and Addiction, including studying how to optimize integration of harm reduction services for individuals with substance use disorders within traditional health settings, developing multidisciplinary provider facing interventions so as to prevent, diagnose, and treat infectious and non-infections complications of drug use. Clinically, she provides office-based addiction treatment in IM Recovery Engagement Program and attends on the Endovascular Infection Service at UPMC.

Tehya Johnson, MSN, AGPCNP-BC

Teyha is a Nurse Practitioner working at the intersection of people experiencing homelessness and substance use disorders. She specializes in harm reduction, street outreach, and primary care based in Boston, MA, both as an advocate and a provider.

Objectives

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to: 

  1. Describe the physiologic effects of xylazine. 
  2. Recognize manifestations of intoxication in persons using xylazine.
  3. Recall signs of xylazine overdose and appropriate response.
  4. Identify common skin and soft tissue infections associated with xylazine use.
  5. Describe practices to decrease risk of skin and soft tissue infections in persons using xylazine.
  6. Recall methods of wound care for persons injecting xylazine.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 16, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
Long-Acting Injectable Buprenorphine Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder – free CEU’s - September 17, 2024

This training fulfills the DEA’s 8-hour training requirement for prescribers. Free continuing education credits.

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance

This training is designed to provide healthcare teams with information on all the available FDA-approved monthly/weekly injectable buprenorphine formulations used to treat opioid use disorder, as well as how to incorporate them into clinical practice

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 17, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
Overdose Response and Prevention – free CEU’s - September 18, 2024

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance- a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC),

This training provides education regarding epidemiology, recognizing and responding to overdose, the use of naloxone, and novel strategies for overdose response and is designed to meet educational requirements for Massachusetts healthcare teams working in BSAS-licensed facilities.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 18, 2024
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Stimulants 101 – CEU’s - September 23, 2024

This one-hour training is intended to provide an overview of stimulant use disorders. Topics include stigma, pharmacology, and physiology of methamphetamines and cocaine, identifying stimulant overdose (overamping), managing acute stimulant intoxication, de-escalation techniques, and evidence-based treatment for people with stimulant use disorders.

Intended audience

Medical providers, nurses, social workers, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC), Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselors (CADC), Community Health Workers (CHW), recovery coaches, counselors, Licensed Mental health Counselors (LMHC), and members of the community.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 23, 2024
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
free
MA OBAT ECHO®: Trauma Informed Care: Essentials for Treating Parents with SUD – free CEU’s - September 24, 2024

Sponsor: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS).

As part of the twice-monthly MA OBAT ECHO® series, Leena Mittal, MD, FACLP, will present the didactic entitled “Trauma Informed Care: Essentials for Treating Parents with SUD.” The didactic will be followed by a de-identified patient case presentation from an ECHO® participant and recommendations from the panel of experts and attendees.

For more information and to register click here:

Date:
September 24, 2024
Time:
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
The Fundamentals of Wound Care – CEU’s - September 24, 2024

This training fulfills the DEA’s 8-hour training requirement for prescribers. Free continuing education credits.

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance

Description

This training is designed to equip addiction medical treatment teams with the basics of wound assessment and treatment. Topics covered include assessment of wound tissue type, drainage, cleansing, dressing supplies, special considerations for loop drains, and xylazine-related  wounds.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 24, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
SUD Care Continuum ECHO®: Screening Tools for Older Adults with Substance Use – free CEU’s - September 25, 2024

SAs part of the twice-monthly SUD Care Continuum ECHO® series, Vassiliki Pravodelov, MD, will present the didactic entitled “Screening Tools for Older Adults with Substance Use.” The didactic will be followed by a de-identified patient case presentation from an ECHO® participant and recommendations from the panel of experts and attendees.

Sponsor: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS)

Description

Intended audience

Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN), Physicians (MD/DO), Physician Assistants (PA), Nurses (LPN/RN), Social Workers (LCSW/LICSW), Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC), Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC), Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselors (CADC), Community Health Workers (CHW), Recovery Coaches.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 25, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Alcohol Use Disorders 101 – free CEU’s - September 26, 2024

Sponsor: Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS)

This training is designed to provide an introductory overview of alcohol use disorders. We will explore the latest epidemiological data, with a focus on the prevalence and trends of alcohol use and alcohol use disorders in the United States. Diagnostic criteria and screening tools to assess for alcohol use disorders will be discussed. Additionally, we will examine evidence-based interventions to treat alcohol use disorders and support individuals in their recovery.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 26, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Recovering from Benzodiazepine Use for Peer Specialists Nov. 2023 - November 7, 2024

Sponsor: Choices Addiction & Recovery Education

Course Description:

Anyone who is working with someone who is taking, has taken benzodiazepines know the side effects are extremely devastating. People with lived experience have been working tireless for years bring this knowledge to the mainstream communities. Now, you can be a part of their solution by having more knowledge of the effects of benzodiazepines and how to support individuals with these conditions. The struggle is real!

1 in 5 Americans take benzodiazepine prescribed by a physician or psychiatrist, and many providers do not know enough about the drugs and their adverse effects. Benzodiazepines can cause physical dependence when taken continuously, and withdrawal from this class of medication can produce long-term life-altering consequences. This training will educate peers, counselors, and caregivers on benzodiazepines, their effects, tapering, and withdrawal.

Objectives:

  • Discuss benzodiazepine conditions for prescribing, use and discontinuation.
  • Identify the difference between substance use disorder (SUD) and Physical Dependency (PD).
  • Define, describe and explain BIND.
  • Understand the barriers & stigma that impede wellness and healing.
  • Develop skills to support hope, healing & wellness for Benzodiazepine Affected Individuals.
  • Recognize and identify boundaries for the helper and the caregiver.
  • Learn strategies to prevent compassion fatigue.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
November 7, 2024
Time:
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Location:
Virtual by Zoom
Cost:
see registration
Recovering from Benzodiazepine Use for Peer Specialists Nov. 2023 - November 14, 2024

Sponsor: Choices Addiction & Recovery Education

Course Description:

Anyone who is working with someone who is taking, has taken benzodiazepines know the side effects are extremely devastating. People with lived experience have been working tireless for years bring this knowledge to the mainstream communities. Now, you can be a part of their solution by having more knowledge of the effects of benzodiazepines and how to support individuals with these conditions. The struggle is real!

1 in 5 Americans take benzodiazepine prescribed by a physician or psychiatrist, and many providers do not know enough about the drugs and their adverse effects. Benzodiazepines can cause physical dependence when taken continuously, and withdrawal from this class of medication can produce long-term life-altering consequences. This training will educate peers, counselors, and caregivers on benzodiazepines, their effects, tapering, and withdrawal.

Objectives:

  • Discuss benzodiazepine conditions for prescribing, use and discontinuation.
  • Identify the difference between substance use disorder (SUD) and Physical Dependency (PD).
  • Define, describe and explain BIND.
  • Understand the barriers & stigma that impede wellness and healing.
  • Develop skills to support hope, healing & wellness for Benzodiazepine Affected Individuals.
  • Recognize and identify boundaries for the helper and the caregiver.
  • Learn strategies to prevent compassion fatigue.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
November 14, 2024
Time:
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Location:
Virtual by Zoom
Cost:
see registration
Facing Addiction in America: Tutorial on the Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health

Sponsor: HealtheKnowledge

Self-Paced- Anytime (MUST CREATE ACCOUNT)
This Tutorial includes video commentary on each chapter by Dr. Clark, alongside downloadable and printable chapters of the report, with the opportunity to reflect and take notes and check your knowledge along the way.

To register click here

Cost:
free
How to Talk about Substance Use Disorder Webinar – self-paced

Available January 2020 through April 2028

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

What is stigma and how does it affect people with substance use disorder. This training will discuss how making a small change in how we speak and write about substance use disorder will make a huge impact.

To register click here

Cost:
See registration
Zeroing in on Xylazine – CEU’s - July 22, 2024

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance; a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC)

Description

This training will provide knowledge regarding xylazine, a CNS depressant, which has been linked to an increasing number of overdose deaths in the US. This training will discuss the physiologic effects of xylazine, manifestations of xylazine intoxication, overdose, communicable infections associated with xylazine use, and wound care for persons injecting xylazine.

NOTE: This training is 60 minutes long. There will be an optional 30-minute Q&A session following the training, which will not count for credit. 

Intended audience

Providers, nurses, counselors, and other non-clinical staff are welcome to attend.

Speakers

Raagini Jawa, MD, MPH, FASAM (she/her)

Dr. Jawa is an Assistant Professor and Clinician Investigator in the Department of General Internal Medicine at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and a clinician investigator in the Center for Research on Health Care. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Jawa’s research focuses on the intersection of Infectious Disease and Addiction, including studying how to optimize integration of harm reduction services for individuals with substance use disorders within traditional health settings, developing multidisciplinary provider facing interventions so as to prevent, diagnose, and treat infectious and non-infections complications of drug use. Clinically, she provides office-based addiction treatment in IM Recovery Engagement Program and attends on the Endovascular Infection Service at UPMC.

Tehya Johnson, MSN, AGPCNP-BC

Teyha is a Nurse Practitioner working at the intersection of people experiencing homelessness and substance use disorders. She specializes in harm reduction, street outreach, and primary care based in Boston, MA, both as an advocate and a provider.

Objectives

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to: 

  1. Describe the physiologic effects of xylazine. 
  2. Recognize manifestations of intoxication in persons using xylazine.
  3. Recall signs of xylazine overdose and appropriate response.
  4. Identify common skin and soft tissue infections associated with xylazine use.
  5. Describe practices to decrease risk of skin and soft tissue infections in persons using xylazine.
  6. Recall methods of wound care for persons injecting xylazine.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
July 22, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
Long-Acting Injectable Buprenorphine Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder – free CEU’s - July 25, 2024

This training fulfills the DEA’s 8-hour training requirement for prescribers. Free continuing education credits.

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance

This training is designed to provide healthcare teams with information on all the available FDA-approved monthly/weekly injectable buprenorphine formulations used to treat opioid use disorder, as well as how to incorporate them into clinical practice

For more information and to register click here

Date:
July 25, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
Alcohol Use Disorders 101 – free CEU’s - July 30, 2024

Sponsor: Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS)

This training is designed to provide an introductory overview of alcohol use disorders. We will explore the latest epidemiological data, with a focus on the prevalence and trends of alcohol use and alcohol use disorders in the United States. Diagnostic criteria and screening tools to assess for alcohol use disorders will be discussed. Additionally, we will examine evidence-based interventions to treat alcohol use disorders and support individuals in their recovery.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
July 30, 2024
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Essentials of Treating Stimulant Use Disorder – CEU’s - August 6, 2024

This training fulfills the DEA’s 8-hour training requirement for prescribers. Free continuing education credits.

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance

Description

This training is a guide for addiction care teams caring for people who use stimulants, including cocaine and methamphetamines. The training will review the basic science of addiction related to stimulants. The session includes discussion on the practical implementation of evidence-based treatment for patients who use stimulants, with a concentration on outpatient treatment settings.

Intended audience

Medical providers, nurses, social workers, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC), Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselors (CADC), Community Health Workers (CHW), recovery coaches, counselors, Licensed Mental health Counselors (LMHC), and others treating individuals with addiction are welcome and encouraged to attend.

.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 6, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
free
SUD Care Continuum ECHO®: Screening Tools for Older Adults with Substance Use – free CEU’s - August 7, 2024

Sponsor:

As part of the twice-monthly SUD Care Continuum ECHO® series, Vassiliki Pravodelov, MD, will present the didactic entitled “Screening Tools for Older Adults with Substance Use.” The didactic will be followed by a de-identified patient case presentation from an ECHO® participant and recommendations from the panel of experts and attendees.

Sponsor: Boston Medical Center (BMC) Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance (TTA)

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 7, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Trans and Gender Diverse Folks and Substance Use Treatment: Foundations – free CEU’s - August 12, 2024

This training fulfills the DEA’s 8-hour training requirement for prescribers. Free continuing education credits.

Sponsor: Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS)

This one-hour course provides foundational knowledge for those working in addiction treatment settings on best practices for creating welcoming spaces in addiction care for transgender & gender diverse (TGD) individuals.

Intended audience

Physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, social workers, recovery coaches, counselors, community health workers, and all others are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Speakers

Meghan McGrath, MSW, LICSW (they/them)

Meghan McGrath is the Behavioral Health (BH) Lead for Boston Medical Center’s GenderCare Center where they provide individual therapy, conduct surgical referral letter assessments, and serve as an advocate for and provide training about gender-affirming care across the healthcare system. Prior to joining BMC, Meghan served as an integrated behavioral health provider within primary care and family medicine settings at an LGBTQIA+ mission-driven community health center in Boston, MA. While there, they also oversaw the behavioral health department’s monthly continuing education program for the 85-person BH department and managed an annual advanced training program hosting candidates for behavioral health master degrees during their final year practicums. Additionally, Meghan previously served as a faculty member for the National TransECHO program providing clinical education and support to a cohort of more than 50 participants across 20 health centers within the contiguous United States, including Puerto Rico and Hawaii, all seeking to expand their ability to and capacity for providing gender-affirming care. As a faculty field liaison at Simmons University’s School for Social Work, Meghan worked to ensure the integrity of students’ field education placements, served as a resource to agency field instructors, and helped students achieve their educational goals within the field placement. They are also co-author of a chapter on gender identity emergence in adulthood within the first case-based, comprehensive textbook to address the unique health care needs of transgender and gender-diverse adults. Meghan views training and education as a form of service to individuals but also to the field at large and has sought opportunities to support learning communities throughout their career. Meghan earned their Master of Social Work at Smith College School for Social Work.

Annie Potter, MSN, MPH, NP (she/her)

Annie is a clinical nurse educator for Boston Medical Center’s Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance, an assistant professor of medicine at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, and a nurse practitioner at Boston Medical Center. Annie contributes to peer-reviewed publications, evidence-based clinical guidelines, development and delivery of continuing education programs, and other resources for clinicians supporting patients with substance use disorders. Annie is also consultant and educator for the Massachusetts HEALing Communities Study, a multi-state study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. She is also the Medical Director for the Massachusetts Community Health Center ECHO and an expert faculty member of the Provider Clinical Support System Exchange (PCSS-X). Annie’s other clinical interests include treatment and prevention of HIV and Hepatitis C, family planning, and care for gender-diverse individuals. Before joining Boston Medical Center, Annie practiced at a community health center in Baltimore, MD, where she established and directed the city’s first walk-in HIV treatment and prevention program. She holds specialty certifications for the treatment of HIV and Hepatitis C. Annie earned both her Master of Nursing and Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University.

Objectives

  • Recognize terminology re: affirming care, gender, identity
  • Appreciate the impacts of systemic, societal, and personal traumas on the transgender & gender diverse (TGD) population.
  • Understand the intersection of TGD experience and SUD
  • Engage with Trans and Gender Diverse folks in affirming ways

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 12, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
Mental Health and Living with HIV – free CE - August 12, 2024

Sponsor: New England AIDS Education and Training Center

Brief Description: This presentation will address the reality that people with HIV have an increased risk of mental health conditions, and that mental health conditions increase the risk of HIV infection. Further, mental health problems are associated with increased risk behaviors and lower engagement with HIV prevention and treatment services. What can we do to stop this vicious cycle? This is the central question that we will attempt to answer.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 12, 2024
Time:
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
MA OBAT ECHO®: Treating Substance Use Disorder in People Experiencing Homelessness – free CEU’s - August 13, 2024

Sponsor: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS).

As part of the twice-monthly MA OBAT ECHO® series, Danny Rodrigues, LICSW, PMH-C, will present the didactic entitled “Treating Substance Use Disorder in People Experiencing Homelessness.” The didactic will be followed by a de-identified patient case presentation from an ECHO® participant and recommendations from the panel of experts and attendees.

For more information and to register click here:

Date:
August 13, 2024
Time:
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Zeroing in on Xylazine – CEU’s - August 19, 2024

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance; a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC)

Description

This training will provide knowledge regarding xylazine, a CNS depressant, which has been linked to an increasing number of overdose deaths in the US. This training will discuss the physiologic effects of xylazine, manifestations of xylazine intoxication, overdose, communicable infections associated with xylazine use, and wound care for persons injecting xylazine.

NOTE: This training is 60 minutes long. There will be an optional 30-minute Q&A session following the training, which will not count for credit. 

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 19, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
Zeroing in on Xylazine – CEU’s - August 19, 2024

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance; a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC)

Description

This training will provide knowledge regarding xylazine, a CNS depressant, which has been linked to an increasing number of overdose deaths in the US. This training will discuss the physiologic effects of xylazine, manifestations of xylazine intoxication, overdose, communicable infections associated with xylazine use, and wound care for persons injecting xylazine.

NOTE: This training is 60 minutes long. There will be an optional 30-minute Q&A session following the training, which will not count for credit. 

Intended audience

Providers, nurses, counselors, and other non-clinical staff are welcome to attend.

Speakers

Raagini Jawa, MD, MPH, FASAM (she/her)

Dr. Jawa is an Assistant Professor and Clinician Investigator in the Department of General Internal Medicine at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and a clinician investigator in the Center for Research on Health Care. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Jawa’s research focuses on the intersection of Infectious Disease and Addiction, including studying how to optimize integration of harm reduction services for individuals with substance use disorders within traditional health settings, developing multidisciplinary provider facing interventions so as to prevent, diagnose, and treat infectious and non-infections complications of drug use. Clinically, she provides office-based addiction treatment in IM Recovery Engagement Program and attends on the Endovascular Infection Service at UPMC.

Tehya Johnson, MSN, AGPCNP-BC

Teyha is a Nurse Practitioner working at the intersection of people experiencing homelessness and substance use disorders. She specializes in harm reduction, street outreach, and primary care based in Boston, MA, both as an advocate and a provider.

Objectives

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to: 

  1. Describe the physiologic effects of xylazine. 
  2. Recognize manifestations of intoxication in persons using xylazine.
  3. Recall signs of xylazine overdose and appropriate response.
  4. Identify common skin and soft tissue infections associated with xylazine use.
  5. Describe practices to decrease risk of skin and soft tissue infections in persons using xylazine.
  6. Recall methods of wound care for persons injecting xylazine.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 19, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
Alcohol Use Disorders 101 – free CEU’s - August 21, 2024

Sponsor: Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS)

This training is designed to provide an introductory overview of alcohol use disorders. We will explore the latest epidemiological data, with a focus on the prevalence and trends of alcohol use and alcohol use disorders in the United States. Diagnostic criteria and screening tools to assess for alcohol use disorders will be discussed. Additionally, we will examine evidence-based interventions to treat alcohol use disorders and support individuals in their recovery.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 21, 2024
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Addiction 101 – free CE - August 22, 2024

This training fulfills the DEA’s 8-hour training requirement for prescribers. Free continuing education credits.

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance

This one-hour course is intended to provide foundational knowledge regarding addiction as a chronic medical condition as well as an overview of evidence-based interventions, including medications for addiction treatment (MAT).

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 22, 2024
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Cost:
free
Introductory/Refresher Virtual SBIRT Training - August 22, 2024

Sponsor: National Council for Mental Wellbeing

If you are an administrator or clinician who is new to SBIRT or looking for a refresher, this three-hour training is just for you. Participants will learn:

1. How SBIRT fits in the context of health and providing whole-person, integrated and trauma informed systems of care.

2. The use of evidence-based screening tools for adolescents and adults to identify risk levels of alcohol and drug use.

3. The role of brief interventions to increase engagement, elicit behavior change and reduce counterproductive discussions.

4. Referral and treatment best practices for managing and supporting people with substance use disorders

For more information and to register click here:

Date:
August 22, 2024
Time:
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
$65.00
Training in Child Parent Psychotherapy Supportive Interventions – free CEU’s - August 28, 2024

Sponsor: NH NASW

Child Parent Psychotherapy is an evidence-based mental health intervention for young children exposed to ACEs/trauma and their caregivers.

Mental health professionals working with young children and their caregivers are often intervening as part of a team of providers serving a family. This training prepares early childhood providers to intervene with young children and their caregivers in a manner that is consistent with CPP principles and practices. Learn how to hold the trauma framework with the “triangle of explanation. Help caregivers understand the meaning of their child’s behavior and engage in regulated, attuned interactions. Share in the powerful way that CPP can change a family’s life.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 28, 2024
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Introductory/Refresher Virtual YSBIRT Training - August 29, 2024

Sponsor: National Council for Mental Wellbeing

If you are an administrator or clinician who is new to YSBIRT or looking for a refresher, this three-hour training is just for you. Participants will learn:

1. How YSBIRT fits in the context of health and providing whole-person, integrated and trauma informed systems of care.

2. The use of evidence-based screening tools for adolescents to identify risk levels of alcohol and drug use.

3. The role of brief interventions to increase engagement, elicit behavior change and reduce counterproductive discussions.

4. Referral and treatment best practices for managing and supporting people with substance use disorders.

For more information and to register click here:

Date:
August 29, 2024
Time:
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
$65
Getting In Sync with Sexual Health ECHO: - September 3, 2024

STIs – Testing, Treatment and Prevention – free CEU’s

Sponsor: Dartmouth Health

Launches September 3, 2024

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

The nation (and the world) is experiencing a harrowing rise in the number of new cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), including congenital infections, along with increasing antimicrobial resistance. Talking about sex and sexual health is the first step in ending the epidemic. This ECHO series will provide the information, resources, and tools necessary to empower providers to confidently assess risk, test, treat and provide counseling on prevention for a variety of STIs.

Invited Participants: Primary Care Providers, Pediatricians, OBGYN, College Health Services, Planned Parenthood, Rural Health Centers, AIDS Service Organizations, Substance Use Disorders Programs, Public Health Workers, and Anyone with Interest.

Topics Covered

  • STI Epidemiology and At Risk Populations
  • Sexual History Taking and Sexual Culture/Practices
  • Gonorrhea, Chlamydia/LGV, Trichomonas, DoxyPEP
  • Syphilis
  • HSV
  • HIV (PrEP and nPEP)
  • Hepatisis B and C
  • HPV, Mpox, Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma

For for information and to register click here:

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

Date:
September 3, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Essentials of Treating Stimulant Use Disorder – CEU’s - September 9, 2024

This training fulfills the DEA’s 8-hour training requirement for prescribers. Free continuing education credits.

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance

Description

This training is a guide for addiction care teams caring for people who use stimulants, including cocaine and methamphetamines. The training will review the basic science of addiction related to stimulants. The session includes discussion on the practical implementation of evidence-based treatment for patients who use stimulants, with a concentration on outpatient treatment settings.

Intended audience

Medical providers, nurses, social workers, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC), Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselors (CADC), Community Health Workers (CHW), recovery coaches, counselors, Licensed Mental health Counselors (LMHC), and others treating individuals with addiction are welcome and encouraged to attend.

