20ME066 - MAHEC's Project ECHO® for Medication-Assisted Treatment (5-Part Video Teleconference Series)

Apr 14–May 12, 2020 Filled Medicine Mental Health Nursing Pharmacy

20ME066 - MAHEC's Project ECHO® for Medication-Assisted Treatment (5-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.

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

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.

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

All program dates are streamed on the ECHO Zoom Platform from 7 AM to 8 AM.
Participant must login at 6:50 AM for attendance.
One credit hour is earned for each session attended.

Module 1: March 17, 2020
Module 2: March 31, 2020
Module 3: April 14, 2020
Module 4: April 28, 2020
Module 5: May 12, 2020

MAHEC assumes permission to use audio, video and still images from this program for promotional and educational purposes. Please speak with a staff member if you have any concerns.

MAHEC engages in evaluation activities 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.

Participants must register for this free echo to receive continuing education credits.


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.


Co-sponsored by UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Target Audience

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


  • Describe best practice for opioid prescribing
  • Apply learned skills for interventional 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


Module 3
4/14 7:00 AM–8:00 AM
Module 4
4/28 7:00 AM–8:00 AM
Module 5
5/12 7:00 AM–8:00 AM


.100 CEU

per session

The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 0.10 CEUs as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.

1.000 Contact Hours

per session

MAHEC designates this continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 1.0 Contact Hour.

1.000 NBCC Hours

per session

Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5514. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. MAHEC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 1.00 hour

1.000 ACPE

per session

The University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This program 0046-9999-20-032-L01-P will 1.0 Contact Hour of continuing education. No partial credit will be given.

Credit statements can be viewed and printed from CPE Monitor. In order to receive CE credit, attendance must be acknowledged at the registration desk upon arrival at the program. Participants will evaluate this program using a standard evaluation form.

1.000 CNE Contact Hours

per session

1.0 CNE Contact Hour Activity # AP 008-1779 Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Participants must attend 80% of the activity to receive credit.

1.000 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

per session

Accreditation: The Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) is accredited by the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Credit Designation: MAHEC designates this live activity for 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ . Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


FREE Free, but must register to attend
Applies 11/11/19–5/12/20
Brochure / Registration Form