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Free Training: Buprenorphine - Medically Assisted Treatment for Opioid Dependence

 

This course for physicians provides information regarding the use of buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid addiction. It reviews legislation regarding office-based opioid-addiction treatment, pharmacology, safety and effectiveness, patient assessment and selection, clinical management, special treatment populations, dosing, urine testing, and patient confidentiality. The course meets the 8-hour training requirement specified in the Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000 for physicians to qualify for prescribing and dispensing buprenorphine in their offices for the treatment of opioid dependence.

Lunch will be provided. This training is only for licensed physicians (MD or DO) who are looking to obtain a waiver for the provision of medication-assisted opioid therapy. Non-physicians, including Nurse Practitioners and other medical prescribers, are not eligible to obtain a waiver at this time.

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  Meeting Information
Date: September 21, 2013
Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location:
Staten Island University Hospital


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