.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 9, 2024
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
free
 Intersectional Stigma: Impacts of stigma due to substance use, HIV, and other intersections – free CEU’s - September 9, 2024

Sponsor: New England AIDS Education and Training Center

Speaker: 
Suzan M. Walters, PhD (she/her)
Assistant Professor
Center for Opioid Epidemiology and Policy (COEP)
Department of Population Health
NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Dr. Walters will explain how intersectionality is a critical theory, method, and praxis that accounts for how interlocking systems of oppression affect individual and group experiences and health outcomes. She will give an overview of stigma and intersectional stigma, then home in on how intersectional stigma impacts substance use and HIV outcomes.

For more information and to register click here

**CME and CNE accreditation available for Live Attendance. No Accreditation for Recorded or Archived events.

Date:
September 9, 2024
Time:
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
no costs
MA OBAT ECHO®: Treating Gambling Use Disorder – free CEU’s - September 10, 2024

Sponsor: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS).

Description

Boston Medical Center’s (BMC) 12-part Massachusetts Office Based Addiction Treatment ECHO® (MA OBAT ECHO®) offers training and support in addiction treatment, with a focus on comprehensive care for patients with substance use disorders (SUDs). The free, case-based tele-mentoring program is designed to increase the capacity of primary care teams to integrate addiction treatment using a multidisciplinary care model.

Intended audience

Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN), Physicians (MD/DO), Physician Assistants (PA), Nurses (LPN/RN), Social Workers (LCSW/LICSW), Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC), Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC), Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselors (CADC), Community Health Workers (CHW), Recovery Coaches.

Speakers

Glimar Rodriguez, LADC-I, LICSW, MA PGS

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 10, 2024
Time:
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Addiction 101 – free CE - September 10, 2024

This training fulfills the DEA’s 8-hour training requirement for prescribers. Free continuing education credits.

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance

This one-hour course is intended to provide foundational knowledge regarding addiction as a chronic medical condition as well as an overview of evidence-based interventions, including medications for addiction treatment (MAT).

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 10, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
SUD Care Continuum ECHO®: Exercise in Recovery – free CEU’s - September 11, 2024

Sponsor: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS)

Description

Boston Medical Center’s (BMC) drop-in series Substance Use Disorder Care Continuum ECHO® (SUD Care Continuum ECHO®) offers training and support in addiction treatment, with a focus on supporting front line addiction treatment workforce. This includes health providers in Acute Treatment Services (ATS), Crisis Stabilization Services (CSS), Transitional Support Services (TSS), Opioid Treatment Programs (OTP), long-term residential program, sober and recovery homes, primary care, and psychiatry. This free, case-based tele-mentoring program is designed to increase the capacity of health care providers to implement high-quality and evidence-based addiction treatment.

Intended audience

Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN), Physicians (MD/DO), Physician Assistants (PA), Nurses (LPN/RN), Social Workers (LCSW/LICSW), Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC), Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC), Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselors (CADC), Community Health Workers (CHW), Recovery Coaches.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 11, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Zeroing in on Xylazine – CEU’s - September 16, 2024

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance; a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC)

Description

This training will provide knowledge regarding xylazine, a CNS depressant, which has been linked to an increasing number of overdose deaths in the US. This training will discuss the physiologic effects of xylazine, manifestations of xylazine intoxication, overdose, communicable infections associated with xylazine use, and wound care for persons injecting xylazine.

NOTE: This training is 60 minutes long. There will be an optional 30-minute Q&A session following the training, which will not count for credit. 

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 16, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
Zeroing in on Xylazine – CEU’s - September 16, 2024

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance; a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC)

Description

This training will provide knowledge regarding xylazine, a CNS depressant, which has been linked to an increasing number of overdose deaths in the US. This training will discuss the physiologic effects of xylazine, manifestations of xylazine intoxication, overdose, communicable infections associated with xylazine use, and wound care for persons injecting xylazine.

NOTE: This training is 60 minutes long. There will be an optional 30-minute Q&A session following the training, which will not count for credit. 

Intended audience

Providers, nurses, counselors, and other non-clinical staff are welcome to attend.

Speakers

Raagini Jawa, MD, MPH, FASAM (she/her)

Dr. Jawa is an Assistant Professor and Clinician Investigator in the Department of General Internal Medicine at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and a clinician investigator in the Center for Research on Health Care. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Jawa’s research focuses on the intersection of Infectious Disease and Addiction, including studying how to optimize integration of harm reduction services for individuals with substance use disorders within traditional health settings, developing multidisciplinary provider facing interventions so as to prevent, diagnose, and treat infectious and non-infections complications of drug use. Clinically, she provides office-based addiction treatment in IM Recovery Engagement Program and attends on the Endovascular Infection Service at UPMC.

Tehya Johnson, MSN, AGPCNP-BC

Teyha is a Nurse Practitioner working at the intersection of people experiencing homelessness and substance use disorders. She specializes in harm reduction, street outreach, and primary care based in Boston, MA, both as an advocate and a provider.

Objectives

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to: 

  1. Describe the physiologic effects of xylazine. 
  2. Recognize manifestations of intoxication in persons using xylazine.
  3. Recall signs of xylazine overdose and appropriate response.
  4. Identify common skin and soft tissue infections associated with xylazine use.
  5. Describe practices to decrease risk of skin and soft tissue infections in persons using xylazine.
  6. Recall methods of wound care for persons injecting xylazine.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 16, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
Getting In Sync with Sexual Health ECHO: - September 17, 2024

STIs – Testing, Treatment and Prevention – free CEU’s

Sponsor: Dartmouth Health

Launches September 3, 2024

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

The nation (and the world) is experiencing a harrowing rise in the number of new cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), including congenital infections, along with increasing antimicrobial resistance. Talking about sex and sexual health is the first step in ending the epidemic. This ECHO series will provide the information, resources, and tools necessary to empower providers to confidently assess risk, test, treat and provide counseling on prevention for a variety of STIs.

Invited Participants: Primary Care Providers, Pediatricians, OBGYN, College Health Services, Planned Parenthood, Rural Health Centers, AIDS Service Organizations, Substance Use Disorders Programs, Public Health Workers, and Anyone with Interest.

Topics Covered

  • STI Epidemiology and At Risk Populations
  • Sexual History Taking and Sexual Culture/Practices
  • Gonorrhea, Chlamydia/LGV, Trichomonas, DoxyPEP
  • Syphilis
  • HSV
  • HIV (PrEP and nPEP)
  • Hepatisis B and C
  • HPV, Mpox, Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma

For for information and to register click here:

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

Date:
September 17, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Long-Acting Injectable Buprenorphine Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder – free CEU’s - September 17, 2024

This training fulfills the DEA’s 8-hour training requirement for prescribers. Free continuing education credits.

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance

This training is designed to provide healthcare teams with information on all the available FDA-approved monthly/weekly injectable buprenorphine formulations used to treat opioid use disorder, as well as how to incorporate them into clinical practice

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 17, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
Training in Child Parent Psychotherapy Supportive Interventions – free CEU’s - September 18, 2024

Sponsor: NH NASW

Child Parent Psychotherapy is an evidence-based mental health intervention for young children exposed to ACEs/trauma and their caregivers.

Mental health professionals working with young children and their caregivers are often intervening as part of a team of providers serving a family. This training prepares early childhood providers to intervene with young children and their caregivers in a manner that is consistent with CPP principles and practices. Learn how to hold the trauma framework with the “triangle of explanation. Help caregivers understand the meaning of their child’s behavior and engage in regulated, attuned interactions. Share in the powerful way that CPP can change a family’s life.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 18, 2024
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Overdose Response and Prevention – free CEU’s - September 18, 2024

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance- a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC),

This training provides education regarding epidemiology, recognizing and responding to overdose, the use of naloxone, and novel strategies for overdose response and is designed to meet educational requirements for Massachusetts healthcare teams working in BSAS-licensed facilities.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 18, 2024
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Stimulants 101 – CEU’s - September 23, 2024

This one-hour training is intended to provide an overview of stimulant use disorders. Topics include stigma, pharmacology, and physiology of methamphetamines and cocaine, identifying stimulant overdose (overamping), managing acute stimulant intoxication, de-escalation techniques, and evidence-based treatment for people with stimulant use disorders.

Intended audience

Medical providers, nurses, social workers, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC), Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselors (CADC), Community Health Workers (CHW), recovery coaches, counselors, Licensed Mental health Counselors (LMHC), and members of the community.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 23, 2024
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
free
MA OBAT ECHO®: Trauma Informed Care: Essentials for Treating Parents with SUD – free CEU’s - September 24, 2024

Sponsor: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS).

As part of the twice-monthly MA OBAT ECHO® series, Leena Mittal, MD, FACLP, will present the didactic entitled “Trauma Informed Care: Essentials for Treating Parents with SUD.” The didactic will be followed by a de-identified patient case presentation from an ECHO® participant and recommendations from the panel of experts and attendees.

For more information and to register click here:

Date:
September 24, 2024
Time:
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
SUD Care Continuum ECHO®: Screening Tools for Older Adults with Substance Use – free CEU’s - September 25, 2024

SAs part of the twice-monthly SUD Care Continuum ECHO® series, Vassiliki Pravodelov, MD, will present the didactic entitled “Screening Tools for Older Adults with Substance Use.” The didactic will be followed by a de-identified patient case presentation from an ECHO® participant and recommendations from the panel of experts and attendees.

Sponsor: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS)

Description

Intended audience

Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN), Physicians (MD/DO), Physician Assistants (PA), Nurses (LPN/RN), Social Workers (LCSW/LICSW), Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC), Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC), Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselors (CADC), Community Health Workers (CHW), Recovery Coaches.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 25, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Alcohol Use Disorders 101 – free CEU’s - September 26, 2024

Sponsor: Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS)

This training is designed to provide an introductory overview of alcohol use disorders. We will explore the latest epidemiological data, with a focus on the prevalence and trends of alcohol use and alcohol use disorders in the United States. Diagnostic criteria and screening tools to assess for alcohol use disorders will be discussed. Additionally, we will examine evidence-based interventions to treat alcohol use disorders and support individuals in their recovery.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 26, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Getting In Sync with Sexual Health ECHO: - October 1, 2024

STIs – Testing, Treatment and Prevention – free CEU’s

Sponsor: Dartmouth Health

Launches September 3, 2024

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

The nation (and the world) is experiencing a harrowing rise in the number of new cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), including congenital infections, along with increasing antimicrobial resistance. Talking about sex and sexual health is the first step in ending the epidemic. This ECHO series will provide the information, resources, and tools necessary to empower providers to confidently assess risk, test, treat and provide counseling on prevention for a variety of STIs.

Invited Participants: Primary Care Providers, Pediatricians, OBGYN, College Health Services, Planned Parenthood, Rural Health Centers, AIDS Service Organizations, Substance Use Disorders Programs, Public Health Workers, and Anyone with Interest.

Topics Covered

  • STI Epidemiology and At Risk Populations
  • Sexual History Taking and Sexual Culture/Practices
  • Gonorrhea, Chlamydia/LGV, Trichomonas, DoxyPEP
  • Syphilis
  • HSV
  • HIV (PrEP and nPEP)
  • Hepatisis B and C
  • HPV, Mpox, Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma

For for information and to register click here:

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

Date:
October 1, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Getting In Sync with Sexual Health ECHO: - October 15, 2024

STIs – Testing, Treatment and Prevention – free CEU’s

Sponsor: Dartmouth Health

Launches September 3, 2024

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

The nation (and the world) is experiencing a harrowing rise in the number of new cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), including congenital infections, along with increasing antimicrobial resistance. Talking about sex and sexual health is the first step in ending the epidemic. This ECHO series will provide the information, resources, and tools necessary to empower providers to confidently assess risk, test, treat and provide counseling on prevention for a variety of STIs.

Invited Participants: Primary Care Providers, Pediatricians, OBGYN, College Health Services, Planned Parenthood, Rural Health Centers, AIDS Service Organizations, Substance Use Disorders Programs, Public Health Workers, and Anyone with Interest.

Topics Covered

  • STI Epidemiology and At Risk Populations
  • Sexual History Taking and Sexual Culture/Practices
  • Gonorrhea, Chlamydia/LGV, Trichomonas, DoxyPEP
  • Syphilis
  • HSV
  • HIV (PrEP and nPEP)
  • Hepatisis B and C
  • HPV, Mpox, Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma

For for information and to register click here:

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

Date:
October 15, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Getting In Sync with Sexual Health ECHO: - October 29, 2024

STIs – Testing, Treatment and Prevention – free CEU’s

Sponsor: Dartmouth Health

Launches September 3, 2024

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

The nation (and the world) is experiencing a harrowing rise in the number of new cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), including congenital infections, along with increasing antimicrobial resistance. Talking about sex and sexual health is the first step in ending the epidemic. This ECHO series will provide the information, resources, and tools necessary to empower providers to confidently assess risk, test, treat and provide counseling on prevention for a variety of STIs.

Invited Participants: Primary Care Providers, Pediatricians, OBGYN, College Health Services, Planned Parenthood, Rural Health Centers, AIDS Service Organizations, Substance Use Disorders Programs, Public Health Workers, and Anyone with Interest.

Topics Covered

  • STI Epidemiology and At Risk Populations
  • Sexual History Taking and Sexual Culture/Practices
  • Gonorrhea, Chlamydia/LGV, Trichomonas, DoxyPEP
  • Syphilis
  • HSV
  • HIV (PrEP and nPEP)
  • Hepatisis B and C
  • HPV, Mpox, Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma

For for information and to register click here:

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

Date:
October 29, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Getting In Sync with Sexual Health ECHO: - November 12, 2024

STIs – Testing, Treatment and Prevention – free CEU’s

Sponsor: Dartmouth Health

Launches September 3, 2024

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

The nation (and the world) is experiencing a harrowing rise in the number of new cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), including congenital infections, along with increasing antimicrobial resistance. Talking about sex and sexual health is the first step in ending the epidemic. This ECHO series will provide the information, resources, and tools necessary to empower providers to confidently assess risk, test, treat and provide counseling on prevention for a variety of STIs.

Invited Participants: Primary Care Providers, Pediatricians, OBGYN, College Health Services, Planned Parenthood, Rural Health Centers, AIDS Service Organizations, Substance Use Disorders Programs, Public Health Workers, and Anyone with Interest.

Topics Covered

  • STI Epidemiology and At Risk Populations
  • Sexual History Taking and Sexual Culture/Practices
  • Gonorrhea, Chlamydia/LGV, Trichomonas, DoxyPEP
  • Syphilis
  • HSV
  • HIV (PrEP and nPEP)
  • Hepatisis B and C
  • HPV, Mpox, Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma

For for information and to register click here:

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

Date:
November 12, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Getting In Sync with Sexual Health ECHO: - November 26, 2024

STIs – Testing, Treatment and Prevention – free CEU’s

Sponsor: Dartmouth Health

Launches September 3, 2024

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

The nation (and the world) is experiencing a harrowing rise in the number of new cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), including congenital infections, along with increasing antimicrobial resistance. Talking about sex and sexual health is the first step in ending the epidemic. This ECHO series will provide the information, resources, and tools necessary to empower providers to confidently assess risk, test, treat and provide counseling on prevention for a variety of STIs.

Invited Participants: Primary Care Providers, Pediatricians, OBGYN, College Health Services, Planned Parenthood, Rural Health Centers, AIDS Service Organizations, Substance Use Disorders Programs, Public Health Workers, and Anyone with Interest.

Topics Covered

  • STI Epidemiology and At Risk Populations
  • Sexual History Taking and Sexual Culture/Practices
  • Gonorrhea, Chlamydia/LGV, Trichomonas, DoxyPEP
  • Syphilis
  • HSV
  • HIV (PrEP and nPEP)
  • Hepatisis B and C
  • HPV, Mpox, Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma

For for information and to register click here:

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

Date:
November 26, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Getting In Sync with Sexual Health ECHO: - December 10, 2024

STIs – Testing, Treatment and Prevention – free CEU’s

Sponsor: Dartmouth Health

Launches September 3, 2024

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

The nation (and the world) is experiencing a harrowing rise in the number of new cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), including congenital infections, along with increasing antimicrobial resistance. Talking about sex and sexual health is the first step in ending the epidemic. This ECHO series will provide the information, resources, and tools necessary to empower providers to confidently assess risk, test, treat and provide counseling on prevention for a variety of STIs.

Invited Participants: Primary Care Providers, Pediatricians, OBGYN, College Health Services, Planned Parenthood, Rural Health Centers, AIDS Service Organizations, Substance Use Disorders Programs, Public Health Workers, and Anyone with Interest.

Topics Covered

  • STI Epidemiology and At Risk Populations
  • Sexual History Taking and Sexual Culture/Practices
  • Gonorrhea, Chlamydia/LGV, Trichomonas, DoxyPEP
  • Syphilis
  • HSV
  • HIV (PrEP and nPEP)
  • Hepatisis B and C
  • HPV, Mpox, Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma

For for information and to register click here:

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

Date:
December 10, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Zeroing in on Xylazine – CEU’s - July 22, 2024

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance; a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC)

Description

This training will provide knowledge regarding xylazine, a CNS depressant, which has been linked to an increasing number of overdose deaths in the US. This training will discuss the physiologic effects of xylazine, manifestations of xylazine intoxication, overdose, communicable infections associated with xylazine use, and wound care for persons injecting xylazine.

NOTE: This training is 60 minutes long. There will be an optional 30-minute Q&A session following the training, which will not count for credit. 

Intended audience

Providers, nurses, counselors, and other non-clinical staff are welcome to attend.

Speakers

Raagini Jawa, MD, MPH, FASAM (she/her)

Dr. Jawa is an Assistant Professor and Clinician Investigator in the Department of General Internal Medicine at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and a clinician investigator in the Center for Research on Health Care. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Jawa’s research focuses on the intersection of Infectious Disease and Addiction, including studying how to optimize integration of harm reduction services for individuals with substance use disorders within traditional health settings, developing multidisciplinary provider facing interventions so as to prevent, diagnose, and treat infectious and non-infections complications of drug use. Clinically, she provides office-based addiction treatment in IM Recovery Engagement Program and attends on the Endovascular Infection Service at UPMC.

Tehya Johnson, MSN, AGPCNP-BC

Teyha is a Nurse Practitioner working at the intersection of people experiencing homelessness and substance use disorders. She specializes in harm reduction, street outreach, and primary care based in Boston, MA, both as an advocate and a provider.

Objectives

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to: 

  1. Describe the physiologic effects of xylazine. 
  2. Recognize manifestations of intoxication in persons using xylazine.
  3. Recall signs of xylazine overdose and appropriate response.
  4. Identify common skin and soft tissue infections associated with xylazine use.
  5. Describe practices to decrease risk of skin and soft tissue infections in persons using xylazine.
  6. Recall methods of wound care for persons injecting xylazine.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
July 22, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
Long-Acting Injectable Buprenorphine Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder – free CEU’s - July 25, 2024

This training fulfills the DEA’s 8-hour training requirement for prescribers. Free continuing education credits.

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance

This training is designed to provide healthcare teams with information on all the available FDA-approved monthly/weekly injectable buprenorphine formulations used to treat opioid use disorder, as well as how to incorporate them into clinical practice

For more information and to register click here

Date:
July 25, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
Essentials of Treating Stimulant Use Disorder – CEU’s - August 6, 2024

This training fulfills the DEA’s 8-hour training requirement for prescribers. Free continuing education credits.

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance

Description

This training is a guide for addiction care teams caring for people who use stimulants, including cocaine and methamphetamines. The training will review the basic science of addiction related to stimulants. The session includes discussion on the practical implementation of evidence-based treatment for patients who use stimulants, with a concentration on outpatient treatment settings.

Intended audience

Medical providers, nurses, social workers, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC), Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselors (CADC), Community Health Workers (CHW), recovery coaches, counselors, Licensed Mental health Counselors (LMHC), and others treating individuals with addiction are welcome and encouraged to attend.

.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 6, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
free
SUD Care Continuum ECHO®: Screening Tools for Older Adults with Substance Use – free CEU’s - August 7, 2024

Sponsor:

As part of the twice-monthly SUD Care Continuum ECHO® series, Vassiliki Pravodelov, MD, will present the didactic entitled “Screening Tools for Older Adults with Substance Use.” The didactic will be followed by a de-identified patient case presentation from an ECHO® participant and recommendations from the panel of experts and attendees.

Sponsor: Boston Medical Center (BMC) Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance (TTA)

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 7, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
The Fundamentals of Wound Care – CEU’s - August 7, 2024

This training fulfills the DEA’s 8-hour training requirement for prescribers. Free continuing education credits.

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance

Description

This training is designed to equip addiction medical treatment teams with the basics of wound assessment and treatment. Topics covered include assessment of wound tissue type, drainage, cleansing, dressing supplies, special considerations for loop drains, and xylazine-related wounds.

 wounds.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 7, 2024
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
free
Trans and Gender Diverse Folks and Substance Use Treatment: Foundations – free CEU’s - August 12, 2024

This training fulfills the DEA’s 8-hour training requirement for prescribers. Free continuing education credits.

Sponsor: Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS)

This one-hour course provides foundational knowledge for those working in addiction treatment settings on best practices for creating welcoming spaces in addiction care for transgender & gender diverse (TGD) individuals.

Intended audience

Physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, social workers, recovery coaches, counselors, community health workers, and all others are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Speakers

Meghan McGrath, MSW, LICSW (they/them)

Meghan McGrath is the Behavioral Health (BH) Lead for Boston Medical Center’s GenderCare Center where they provide individual therapy, conduct surgical referral letter assessments, and serve as an advocate for and provide training about gender-affirming care across the healthcare system. Prior to joining BMC, Meghan served as an integrated behavioral health provider within primary care and family medicine settings at an LGBTQIA+ mission-driven community health center in Boston, MA. While there, they also oversaw the behavioral health department’s monthly continuing education program for the 85-person BH department and managed an annual advanced training program hosting candidates for behavioral health master degrees during their final year practicums. Additionally, Meghan previously served as a faculty member for the National TransECHO program providing clinical education and support to a cohort of more than 50 participants across 20 health centers within the contiguous United States, including Puerto Rico and Hawaii, all seeking to expand their ability to and capacity for providing gender-affirming care. As a faculty field liaison at Simmons University’s School for Social Work, Meghan worked to ensure the integrity of students’ field education placements, served as a resource to agency field instructors, and helped students achieve their educational goals within the field placement. They are also co-author of a chapter on gender identity emergence in adulthood within the first case-based, comprehensive textbook to address the unique health care needs of transgender and gender-diverse adults. Meghan views training and education as a form of service to individuals but also to the field at large and has sought opportunities to support learning communities throughout their career. Meghan earned their Master of Social Work at Smith College School for Social Work.

