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Buprenorphine Mini-Course: Building on Federal Prescribing Guidance

Learning Objectives
1. Examine the core principles of opioid use disorder treatment through the chronic disease framework of addiction
2. Explore safe buprenorphine prescribing recommendations, guidance, and implementation strategies for new prescribers
3. Identify best practices and clinical considerations for buprenorphine initiation, stabilization, dosing, treatment, and discontinuation
4. Examine recommendations for ongoing patient management, monitoring, engagement, and care
1 Credit CME

The Buprenorphine Mini-Course: Building on Federal Prescribing Guidance presented by ASAM in collaboration with the AMA and Shatterproof expands on the SAMHSA Buprenorphine Quick Start Guide. It provides information and guidance for prescribers seeking to initiate buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid use disorder using HHS' Practice Guidelines exemption. Utilizing the chronic care framework of addiction treatment, this one-hour, fully online module offers practical considerations for buprenorphine initiation, dosing, and ongoing patient management. Further, through interactive and application-focused learning, participants will explore the core principles of opioid use disorder treatment and the importance of language when treating patients with this condition.

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Activity Information

Copyright © 2021 American Society of Addiction Medicine. All rights reserved. Users may utilize program materials and recording for their own personal and non-commercial use. Program materials and recording cannot be re-purposed into any other format for distribution and/or resale. Permission requests for any other use must comply with American Society of Addiction Medicine's copyright terms of use.

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

AMA Credit Designation Statement: The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals

This activity has been approved by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #295, ASAM is responsible for all aspects of the programming.

California Association for Drug/Alcohol Educators (CAADE)

This educational program is approved by CAADE: #CP40 999 1222

California Association of DUI Treatment Centers (CADTP)

This educational program is approved by CADTP: #205

California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)

This educational program is approved by CCAPP: #OS-20-330-1222

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)

Non-physician participants will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the activity and an online evaluation confirming their participation. Participants should submit his/her certificate of attendance to their professional organization/institute.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) or Continuing Certification Programs (CCP)

American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM)

The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has approved this activity for a maximum of 1 LLSA credit towards ABPM MOC Part II requirements.

American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA)

This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology's redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology TM (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®.

American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn a maximum of 1 MOC point in the American Board of Pediatrics' (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1 Medical Knowledge MOC point in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credits.

American Board of Surgery (ABS)

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME and/or Self-Assessment requirements of the American Board of Surgery's Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit.

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)

Successful completion of this CME activity can be used to satisfy the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology's (ABPN) CME requirement for Maintenance of Certification program.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)

Royal College Fellows can use participation in Accredited Continuing Medical Education to earn Section 3 Credits

American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM)

Successful completion of this activity can be used to satisfy the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) for Tmoc as credits towards ABAM LLSA Part II requirements.

Disclosure Information: In accordance with disclosure policies of ASAM and the ACCME, the effort is made to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all CME activities. These policies include mitigating all possible relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for the Planning Committees, CME Committee, MEC, and Faculty. All activity Planning Committee members and Faculty have disclosed relevant financial relationship information. The ASAM CME Committee has reviewed these disclosures and determined that the relationships are not inappropriate in the context of their respective presentations and are not inconsistent with the educational goals and integrity of the activity.

Disclosure Listing: Buprenorphine Mini-Course: Building on Federal Prescribing Guidance

Planning Committee

Melissa Weimer, DO, MCR, FASAM, Chair – No disclosures

Yngvild K. Olsen, MD, MPH, DFASAM – Does disclose

- AllScripts, Clinical Condition: Substance Use Disorder, Type of financial relationship. (Select all that apply.): Speaker/Honoraria (includes speakers bureau, symposia, and expert witness)

CME Reviewer Disclosure

R. Jeffrey Goldsmith, MD, DLFAPA, DFASAM – Does disclose

- AAAP, Clinical Condition: Substance Use Disorder, Type of financial relationship. (Select all that apply.): Consultant/Advisory Board, Research Grant (includes principal investigator, collaborator or consultant and pending grants as well as grants already received), Speaker/Honoraria (includes speakers bureau, symposia, and expert witness)

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