19ME080 - MAHEC's Project ECHO® for Medication-Assisted Treatment (6 Part Video Teleconference Series)

Dec 31–Jun 4, 2019 Closed Medicine

19ME080 - MAHEC's Project ECHO® for Medication-Assisted Treatment (6 Part Video Teleconference Series)


Project ECHO® is a lifelong learning and guided practice model that revolutionizes medical education to provide best-practice specialty care and reduce health disparities. ECHO is led by an expert team that uses multi-point videoconferencing to conduct virtual learning sessions comprised of a short didactic followed by case presentations provided by participants. The increase in mortality due to the misuse of prescription medications has caused the medical field to re-examine the use of opioids for pain management. Mahec's Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) ECHO is designed to provide medical professionals with specialized training in office-based opiate treatment (OBOT). Evidence-based practices will be shared by an interdisciplinary team of experts in OBOT, integrated family practice and medication-assisted therapy.

New to the ECHO model? Click here to find out how Project ECHO® is changing the world.

This video teleconferencing series, guided by experts, takes place over six bi-weekly modules (1-hour each) and covers topics such as:
• Opiate Use Disorder Overview
• Nuts & Bolts of Office-Based Opiate Treatment: Part I
• Nuts & Bolts of Office-Based Opiate Treatment: Part II
• Buprenorphine Induction
• Medication-Assisted Treatment Options
• Behavioral Health Treatment Modalities

This program will include the three required topics outlined by the new CME requirement in 21 NCAC 32R .0101:
1. Controlled substances prescribing practices
2. Recognizing signs of the abuse/misuse of controlled substances
3. Controlled substance prescribing for chronic pain management
As of July 1, 2017, all physicians (aside from residents), physician assistants, nurse practitioners, podiatrists, and dentists who prescribe controlled substances must satisfy the controlled-substance prescribing CME requirement set forth in 21 NCAC 32R .0101. Requirements vary by discipline and board. Prescribers will turn in controlled substance CME when they renew licensure.

Module Dates

Following 6 Tuesdays (7-8am):

March 26th
April 9 & April 23rd
May 7 & 21st
June 4th

Note: must login at 6:50 am for attendance

MAHEC engages in evaluation activities with UNC Chapel Hill to better understand the impact of our programs. By registering for this course, you agree that we may use your personal information in evaluative research regarding this program. Any reports published will be de-identified and reported in aggregate format.

MAHEC Project ECHO® for Medication-Assisted Treatment is made possible by funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Grant number: 1R18HS025065-01; the NC Department of Health and Human Services; and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Opioid STR Grant number: 93.788.

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By registering for this workshop, you are granting permission for your contact information to be shared with UNC Chapel Hill which is a collaborating partner of this continuing education activity.

Target Audience

Waiver trained and non-Waiver trained Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers, Nurses, Pharmacists, and Behavioral Health Professionals


  • Describe learned best practice for opioid prescribing in their medical practice
  • Apply learned skills for pain management to develop a specialty in office-based opioid treatment (OBOT)
  • Discuss non-pharmacological alternatives for treating chronic pain in their medical practice


  • Blake Fagan, MD
  • Carriedelle H. Fusco, RN, MSN, FNP-BC
  • Donald R. Teater, MD, MPH
  • Martha H. Teater, MA,LMFT,LCAS,LPC,NNC


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