Annie Potter, MSN, MPH, NP (she/her)

Annie is a clinical nurse educator for Boston Medical Center’s Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance, an assistant professor of medicine at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, and a nurse practitioner at Boston Medical Center. Annie contributes to peer-reviewed publications, evidence-based clinical guidelines, development and delivery of continuing education programs, and other resources for clinicians supporting patients with substance use disorders. Annie is also consultant and educator for the Massachusetts HEALing Communities Study, a multi-state study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. She is also the Medical Director for the Massachusetts Community Health Center ECHO and an expert faculty member of the Provider Clinical Support System Exchange (PCSS-X). Annie’s other clinical interests include treatment and prevention of HIV and Hepatitis C, family planning, and care for gender-diverse individuals. Before joining Boston Medical Center, Annie practiced at a community health center in Baltimore, MD, where she established and directed the city’s first walk-in HIV treatment and prevention program. She holds specialty certifications for the treatment of HIV and Hepatitis C. Annie earned both her Master of Nursing and Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University.

Objectives

  • Recognize terminology re: affirming care, gender, identity
  • Appreciate the impacts of systemic, societal, and personal traumas on the transgender & gender diverse (TGD) population.
  • Understand the intersection of TGD experience and SUD
  • Engage with Trans and Gender Diverse folks in affirming ways

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 12, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
MA OBAT ECHO®: Treating Substance Use Disorder in People Experiencing Homelessness – free CEU’s - August 13, 2024

Sponsor: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS).

As part of the twice-monthly MA OBAT ECHO® series, Danny Rodrigues, LICSW, PMH-C, will present the didactic entitled “Treating Substance Use Disorder in People Experiencing Homelessness.” The didactic will be followed by a de-identified patient case presentation from an ECHO® participant and recommendations from the panel of experts and attendees.

For more information and to register click here:

Date:
August 13, 2024
Time:
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Zeroing in on Xylazine – CEU’s - August 19, 2024

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance; a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC)

Description

This training will provide knowledge regarding xylazine, a CNS depressant, which has been linked to an increasing number of overdose deaths in the US. This training will discuss the physiologic effects of xylazine, manifestations of xylazine intoxication, overdose, communicable infections associated with xylazine use, and wound care for persons injecting xylazine.

NOTE: This training is 60 minutes long. There will be an optional 30-minute Q&A session following the training, which will not count for credit. 

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 19, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
Zeroing in on Xylazine – CEU’s - August 19, 2024

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance; a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC)

Description

This training will provide knowledge regarding xylazine, a CNS depressant, which has been linked to an increasing number of overdose deaths in the US. This training will discuss the physiologic effects of xylazine, manifestations of xylazine intoxication, overdose, communicable infections associated with xylazine use, and wound care for persons injecting xylazine.

NOTE: This training is 60 minutes long. There will be an optional 30-minute Q&A session following the training, which will not count for credit. 

Intended audience

Providers, nurses, counselors, and other non-clinical staff are welcome to attend.

Speakers

Raagini Jawa, MD, MPH, FASAM (she/her)

Dr. Jawa is an Assistant Professor and Clinician Investigator in the Department of General Internal Medicine at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and a clinician investigator in the Center for Research on Health Care. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Jawa’s research focuses on the intersection of Infectious Disease and Addiction, including studying how to optimize integration of harm reduction services for individuals with substance use disorders within traditional health settings, developing multidisciplinary provider facing interventions so as to prevent, diagnose, and treat infectious and non-infections complications of drug use. Clinically, she provides office-based addiction treatment in IM Recovery Engagement Program and attends on the Endovascular Infection Service at UPMC.

Tehya Johnson, MSN, AGPCNP-BC

Teyha is a Nurse Practitioner working at the intersection of people experiencing homelessness and substance use disorders. She specializes in harm reduction, street outreach, and primary care based in Boston, MA, both as an advocate and a provider.

Objectives

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to: 

  1. Describe the physiologic effects of xylazine. 
  2. Recognize manifestations of intoxication in persons using xylazine.
  3. Recall signs of xylazine overdose and appropriate response.
  4. Identify common skin and soft tissue infections associated with xylazine use.
  5. Describe practices to decrease risk of skin and soft tissue infections in persons using xylazine.
  6. Recall methods of wound care for persons injecting xylazine.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 19, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
Addiction 101 – free CE - August 22, 2024

This training fulfills the DEA’s 8-hour training requirement for prescribers. Free continuing education credits.

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance

This one-hour course is intended to provide foundational knowledge regarding addiction as a chronic medical condition as well as an overview of evidence-based interventions, including medications for addiction treatment (MAT).

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 22, 2024
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Cost:
free
Training in Child Parent Psychotherapy Supportive Interventions – free CEU’s - August 28, 2024

Sponsor: NH NASW

Child Parent Psychotherapy is an evidence-based mental health intervention for young children exposed to ACEs/trauma and their caregivers.

Mental health professionals working with young children and their caregivers are often intervening as part of a team of providers serving a family. This training prepares early childhood providers to intervene with young children and their caregivers in a manner that is consistent with CPP principles and practices. Learn how to hold the trauma framework with the “triangle of explanation. Help caregivers understand the meaning of their child’s behavior and engage in regulated, attuned interactions. Share in the powerful way that CPP can change a family’s life.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 28, 2024
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Getting In Sync with Sexual Health ECHO: - September 3, 2024

STIs – Testing, Treatment and Prevention – free CEU’s

Sponsor: Dartmouth Health

Launches September 3, 2024

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

The nation (and the world) is experiencing a harrowing rise in the number of new cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), including congenital infections, along with increasing antimicrobial resistance. Talking about sex and sexual health is the first step in ending the epidemic. This ECHO series will provide the information, resources, and tools necessary to empower providers to confidently assess risk, test, treat and provide counseling on prevention for a variety of STIs.

Invited Participants: Primary Care Providers, Pediatricians, OBGYN, College Health Services, Planned Parenthood, Rural Health Centers, AIDS Service Organizations, Substance Use Disorders Programs, Public Health Workers, and Anyone with Interest.

Topics Covered

  • STI Epidemiology and At Risk Populations
  • Sexual History Taking and Sexual Culture/Practices
  • Gonorrhea, Chlamydia/LGV, Trichomonas, DoxyPEP
  • Syphilis
  • HSV
  • HIV (PrEP and nPEP)
  • Hepatisis B and C
  • HPV, Mpox, Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma

For for information and to register click here:

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

Date:
September 3, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Essentials of Treating Stimulant Use Disorder – CEU’s - September 9, 2024

This training fulfills the DEA’s 8-hour training requirement for prescribers. Free continuing education credits.

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance

Description

This training is a guide for addiction care teams caring for people who use stimulants, including cocaine and methamphetamines. The training will review the basic science of addiction related to stimulants. The session includes discussion on the practical implementation of evidence-based treatment for patients who use stimulants, with a concentration on outpatient treatment settings.

Intended audience

Medical providers, nurses, social workers, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC), Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselors (CADC), Community Health Workers (CHW), recovery coaches, counselors, Licensed Mental health Counselors (LMHC), and others treating individuals with addiction are welcome and encouraged to attend.

.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 9, 2024
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
free
 Intersectional Stigma: Impacts of stigma due to substance use, HIV, and other intersections – free CEU’s - September 9, 2024

Sponsor: New England AIDS Education and Training Center

Speaker: 
Suzan M. Walters, PhD (she/her)
Assistant Professor
Center for Opioid Epidemiology and Policy (COEP)
Department of Population Health
NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Dr. Walters will explain how intersectionality is a critical theory, method, and praxis that accounts for how interlocking systems of oppression affect individual and group experiences and health outcomes. She will give an overview of stigma and intersectional stigma, then home in on how intersectional stigma impacts substance use and HIV outcomes.

For more information and to register click here

**CME and CNE accreditation available for Live Attendance. No Accreditation for Recorded or Archived events.

Date:
September 9, 2024
Time:
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
no costs
Addiction 101 – free CE - September 10, 2024

This training fulfills the DEA’s 8-hour training requirement for prescribers. Free continuing education credits.

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance

This one-hour course is intended to provide foundational knowledge regarding addiction as a chronic medical condition as well as an overview of evidence-based interventions, including medications for addiction treatment (MAT).

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 10, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
SUD Care Continuum ECHO®: Exercise in Recovery – free CEU’s - September 11, 2024

Sponsor: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS)

Description

Boston Medical Center’s (BMC) drop-in series Substance Use Disorder Care Continuum ECHO® (SUD Care Continuum ECHO®) offers training and support in addiction treatment, with a focus on supporting front line addiction treatment workforce. This includes health providers in Acute Treatment Services (ATS), Crisis Stabilization Services (CSS), Transitional Support Services (TSS), Opioid Treatment Programs (OTP), long-term residential program, sober and recovery homes, primary care, and psychiatry. This free, case-based tele-mentoring program is designed to increase the capacity of health care providers to implement high-quality and evidence-based addiction treatment.

Intended audience

Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN), Physicians (MD/DO), Physician Assistants (PA), Nurses (LPN/RN), Social Workers (LCSW/LICSW), Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC), Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC), Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselors (CADC), Community Health Workers (CHW), Recovery Coaches.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 11, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Zeroing in on Xylazine – CEU’s - September 16, 2024

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance; a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC)

Description

This training will provide knowledge regarding xylazine, a CNS depressant, which has been linked to an increasing number of overdose deaths in the US. This training will discuss the physiologic effects of xylazine, manifestations of xylazine intoxication, overdose, communicable infections associated with xylazine use, and wound care for persons injecting xylazine.

NOTE: This training is 60 minutes long. There will be an optional 30-minute Q&A session following the training, which will not count for credit. 

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 16, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
Zeroing in on Xylazine – CEU’s - September 16, 2024

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance; a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC)

Description

This training will provide knowledge regarding xylazine, a CNS depressant, which has been linked to an increasing number of overdose deaths in the US. This training will discuss the physiologic effects of xylazine, manifestations of xylazine intoxication, overdose, communicable infections associated with xylazine use, and wound care for persons injecting xylazine.

NOTE: This training is 60 minutes long. There will be an optional 30-minute Q&A session following the training, which will not count for credit. 

Intended audience

Providers, nurses, counselors, and other non-clinical staff are welcome to attend.

Speakers

Raagini Jawa, MD, MPH, FASAM (she/her)

Dr. Jawa is an Assistant Professor and Clinician Investigator in the Department of General Internal Medicine at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and a clinician investigator in the Center for Research on Health Care. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Jawa’s research focuses on the intersection of Infectious Disease and Addiction, including studying how to optimize integration of harm reduction services for individuals with substance use disorders within traditional health settings, developing multidisciplinary provider facing interventions so as to prevent, diagnose, and treat infectious and non-infections complications of drug use. Clinically, she provides office-based addiction treatment in IM Recovery Engagement Program and attends on the Endovascular Infection Service at UPMC.

Tehya Johnson, MSN, AGPCNP-BC

Teyha is a Nurse Practitioner working at the intersection of people experiencing homelessness and substance use disorders. She specializes in harm reduction, street outreach, and primary care based in Boston, MA, both as an advocate and a provider.

Objectives

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to: 

  1. Describe the physiologic effects of xylazine. 
  2. Recognize manifestations of intoxication in persons using xylazine.
  3. Recall signs of xylazine overdose and appropriate response.
  4. Identify common skin and soft tissue infections associated with xylazine use.
  5. Describe practices to decrease risk of skin and soft tissue infections in persons using xylazine.
  6. Recall methods of wound care for persons injecting xylazine.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 16, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
Getting In Sync with Sexual Health ECHO: - September 17, 2024

STIs – Testing, Treatment and Prevention – free CEU’s

Sponsor: Dartmouth Health

Launches September 3, 2024

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

The nation (and the world) is experiencing a harrowing rise in the number of new cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), including congenital infections, along with increasing antimicrobial resistance. Talking about sex and sexual health is the first step in ending the epidemic. This ECHO series will provide the information, resources, and tools necessary to empower providers to confidently assess risk, test, treat and provide counseling on prevention for a variety of STIs.

Invited Participants: Primary Care Providers, Pediatricians, OBGYN, College Health Services, Planned Parenthood, Rural Health Centers, AIDS Service Organizations, Substance Use Disorders Programs, Public Health Workers, and Anyone with Interest.

Topics Covered

  • STI Epidemiology and At Risk Populations
  • Sexual History Taking and Sexual Culture/Practices
  • Gonorrhea, Chlamydia/LGV, Trichomonas, DoxyPEP
  • Syphilis
  • HSV
  • HIV (PrEP and nPEP)
  • Hepatisis B and C
  • HPV, Mpox, Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma

For for information and to register click here:

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

Date:
September 17, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Long-Acting Injectable Buprenorphine Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder – free CEU’s - September 17, 2024

This training fulfills the DEA’s 8-hour training requirement for prescribers. Free continuing education credits.

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance

This training is designed to provide healthcare teams with information on all the available FDA-approved monthly/weekly injectable buprenorphine formulations used to treat opioid use disorder, as well as how to incorporate them into clinical practice

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 17, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
Training in Child Parent Psychotherapy Supportive Interventions – free CEU’s - September 18, 2024

Sponsor: NH NASW

Child Parent Psychotherapy is an evidence-based mental health intervention for young children exposed to ACEs/trauma and their caregivers.

Mental health professionals working with young children and their caregivers are often intervening as part of a team of providers serving a family. This training prepares early childhood providers to intervene with young children and their caregivers in a manner that is consistent with CPP principles and practices. Learn how to hold the trauma framework with the “triangle of explanation. Help caregivers understand the meaning of their child’s behavior and engage in regulated, attuned interactions. Share in the powerful way that CPP can change a family’s life.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 18, 2024
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Overdose Response and Prevention – free CEU’s - September 18, 2024

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance- a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC),

This training provides education regarding epidemiology, recognizing and responding to overdose, the use of naloxone, and novel strategies for overdose response and is designed to meet educational requirements for Massachusetts healthcare teams working in BSAS-licensed facilities.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 18, 2024
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Stimulants 101 – CEU’s - September 23, 2024

This one-hour training is intended to provide an overview of stimulant use disorders. Topics include stigma, pharmacology, and physiology of methamphetamines and cocaine, identifying stimulant overdose (overamping), managing acute stimulant intoxication, de-escalation techniques, and evidence-based treatment for people with stimulant use disorders.

Intended audience

Medical providers, nurses, social workers, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC), Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselors (CADC), Community Health Workers (CHW), recovery coaches, counselors, Licensed Mental health Counselors (LMHC), and members of the community.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 23, 2024
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
free
MA OBAT ECHO®: Trauma Informed Care: Essentials for Treating Parents with SUD – free CEU’s - September 24, 2024

Sponsor: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS).

As part of the twice-monthly MA OBAT ECHO® series, Leena Mittal, MD, FACLP, will present the didactic entitled “Trauma Informed Care: Essentials for Treating Parents with SUD.” The didactic will be followed by a de-identified patient case presentation from an ECHO® participant and recommendations from the panel of experts and attendees.

For more information and to register click here:

Date:
September 24, 2024
Time:
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
The Fundamentals of Wound Care – CEU’s - September 24, 2024

This training fulfills the DEA’s 8-hour training requirement for prescribers. Free continuing education credits.

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance

Description

This training is designed to equip addiction medical treatment teams with the basics of wound assessment and treatment. Topics covered include assessment of wound tissue type, drainage, cleansing, dressing supplies, special considerations for loop drains, and xylazine-related  wounds.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 24, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
SUD Care Continuum ECHO®: Screening Tools for Older Adults with Substance Use – free CEU’s - September 25, 2024

SAs part of the twice-monthly SUD Care Continuum ECHO® series, Vassiliki Pravodelov, MD, will present the didactic entitled “Screening Tools for Older Adults with Substance Use.” The didactic will be followed by a de-identified patient case presentation from an ECHO® participant and recommendations from the panel of experts and attendees.

Sponsor: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS)

Description

Intended audience

Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN), Physicians (MD/DO), Physician Assistants (PA), Nurses (LPN/RN), Social Workers (LCSW/LICSW), Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC), Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC), Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselors (CADC), Community Health Workers (CHW), Recovery Coaches.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 25, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Getting In Sync with Sexual Health ECHO: - October 1, 2024

STIs – Testing, Treatment and Prevention – free CEU’s

Sponsor: Dartmouth Health

Launches September 3, 2024

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

The nation (and the world) is experiencing a harrowing rise in the number of new cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), including congenital infections, along with increasing antimicrobial resistance. Talking about sex and sexual health is the first step in ending the epidemic. This ECHO series will provide the information, resources, and tools necessary to empower providers to confidently assess risk, test, treat and provide counseling on prevention for a variety of STIs.

Invited Participants: Primary Care Providers, Pediatricians, OBGYN, College Health Services, Planned Parenthood, Rural Health Centers, AIDS Service Organizations, Substance Use Disorders Programs, Public Health Workers, and Anyone with Interest.

Topics Covered

  • STI Epidemiology and At Risk Populations
  • Sexual History Taking and Sexual Culture/Practices
  • Gonorrhea, Chlamydia/LGV, Trichomonas, DoxyPEP
  • Syphilis
  • HSV
  • HIV (PrEP and nPEP)
  • Hepatisis B and C
  • HPV, Mpox, Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma

For for information and to register click here:

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

Date:
October 1, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Getting In Sync with Sexual Health ECHO: - October 15, 2024

STIs – Testing, Treatment and Prevention – free CEU’s

Sponsor: Dartmouth Health

Launches September 3, 2024

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

The nation (and the world) is experiencing a harrowing rise in the number of new cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), including congenital infections, along with increasing antimicrobial resistance. Talking about sex and sexual health is the first step in ending the epidemic. This ECHO series will provide the information, resources, and tools necessary to empower providers to confidently assess risk, test, treat and provide counseling on prevention for a variety of STIs.

Invited Participants: Primary Care Providers, Pediatricians, OBGYN, College Health Services, Planned Parenthood, Rural Health Centers, AIDS Service Organizations, Substance Use Disorders Programs, Public Health Workers, and Anyone with Interest.

Topics Covered

  • STI Epidemiology and At Risk Populations
  • Sexual History Taking and Sexual Culture/Practices
  • Gonorrhea, Chlamydia/LGV, Trichomonas, DoxyPEP
  • Syphilis
  • HSV
  • HIV (PrEP and nPEP)
  • Hepatisis B and C
  • HPV, Mpox, Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma

For for information and to register click here:

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

Date:
October 15, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Getting In Sync with Sexual Health ECHO: - October 29, 2024

STIs – Testing, Treatment and Prevention – free CEU’s

Sponsor: Dartmouth Health

Launches September 3, 2024

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

The nation (and the world) is experiencing a harrowing rise in the number of new cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), including congenital infections, along with increasing antimicrobial resistance. Talking about sex and sexual health is the first step in ending the epidemic. This ECHO series will provide the information, resources, and tools necessary to empower providers to confidently assess risk, test, treat and provide counseling on prevention for a variety of STIs.

Invited Participants: Primary Care Providers, Pediatricians, OBGYN, College Health Services, Planned Parenthood, Rural Health Centers, AIDS Service Organizations, Substance Use Disorders Programs, Public Health Workers, and Anyone with Interest.

Topics Covered

  • STI Epidemiology and At Risk Populations
  • Sexual History Taking and Sexual Culture/Practices
  • Gonorrhea, Chlamydia/LGV, Trichomonas, DoxyPEP
  • Syphilis
  • HSV
  • HIV (PrEP and nPEP)
  • Hepatisis B and C
  • HPV, Mpox, Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma

For for information and to register click here:

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

Date:
October 29, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Getting In Sync with Sexual Health ECHO: - November 12, 2024

STIs – Testing, Treatment and Prevention – free CEU’s

Sponsor: Dartmouth Health

Launches September 3, 2024

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

The nation (and the world) is experiencing a harrowing rise in the number of new cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), including congenital infections, along with increasing antimicrobial resistance. Talking about sex and sexual health is the first step in ending the epidemic. This ECHO series will provide the information, resources, and tools necessary to empower providers to confidently assess risk, test, treat and provide counseling on prevention for a variety of STIs.

Invited Participants: Primary Care Providers, Pediatricians, OBGYN, College Health Services, Planned Parenthood, Rural Health Centers, AIDS Service Organizations, Substance Use Disorders Programs, Public Health Workers, and Anyone with Interest.

Topics Covered

  • STI Epidemiology and At Risk Populations
  • Sexual History Taking and Sexual Culture/Practices
  • Gonorrhea, Chlamydia/LGV, Trichomonas, DoxyPEP
  • Syphilis
  • HSV
  • HIV (PrEP and nPEP)
  • Hepatisis B and C
  • HPV, Mpox, Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma

For for information and to register click here:

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

Date:
November 12, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Getting In Sync with Sexual Health ECHO: - November 26, 2024

STIs – Testing, Treatment and Prevention – free CEU’s

Sponsor: Dartmouth Health

Launches September 3, 2024

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

The nation (and the world) is experiencing a harrowing rise in the number of new cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), including congenital infections, along with increasing antimicrobial resistance. Talking about sex and sexual health is the first step in ending the epidemic. This ECHO series will provide the information, resources, and tools necessary to empower providers to confidently assess risk, test, treat and provide counseling on prevention for a variety of STIs.

Invited Participants: Primary Care Providers, Pediatricians, OBGYN, College Health Services, Planned Parenthood, Rural Health Centers, AIDS Service Organizations, Substance Use Disorders Programs, Public Health Workers, and Anyone with Interest.

Topics Covered

  • STI Epidemiology and At Risk Populations
  • Sexual History Taking and Sexual Culture/Practices
  • Gonorrhea, Chlamydia/LGV, Trichomonas, DoxyPEP
  • Syphilis
  • HSV
  • HIV (PrEP and nPEP)
  • Hepatisis B and C
  • HPV, Mpox, Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma

For for information and to register click here:

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

Date:
November 26, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Getting In Sync with Sexual Health ECHO: - December 10, 2024

STIs – Testing, Treatment and Prevention – free CEU’s

Sponsor: Dartmouth Health

Launches September 3, 2024

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

The nation (and the world) is experiencing a harrowing rise in the number of new cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), including congenital infections, along with increasing antimicrobial resistance. Talking about sex and sexual health is the first step in ending the epidemic. This ECHO series will provide the information, resources, and tools necessary to empower providers to confidently assess risk, test, treat and provide counseling on prevention for a variety of STIs.

Invited Participants: Primary Care Providers, Pediatricians, OBGYN, College Health Services, Planned Parenthood, Rural Health Centers, AIDS Service Organizations, Substance Use Disorders Programs, Public Health Workers, and Anyone with Interest.

Topics Covered

  • STI Epidemiology and At Risk Populations
  • Sexual History Taking and Sexual Culture/Practices
  • Gonorrhea, Chlamydia/LGV, Trichomonas, DoxyPEP
  • Syphilis
  • HSV
  • HIV (PrEP and nPEP)
  • Hepatisis B and C
  • HPV, Mpox, Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma

For for information and to register click here:

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

Date:
December 10, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Zeroing in on Xylazine – CEU’s - July 22, 2024

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance; a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC)

Description

This training will provide knowledge regarding xylazine, a CNS depressant, which has been linked to an increasing number of overdose deaths in the US. This training will discuss the physiologic effects of xylazine, manifestations of xylazine intoxication, overdose, communicable infections associated with xylazine use, and wound care for persons injecting xylazine.

NOTE: This training is 60 minutes long. There will be an optional 30-minute Q&A session following the training, which will not count for credit. 

Intended audience

Providers, nurses, counselors, and other non-clinical staff are welcome to attend.

Speakers

Raagini Jawa, MD, MPH, FASAM (she/her)

Dr. Jawa is an Assistant Professor and Clinician Investigator in the Department of General Internal Medicine at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and a clinician investigator in the Center for Research on Health Care. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Jawa’s research focuses on the intersection of Infectious Disease and Addiction, including studying how to optimize integration of harm reduction services for individuals with substance use disorders within traditional health settings, developing multidisciplinary provider facing interventions so as to prevent, diagnose, and treat infectious and non-infections complications of drug use. Clinically, she provides office-based addiction treatment in IM Recovery Engagement Program and attends on the Endovascular Infection Service at UPMC.

Tehya Johnson, MSN, AGPCNP-BC

Teyha is a Nurse Practitioner working at the intersection of people experiencing homelessness and substance use disorders. She specializes in harm reduction, street outreach, and primary care based in Boston, MA, both as an advocate and a provider.

Objectives

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to: 

  1. Describe the physiologic effects of xylazine. 
  2. Recognize manifestations of intoxication in persons using xylazine.
  3. Recall signs of xylazine overdose and appropriate response.
  4. Identify common skin and soft tissue infections associated with xylazine use.
  5. Describe practices to decrease risk of skin and soft tissue infections in persons using xylazine.
  6. Recall methods of wound care for persons injecting xylazine.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
July 22, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
Long-Acting Injectable Buprenorphine Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder – free CEU’s - July 25, 2024

This training fulfills the DEA’s 8-hour training requirement for prescribers. Free continuing education credits.

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance

This training is designed to provide healthcare teams with information on all the available FDA-approved monthly/weekly injectable buprenorphine formulations used to treat opioid use disorder, as well as how to incorporate them into clinical practice

For more information and to register click here

Date:
July 25, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
Alcohol Use Disorders 101 – free CEU’s - July 30, 2024

Sponsor: Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS)

This training is designed to provide an introductory overview of alcohol use disorders. We will explore the latest epidemiological data, with a focus on the prevalence and trends of alcohol use and alcohol use disorders in the United States. Diagnostic criteria and screening tools to assess for alcohol use disorders will be discussed. Additionally, we will examine evidence-based interventions to treat alcohol use disorders and support individuals in their recovery.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
July 30, 2024
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Essentials of Treating Stimulant Use Disorder – CEU’s - August 6, 2024

This training fulfills the DEA’s 8-hour training requirement for prescribers. Free continuing education credits.

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance

Description

This training is a guide for addiction care teams caring for people who use stimulants, including cocaine and methamphetamines. The training will review the basic science of addiction related to stimulants. The session includes discussion on the practical implementation of evidence-based treatment for patients who use stimulants, with a concentration on outpatient treatment settings.

Intended audience

Medical providers, nurses, social workers, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC), Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselors (CADC), Community Health Workers (CHW), recovery coaches, counselors, Licensed Mental health Counselors (LMHC), and others treating individuals with addiction are welcome and encouraged to attend.

.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 6, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
free
SUD Care Continuum ECHO®: Screening Tools for Older Adults with Substance Use – free CEU’s - August 7, 2024

Sponsor:

As part of the twice-monthly SUD Care Continuum ECHO® series, Vassiliki Pravodelov, MD, will present the didactic entitled “Screening Tools for Older Adults with Substance Use.” The didactic will be followed by a de-identified patient case presentation from an ECHO® participant and recommendations from the panel of experts and attendees.

Sponsor: Boston Medical Center (BMC) Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance (TTA)

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 7, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
The Fundamentals of Wound Care – CEU’s - August 7, 2024

This training fulfills the DEA’s 8-hour training requirement for prescribers. Free continuing education credits.

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance

Description

This training is designed to equip addiction medical treatment teams with the basics of wound assessment and treatment. Topics covered include assessment of wound tissue type, drainage, cleansing, dressing supplies, special considerations for loop drains, and xylazine-related wounds.

 wounds.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 7, 2024
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
free
Trans and Gender Diverse Folks and Substance Use Treatment: Foundations – free CEU’s - August 12, 2024

This training fulfills the DEA’s 8-hour training requirement for prescribers. Free continuing education credits.

Sponsor: Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS)

This one-hour course provides foundational knowledge for those working in addiction treatment settings on best practices for creating welcoming spaces in addiction care for transgender & gender diverse (TGD) individuals.

Intended audience

Physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, social workers, recovery coaches, counselors, community health workers, and all others are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Speakers

Meghan McGrath, MSW, LICSW (they/them)

Meghan McGrath is the Behavioral Health (BH) Lead for Boston Medical Center’s GenderCare Center where they provide individual therapy, conduct surgical referral letter assessments, and serve as an advocate for and provide training about gender-affirming care across the healthcare system. Prior to joining BMC, Meghan served as an integrated behavioral health provider within primary care and family medicine settings at an LGBTQIA+ mission-driven community health center in Boston, MA. While there, they also oversaw the behavioral health department’s monthly continuing education program for the 85-person BH department and managed an annual advanced training program hosting candidates for behavioral health master degrees during their final year practicums. Additionally, Meghan previously served as a faculty member for the National TransECHO program providing clinical education and support to a cohort of more than 50 participants across 20 health centers within the contiguous United States, including Puerto Rico and Hawaii, all seeking to expand their ability to and capacity for providing gender-affirming care. As a faculty field liaison at Simmons University’s School for Social Work, Meghan worked to ensure the integrity of students’ field education placements, served as a resource to agency field instructors, and helped students achieve their educational goals within the field placement. They are also co-author of a chapter on gender identity emergence in adulthood within the first case-based, comprehensive textbook to address the unique health care needs of transgender and gender-diverse adults. Meghan views training and education as a form of service to individuals but also to the field at large and has sought opportunities to support learning communities throughout their career. Meghan earned their Master of Social Work at Smith College School for Social Work.

Annie Potter, MSN, MPH, NP (she/her)

Annie is a clinical nurse educator for Boston Medical Center’s Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance, an assistant professor of medicine at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, and a nurse practitioner at Boston Medical Center. Annie contributes to peer-reviewed publications, evidence-based clinical guidelines, development and delivery of continuing education programs, and other resources for clinicians supporting patients with substance use disorders. Annie is also consultant and educator for the Massachusetts HEALing Communities Study, a multi-state study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. She is also the Medical Director for the Massachusetts Community Health Center ECHO and an expert faculty member of the Provider Clinical Support System Exchange (PCSS-X). Annie’s other clinical interests include treatment and prevention of HIV and Hepatitis C, family planning, and care for gender-diverse individuals. Before joining Boston Medical Center, Annie practiced at a community health center in Baltimore, MD, where she established and directed the city’s first walk-in HIV treatment and prevention program. She holds specialty certifications for the treatment of HIV and Hepatitis C. Annie earned both her Master of Nursing and Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University.

Objectives

  • Recognize terminology re: affirming care, gender, identity
  • Appreciate the impacts of systemic, societal, and personal traumas on the transgender & gender diverse (TGD) population.
  • Understand the intersection of TGD experience and SUD
  • Engage with Trans and Gender Diverse folks in affirming ways

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 12, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
Mental Health and Living with HIV – free CE - August 12, 2024

Sponsor: New England AIDS Education and Training Center

Brief Description: This presentation will address the reality that people with HIV have an increased risk of mental health conditions, and that mental health conditions increase the risk of HIV infection. Further, mental health problems are associated with increased risk behaviors and lower engagement with HIV prevention and treatment services. What can we do to stop this vicious cycle? This is the central question that we will attempt to answer.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 12, 2024
Time:
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
MA OBAT ECHO®: Treating Substance Use Disorder in People Experiencing Homelessness – free CEU’s - August 13, 2024

Sponsor: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS).

As part of the twice-monthly MA OBAT ECHO® series, Danny Rodrigues, LICSW, PMH-C, will present the didactic entitled “Treating Substance Use Disorder in People Experiencing Homelessness.” The didactic will be followed by a de-identified patient case presentation from an ECHO® participant and recommendations from the panel of experts and attendees.

For more information and to register click here:

Date:
August 13, 2024
Time:
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Zeroing in on Xylazine – CEU’s - August 19, 2024

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance; a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC)

Description

This training will provide knowledge regarding xylazine, a CNS depressant, which has been linked to an increasing number of overdose deaths in the US. This training will discuss the physiologic effects of xylazine, manifestations of xylazine intoxication, overdose, communicable infections associated with xylazine use, and wound care for persons injecting xylazine.

NOTE: This training is 60 minutes long. There will be an optional 30-minute Q&A session following the training, which will not count for credit. 

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 19, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
Zeroing in on Xylazine – CEU’s - August 19, 2024

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance; a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC)

Description

This training will provide knowledge regarding xylazine, a CNS depressant, which has been linked to an increasing number of overdose deaths in the US. This training will discuss the physiologic effects of xylazine, manifestations of xylazine intoxication, overdose, communicable infections associated with xylazine use, and wound care for persons injecting xylazine.

NOTE: This training is 60 minutes long. There will be an optional 30-minute Q&A session following the training, which will not count for credit. 

Intended audience

Providers, nurses, counselors, and other non-clinical staff are welcome to attend.

Speakers

Raagini Jawa, MD, MPH, FASAM (she/her)

Dr. Jawa is an Assistant Professor and Clinician Investigator in the Department of General Internal Medicine at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and a clinician investigator in the Center for Research on Health Care. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Jawa’s research focuses on the intersection of Infectious Disease and Addiction, including studying how to optimize integration of harm reduction services for individuals with substance use disorders within traditional health settings, developing multidisciplinary provider facing interventions so as to prevent, diagnose, and treat infectious and non-infections complications of drug use. Clinically, she provides office-based addiction treatment in IM Recovery Engagement Program and attends on the Endovascular Infection Service at UPMC.

Tehya Johnson, MSN, AGPCNP-BC

Teyha is a Nurse Practitioner working at the intersection of people experiencing homelessness and substance use disorders. She specializes in harm reduction, street outreach, and primary care based in Boston, MA, both as an advocate and a provider.

Objectives

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to: 

  1. Describe the physiologic effects of xylazine. 
  2. Recognize manifestations of intoxication in persons using xylazine.
  3. Recall signs of xylazine overdose and appropriate response.
  4. Identify common skin and soft tissue infections associated with xylazine use.
  5. Describe practices to decrease risk of skin and soft tissue infections in persons using xylazine.
  6. Recall methods of wound care for persons injecting xylazine.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 19, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
Alcohol Use Disorders 101 – free CEU’s - August 21, 2024

Sponsor: Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS)

This training is designed to provide an introductory overview of alcohol use disorders. We will explore the latest epidemiological data, with a focus on the prevalence and trends of alcohol use and alcohol use disorders in the United States. Diagnostic criteria and screening tools to assess for alcohol use disorders will be discussed. Additionally, we will examine evidence-based interventions to treat alcohol use disorders and support individuals in their recovery.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 21, 2024
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Addiction 101 – free CE - August 22, 2024

This training fulfills the DEA’s 8-hour training requirement for prescribers. Free continuing education credits.

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance

This one-hour course is intended to provide foundational knowledge regarding addiction as a chronic medical condition as well as an overview of evidence-based interventions, including medications for addiction treatment (MAT).

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 22, 2024
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Cost:
free
Training in Child Parent Psychotherapy Supportive Interventions – free CEU’s - August 28, 2024

Sponsor: NH NASW

Child Parent Psychotherapy is an evidence-based mental health intervention for young children exposed to ACEs/trauma and their caregivers.

Mental health professionals working with young children and their caregivers are often intervening as part of a team of providers serving a family. This training prepares early childhood providers to intervene with young children and their caregivers in a manner that is consistent with CPP principles and practices. Learn how to hold the trauma framework with the “triangle of explanation. Help caregivers understand the meaning of their child’s behavior and engage in regulated, attuned interactions. Share in the powerful way that CPP can change a family’s life.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 28, 2024
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Introductory/Refresher Virtual YSBIRT Training - August 29, 2024

Sponsor: National Council for Mental Wellbeing

If you are an administrator or clinician who is new to YSBIRT or looking for a refresher, this three-hour training is just for you. Participants will learn:

1. How YSBIRT fits in the context of health and providing whole-person, integrated and trauma informed systems of care.

2. The use of evidence-based screening tools for adolescents to identify risk levels of alcohol and drug use.

3. The role of brief interventions to increase engagement, elicit behavior change and reduce counterproductive discussions.

4. Referral and treatment best practices for managing and supporting people with substance use disorders.

For more information and to register click here:

Date:
August 29, 2024
Time:
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
$65
Getting In Sync with Sexual Health ECHO: - September 3, 2024

STIs – Testing, Treatment and Prevention – free CEU’s

Sponsor: Dartmouth Health

Launches September 3, 2024

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

The nation (and the world) is experiencing a harrowing rise in the number of new cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), including congenital infections, along with increasing antimicrobial resistance. Talking about sex and sexual health is the first step in ending the epidemic. This ECHO series will provide the information, resources, and tools necessary to empower providers to confidently assess risk, test, treat and provide counseling on prevention for a variety of STIs.

Invited Participants: Primary Care Providers, Pediatricians, OBGYN, College Health Services, Planned Parenthood, Rural Health Centers, AIDS Service Organizations, Substance Use Disorders Programs, Public Health Workers, and Anyone with Interest.

Topics Covered

  • STI Epidemiology and At Risk Populations
  • Sexual History Taking and Sexual Culture/Practices
  • Gonorrhea, Chlamydia/LGV, Trichomonas, DoxyPEP
  • Syphilis
  • HSV
  • HIV (PrEP and nPEP)
  • Hepatisis B and C
  • HPV, Mpox, Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma

For for information and to register click here:

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

Date:
September 3, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Essentials of Treating Stimulant Use Disorder – CEU’s - September 9, 2024

This training fulfills the DEA’s 8-hour training requirement for prescribers. Free continuing education credits.

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance

Description

This training is a guide for addiction care teams caring for people who use stimulants, including cocaine and methamphetamines. The training will review the basic science of addiction related to stimulants. The session includes discussion on the practical implementation of evidence-based treatment for patients who use stimulants, with a concentration on outpatient treatment settings.

Intended audience

Medical providers, nurses, social workers, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC), Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselors (CADC), Community Health Workers (CHW), recovery coaches, counselors, Licensed Mental health Counselors (LMHC), and others treating individuals with addiction are welcome and encouraged to attend.

.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 9, 2024
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
free
 Intersectional Stigma: Impacts of stigma due to substance use, HIV, and other intersections – free CEU’s - September 9, 2024

Sponsor: New England AIDS Education and Training Center

Speaker: 
Suzan M. Walters, PhD (she/her)
Assistant Professor
Center for Opioid Epidemiology and Policy (COEP)
Department of Population Health
NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Dr. Walters will explain how intersectionality is a critical theory, method, and praxis that accounts for how interlocking systems of oppression affect individual and group experiences and health outcomes. She will give an overview of stigma and intersectional stigma, then home in on how intersectional stigma impacts substance use and HIV outcomes.

For more information and to register click here

**CME and CNE accreditation available for Live Attendance. No Accreditation for Recorded or Archived events.

Date:
September 9, 2024
Time:
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
no costs
MA OBAT ECHO®: Treating Gambling Use Disorder – free CEU’s - September 10, 2024

Sponsor: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS).

Description

Boston Medical Center’s (BMC) 12-part Massachusetts Office Based Addiction Treatment ECHO® (MA OBAT ECHO®) offers training and support in addiction treatment, with a focus on comprehensive care for patients with substance use disorders (SUDs). The free, case-based tele-mentoring program is designed to increase the capacity of primary care teams to integrate addiction treatment using a multidisciplinary care model.

Intended audience

Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN), Physicians (MD/DO), Physician Assistants (PA), Nurses (LPN/RN), Social Workers (LCSW/LICSW), Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC), Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC), Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselors (CADC), Community Health Workers (CHW), Recovery Coaches.

Speakers

Glimar Rodriguez, LADC-I, LICSW, MA PGS

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 10, 2024
Time:
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Addiction 101 – free CE - September 10, 2024

This training fulfills the DEA’s 8-hour training requirement for prescribers. Free continuing education credits.

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance

This one-hour course is intended to provide foundational knowledge regarding addiction as a chronic medical condition as well as an overview of evidence-based interventions, including medications for addiction treatment (MAT).

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 10, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
SUD Care Continuum ECHO®: Exercise in Recovery – free CEU’s - September 11, 2024

Sponsor: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS)

Description

Boston Medical Center’s (BMC) drop-in series Substance Use Disorder Care Continuum ECHO® (SUD Care Continuum ECHO®) offers training and support in addiction treatment, with a focus on supporting front line addiction treatment workforce. This includes health providers in Acute Treatment Services (ATS), Crisis Stabilization Services (CSS), Transitional Support Services (TSS), Opioid Treatment Programs (OTP), long-term residential program, sober and recovery homes, primary care, and psychiatry. This free, case-based tele-mentoring program is designed to increase the capacity of health care providers to implement high-quality and evidence-based addiction treatment.

Intended audience

Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN), Physicians (MD/DO), Physician Assistants (PA), Nurses (LPN/RN), Social Workers (LCSW/LICSW), Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC), Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC), Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselors (CADC), Community Health Workers (CHW), Recovery Coaches.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 11, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Zeroing in on Xylazine – CEU’s - September 16, 2024

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance; a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC)

Description

This training will provide knowledge regarding xylazine, a CNS depressant, which has been linked to an increasing number of overdose deaths in the US. This training will discuss the physiologic effects of xylazine, manifestations of xylazine intoxication, overdose, communicable infections associated with xylazine use, and wound care for persons injecting xylazine.

NOTE: This training is 60 minutes long. There will be an optional 30-minute Q&A session following the training, which will not count for credit. 

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 16, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
Zeroing in on Xylazine – CEU’s - September 16, 2024

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance; a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC)

Description

This training will provide knowledge regarding xylazine, a CNS depressant, which has been linked to an increasing number of overdose deaths in the US. This training will discuss the physiologic effects of xylazine, manifestations of xylazine intoxication, overdose, communicable infections associated with xylazine use, and wound care for persons injecting xylazine.

NOTE: This training is 60 minutes long. There will be an optional 30-minute Q&A session following the training, which will not count for credit. 

Intended audience

Providers, nurses, counselors, and other non-clinical staff are welcome to attend.

Speakers

Raagini Jawa, MD, MPH, FASAM (she/her)

Dr. Jawa is an Assistant Professor and Clinician Investigator in the Department of General Internal Medicine at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and a clinician investigator in the Center for Research on Health Care. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Jawa’s research focuses on the intersection of Infectious Disease and Addiction, including studying how to optimize integration of harm reduction services for individuals with substance use disorders within traditional health settings, developing multidisciplinary provider facing interventions so as to prevent, diagnose, and treat infectious and non-infections complications of drug use. Clinically, she provides office-based addiction treatment in IM Recovery Engagement Program and attends on the Endovascular Infection Service at UPMC.

Tehya Johnson, MSN, AGPCNP-BC

Teyha is a Nurse Practitioner working at the intersection of people experiencing homelessness and substance use disorders. She specializes in harm reduction, street outreach, and primary care based in Boston, MA, both as an advocate and a provider.

Objectives

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to: 

  1. Describe the physiologic effects of xylazine. 
  2. Recognize manifestations of intoxication in persons using xylazine.
  3. Recall signs of xylazine overdose and appropriate response.
  4. Identify common skin and soft tissue infections associated with xylazine use.
  5. Describe practices to decrease risk of skin and soft tissue infections in persons using xylazine.
  6. Recall methods of wound care for persons injecting xylazine.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 16, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
Getting In Sync with Sexual Health ECHO: - September 17, 2024

STIs – Testing, Treatment and Prevention – free CEU’s

Sponsor: Dartmouth Health

Launches September 3, 2024

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

The nation (and the world) is experiencing a harrowing rise in the number of new cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), including congenital infections, along with increasing antimicrobial resistance. Talking about sex and sexual health is the first step in ending the epidemic. This ECHO series will provide the information, resources, and tools necessary to empower providers to confidently assess risk, test, treat and provide counseling on prevention for a variety of STIs.

Invited Participants: Primary Care Providers, Pediatricians, OBGYN, College Health Services, Planned Parenthood, Rural Health Centers, AIDS Service Organizations, Substance Use Disorders Programs, Public Health Workers, and Anyone with Interest.

Topics Covered

  • STI Epidemiology and At Risk Populations
  • Sexual History Taking and Sexual Culture/Practices
  • Gonorrhea, Chlamydia/LGV, Trichomonas, DoxyPEP
  • Syphilis
  • HSV
  • HIV (PrEP and nPEP)
  • Hepatisis B and C
  • HPV, Mpox, Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma

For for information and to register click here:

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

Date:
September 17, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Long-Acting Injectable Buprenorphine Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder – free CEU’s - September 17, 2024

This training fulfills the DEA’s 8-hour training requirement for prescribers. Free continuing education credits.

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance

This training is designed to provide healthcare teams with information on all the available FDA-approved monthly/weekly injectable buprenorphine formulations used to treat opioid use disorder, as well as how to incorporate them into clinical practice

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 17, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
Training in Child Parent Psychotherapy Supportive Interventions – free CEU’s - September 18, 2024

Sponsor: NH NASW

Child Parent Psychotherapy is an evidence-based mental health intervention for young children exposed to ACEs/trauma and their caregivers.

Mental health professionals working with young children and their caregivers are often intervening as part of a team of providers serving a family. This training prepares early childhood providers to intervene with young children and their caregivers in a manner that is consistent with CPP principles and practices. Learn how to hold the trauma framework with the “triangle of explanation. Help caregivers understand the meaning of their child’s behavior and engage in regulated, attuned interactions. Share in the powerful way that CPP can change a family’s life.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 18, 2024
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Overdose Response and Prevention – free CEU’s - September 18, 2024

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance- a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC),

This training provides education regarding epidemiology, recognizing and responding to overdose, the use of naloxone, and novel strategies for overdose response and is designed to meet educational requirements for Massachusetts healthcare teams working in BSAS-licensed facilities.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 18, 2024
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Stimulants 101 – CEU’s - September 23, 2024

This one-hour training is intended to provide an overview of stimulant use disorders. Topics include stigma, pharmacology, and physiology of methamphetamines and cocaine, identifying stimulant overdose (overamping), managing acute stimulant intoxication, de-escalation techniques, and evidence-based treatment for people with stimulant use disorders.

Intended audience

Medical providers, nurses, social workers, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC), Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselors (CADC), Community Health Workers (CHW), recovery coaches, counselors, Licensed Mental health Counselors (LMHC), and members of the community.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 23, 2024
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
free
MA OBAT ECHO®: Trauma Informed Care: Essentials for Treating Parents with SUD – free CEU’s - September 24, 2024

Sponsor: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS).

As part of the twice-monthly MA OBAT ECHO® series, Leena Mittal, MD, FACLP, will present the didactic entitled “Trauma Informed Care: Essentials for Treating Parents with SUD.” The didactic will be followed by a de-identified patient case presentation from an ECHO® participant and recommendations from the panel of experts and attendees.

For more information and to register click here:

Date:
September 24, 2024
Time:
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
The Fundamentals of Wound Care – CEU’s - September 24, 2024

This training fulfills the DEA’s 8-hour training requirement for prescribers. Free continuing education credits.

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance

Description

This training is designed to equip addiction medical treatment teams with the basics of wound assessment and treatment. Topics covered include assessment of wound tissue type, drainage, cleansing, dressing supplies, special considerations for loop drains, and xylazine-related  wounds.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 24, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
free
SUD Care Continuum ECHO®: Screening Tools for Older Adults with Substance Use – free CEU’s - September 25, 2024

SAs part of the twice-monthly SUD Care Continuum ECHO® series, Vassiliki Pravodelov, MD, will present the didactic entitled “Screening Tools for Older Adults with Substance Use.” The didactic will be followed by a de-identified patient case presentation from an ECHO® participant and recommendations from the panel of experts and attendees.

Sponsor: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS)

Description

Intended audience

Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN), Physicians (MD/DO), Physician Assistants (PA), Nurses (LPN/RN), Social Workers (LCSW/LICSW), Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC), Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC), Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselors (CADC), Community Health Workers (CHW), Recovery Coaches.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 25, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Alcohol Use Disorders 101 – free CEU’s - September 26, 2024

Sponsor: Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS)

This training is designed to provide an introductory overview of alcohol use disorders. We will explore the latest epidemiological data, with a focus on the prevalence and trends of alcohol use and alcohol use disorders in the United States. Diagnostic criteria and screening tools to assess for alcohol use disorders will be discussed. Additionally, we will examine evidence-based interventions to treat alcohol use disorders and support individuals in their recovery.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 26, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Getting In Sync with Sexual Health ECHO: - October 1, 2024

STIs – Testing, Treatment and Prevention – free CEU’s

Sponsor: Dartmouth Health

Launches September 3, 2024

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

The nation (and the world) is experiencing a harrowing rise in the number of new cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), including congenital infections, along with increasing antimicrobial resistance. Talking about sex and sexual health is the first step in ending the epidemic. This ECHO series will provide the information, resources, and tools necessary to empower providers to confidently assess risk, test, treat and provide counseling on prevention for a variety of STIs.

Invited Participants: Primary Care Providers, Pediatricians, OBGYN, College Health Services, Planned Parenthood, Rural Health Centers, AIDS Service Organizations, Substance Use Disorders Programs, Public Health Workers, and Anyone with Interest.

Topics Covered

  • STI Epidemiology and At Risk Populations
  • Sexual History Taking and Sexual Culture/Practices
  • Gonorrhea, Chlamydia/LGV, Trichomonas, DoxyPEP
  • Syphilis
  • HSV
  • HIV (PrEP and nPEP)
  • Hepatisis B and C
  • HPV, Mpox, Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma

For for information and to register click here:

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

Date:
October 1, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Getting In Sync with Sexual Health ECHO: - October 15, 2024

STIs – Testing, Treatment and Prevention – free CEU’s

Sponsor: Dartmouth Health

Launches September 3, 2024

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

The nation (and the world) is experiencing a harrowing rise in the number of new cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), including congenital infections, along with increasing antimicrobial resistance. Talking about sex and sexual health is the first step in ending the epidemic. This ECHO series will provide the information, resources, and tools necessary to empower providers to confidently assess risk, test, treat and provide counseling on prevention for a variety of STIs.

Invited Participants: Primary Care Providers, Pediatricians, OBGYN, College Health Services, Planned Parenthood, Rural Health Centers, AIDS Service Organizations, Substance Use Disorders Programs, Public Health Workers, and Anyone with Interest.

Topics Covered

  • STI Epidemiology and At Risk Populations
  • Sexual History Taking and Sexual Culture/Practices
  • Gonorrhea, Chlamydia/LGV, Trichomonas, DoxyPEP
  • Syphilis
  • HSV
  • HIV (PrEP and nPEP)
  • Hepatisis B and C
  • HPV, Mpox, Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma

For for information and to register click here:

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

Date:
October 15, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Getting In Sync with Sexual Health ECHO: - October 29, 2024

STIs – Testing, Treatment and Prevention – free CEU’s

Sponsor: Dartmouth Health

Launches September 3, 2024

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

The nation (and the world) is experiencing a harrowing rise in the number of new cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), including congenital infections, along with increasing antimicrobial resistance. Talking about sex and sexual health is the first step in ending the epidemic. This ECHO series will provide the information, resources, and tools necessary to empower providers to confidently assess risk, test, treat and provide counseling on prevention for a variety of STIs.

Invited Participants: Primary Care Providers, Pediatricians, OBGYN, College Health Services, Planned Parenthood, Rural Health Centers, AIDS Service Organizations, Substance Use Disorders Programs, Public Health Workers, and Anyone with Interest.

Topics Covered

  • STI Epidemiology and At Risk Populations
  • Sexual History Taking and Sexual Culture/Practices
  • Gonorrhea, Chlamydia/LGV, Trichomonas, DoxyPEP
  • Syphilis
  • HSV
  • HIV (PrEP and nPEP)
  • Hepatisis B and C
  • HPV, Mpox, Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma

For for information and to register click here:

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

Date:
October 29, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Getting In Sync with Sexual Health ECHO: - November 12, 2024

STIs – Testing, Treatment and Prevention – free CEU’s

Sponsor: Dartmouth Health

Launches September 3, 2024

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

The nation (and the world) is experiencing a harrowing rise in the number of new cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), including congenital infections, along with increasing antimicrobial resistance. Talking about sex and sexual health is the first step in ending the epidemic. This ECHO series will provide the information, resources, and tools necessary to empower providers to confidently assess risk, test, treat and provide counseling on prevention for a variety of STIs.

Invited Participants: Primary Care Providers, Pediatricians, OBGYN, College Health Services, Planned Parenthood, Rural Health Centers, AIDS Service Organizations, Substance Use Disorders Programs, Public Health Workers, and Anyone with Interest.

Topics Covered

  • STI Epidemiology and At Risk Populations
  • Sexual History Taking and Sexual Culture/Practices
  • Gonorrhea, Chlamydia/LGV, Trichomonas, DoxyPEP
  • Syphilis
  • HSV
  • HIV (PrEP and nPEP)
  • Hepatisis B and C
  • HPV, Mpox, Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma

For for information and to register click here:

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

Date:
November 12, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Getting In Sync with Sexual Health ECHO: - November 26, 2024

STIs – Testing, Treatment and Prevention – free CEU’s

Sponsor: Dartmouth Health

Launches September 3, 2024

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

The nation (and the world) is experiencing a harrowing rise in the number of new cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), including congenital infections, along with increasing antimicrobial resistance. Talking about sex and sexual health is the first step in ending the epidemic. This ECHO series will provide the information, resources, and tools necessary to empower providers to confidently assess risk, test, treat and provide counseling on prevention for a variety of STIs.

Invited Participants: Primary Care Providers, Pediatricians, OBGYN, College Health Services, Planned Parenthood, Rural Health Centers, AIDS Service Organizations, Substance Use Disorders Programs, Public Health Workers, and Anyone with Interest.

Topics Covered

  • STI Epidemiology and At Risk Populations
  • Sexual History Taking and Sexual Culture/Practices
  • Gonorrhea, Chlamydia/LGV, Trichomonas, DoxyPEP
  • Syphilis
  • HSV
  • HIV (PrEP and nPEP)
  • Hepatisis B and C
  • HPV, Mpox, Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma

For for information and to register click here:

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

Date:
November 26, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Getting In Sync with Sexual Health ECHO: - December 10, 2024

STIs – Testing, Treatment and Prevention – free CEU’s

Sponsor: Dartmouth Health

Launches September 3, 2024

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

The nation (and the world) is experiencing a harrowing rise in the number of new cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), including congenital infections, along with increasing antimicrobial resistance. Talking about sex and sexual health is the first step in ending the epidemic. This ECHO series will provide the information, resources, and tools necessary to empower providers to confidently assess risk, test, treat and provide counseling on prevention for a variety of STIs.

Invited Participants: Primary Care Providers, Pediatricians, OBGYN, College Health Services, Planned Parenthood, Rural Health Centers, AIDS Service Organizations, Substance Use Disorders Programs, Public Health Workers, and Anyone with Interest.

Topics Covered

  • STI Epidemiology and At Risk Populations
  • Sexual History Taking and Sexual Culture/Practices
  • Gonorrhea, Chlamydia/LGV, Trichomonas, DoxyPEP
  • Syphilis
  • HSV
  • HIV (PrEP and nPEP)
  • Hepatisis B and C
  • HPV, Mpox, Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma

For for information and to register click here:

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

Date:
December 10, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Warning Signs of Suicide When Discontinuing Opioids

This 30-minute course is intended to help providers identify their role in helping patients transition away from a dependence on opioids and to encourage them to study more about pain management and suicide prevention. The objectives of the course are to teach the community providers how to: Define the meaning of the SAVE acronym; Identify the warning signs of suicide; Explain how to conduct a suicide assessment; Describe how to discuss lethal means, and; Refer patients at imminent risk of suicide, or in need of further assessment, to live crisis resources.

SELF-PACED; ON DEMAND; MUST CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Certificate upon Completion

To register click here.

Cost:
FREE
Facing Addiction in America: Tutorial on the Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health

Sponsor: HealtheKnowledge

Self-Paced- Anytime (MUST CREATE ACCOUNT)
This Tutorial includes video commentary on each chapter by Dr. Clark, alongside downloadable and printable chapters of the report, with the opportunity to reflect and take notes and check your knowledge along the way.

To register click here

Cost:
free
How to Talk about Substance Use Disorder Webinar – self-paced

Available January 2020 through April 2028

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

What is stigma and how does it affect people with substance use disorder. This training will discuss how making a small change in how we speak and write about substance use disorder will make a huge impact.

To register click here

Cost:
See registration
Warning Signs of Suicide When Discontinuing Opioids

This 30-minute course is intended to help providers identify their role in helping patients transition away from a dependence on opioids and to encourage them to study more about pain management and suicide prevention. The objectives of the course are to teach the community providers how to: Define the meaning of the SAVE acronym; Identify the warning signs of suicide; Explain how to conduct a suicide assessment; Describe how to discuss lethal means, and; Refer patients at imminent risk of suicide, or in need of further assessment, to live crisis resources.

SELF-PACED; ON DEMAND; MUST CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Certificate upon Completion

To register click here.

Cost:
FREE
Facing Addiction in America: Tutorial on the Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health

Sponsor: HealtheKnowledge

Self-Paced- Anytime (MUST CREATE ACCOUNT)
This Tutorial includes video commentary on each chapter by Dr. Clark, alongside downloadable and printable chapters of the report, with the opportunity to reflect and take notes and check your knowledge along the way.

To register click here

Cost:
free
How to Talk about Substance Use Disorder Webinar – self-paced

Available January 2020 through April 2028

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

What is stigma and how does it affect people with substance use disorder. This training will discuss how making a small change in how we speak and write about substance use disorder will make a huge impact.

To register click here

Cost:
See registration
Warning Signs of Suicide When Discontinuing Opioids

This 30-minute course is intended to help providers identify their role in helping patients transition away from a dependence on opioids and to encourage them to study more about pain management and suicide prevention. The objectives of the course are to teach the community providers how to: Define the meaning of the SAVE acronym; Identify the warning signs of suicide; Explain how to conduct a suicide assessment; Describe how to discuss lethal means, and; Refer patients at imminent risk of suicide, or in need of further assessment, to live crisis resources.

SELF-PACED; ON DEMAND; MUST CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Certificate upon Completion

To register click here.

Cost:
FREE
Management of Other Substance Use Disorders: Stimulants

Sponsor: Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS)

Description

This training will introduce participants to stimulant use disorders.

Objectives

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to:

  • Identify at least 3 types of stimulants.
  • Discuss how stimulants impact the central nervous system.
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of overamping.
  • Describe basic principles within a contingency management program.

For more information and to register click here

Cost:
no costs
The Fourth Wave of the U.S. Overdose Crisis: Disseminating Incentive-Based Interventions for Stimulant Use Disorder into Rural Community Settings

Sponsor: Center on Rural Addiction university of Vermont

Slides and recording available from a April 10, 2024 Community Rounds Workshop Series Session

Presented by Tyler Erath, PhD, of the Vermont Center on Behavior and Health at the University of Vermont

Objectives:

  • Define and describe contingency management (CM) as a treatment for
    stimulant use disorder
  • Describe current challenges to using CM and some efforts to overcome them
  • Explore CM components such as financing, protocol considerations, using
    technology-based CM apps, and ways to implement CM in rural areas
  • Discuss the role of certificate programs as training opportunities for health
    professionals including in rural areas
  • Review the current role of stimulants in drug-involved U.S. overdose deaths

To access click here

Cost:
free access
From Big Pharma to Recovery – The Intersection of the Opioid Epidemic and the Criminal Legal System

Sponsor: From Big Pharma to Recovery – The Intersection of the Opioid Epidemic and the Criminal Legal System

The Opioid Response Network (ORN) has launched a new podcast, MOUD in Corrections, to provide a comprehensive understanding of the opioid epidemic, medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) and justice-involved individuals.

In the U.S., more than 1.5 million arrests are made for drug violations annually and 1 in 5 people are incarcerated because of a drug related offense. However, in recent years the justice system has started to change its approach to incarcerated individuals with opioid use disorder to be more consistent with those having other chronic relapsing diseases. The podcast series, developed by the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network, explores this shift, highlights the critical and evolving role the justice system plays in addressing the opioid epidemic and emphasizes the importance of understanding that a substance use disorder is a disease of the brain. Available for Apple, Spotify and other apps. Listen here.

Cost:
free
Lab Testing in Assessment of Substance Use Disorders

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, a program of Boston Medical Center

Description: This training will review the goals of toxicology screening, most common matrices used, and tips for interpreting results.

Intended audience: Medical professionals with prescriptive authority, nurses and support staff who support them looking to increase provision of care for patients with substance use disorder.

This training satisfies 0.50 hours of the required 8 hours of training for DEA-registered practitioners.

Objectives

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to:

  • Recall goals of toxicology screening.
  • Identify the most common matrices of toxicology screens.
  • Display knowledge of how to interpret toxicology screening and confirmatory testing.

For more information and to register click here:

Cost:
no costs
Substance Use in Older Adults

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, a program of Boston Medical Center

Description: This training will provide an overview of identification and management of substance use disorders in the older adult population.

This training satisfies 0.50 hours of the required 8 hours of training for DEA-registered practitioners.

Intended audience: Medical professionals with prescriptive authority, nurses and support staff who support them looking to increase provision of care for patients with substance use disorder.

Objectives:

  • Recognize the prevalence of substance use disorder in older adults, including initiation of use at older age.
  • Identify 2 risk factors for substance use disorder in older adults.
  • Understand differences in presentation of withdrawal symptoms in older adults.

For more information and to register click here:

Cost:
FREE
Managing Opioid Use Disorder in the Peripartum Period

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, a program of Boston Medical Center

Description: This training will provide recommendations for managing substance use disorders throughout the peripartum period, including pregnancy, birth, and post-partum.

This training satisfies 0.75 hours of the required 8 hours of training for DEA-registered practitioners.

Intended audience: Medical professionals with prescriptive authority, nurses and support staff who support them looking to increase provision of care for patients with substance use disorder.

Objectives

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to:

  • Recognize the major benefits and limitations of methadone and buprenorphine treatment during the peripartum period.
  • Identify 3 strategies to mitigate and manage neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (NOWS) among infants prenatally exposed to buprenorphine.
  • Recall the importance of managing polysubstance use (e.g., alcohol, tobacco, stimulants) during pregnancy.

For more information and to register click here:

Cost:
no costs
Adolescent and Young Adult Substance Use

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, a program of Boston Medical Center

Description: This training will provide an overview of identification and management of substance use disorders in the adolescent and young adult population.

Intended audience

Intended audience: Medical professionals with prescriptive authority, nurses and support staff who support them looking to increase provision of care for patients with substance use disorder.

Objectives:

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge to:

  • List 3 major substances of use in adolescents and young adults.
  • Identify at least 3 barriers to treatment of SUD experienced by adolescents and young adults.
  • Recognize at least 2 strategies to improve SUD treatment and engagement in care for adolescents and young adults.

For more information and to register click here:

Cost:
not costs
Pain Management and Addiction

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, a program of Boston Medical Center

Description: This training will provide strategies for pain management in patients with co-occurring pain and opioid use disorder.

This training satisfies 0.75 hours of the required 8 hours of training for DEA-registered practitioners.

Intended audience

Intended audience: Medical professionals with prescriptive authority, nurses and support staff who support them looking to increase provision of care for patients with substance use disorder.

Objectives:

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to:

  • Identify at least three risk factors for opioid use disorder (OUD) and overdose in patients with chronic pain.
  • List three examples of non-opioid treatments for chronic pain.
  • Develop an acute pain management strategy for a patient taking prescribed buprenorphine.

For more information and to register click here:

Cost:
no costs
Medications for Opioid Use Disorder

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, a program of Boston Medical Center

Description: This training provides an overview of the 3 FDA-approved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD): buprenorphine, methadone, and naltrexone.

This training satisfies 1.00 hours of the required 8 hours of training for DEA-registered practitioners.

Intended audience:

Medical professionals with prescriptive authority, nurses and support staff who support them looking to increase provision of care for patients with substance use disorder.

Objectives

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to:

  • Explain the major pharmacologic properties of methadone,buprenorphine, and naltrexone.
  • Describe 3 medical or social considerations in medication initiation planning.
  • Identify patients at risk for severe opioid withdrawal.
  • List at least 2 medications that may be utilized to manage symptoms of opioid withdrawal.
  • Recall benefits for treatment with injectable buprenorphine.

For more information and to register click here:

Cost:
no costs
Integrating Addiction Treatment into Your Practice: A How-To Guide

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, a program of Boston Medical Center

Description: This training will provide strategies to implementing addiction care and medications for OUD into your practice setting.

This training satisfies 1.00 hours of the required 8 hours of training for DEA-registered practitioners.

Intended audience

Intended audience: Medical professionals with prescriptive authority, nurses and support staff who support them looking to increase provision of care for patients with substance use disorder.

Objectives

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to:

  • Recall strategies for identifying substance use disorders in the primary care setting.
  • Identify at least 3 different levels of care available for substance use disorder (SUD) treatment.
  • Recognize how to appropriately triage patients to a level of care that meets their treatment needs. 
  • Describe the roles of members of the SUD care team.
  • Recognize the 4 key components of treatment models of care for opioid use disorder.
  • Identify 3 models of care for delivering treatment for opioid use disorder in primary care

To get more information and register click here

Cost:
no costs
Management of Other Substance Use Disorders: Alcohol and Benzodiazepines

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, a program of Boston Medical Center

Description

This training will review strategies for managing alcohol use disorders and benzodiazepine use disorders.

This training satisfies 1.00 hours of the required 8 hours of training for DEA-registered practitioners.

Intended audience

Medical professionals with prescriptive authority, nurses and support staff who support them looking to increase provision of care for patients with substance use disorder.

Objectives

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to:

  • Identify signs and symptoms of alcohol use disorder (AUD).
  • Identify signs and symptoms of benzodiazepine use disorder.
  • List the 3 FDA-approved medications to treat AUD.
  • Recognize the role of inpatient treatment for the management of alcohol and benzodiazepine use disorder.
  • Identify the role that polysubstance use has on the overdose epidemic

For more information and to register click here

Cost:
no costs
Medical Considerations for People with Substance Use Disorder

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, a program of Boston Medical Center

Description

This training will review medical conditions commonly seen in people using substances.

This training satisfies 1.00 hours of the required 8 hours of training for DEA-registered practitioners.

Objectives

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to:

  • Recognize skin and soft tissue infections in people who inject drugs. 
  • Identify risk factors and risk groups for Hepatitis C and HIV.
  • Describe prevention interventions for HCV and HIV, including effective addiction treatment, harm reduction and behavioral risk reduction, and antiviral agents. 
  • Discuss how treatment regimens for both HCV and HIV are highly effective in patients with OUD and can be safely used with opioid agonist and partial agonist therapy.

For more information and to register click here

Cost:
no costs
Co-Occurring Psychiatric Illness and Substance Use Disorder

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, a program of Boston Medical Center

Description: This training will identify common co-occurring disorders in people with substance use disorders and review basic therapeutic and pharmacologic interventions.

This training satisfies 1.00 hours of the required 8 hours of training for DEA-registered practitioners.

Intended audience: Medical professionals with prescriptive authority, nurses and support staff who support them looking to increase provision of care for patients with substance use disorder.

For more information and to register click here:

Cost:
no costs
Advancing Addiction Treatment: Building Knowledge of Substance Use and Specialty Topics

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction, a program of Boston Medical Center

Description

This training describes the principles of harm reduction and offers strategies to support persons who use drugs and their community members.

This training satisfies 0.75 hours of the required 8 hours of training for DEA-registered practitioners. The Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act was included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023. The MATE Act requires increased training for Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)-registered physicians and practitioners—specifically, a one-time eight-hour training requirement on treating and managing patients with opioid or other substance use disorders.

Intended audience

Medical professionals with prescriptive authority, nurses and support staff who support them looking to increase provision of care for patients with substance use disorder.

For more information and to register click here (Note that you will need to create a free account to access this training.)

Medical professionals with prescriptive authority, nurses and support staff who support them looking to increase provision of care for patients with substance use disorder.

Cost:
no costs
Substance-Exposed Pregnancies: What to Know As They Grow

On-Demand

Sponsor: Opioid Response Network in collaboration with the American Psychiatric Nurses Association

This presentation will explore how substance use during pregnancy impacts the maternal/fetal development and increases the neurological vulnerabilities of the neonate.  The unique challenges and opportunities of providing care to a substance-exposed pregnancy will be explored.  The importance of screening procedures will be discussed and how the information obtained during the screening influences the treatment plan.


Presenter:
 Kathleen Schachman, PhD, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, FIAAN

For more information and to register click here

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to: 

  • Describe two ways that substance use during pregnancy impacts maternal/fetal developmental and neurological vulnerabilities of the neonate.
  • Identify the unique challenges and opportunities in providing care for substance-exposed pregnancies.
  • Implement screening procedures identify high-risk or problematic substance use during pregnancy.
  • Plan treatment approaches to optimize maternal and neonatal outcomes.
Cost:
free
Half and Half X-Waiver Training Includes 4-Hour Live, Interactive Webinar

Sponsor: American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine

In accordance with 2021 changes in practice guidelines for administering buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid use disorder, physician assistants are required to apply to the Drug Enforcement Agency for a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine. To treat more than 30 patients, however, providers must complete 24 hours of specialized training to prescribe buprenorphine, one of three medications approved by the FDA for the treatment of opioid use disorder. The training includes 8 hours of waiver training and an additional 16 hours of training.

How it Works: When you have completed the entire course, you will receive a certificate of completion. Physicians will then be able to apply for the waiver to prescribe buprenorphine. All other eligible providers can apply for the waiver after completing an additional 16-hour course here for advanced practice nurses and here for PAs.  

This training is available as a self-paced session as well as a combination of live and self-paced.

To register and for more information click here

Cost:
free
Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Substance Use Disorder Webinar Materials

Self-paced recorded session

Sponsor: Rural Communities Opioid Response Program Technical Assistance

This workshop will explore the link between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) of individuals with substance use concerns and its impact on their development. We will explore the experiences, perceptions, beliefs, and behaviors that may present challenges in development. We will discuss practical, trauma-informed, outcome-driven strategies that improve the outcomes.

Objectives:

  • The attendee will learn how to describe adverse childhood experiences; trauma and toxic stress affect biological, physiological, social, emotional, and brain development and the findings of the ACE study.
  • The attendee will learn how to describe adaptive response(s) to environmental circumstances and toxic stress that they may encounter.
  • The attendee will learn how to make modifications to their work to understand ACEs and the client’s adaptive response(s) to circumstances and toxic stress.
  • The attendee will develop and understand the importance of being aware of personal perceptions and beliefs that impact the client/provider dynamic does not add to the traumatic experience.

Presenters: Brandon Jones & Kelly King

To register click here

Cost:
no costs
Myth-Busting HCV Treatment: Interdisciplinary HCV Screening, Treatment and Follow-up

Sponsor: New England AIDS Education and Training Center

Recorded on December 7, 2021: this recording is NOT certified for continuing education credit.

Recorded discussion of the role of the interdisciplinary team in completing the essential components of HCV treatment assessment, service delivery for marginalized populations, and outreach to individuals experiencing SUD.

Speakers from the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program:

  • Savanna Shores, RN, BSN, HCV Team Nurse
  • Giavanna Wilson, Case Manager, HCV Services
  • Khadija Muse, HCV Outreach Manager

Targeted population to be discussed: young adults ages 18-24

Topics:

  • Behavioral Prevention
  • Harm Reduction/Safe Injection
  • HIV diagnosis (i.e. HIV testing)
  • Hepatitis C
  • Substance use disorders
  • Opioid use disorder
  • Cultural competence
  • Health literacy
  • Case management
  • Community linkages
  • Coordination of care
  • Organizational needs assessment
  • Practice Transformation

To access the recording click here

(Note that you must sign up for a free membership to access.)

Cost:
free
Substance Use Disorder Case Management with Military Veterans

Sponsor: Social Work Online CE Institute

Self-paced

Substance Use Disorder (SUD) costs the United States approximately $416 billion per year in crime, lost work productivity, medical care and other social problems. In one study, the most common primary SUD problem among veteran admissions was alcohol (65.4%), followed by heroin (10.7%) and cocaine (6.2%) (SAMSHA, 2015). SUD treatment and aftercare requires case management which is frequently provided through the provision of social work case management services. This webinar will educate the participant about social work case management, benefits, most desirable treatment outcomes and associated challenges.

Learning Objectives:

  • Inform the participant about Substance Use Disorder (SUD).   
  • Educate the participant about social work case management, benefits, most desirable treatment outcomes and associated challenges.
  • Problem-solve several important yet intractable concerns and obstacles that surround the case management, treatment, intervention and recovery of veterans utilizing social work practice skills.

Faculty- Bradley J. Schaffer, LMSW, BCD, FSW

Dr. Bradley Schaffer retired from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) clinical social worker after 31 years. He retired as the Coordinator, Veterans Justice Outreach (VJO), Liaison, Veterans Treatment Court (VTC), VA Medical Center, and Butler, PA.  His years of VA service were primarily clinical, but he spent nearly a decade in management and social research. Dr. Schaffer has presented at numerous national and international conferences, seminars, and workshops. He published 4 book chapters and over 30 articles, all on military veterans. He is an honorably discharged U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, 1976-82. Dr. Schaffer earned his DSW at Millersville University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Work.

Dr. Schaffer is concurrently an Adjunct at the Edinboro University of PA, Department of Social Work, and Missouri State University. Prior, Mr. Schaffer was an Adjunct at Thiel College, Department of Sociology, California University of PA, School of Social Work, and the University of Cincinnati, School of Social Work. He is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), Board Certified Diplomat in Clinical Social Work.  

For more information and to purchase click here

Cost:
0 - $30.00; see link above for details
NASW-NYS: Adolescents and Addiction: Trends, Treatment Approaches, and Developmental Considerations

Sponsor: Social Worker Online CE Institute

Self-study

Adolescence is a time of constant and significant change. In fact, most people will never experience a more dramatic change than when in their adolescence. So, what’s changing? Everything! Adolescents are simultaneously experiencing biological, psychological, social, and role changes, meaning that their bodies, brains, emotions, relationships, and everything in between are in a state of flux and growth. Substance use during adolescence further complicates – and even disrupts – this process. Youth and young adults who engage in substance misuse or suffer from a substance use disorder (SUD) face additional challenges that impact their ability to successfully navigate their journey into adulthood, but social workers can be a mitigating factor for these young people. This training will provide an overview of addiction in adolescents, including information on current data and trends, co-occurring disorders, trauma, the developing brain, and effective treatment approaches.

Faculty: Samantha Kawola

Samantha Kawola, LMSW, is an LMSW charged with coordinating adolescent substance use services at the NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS). In 7 years with OASAS’ Bureau Adolescent, Women, and Family Services, she has been a key contributor to policy and program development and enactment, including writing and implementing clinical standards and guidance, establishing and overseeing recovery services for youth statewide (e.g., Youth Clubhouses, collegiate recovery programs, recovery high schools), and implementing EBPs statewide. In addition, she sits on the Governor’s LGBT Task Force and is one of the agency’s subject matter experts in LGBTQ matters. Sam earned B.A. in Psychology from Siena College in 2014 and her MSW from Fordham University in 2017, the latter of which afforded her the opportunity to gain clinical experience in a residential substance use treatment facility for adolescents.

 

For more information and to purchase click here

Cost:
$10.00 - $20.00 - see above link for details
Contingency Management Provider Training

Sponsor: UVM Center on Rural Addiction

To receive CME credit for this video, please complete the interactive version within the UVM CME portal. For instructions on how to complete this process, please visit: https://go.uvm.edu/cmhowto

Use of cocaine and methamphetamine is rising across the country resulting in a wave of overdose deaths that is truly alarming. The ability to help people with issues around cocaine and stimulant use is hampered by the limited number of treatments available. For example, there is no medication available to treat these issues. However, there are behavioral treatments that are effective, including contingency management (CM), where people can earn incentives for healthy behavior change. In fact, looking across all the available treatment options, CM has been shown repeatedly to be the most effective. Our faculty at UVM CORA have worked to develop educational resources for treatment providers, policymakers, health departments, health services, and clinicians in how to use CM. We have developed a brief video to highlight: –Why providers should consider CM with their patients who struggle with substance use –The evidence that supports the use of CM –The most important steps and considerations for using CM and resources available through UVM CORA to help support these efforts.

For the introductory YouTube version with objectives and more information click here

Cost:
free

No trainings found. Check back soon.

Management of Other Substance Use Disorders: Stimulants

Sponsor: Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS)

Description

This training will introduce participants to stimulant use disorders.

Objectives

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to:

  • Identify at least 3 types of stimulants.
  • Discuss how stimulants impact the central nervous system.
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of overamping.
  • Describe basic principles within a contingency management program.

For more information and to register click here

Cost:
no costs
The Fourth Wave of the U.S. Overdose Crisis: Disseminating Incentive-Based Interventions for Stimulant Use Disorder into Rural Community Settings

Sponsor: Center on Rural Addiction university of Vermont

Slides and recording available from a April 10, 2024 Community Rounds Workshop Series Session

Presented by Tyler Erath, PhD, of the Vermont Center on Behavior and Health at the University of Vermont

Objectives:

  • Define and describe contingency management (CM) as a treatment for
    stimulant use disorder
  • Describe current challenges to using CM and some efforts to overcome them
  • Explore CM components such as financing, protocol considerations, using
    technology-based CM apps, and ways to implement CM in rural areas
  • Discuss the role of certificate programs as training opportunities for health
    professionals including in rural areas
  • Review the current role of stimulants in drug-involved U.S. overdose deaths

To access click here

Cost:
free access
From Big Pharma to Recovery – The Intersection of the Opioid Epidemic and the Criminal Legal System

Sponsor: From Big Pharma to Recovery – The Intersection of the Opioid Epidemic and the Criminal Legal System

The Opioid Response Network (ORN) has launched a new podcast, MOUD in Corrections, to provide a comprehensive understanding of the opioid epidemic, medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) and justice-involved individuals.

In the U.S., more than 1.5 million arrests are made for drug violations annually and 1 in 5 people are incarcerated because of a drug related offense. However, in recent years the justice system has started to change its approach to incarcerated individuals with opioid use disorder to be more consistent with those having other chronic relapsing diseases. The podcast series, developed by the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network, explores this shift, highlights the critical and evolving role the justice system plays in addressing the opioid epidemic and emphasizes the importance of understanding that a substance use disorder is a disease of the brain. Available for Apple, Spotify and other apps. Listen here.

Cost:
free
Lab Testing in Assessment of Substance Use Disorders

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, a program of Boston Medical Center

Description: This training will review the goals of toxicology screening, most common matrices used, and tips for interpreting results.

Intended audience: Medical professionals with prescriptive authority, nurses and support staff who support them looking to increase provision of care for patients with substance use disorder.

This training satisfies 0.50 hours of the required 8 hours of training for DEA-registered practitioners.

Objectives

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to:

  • Recall goals of toxicology screening.
  • Identify the most common matrices of toxicology screens.
  • Display knowledge of how to interpret toxicology screening and confirmatory testing.

For more information and to register click here:

Cost:
no costs
Substance Use in Older Adults

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, a program of Boston Medical Center

Description: This training will provide an overview of identification and management of substance use disorders in the older adult population.

This training satisfies 0.50 hours of the required 8 hours of training for DEA-registered practitioners.

Intended audience: Medical professionals with prescriptive authority, nurses and support staff who support them looking to increase provision of care for patients with substance use disorder.

Objectives:

  • Recognize the prevalence of substance use disorder in older adults, including initiation of use at older age.
  • Identify 2 risk factors for substance use disorder in older adults.
  • Understand differences in presentation of withdrawal symptoms in older adults.

For more information and to register click here:

Cost:
FREE
Managing Opioid Use Disorder in the Peripartum Period

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, a program of Boston Medical Center

Description: This training will provide recommendations for managing substance use disorders throughout the peripartum period, including pregnancy, birth, and post-partum.

This training satisfies 0.75 hours of the required 8 hours of training for DEA-registered practitioners.

Intended audience: Medical professionals with prescriptive authority, nurses and support staff who support them looking to increase provision of care for patients with substance use disorder.

Objectives

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to:

  • Recognize the major benefits and limitations of methadone and buprenorphine treatment during the peripartum period.
  • Identify 3 strategies to mitigate and manage neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (NOWS) among infants prenatally exposed to buprenorphine.
  • Recall the importance of managing polysubstance use (e.g., alcohol, tobacco, stimulants) during pregnancy.

For more information and to register click here:

Cost:
no costs
Adolescent and Young Adult Substance Use

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, a program of Boston Medical Center

Description: This training will provide an overview of identification and management of substance use disorders in the adolescent and young adult population.

Intended audience

Intended audience: Medical professionals with prescriptive authority, nurses and support staff who support them looking to increase provision of care for patients with substance use disorder.

Objectives:

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge to:

  • List 3 major substances of use in adolescents and young adults.
  • Identify at least 3 barriers to treatment of SUD experienced by adolescents and young adults.
  • Recognize at least 2 strategies to improve SUD treatment and engagement in care for adolescents and young adults.

For more information and to register click here:

Cost:
not costs
Pain Management and Addiction

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, a program of Boston Medical Center

Description: This training will provide strategies for pain management in patients with co-occurring pain and opioid use disorder.

This training satisfies 0.75 hours of the required 8 hours of training for DEA-registered practitioners.

Intended audience

Intended audience: Medical professionals with prescriptive authority, nurses and support staff who support them looking to increase provision of care for patients with substance use disorder.

Objectives:

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to:

  • Identify at least three risk factors for opioid use disorder (OUD) and overdose in patients with chronic pain.
  • List three examples of non-opioid treatments for chronic pain.
  • Develop an acute pain management strategy for a patient taking prescribed buprenorphine.

For more information and to register click here:

Cost:
no costs
Medications for Opioid Use Disorder

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, a program of Boston Medical Center

Description: This training provides an overview of the 3 FDA-approved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD): buprenorphine, methadone, and naltrexone.

This training satisfies 1.00 hours of the required 8 hours of training for DEA-registered practitioners.

Intended audience:

Medical professionals with prescriptive authority, nurses and support staff who support them looking to increase provision of care for patients with substance use disorder.

Objectives

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to:

  • Explain the major pharmacologic properties of methadone,buprenorphine, and naltrexone.
  • Describe 3 medical or social considerations in medication initiation planning.
  • Identify patients at risk for severe opioid withdrawal.
  • List at least 2 medications that may be utilized to manage symptoms of opioid withdrawal.
  • Recall benefits for treatment with injectable buprenorphine.

For more information and to register click here:

Cost:
no costs
Integrating Addiction Treatment into Your Practice: A How-To Guide

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, a program of Boston Medical Center

Description: This training will provide strategies to implementing addiction care and medications for OUD into your practice setting.

This training satisfies 1.00 hours of the required 8 hours of training for DEA-registered practitioners.

Intended audience

Intended audience: Medical professionals with prescriptive authority, nurses and support staff who support them looking to increase provision of care for patients with substance use disorder.

Objectives

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to:

  • Recall strategies for identifying substance use disorders in the primary care setting.
  • Identify at least 3 different levels of care available for substance use disorder (SUD) treatment.
  • Recognize how to appropriately triage patients to a level of care that meets their treatment needs. 
  • Describe the roles of members of the SUD care team.
  • Recognize the 4 key components of treatment models of care for opioid use disorder.
  • Identify 3 models of care for delivering treatment for opioid use disorder in primary care

To get more information and register click here

Cost:
no costs
Management of Other Substance Use Disorders: Alcohol and Benzodiazepines

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, a program of Boston Medical Center

Description

This training will review strategies for managing alcohol use disorders and benzodiazepine use disorders.

This training satisfies 1.00 hours of the required 8 hours of training for DEA-registered practitioners.

Intended audience

Medical professionals with prescriptive authority, nurses and support staff who support them looking to increase provision of care for patients with substance use disorder.

Objectives

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to:

  • Identify signs and symptoms of alcohol use disorder (AUD).
  • Identify signs and symptoms of benzodiazepine use disorder.
  • List the 3 FDA-approved medications to treat AUD.
  • Recognize the role of inpatient treatment for the management of alcohol and benzodiazepine use disorder.
  • Identify the role that polysubstance use has on the overdose epidemic

For more information and to register click here

Cost:
no costs
Medical Considerations for People with Substance Use Disorder

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, a program of Boston Medical Center

Description

This training will review medical conditions commonly seen in people using substances.

This training satisfies 1.00 hours of the required 8 hours of training for DEA-registered practitioners.

Objectives

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to:

  • Recognize skin and soft tissue infections in people who inject drugs. 
  • Identify risk factors and risk groups for Hepatitis C and HIV.
  • Describe prevention interventions for HCV and HIV, including effective addiction treatment, harm reduction and behavioral risk reduction, and antiviral agents. 
  • Discuss how treatment regimens for both HCV and HIV are highly effective in patients with OUD and can be safely used with opioid agonist and partial agonist therapy.

For more information and to register click here

Cost:
no costs
Co-Occurring Psychiatric Illness and Substance Use Disorder

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, a program of Boston Medical Center

Description: This training will identify common co-occurring disorders in people with substance use disorders and review basic therapeutic and pharmacologic interventions.

This training satisfies 1.00 hours of the required 8 hours of training for DEA-registered practitioners.

Intended audience: Medical professionals with prescriptive authority, nurses and support staff who support them looking to increase provision of care for patients with substance use disorder.

For more information and to register click here:

Cost:
no costs
Advancing Addiction Treatment: Building Knowledge of Substance Use and Specialty Topics

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction, a program of Boston Medical Center

Description

This training describes the principles of harm reduction and offers strategies to support persons who use drugs and their community members.

This training satisfies 0.75 hours of the required 8 hours of training for DEA-registered practitioners. The Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act was included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023. The MATE Act requires increased training for Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)-registered physicians and practitioners—specifically, a one-time eight-hour training requirement on treating and managing patients with opioid or other substance use disorders.

Intended audience

Medical professionals with prescriptive authority, nurses and support staff who support them looking to increase provision of care for patients with substance use disorder.

For more information and to register click here (Note that you will need to create a free account to access this training.)

Medical professionals with prescriptive authority, nurses and support staff who support them looking to increase provision of care for patients with substance use disorder.

Cost:
no costs
Substance-Exposed Pregnancies: What to Know As They Grow

On-Demand

Sponsor: Opioid Response Network in collaboration with the American Psychiatric Nurses Association

This presentation will explore how substance use during pregnancy impacts the maternal/fetal development and increases the neurological vulnerabilities of the neonate.  The unique challenges and opportunities of providing care to a substance-exposed pregnancy will be explored.  The importance of screening procedures will be discussed and how the information obtained during the screening influences the treatment plan.


Presenter:
 Kathleen Schachman, PhD, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, FIAAN

For more information and to register click here

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to: 

  • Describe two ways that substance use during pregnancy impacts maternal/fetal developmental and neurological vulnerabilities of the neonate.
  • Identify the unique challenges and opportunities in providing care for substance-exposed pregnancies.
  • Implement screening procedures identify high-risk or problematic substance use during pregnancy.
  • Plan treatment approaches to optimize maternal and neonatal outcomes.
Cost:
free
Half and Half X-Waiver Training Includes 4-Hour Live, Interactive Webinar

Sponsor: American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine

In accordance with 2021 changes in practice guidelines for administering buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid use disorder, physician assistants are required to apply to the Drug Enforcement Agency for a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine. To treat more than 30 patients, however, providers must complete 24 hours of specialized training to prescribe buprenorphine, one of three medications approved by the FDA for the treatment of opioid use disorder. The training includes 8 hours of waiver training and an additional 16 hours of training.

How it Works: When you have completed the entire course, you will receive a certificate of completion. Physicians will then be able to apply for the waiver to prescribe buprenorphine. All other eligible providers can apply for the waiver after completing an additional 16-hour course here for advanced practice nurses and here for PAs.  

This training is available as a self-paced session as well as a combination of live and self-paced.

To register and for more information click here

Cost:
free
Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Substance Use Disorder Webinar Materials

Self-paced recorded session

Sponsor: Rural Communities Opioid Response Program Technical Assistance

This workshop will explore the link between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) of individuals with substance use concerns and its impact on their development. We will explore the experiences, perceptions, beliefs, and behaviors that may present challenges in development. We will discuss practical, trauma-informed, outcome-driven strategies that improve the outcomes.

Objectives:

  • The attendee will learn how to describe adverse childhood experiences; trauma and toxic stress affect biological, physiological, social, emotional, and brain development and the findings of the ACE study.
  • The attendee will learn how to describe adaptive response(s) to environmental circumstances and toxic stress that they may encounter.
  • The attendee will learn how to make modifications to their work to understand ACEs and the client’s adaptive response(s) to circumstances and toxic stress.
  • The attendee will develop and understand the importance of being aware of personal perceptions and beliefs that impact the client/provider dynamic does not add to the traumatic experience.

Presenters: Brandon Jones & Kelly King

To register click here

Cost:
no costs
Putting Trauma-Informed Care into Practice in the Perinatal Setting- (Part 3 of 3) – Birth Trauma Mitigation and Use of the Plan of Safe Care in Supportive Communication

Self-paced available September 29, 2021 through September 29, 2024

Sponsor: Dartmouth-Hitchcock

In this 3 hour self-paced workshop, participants will expand their awareness of trauma-informed care and compassionate communication and the impact it has on caring for families in the perinatal setting. We will examine the evidence behind and foundations of the trauma-informed lens to identify the purpose for compassionate communication and equitable care, the barriers to it, and the strategies and skills needed to improve upon it. We will use real world, challenging scenarios to examine habits and build new pathways to interacting with clients and patients to effectively express compassion and improve the quality of care. The population of focus will be families affected by trauma, health inequity, perinatal substance exposure and birth trauma.

To create a log in and register click here

Farrah Sheehan Deselle, MSN, RN, IBCLC
Eat Sleep Console and Trauma-Informed Care Implementation Specialist

Learning Outcome(s)

At the end of this learning activity, (at least 75% of) participants will be able to design a plan of care that utilizes a trauma-informed approach when interacting with women and their families during the perinatal period.

Cost:
There is no fee for this activity, but to receive credit(s) you must register online and complete the online evaluation (you must register to access this form).
Myth-Busting HCV Treatment: Interdisciplinary HCV Screening, Treatment and Follow-up

Sponsor: New England AIDS Education and Training Center

Recorded on December 7, 2021: this recording is NOT certified for continuing education credit.

Recorded discussion of the role of the interdisciplinary team in completing the essential components of HCV treatment assessment, service delivery for marginalized populations, and outreach to individuals experiencing SUD.

Speakers from the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program:

  • Savanna Shores, RN, BSN, HCV Team Nurse
  • Giavanna Wilson, Case Manager, HCV Services
  • Khadija Muse, HCV Outreach Manager

Targeted population to be discussed: young adults ages 18-24

Topics:

  • Behavioral Prevention
  • Harm Reduction/Safe Injection
  • HIV diagnosis (i.e. HIV testing)
  • Hepatitis C
  • Substance use disorders
  • Opioid use disorder
  • Cultural competence
  • Health literacy
  • Case management
  • Community linkages
  • Coordination of care
  • Organizational needs assessment
  • Practice Transformation

To access the recording click here

(Note that you must sign up for a free membership to access.)

Cost:
free
NASW-NYS: Adolescents and Addiction: Trends, Treatment Approaches, and Developmental Considerations

Sponsor: Social Worker Online CE Institute

Self-study

Adolescence is a time of constant and significant change. In fact, most people will never experience a more dramatic change than when in their adolescence. So, what’s changing? Everything! Adolescents are simultaneously experiencing biological, psychological, social, and role changes, meaning that their bodies, brains, emotions, relationships, and everything in between are in a state of flux and growth. Substance use during adolescence further complicates – and even disrupts – this process. Youth and young adults who engage in substance misuse or suffer from a substance use disorder (SUD) face additional challenges that impact their ability to successfully navigate their journey into adulthood, but social workers can be a mitigating factor for these young people. This training will provide an overview of addiction in adolescents, including information on current data and trends, co-occurring disorders, trauma, the developing brain, and effective treatment approaches.

Faculty: Samantha Kawola

Samantha Kawola, LMSW, is an LMSW charged with coordinating adolescent substance use services at the NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS). In 7 years with OASAS’ Bureau Adolescent, Women, and Family Services, she has been a key contributor to policy and program development and enactment, including writing and implementing clinical standards and guidance, establishing and overseeing recovery services for youth statewide (e.g., Youth Clubhouses, collegiate recovery programs, recovery high schools), and implementing EBPs statewide. In addition, she sits on the Governor’s LGBT Task Force and is one of the agency’s subject matter experts in LGBTQ matters. Sam earned B.A. in Psychology from Siena College in 2014 and her MSW from Fordham University in 2017, the latter of which afforded her the opportunity to gain clinical experience in a residential substance use treatment facility for adolescents.

 

For more information and to purchase click here

Cost:
$10.00 - $20.00 - see above link for details
Contingency Management Provider Training

Sponsor: UVM Center on Rural Addiction

To receive CME credit for this video, please complete the interactive version within the UVM CME portal. For instructions on how to complete this process, please visit: https://go.uvm.edu/cmhowto

Use of cocaine and methamphetamine is rising across the country resulting in a wave of overdose deaths that is truly alarming. The ability to help people with issues around cocaine and stimulant use is hampered by the limited number of treatments available. For example, there is no medication available to treat these issues. However, there are behavioral treatments that are effective, including contingency management (CM), where people can earn incentives for healthy behavior change. In fact, looking across all the available treatment options, CM has been shown repeatedly to be the most effective. Our faculty at UVM CORA have worked to develop educational resources for treatment providers, policymakers, health departments, health services, and clinicians in how to use CM. We have developed a brief video to highlight: –Why providers should consider CM with their patients who struggle with substance use –The evidence that supports the use of CM –The most important steps and considerations for using CM and resources available through UVM CORA to help support these efforts.

For the introductory YouTube version with objectives and more information click here

Cost:
free
Management of Other Substance Use Disorders: Stimulants

Sponsor: Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS)

Description

This training will introduce participants to stimulant use disorders.

Objectives

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to:

  • Identify at least 3 types of stimulants.
  • Discuss how stimulants impact the central nervous system.
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of overamping.
  • Describe basic principles within a contingency management program.

For more information and to register click here

Cost:
no costs
The Fourth Wave of the U.S. Overdose Crisis: Disseminating Incentive-Based Interventions for Stimulant Use Disorder into Rural Community Settings

Sponsor: Center on Rural Addiction university of Vermont

Slides and recording available from a April 10, 2024 Community Rounds Workshop Series Session

Presented by Tyler Erath, PhD, of the Vermont Center on Behavior and Health at the University of Vermont

Objectives:

  • Define and describe contingency management (CM) as a treatment for
    stimulant use disorder
  • Describe current challenges to using CM and some efforts to overcome them
  • Explore CM components such as financing, protocol considerations, using
    technology-based CM apps, and ways to implement CM in rural areas
  • Discuss the role of certificate programs as training opportunities for health
    professionals including in rural areas
  • Review the current role of stimulants in drug-involved U.S. overdose deaths

To access click here

Cost:
free access
Lab Testing in Assessment of Substance Use Disorders

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, a program of Boston Medical Center

Description: This training will review the goals of toxicology screening, most common matrices used, and tips for interpreting results.

Intended audience: Medical professionals with prescriptive authority, nurses and support staff who support them looking to increase provision of care for patients with substance use disorder.

This training satisfies 0.50 hours of the required 8 hours of training for DEA-registered practitioners.

Objectives

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to:

  • Recall goals of toxicology screening.
  • Identify the most common matrices of toxicology screens.
  • Display knowledge of how to interpret toxicology screening and confirmatory testing.

For more information and to register click here:

Cost:
no costs
Substance Use in Older Adults

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, a program of Boston Medical Center

Description: This training will provide an overview of identification and management of substance use disorders in the older adult population.

This training satisfies 0.50 hours of the required 8 hours of training for DEA-registered practitioners.

Intended audience: Medical professionals with prescriptive authority, nurses and support staff who support them looking to increase provision of care for patients with substance use disorder.

Objectives:

  • Recognize the prevalence of substance use disorder in older adults, including initiation of use at older age.
  • Identify 2 risk factors for substance use disorder in older adults.
  • Understand differences in presentation of withdrawal symptoms in older adults.

For more information and to register click here:

Cost:
FREE
Managing Opioid Use Disorder in the Peripartum Period

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, a program of Boston Medical Center

Description: This training will provide recommendations for managing substance use disorders throughout the peripartum period, including pregnancy, birth, and post-partum.

This training satisfies 0.75 hours of the required 8 hours of training for DEA-registered practitioners.

Intended audience: Medical professionals with prescriptive authority, nurses and support staff who support them looking to increase provision of care for patients with substance use disorder.

Objectives

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to:

  • Recognize the major benefits and limitations of methadone and buprenorphine treatment during the peripartum period.
  • Identify 3 strategies to mitigate and manage neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (NOWS) among infants prenatally exposed to buprenorphine.
  • Recall the importance of managing polysubstance use (e.g., alcohol, tobacco, stimulants) during pregnancy.

For more information and to register click here:

Cost:
no costs
Adolescent and Young Adult Substance Use

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, a program of Boston Medical Center

Description: This training will provide an overview of identification and management of substance use disorders in the adolescent and young adult population.

Intended audience

Intended audience: Medical professionals with prescriptive authority, nurses and support staff who support them looking to increase provision of care for patients with substance use disorder.

Objectives:

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge to:

  • List 3 major substances of use in adolescents and young adults.
  • Identify at least 3 barriers to treatment of SUD experienced by adolescents and young adults.
  • Recognize at least 2 strategies to improve SUD treatment and engagement in care for adolescents and young adults.

For more information and to register click here:

Cost:
not costs
Pain Management and Addiction

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, a program of Boston Medical Center

Description: This training will provide strategies for pain management in patients with co-occurring pain and opioid use disorder.

This training satisfies 0.75 hours of the required 8 hours of training for DEA-registered practitioners.

Intended audience

Intended audience: Medical professionals with prescriptive authority, nurses and support staff who support them looking to increase provision of care for patients with substance use disorder.

Objectives:

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to:

  • Identify at least three risk factors for opioid use disorder (OUD) and overdose in patients with chronic pain.
  • List three examples of non-opioid treatments for chronic pain.
  • Develop an acute pain management strategy for a patient taking prescribed buprenorphine.

For more information and to register click here:

Cost:
no costs
Medications for Opioid Use Disorder

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, a program of Boston Medical Center

Description: This training provides an overview of the 3 FDA-approved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD): buprenorphine, methadone, and naltrexone.

This training satisfies 1.00 hours of the required 8 hours of training for DEA-registered practitioners.

Intended audience:

Medical professionals with prescriptive authority, nurses and support staff who support them looking to increase provision of care for patients with substance use disorder.

Objectives

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to:

  • Explain the major pharmacologic properties of methadone,buprenorphine, and naltrexone.
  • Describe 3 medical or social considerations in medication initiation planning.
  • Identify patients at risk for severe opioid withdrawal.
  • List at least 2 medications that may be utilized to manage symptoms of opioid withdrawal.
  • Recall benefits for treatment with injectable buprenorphine.

For more information and to register click here:

Cost:
no costs
Integrating Addiction Treatment into Your Practice: A How-To Guide

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, a program of Boston Medical Center

Description: This training will provide strategies to implementing addiction care and medications for OUD into your practice setting.

This training satisfies 1.00 hours of the required 8 hours of training for DEA-registered practitioners.

Intended audience

Intended audience: Medical professionals with prescriptive authority, nurses and support staff who support them looking to increase provision of care for patients with substance use disorder.

Objectives

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to:

  • Recall strategies for identifying substance use disorders in the primary care setting.
  • Identify at least 3 different levels of care available for substance use disorder (SUD) treatment.
  • Recognize how to appropriately triage patients to a level of care that meets their treatment needs. 
  • Describe the roles of members of the SUD care team.
  • Recognize the 4 key components of treatment models of care for opioid use disorder.
  • Identify 3 models of care for delivering treatment for opioid use disorder in primary care

To get more information and register click here

Cost:
no costs
Management of Other Substance Use Disorders: Alcohol and Benzodiazepines

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, a program of Boston Medical Center

Description

This training will review strategies for managing alcohol use disorders and benzodiazepine use disorders.

This training satisfies 1.00 hours of the required 8 hours of training for DEA-registered practitioners.

Intended audience

Medical professionals with prescriptive authority, nurses and support staff who support them looking to increase provision of care for patients with substance use disorder.

Objectives

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to:

  • Identify signs and symptoms of alcohol use disorder (AUD).
  • Identify signs and symptoms of benzodiazepine use disorder.
  • List the 3 FDA-approved medications to treat AUD.
  • Recognize the role of inpatient treatment for the management of alcohol and benzodiazepine use disorder.
  • Identify the role that polysubstance use has on the overdose epidemic

For more information and to register click here

Cost:
no costs
Medical Considerations for People with Substance Use Disorder

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, a program of Boston Medical Center

Description

This training will review medical conditions commonly seen in people using substances.

This training satisfies 1.00 hours of the required 8 hours of training for DEA-registered practitioners.

Objectives

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to:

  • Recognize skin and soft tissue infections in people who inject drugs. 
  • Identify risk factors and risk groups for Hepatitis C and HIV.
  • Describe prevention interventions for HCV and HIV, including effective addiction treatment, harm reduction and behavioral risk reduction, and antiviral agents. 
  • Discuss how treatment regimens for both HCV and HIV are highly effective in patients with OUD and can be safely used with opioid agonist and partial agonist therapy.

For more information and to register click here

Cost:
no costs
Co-Occurring Psychiatric Illness and Substance Use Disorder

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, a program of Boston Medical Center

Description: This training will identify common co-occurring disorders in people with substance use disorders and review basic therapeutic and pharmacologic interventions.

This training satisfies 1.00 hours of the required 8 hours of training for DEA-registered practitioners.

Intended audience: Medical professionals with prescriptive authority, nurses and support staff who support them looking to increase provision of care for patients with substance use disorder.

For more information and to register click here:

Cost:
no costs
Advancing Addiction Treatment: Building Knowledge of Substance Use and Specialty Topics

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction, a program of Boston Medical Center

Description

This training describes the principles of harm reduction and offers strategies to support persons who use drugs and their community members.

This training satisfies 0.75 hours of the required 8 hours of training for DEA-registered practitioners. The Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act was included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023. The MATE Act requires increased training for Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)-registered physicians and practitioners—specifically, a one-time eight-hour training requirement on treating and managing patients with opioid or other substance use disorders.

Intended audience

Medical professionals with prescriptive authority, nurses and support staff who support them looking to increase provision of care for patients with substance use disorder.

For more information and to register click here (Note that you will need to create a free account to access this training.)

Medical professionals with prescriptive authority, nurses and support staff who support them looking to increase provision of care for patients with substance use disorder.

Cost:
no costs
Substance-Exposed Pregnancies: What to Know As They Grow

On-Demand

Sponsor: Opioid Response Network in collaboration with the American Psychiatric Nurses Association

This presentation will explore how substance use during pregnancy impacts the maternal/fetal development and increases the neurological vulnerabilities of the neonate.  The unique challenges and opportunities of providing care to a substance-exposed pregnancy will be explored.  The importance of screening procedures will be discussed and how the information obtained during the screening influences the treatment plan.


Presenter:
 Kathleen Schachman, PhD, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, FIAAN

For more information and to register click here

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to: 

  • Describe two ways that substance use during pregnancy impacts maternal/fetal developmental and neurological vulnerabilities of the neonate.
  • Identify the unique challenges and opportunities in providing care for substance-exposed pregnancies.
  • Implement screening procedures identify high-risk or problematic substance use during pregnancy.
  • Plan treatment approaches to optimize maternal and neonatal outcomes.
Cost:
free
Facing Addiction in America: Tutorial on the Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health

Sponsor: HealtheKnowledge

Self-Paced- Anytime (MUST CREATE ACCOUNT)
This Tutorial includes video commentary on each chapter by Dr. Clark, alongside downloadable and printable chapters of the report, with the opportunity to reflect and take notes and check your knowledge along the way.

To register click here

Cost:
free
Half and Half X-Waiver Training Includes 4-Hour Live, Interactive Webinar

Sponsor: American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine

In accordance with 2021 changes in practice guidelines for administering buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid use disorder, physician assistants are required to apply to the Drug Enforcement Agency for a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine. To treat more than 30 patients, however, providers must complete 24 hours of specialized training to prescribe buprenorphine, one of three medications approved by the FDA for the treatment of opioid use disorder. The training includes 8 hours of waiver training and an additional 16 hours of training.

How it Works: When you have completed the entire course, you will receive a certificate of completion. Physicians will then be able to apply for the waiver to prescribe buprenorphine. All other eligible providers can apply for the waiver after completing an additional 16-hour course here for advanced practice nurses and here for PAs.  

This training is available as a self-paced session as well as a combination of live and self-paced.

To register and for more information click here

Cost:
free
ED-Initiated Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder

Sponsor: The Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP)

This self-paced webinar focuses on the crucial role of the emergency department (ED) in recognizing and treating opioid use disorder (OUD) patients with evidence-based medications for addiction treatment. Gail D’Onofrio, MD, discusses her pioneering work in creating the evidence for initiating ED buprenorphine treatment with ED patients presenting with opioid use disorder. Overall, the opioid epidemic intertwined with the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly escalated the need to mitigate the morbidity and mortality associated with the rising rate of fentanyl use. Data supporting the use of buprenorphine in the ED setting as well as the consequences of not initiating treatment were discussed. While the use of ED prescribed buprenorphine has increased, universal adoption has lagged. Barriers to implementation of ED buprenorphine were discussed as well as strategies to overcome these challenges. Components of successful integration of an ED program with community partnerships were outlined. Current research by emergency physicians regarding innovative strategies such as high-dose buprenorphine inductions and use of extended release 7-day formulation of buprenorphine were discussed. Initiation buprenorphine effectively, reduces withdrawal symptoms, improves adherence to treatment, and saves lives.

To view click here

Cost:
free
Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Substance Use Disorder Webinar Materials

Self-paced recorded session

Sponsor: Rural Communities Opioid Response Program Technical Assistance

This workshop will explore the link between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) of individuals with substance use concerns and its impact on their development. We will explore the experiences, perceptions, beliefs, and behaviors that may present challenges in development. We will discuss practical, trauma-informed, outcome-driven strategies that improve the outcomes.

Objectives:

  • The attendee will learn how to describe adverse childhood experiences; trauma and toxic stress affect biological, physiological, social, emotional, and brain development and the findings of the ACE study.
  • The attendee will learn how to describe adaptive response(s) to environmental circumstances and toxic stress that they may encounter.
  • The attendee will learn how to make modifications to their work to understand ACEs and the client’s adaptive response(s) to circumstances and toxic stress.
  • The attendee will develop and understand the importance of being aware of personal perceptions and beliefs that impact the client/provider dynamic does not add to the traumatic experience.

Presenters: Brandon Jones & Kelly King

To register click here

Cost:
no costs
Putting Trauma-Informed Care into Practice in the Perinatal Setting- (Part 3 of 3) – Birth Trauma Mitigation and Use of the Plan of Safe Care in Supportive Communication

Self-paced available September 29, 2021 through September 29, 2024

Sponsor: Dartmouth-Hitchcock

In this 3 hour self-paced workshop, participants will expand their awareness of trauma-informed care and compassionate communication and the impact it has on caring for families in the perinatal setting. We will examine the evidence behind and foundations of the trauma-informed lens to identify the purpose for compassionate communication and equitable care, the barriers to it, and the strategies and skills needed to improve upon it. We will use real world, challenging scenarios to examine habits and build new pathways to interacting with clients and patients to effectively express compassion and improve the quality of care. The population of focus will be families affected by trauma, health inequity, perinatal substance exposure and birth trauma.

To create a log in and register click here

Farrah Sheehan Deselle, MSN, RN, IBCLC
Eat Sleep Console and Trauma-Informed Care Implementation Specialist

Learning Outcome(s)

At the end of this learning activity, (at least 75% of) participants will be able to design a plan of care that utilizes a trauma-informed approach when interacting with women and their families during the perinatal period.

Cost:
There is no fee for this activity, but to receive credit(s) you must register online and complete the online evaluation (you must register to access this form).
How to Talk about Substance Use Disorder Webinar – self-paced

Available January 2020 through April 2028

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

What is stigma and how does it affect people with substance use disorder. This training will discuss how making a small change in how we speak and write about substance use disorder will make a huge impact.

To register click here

Cost:
See registration
Myth-Busting HCV Treatment: Interdisciplinary HCV Screening, Treatment and Follow-up

Sponsor: New England AIDS Education and Training Center

Recorded on December 7, 2021: this recording is NOT certified for continuing education credit.

Recorded discussion of the role of the interdisciplinary team in completing the essential components of HCV treatment assessment, service delivery for marginalized populations, and outreach to individuals experiencing SUD.

Speakers from the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program:

  • Savanna Shores, RN, BSN, HCV Team Nurse
  • Giavanna Wilson, Case Manager, HCV Services
  • Khadija Muse, HCV Outreach Manager

Targeted population to be discussed: young adults ages 18-24

Topics:

  • Behavioral Prevention
  • Harm Reduction/Safe Injection
  • HIV diagnosis (i.e. HIV testing)
  • Hepatitis C
  • Substance use disorders
  • Opioid use disorder
  • Cultural competence
  • Health literacy
  • Case management
  • Community linkages
  • Coordination of care
  • Organizational needs assessment
  • Practice Transformation

To access the recording click here

(Note that you must sign up for a free membership to access.)

Cost:
free
Substance Use Disorder Case Management with Military Veterans

Sponsor: Social Work Online CE Institute

Self-paced

Substance Use Disorder (SUD) costs the United States approximately $416 billion per year in crime, lost work productivity, medical care and other social problems. In one study, the most common primary SUD problem among veteran admissions was alcohol (65.4%), followed by heroin (10.7%) and cocaine (6.2%) (SAMSHA, 2015). SUD treatment and aftercare requires case management which is frequently provided through the provision of social work case management services. This webinar will educate the participant about social work case management, benefits, most desirable treatment outcomes and associated challenges.

Learning Objectives:

  • Inform the participant about Substance Use Disorder (SUD).   
  • Educate the participant about social work case management, benefits, most desirable treatment outcomes and associated challenges.
  • Problem-solve several important yet intractable concerns and obstacles that surround the case management, treatment, intervention and recovery of veterans utilizing social work practice skills.

Faculty- Bradley J. Schaffer, LMSW, BCD, FSW

Dr. Bradley Schaffer retired from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) clinical social worker after 31 years. He retired as the Coordinator, Veterans Justice Outreach (VJO), Liaison, Veterans Treatment Court (VTC), VA Medical Center, and Butler, PA.  His years of VA service were primarily clinical, but he spent nearly a decade in management and social research. Dr. Schaffer has presented at numerous national and international conferences, seminars, and workshops. He published 4 book chapters and over 30 articles, all on military veterans. He is an honorably discharged U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, 1976-82. Dr. Schaffer earned his DSW at Millersville University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Work.

Dr. Schaffer is concurrently an Adjunct at the Edinboro University of PA, Department of Social Work, and Missouri State University. Prior, Mr. Schaffer was an Adjunct at Thiel College, Department of Sociology, California University of PA, School of Social Work, and the University of Cincinnati, School of Social Work. He is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), Board Certified Diplomat in Clinical Social Work.  

For more information and to purchase click here

Cost:
0 - $30.00; see link above for details
NASW-NYS: Adolescents and Addiction: Trends, Treatment Approaches, and Developmental Considerations

Sponsor: Social Worker Online CE Institute

Self-study

Adolescence is a time of constant and significant change. In fact, most people will never experience a more dramatic change than when in their adolescence. So, what’s changing? Everything! Adolescents are simultaneously experiencing biological, psychological, social, and role changes, meaning that their bodies, brains, emotions, relationships, and everything in between are in a state of flux and growth. Substance use during adolescence further complicates – and even disrupts – this process. Youth and young adults who engage in substance misuse or suffer from a substance use disorder (SUD) face additional challenges that impact their ability to successfully navigate their journey into adulthood, but social workers can be a mitigating factor for these young people. This training will provide an overview of addiction in adolescents, including information on current data and trends, co-occurring disorders, trauma, the developing brain, and effective treatment approaches.

Faculty: Samantha Kawola

Samantha Kawola, LMSW, is an LMSW charged with coordinating adolescent substance use services at the NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS). In 7 years with OASAS’ Bureau Adolescent, Women, and Family Services, she has been a key contributor to policy and program development and enactment, including writing and implementing clinical standards and guidance, establishing and overseeing recovery services for youth statewide (e.g., Youth Clubhouses, collegiate recovery programs, recovery high schools), and implementing EBPs statewide. In addition, she sits on the Governor’s LGBT Task Force and is one of the agency’s subject matter experts in LGBTQ matters. Sam earned B.A. in Psychology from Siena College in 2014 and her MSW from Fordham University in 2017, the latter of which afforded her the opportunity to gain clinical experience in a residential substance use treatment facility for adolescents.

 

For more information and to purchase click here

Cost:
$10.00 - $20.00 - see above link for details
Contingency Management Provider Training

Sponsor: UVM Center on Rural Addiction

To receive CME credit for this video, please complete the interactive version within the UVM CME portal. For instructions on how to complete this process, please visit: https://go.uvm.edu/cmhowto

Use of cocaine and methamphetamine is rising across the country resulting in a wave of overdose deaths that is truly alarming. The ability to help people with issues around cocaine and stimulant use is hampered by the limited number of treatments available. For example, there is no medication available to treat these issues. However, there are behavioral treatments that are effective, including contingency management (CM), where people can earn incentives for healthy behavior change. In fact, looking across all the available treatment options, CM has been shown repeatedly to be the most effective. Our faculty at UVM CORA have worked to develop educational resources for treatment providers, policymakers, health departments, health services, and clinicians in how to use CM. We have developed a brief video to highlight: –Why providers should consider CM with their patients who struggle with substance use –The evidence that supports the use of CM –The most important steps and considerations for using CM and resources available through UVM CORA to help support these efforts.

For the introductory YouTube version with objectives and more information click here

Cost:
free
Management of Other Substance Use Disorders: Stimulants

Sponsor: Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS)

Description

This training will introduce participants to stimulant use disorders.

Objectives

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to:

  • Identify at least 3 types of stimulants.
  • Discuss how stimulants impact the central nervous system.
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of overamping.
  • Describe basic principles within a contingency management program.

For more information and to register click here

Cost:
no costs
The Fourth Wave of the U.S. Overdose Crisis: Disseminating Incentive-Based Interventions for Stimulant Use Disorder into Rural Community Settings

Sponsor: Center on Rural Addiction university of Vermont

Slides and recording available from a April 10, 2024 Community Rounds Workshop Series Session

Presented by Tyler Erath, PhD, of the Vermont Center on Behavior and Health at the University of Vermont

Objectives:

  • Define and describe contingency management (CM) as a treatment for
    stimulant use disorder
  • Describe current challenges to using CM and some efforts to overcome them
  • Explore CM components such as financing, protocol considerations, using
    technology-based CM apps, and ways to implement CM in rural areas
  • Discuss the role of certificate programs as training opportunities for health
    professionals including in rural areas
  • Review the current role of stimulants in drug-involved U.S. overdose deaths

To access click here

Cost:
free access
Managing Opioid Use Disorder in the Peripartum Period

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, a program of Boston Medical Center

Description: This training will provide recommendations for managing substance use disorders throughout the peripartum period, including pregnancy, birth, and post-partum.

This training satisfies 0.75 hours of the required 8 hours of training for DEA-registered practitioners.

Intended audience: Medical professionals with prescriptive authority, nurses and support staff who support them looking to increase provision of care for patients with substance use disorder.

Objectives

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to:

  • Recognize the major benefits and limitations of methadone and buprenorphine treatment during the peripartum period.
  • Identify 3 strategies to mitigate and manage neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (NOWS) among infants prenatally exposed to buprenorphine.
  • Recall the importance of managing polysubstance use (e.g., alcohol, tobacco, stimulants) during pregnancy.

For more information and to register click here:

Cost:
no costs
Adolescent and Young Adult Substance Use

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, a program of Boston Medical Center

Description: This training will provide an overview of identification and management of substance use disorders in the adolescent and young adult population.

Intended audience

Intended audience: Medical professionals with prescriptive authority, nurses and support staff who support them looking to increase provision of care for patients with substance use disorder.

Objectives:

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge to:

  • List 3 major substances of use in adolescents and young adults.
  • Identify at least 3 barriers to treatment of SUD experienced by adolescents and young adults.
  • Recognize at least 2 strategies to improve SUD treatment and engagement in care for adolescents and young adults.

For more information and to register click here:

Cost:
not costs
Integrating Addiction Treatment into Your Practice: A How-To Guide

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, a program of Boston Medical Center

Description: This training will provide strategies to implementing addiction care and medications for OUD into your practice setting.

This training satisfies 1.00 hours of the required 8 hours of training for DEA-registered practitioners.

Intended audience

Intended audience: Medical professionals with prescriptive authority, nurses and support staff who support them looking to increase provision of care for patients with substance use disorder.

Objectives

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to:

  • Recall strategies for identifying substance use disorders in the primary care setting.
  • Identify at least 3 different levels of care available for substance use disorder (SUD) treatment.
  • Recognize how to appropriately triage patients to a level of care that meets their treatment needs. 
  • Describe the roles of members of the SUD care team.
  • Recognize the 4 key components of treatment models of care for opioid use disorder.
  • Identify 3 models of care for delivering treatment for opioid use disorder in primary care

To get more information and register click here

Cost:
no costs
Management of Other Substance Use Disorders: Alcohol and Benzodiazepines

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, a program of Boston Medical Center

Description

This training will review strategies for managing alcohol use disorders and benzodiazepine use disorders.

This training satisfies 1.00 hours of the required 8 hours of training for DEA-registered practitioners.

Intended audience

Medical professionals with prescriptive authority, nurses and support staff who support them looking to increase provision of care for patients with substance use disorder.

Objectives

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to:

  • Identify signs and symptoms of alcohol use disorder (AUD).
  • Identify signs and symptoms of benzodiazepine use disorder.
  • List the 3 FDA-approved medications to treat AUD.
  • Recognize the role of inpatient treatment for the management of alcohol and benzodiazepine use disorder.
  • Identify the role that polysubstance use has on the overdose epidemic

For more information and to register click here

Cost:
no costs
Medical Considerations for People with Substance Use Disorder

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, a program of Boston Medical Center

Description

This training will review medical conditions commonly seen in people using substances.

This training satisfies 1.00 hours of the required 8 hours of training for DEA-registered practitioners.

Objectives

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to:

  • Recognize skin and soft tissue infections in people who inject drugs. 
  • Identify risk factors and risk groups for Hepatitis C and HIV.
  • Describe prevention interventions for HCV and HIV, including effective addiction treatment, harm reduction and behavioral risk reduction, and antiviral agents. 
  • Discuss how treatment regimens for both HCV and HIV are highly effective in patients with OUD and can be safely used with opioid agonist and partial agonist therapy.

For more information and to register click here

Cost:
no costs
Co-Occurring Psychiatric Illness and Substance Use Disorder

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, a program of Boston Medical Center

Description: This training will identify common co-occurring disorders in people with substance use disorders and review basic therapeutic and pharmacologic interventions.

This training satisfies 1.00 hours of the required 8 hours of training for DEA-registered practitioners.

Intended audience: Medical professionals with prescriptive authority, nurses and support staff who support them looking to increase provision of care for patients with substance use disorder.

For more information and to register click here:

Cost:
no costs
Advancing Addiction Treatment: Building Knowledge of Substance Use and Specialty Topics

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction, a program of Boston Medical Center

Description

This training describes the principles of harm reduction and offers strategies to support persons who use drugs and their community members.

This training satisfies 0.75 hours of the required 8 hours of training for DEA-registered practitioners. The Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act was included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023. The MATE Act requires increased training for Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)-registered physicians and practitioners—specifically, a one-time eight-hour training requirement on treating and managing patients with opioid or other substance use disorders.

Intended audience

Medical professionals with prescriptive authority, nurses and support staff who support them looking to increase provision of care for patients with substance use disorder.

For more information and to register click here (Note that you will need to create a free account to access this training.)

Medical professionals with prescriptive authority, nurses and support staff who support them looking to increase provision of care for patients with substance use disorder.

Cost:
no costs
Substance-Exposed Pregnancies: What to Know As They Grow

On-Demand

Sponsor: Opioid Response Network in collaboration with the American Psychiatric Nurses Association

This presentation will explore how substance use during pregnancy impacts the maternal/fetal development and increases the neurological vulnerabilities of the neonate.  The unique challenges and opportunities of providing care to a substance-exposed pregnancy will be explored.  The importance of screening procedures will be discussed and how the information obtained during the screening influences the treatment plan.


Presenter:
 Kathleen Schachman, PhD, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, FIAAN

For more information and to register click here

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to: 

  • Describe two ways that substance use during pregnancy impacts maternal/fetal developmental and neurological vulnerabilities of the neonate.
  • Identify the unique challenges and opportunities in providing care for substance-exposed pregnancies.
  • Implement screening procedures identify high-risk or problematic substance use during pregnancy.
  • Plan treatment approaches to optimize maternal and neonatal outcomes.
Cost:
free
Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Substance Use Disorder Webinar Materials

Self-paced recorded session

Sponsor: Rural Communities Opioid Response Program Technical Assistance

This workshop will explore the link between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) of individuals with substance use concerns and its impact on their development. We will explore the experiences, perceptions, beliefs, and behaviors that may present challenges in development. We will discuss practical, trauma-informed, outcome-driven strategies that improve the outcomes.

Objectives:

  • The attendee will learn how to describe adverse childhood experiences; trauma and toxic stress affect biological, physiological, social, emotional, and brain development and the findings of the ACE study.
  • The attendee will learn how to describe adaptive response(s) to environmental circumstances and toxic stress that they may encounter.
  • The attendee will learn how to make modifications to their work to understand ACEs and the client’s adaptive response(s) to circumstances and toxic stress.
  • The attendee will develop and understand the importance of being aware of personal perceptions and beliefs that impact the client/provider dynamic does not add to the traumatic experience.

Presenters: Brandon Jones & Kelly King

To register click here

Cost:
no costs
How to Talk about Substance Use Disorder Webinar – self-paced

Available January 2020 through April 2028

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

What is stigma and how does it affect people with substance use disorder. This training will discuss how making a small change in how we speak and write about substance use disorder will make a huge impact.

To register click here

Cost:
See registration
NASW-NYS: Adolescents and Addiction: Trends, Treatment Approaches, and Developmental Considerations

Sponsor: Social Worker Online CE Institute

Self-study

Adolescence is a time of constant and significant change. In fact, most people will never experience a more dramatic change than when in their adolescence. So, what’s changing? Everything! Adolescents are simultaneously experiencing biological, psychological, social, and role changes, meaning that their bodies, brains, emotions, relationships, and everything in between are in a state of flux and growth. Substance use during adolescence further complicates – and even disrupts – this process. Youth and young adults who engage in substance misuse or suffer from a substance use disorder (SUD) face additional challenges that impact their ability to successfully navigate their journey into adulthood, but social workers can be a mitigating factor for these young people. This training will provide an overview of addiction in adolescents, including information on current data and trends, co-occurring disorders, trauma, the developing brain, and effective treatment approaches.

Faculty: Samantha Kawola

Samantha Kawola, LMSW, is an LMSW charged with coordinating adolescent substance use services at the NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS). In 7 years with OASAS’ Bureau Adolescent, Women, and Family Services, she has been a key contributor to policy and program development and enactment, including writing and implementing clinical standards and guidance, establishing and overseeing recovery services for youth statewide (e.g., Youth Clubhouses, collegiate recovery programs, recovery high schools), and implementing EBPs statewide. In addition, she sits on the Governor’s LGBT Task Force and is one of the agency’s subject matter experts in LGBTQ matters. Sam earned B.A. in Psychology from Siena College in 2014 and her MSW from Fordham University in 2017, the latter of which afforded her the opportunity to gain clinical experience in a residential substance use treatment facility for adolescents.

 

For more information and to purchase click here

Cost:
$10.00 - $20.00 - see above link for details
Contingency Management Provider Training

Sponsor: UVM Center on Rural Addiction

To receive CME credit for this video, please complete the interactive version within the UVM CME portal. For instructions on how to complete this process, please visit: https://go.uvm.edu/cmhowto

Use of cocaine and methamphetamine is rising across the country resulting in a wave of overdose deaths that is truly alarming. The ability to help people with issues around cocaine and stimulant use is hampered by the limited number of treatments available. For example, there is no medication available to treat these issues. However, there are behavioral treatments that are effective, including contingency management (CM), where people can earn incentives for healthy behavior change. In fact, looking across all the available treatment options, CM has been shown repeatedly to be the most effective. Our faculty at UVM CORA have worked to develop educational resources for treatment providers, policymakers, health departments, health services, and clinicians in how to use CM. We have developed a brief video to highlight: –Why providers should consider CM with their patients who struggle with substance use –The evidence that supports the use of CM –The most important steps and considerations for using CM and resources available through UVM CORA to help support these efforts.

For the introductory YouTube version with objectives and more information click here

Cost:
free
Warning Signs of Suicide When Discontinuing Opioids

This 30-minute course is intended to help providers identify their role in helping patients transition away from a dependence on opioids and to encourage them to study more about pain management and suicide prevention. The objectives of the course are to teach the community providers how to: Define the meaning of the SAVE acronym; Identify the warning signs of suicide; Explain how to conduct a suicide assessment; Describe how to discuss lethal means, and; Refer patients at imminent risk of suicide, or in need of further assessment, to live crisis resources.

SELF-PACED; ON DEMAND; MUST CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Certificate upon Completion

To register click here.

Cost:
FREE
Management of Other Substance Use Disorders: Stimulants

Sponsor: Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS)

Description

This training will introduce participants to stimulant use disorders.

Objectives

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to:

  • Identify at least 3 types of stimulants.
  • Discuss how stimulants impact the central nervous system.
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of overamping.
  • Describe basic principles within a contingency management program.

For more information and to register click here

Cost:
no costs
The Fourth Wave of the U.S. Overdose Crisis: Disseminating Incentive-Based Interventions for Stimulant Use Disorder into Rural Community Settings

Sponsor: Center on Rural Addiction university of Vermont

Slides and recording available from a April 10, 2024 Community Rounds Workshop Series Session

Presented by Tyler Erath, PhD, of the Vermont Center on Behavior and Health at the University of Vermont

Objectives:

  • Define and describe contingency management (CM) as a treatment for
    stimulant use disorder
  • Describe current challenges to using CM and some efforts to overcome them
  • Explore CM components such as financing, protocol considerations, using
    technology-based CM apps, and ways to implement CM in rural areas
  • Discuss the role of certificate programs as training opportunities for health
    professionals including in rural areas
  • Review the current role of stimulants in drug-involved U.S. overdose deaths

To access click here

Cost:
free access
Adolescent and Young Adult Substance Use

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, a program of Boston Medical Center

Description: This training will provide an overview of identification and management of substance use disorders in the adolescent and young adult population.

Intended audience

Intended audience: Medical professionals with prescriptive authority, nurses and support staff who support them looking to increase provision of care for patients with substance use disorder.

Objectives:

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge to:

  • List 3 major substances of use in adolescents and young adults.
  • Identify at least 3 barriers to treatment of SUD experienced by adolescents and young adults.
  • Recognize at least 2 strategies to improve SUD treatment and engagement in care for adolescents and young adults.

For more information and to register click here:

Cost:
not costs
Medications for Opioid Use Disorder

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, a program of Boston Medical Center

Description: This training provides an overview of the 3 FDA-approved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD): buprenorphine, methadone, and naltrexone.

This training satisfies 1.00 hours of the required 8 hours of training for DEA-registered practitioners.

Intended audience:

Medical professionals with prescriptive authority, nurses and support staff who support them looking to increase provision of care for patients with substance use disorder.

Objectives

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to:

  • Explain the major pharmacologic properties of methadone,buprenorphine, and naltrexone.
  • Describe 3 medical or social considerations in medication initiation planning.
  • Identify patients at risk for severe opioid withdrawal.
  • List at least 2 medications that may be utilized to manage symptoms of opioid withdrawal.
  • Recall benefits for treatment with injectable buprenorphine.

For more information and to register click here:

Cost:
no costs
Integrating Addiction Treatment into Your Practice: A How-To Guide

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, a program of Boston Medical Center

Description: This training will provide strategies to implementing addiction care and medications for OUD into your practice setting.

This training satisfies 1.00 hours of the required 8 hours of training for DEA-registered practitioners.

Intended audience

Intended audience: Medical professionals with prescriptive authority, nurses and support staff who support them looking to increase provision of care for patients with substance use disorder.

Objectives

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to:

  • Recall strategies for identifying substance use disorders in the primary care setting.
  • Identify at least 3 different levels of care available for substance use disorder (SUD) treatment.
  • Recognize how to appropriately triage patients to a level of care that meets their treatment needs. 
  • Describe the roles of members of the SUD care team.
  • Recognize the 4 key components of treatment models of care for opioid use disorder.
  • Identify 3 models of care for delivering treatment for opioid use disorder in primary care

To get more information and register click here

Cost:
no costs
Management of Other Substance Use Disorders: Alcohol and Benzodiazepines

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, a program of Boston Medical Center

Description

This training will review strategies for managing alcohol use disorders and benzodiazepine use disorders.

This training satisfies 1.00 hours of the required 8 hours of training for DEA-registered practitioners.

Intended audience

Medical professionals with prescriptive authority, nurses and support staff who support them looking to increase provision of care for patients with substance use disorder.

Objectives

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to:

  • Identify signs and symptoms of alcohol use disorder (AUD).
  • Identify signs and symptoms of benzodiazepine use disorder.
  • List the 3 FDA-approved medications to treat AUD.
  • Recognize the role of inpatient treatment for the management of alcohol and benzodiazepine use disorder.
  • Identify the role that polysubstance use has on the overdose epidemic

For more information and to register click here

Cost:
no costs
Medical Considerations for People with Substance Use Disorder

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, a program of Boston Medical Center

Description

This training will review medical conditions commonly seen in people using substances.

This training satisfies 1.00 hours of the required 8 hours of training for DEA-registered practitioners.

Objectives

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to:

  • Recognize skin and soft tissue infections in people who inject drugs. 
  • Identify risk factors and risk groups for Hepatitis C and HIV.
  • Describe prevention interventions for HCV and HIV, including effective addiction treatment, harm reduction and behavioral risk reduction, and antiviral agents. 
  • Discuss how treatment regimens for both HCV and HIV are highly effective in patients with OUD and can be safely used with opioid agonist and partial agonist therapy.

For more information and to register click here

Cost:
no costs
Co-Occurring Psychiatric Illness and Substance Use Disorder

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, a program of Boston Medical Center

Description: This training will identify common co-occurring disorders in people with substance use disorders and review basic therapeutic and pharmacologic interventions.

This training satisfies 1.00 hours of the required 8 hours of training for DEA-registered practitioners.

Intended audience: Medical professionals with prescriptive authority, nurses and support staff who support them looking to increase provision of care for patients with substance use disorder.

For more information and to register click here:

Cost:
no costs
Advancing Addiction Treatment: Building Knowledge of Substance Use and Specialty Topics

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction, a program of Boston Medical Center

Description

This training describes the principles of harm reduction and offers strategies to support persons who use drugs and their community members.

This training satisfies 0.75 hours of the required 8 hours of training for DEA-registered practitioners. The Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act was included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023. The MATE Act requires increased training for Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)-registered physicians and practitioners—specifically, a one-time eight-hour training requirement on treating and managing patients with opioid or other substance use disorders.

Intended audience

Medical professionals with prescriptive authority, nurses and support staff who support them looking to increase provision of care for patients with substance use disorder.

For more information and to register click here (Note that you will need to create a free account to access this training.)

Medical professionals with prescriptive authority, nurses and support staff who support them looking to increase provision of care for patients with substance use disorder.

Cost:
no costs
Substance-Exposed Pregnancies: What to Know As They Grow

On-Demand

Sponsor: Opioid Response Network in collaboration with the American Psychiatric Nurses Association

This presentation will explore how substance use during pregnancy impacts the maternal/fetal development and increases the neurological vulnerabilities of the neonate.  The unique challenges and opportunities of providing care to a substance-exposed pregnancy will be explored.  The importance of screening procedures will be discussed and how the information obtained during the screening influences the treatment plan.


Presenter:
 Kathleen Schachman, PhD, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, FIAAN

For more information and to register click here

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to: 

  • Describe two ways that substance use during pregnancy impacts maternal/fetal developmental and neurological vulnerabilities of the neonate.
  • Identify the unique challenges and opportunities in providing care for substance-exposed pregnancies.
  • Implement screening procedures identify high-risk or problematic substance use during pregnancy.
  • Plan treatment approaches to optimize maternal and neonatal outcomes.
Cost:
free
How to Talk about Substance Use Disorder Webinar – self-paced

Available January 2020 through April 2028

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

What is stigma and how does it affect people with substance use disorder. This training will discuss how making a small change in how we speak and write about substance use disorder will make a huge impact.

To register click here

Cost:
See registration
Myth-Busting HCV Treatment: Interdisciplinary HCV Screening, Treatment and Follow-up

Sponsor: New England AIDS Education and Training Center

Recorded on December 7, 2021: this recording is NOT certified for continuing education credit.

Recorded discussion of the role of the interdisciplinary team in completing the essential components of HCV treatment assessment, service delivery for marginalized populations, and outreach to individuals experiencing SUD.

Speakers from the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program:

  • Savanna Shores, RN, BSN, HCV Team Nurse
  • Giavanna Wilson, Case Manager, HCV Services
  • Khadija Muse, HCV Outreach Manager

Targeted population to be discussed: young adults ages 18-24

Topics:

  • Behavioral Prevention
  • Harm Reduction/Safe Injection
  • HIV diagnosis (i.e. HIV testing)
  • Hepatitis C
  • Substance use disorders
  • Opioid use disorder
  • Cultural competence
  • Health literacy
  • Case management
  • Community linkages
  • Coordination of care
  • Organizational needs assessment
  • Practice Transformation

To access the recording click here

(Note that you must sign up for a free membership to access.)

Cost:
free
Contingency Management Provider Training

Sponsor: UVM Center on Rural Addiction

To receive CME credit for this video, please complete the interactive version within the UVM CME portal. For instructions on how to complete this process, please visit: https://go.uvm.edu/cmhowto

Use of cocaine and methamphetamine is rising across the country resulting in a wave of overdose deaths that is truly alarming. The ability to help people with issues around cocaine and stimulant use is hampered by the limited number of treatments available. For example, there is no medication available to treat these issues. However, there are behavioral treatments that are effective, including contingency management (CM), where people can earn incentives for healthy behavior change. In fact, looking across all the available treatment options, CM has been shown repeatedly to be the most effective. Our faculty at UVM CORA have worked to develop educational resources for treatment providers, policymakers, health departments, health services, and clinicians in how to use CM. We have developed a brief video to highlight: –Why providers should consider CM with their patients who struggle with substance use –The evidence that supports the use of CM –The most important steps and considerations for using CM and resources available through UVM CORA to help support these efforts.

For the introductory YouTube version with objectives and more information click here

Cost:
free