Event Archives

July 2022

July 26-28: Innovations in Recovery Leadership

7/26/2022 - 7/28/2022
Faces & Voices of Recovery, Innovations in Recovery Leadership is a free virtual training. The 3 day (13-hour) training program is for emergent and seasoned leaders working or volunteering in a setting that prioritizes recovery support services. Funded by ORN.

Location: Virtual
For more information: https://facesandvoicesofrecovery.org/event/recovery-leadership-forum/


July 21: Nurse Care Manager Office-Based Addiction

7/21/2022
The Nurse Care Manager Model of Office-Based Addiction

This ORN funded course from the Boston Medical Center will prepare nurses and other key members of the multidisciplinary care team to deliver medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD), such as buprenorphine and naltrexone, using a chronic care management model.
Location: Virtual
For more information: https://www.bmcobat.org/training/register/event/?category=&start=1001&id=1080&pkIDed=1113


July 21: Stimulants 101

7/21/2022
This ORN-funded training from the Boston Medical Center is designed to provide an overview of stimulant use disorder for all healthcare organization staff including providers, nurses, counselors and other non-clinical staff. The training reviews stigma, identifying stimulant overdose, managing acute stimulant intoxication, de-escalation techniques, and evidence-based treatment for people who use stimulants.
Location: Virtual
For more information: https://www.bmcobat.org/training/register/event/?category=&start=1001&id=1066&pkIDed=1095


July 14: Nurse Care Manager Office-Based Addiction

7/14/2022
The Nurse Care Manager Model of Office-Based Addiction

This ORN funded course from the Boston Medical Center will prepare nurses and other key members of the multidisciplinary care team to deliver medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD), such as buprenorphine and naltrexone, using a chronic care management model.
Location: Virtual
For more information: https://www.bmcobat.org/training/register/event/?category=&start=1001&id=1080&pkIDed=1112


Faces & Voices of Recovery Learning Community

7/6/2022
Note Multiple Events

This free Virtual Learning Community (VLC) is funded by ORN and developed and run by Faces & Voices of Recovery. The VLC features a series of six 1-hour sessions with subject matter experts on a bi-weekly basis. Series for Cohort Three begins Jul. 6, 2022. The format for each session includes a brief presentation on the topic and then a discussion and Q&A session with the presenter. Register once for the entire series; attendance at all 6 sessions is highly encouraged. Topics include:

- Words Matter: Utilizing Powerful Language to Eliminate Stigma
- Motivational Interviewing Skills that Promote Peer Empowerment
- Compassion Fatigue: The Impact of Burnout & Secondary Trauma
- Ethical Recovery Support Service Guidelines
- What is an RCO? Supporting Recovery Communities with Authenticity, Vision & Accountability
- Creating a Thriving Organization
For more information: https://facesandvoicesofrecovery.org/event/virtual-learning-community-cohort-3/2022-07-06/


July 1: Bridging HIV&SUD Innovations in the Field

7/1/2022
This ORN-funded webinar in NAHEWD's Bridging HIV & SUD: Innovations in the Field series is titled Methamphetamines, MSMs, and HIV. The presentation will address the use of methamphetamine by the MSM community, its relation to HIV/AIDS, and treatment approaches.
Location: Virtual
For more information: https://nahewd-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8O2Dn4uvSIq1QwCbONQbIw


June 2022

June 29: Addiction 101

6/29/2022
This ORN funded training with the Boston Medical Center will provide the foundational knowledge regarding the disease of addiction and an introduction into treatment options utilizing medications for opioid use disorder.
Location: Virtual
For more information: https://www.bmcobat.org/training/register/event/?category=&start=991&id=1065&pkIDed=1094


June 23: CARN Exam Review for RNs/NPs

6/23/2022
PART TWO: Certified Addiction Registered Nurse (CARN) Exam Review for RNs/NPs

This ORN-funded course from the Boston Medical Center reviews topics covered in the certification exam for addictions nursing and is intended to support nurses preparing to sit for the exam. PLEASE NOTE: This is a two-part training. This is the second in the series. You must attend both parts in order to receive continuing education credits.
Location: Virtual
For more information: https://www.bmcobat.org/training/register/event/?category=&start=991&id=972&pkIDed=1000


June 23: Innovating CARN/CARN-AP Exam Questions

6/23/2022
Innovating CARN/CARN-AP Exam Questions: An Item Writing Workshop

This ORN funded workshop from the Boston Medical Center and the Center for Nursing Education and Testing's Item Writing Workshop is a 90-minute virtual workshop in which participants will learn to write test questions for the CARN and CARN-AP certification examinations.
Location: Virtual
For more information: https://www.bmcobat.org/training/register/event/?category=&start=991&id=1076&pkIDed=1108


June 23: Long-Acting Injectable BUP in Treatment

6/23/2022
Using Long-Acting Injectable Buprenorphine in Addiction Treatment

This ORN-funded training from the Boston Medical Center prepares nurses offering medication for opioid-use disorder to manage addiction treatment with long-acting injectable buprenorphine. Topics covered will include: the pharmacology of long-acting injectable buprenorphine; patient selection; medication storage and administration; clinical logistics; side effects; supplemental dosing; lessons learned from the field; and billing and specialty pharmacies.
Location: Virtual
For more information: https://www.bmcobat.org/training/register/event/?category=&start=981&id=1059&pkIDed=1088


June 22: RCO: Hub of Recovery Support

6/22/2022
Recovery Community Organizations (RCOs): The Hub of Recovery Support in the Community

This ORN-funded webinar from the Recovery Research Institute will provide an overview of the important role Recovery Community Organizations (ROCs) play in the communities they serve. RCOs are a centralized resource for linking people in, or seeking, recovery, and their family members, to clinical services by collaborating with the treatment system and other health care services. Presenters will describe what an RCO is, what they do, and the impact peer recovery support services are having in communities across the nation.
Location: Virtual
For more information: https://partners.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYsde2vrD0qGNXbR8dN1C8BOZBrlYICQa8g


June 22: SUDs Among BIPOC LGBTQ+ Communities

6/22/2022
Webinar Substance Use Disorders Among BIPOC Aging Communities:

Disparities in prevention, treatment, and recovery from substance use disorders are evident among special populations. However, substance use is often an unrecognized issue among older adults, especially among BIPOC older adults. This ORN funded webinar from Columbia University seeks to examine the scope of substance use among aging communities and describe the impact substances have on health, emotional well-being, and social relationships for aging communities. This webinar will also provide strategies on how providers and caretakers can support patients and clients seek treatment.
Location: Virtual
For more information: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?MTID=e5ddac66b3c438f9dca8a5f4bd0bcde08


Jun. 21-23: Recovery Ambassador Training

6/21/2022 - 6/23/2022
This ORN-funded, Faces & Voices of Recovery, Recovery Ambassador Program is a free training that prepares individuals to advance public understanding and appropriate responses to addiction. The training program consists of Our Stories Have Power, Recovery Messaging, the Science of Addiction & Recovery and the Recovery Ambassador curriculum. Course material includes instruction in language and stigma, recruiting volunteers, building messages, organizing community action, engaging policymakers, raising money and effective advocacy.
For more information: https://facesandvoicesofrecovery.org/event/recovery-ambassador-training6/


June 16: CARN Exam Review for RNs/NPs

6/16/2022
PART ONE: Certified Addiction Registered Nurse (CARN) Exam Review for RNs/NPs

This ORN-funded course from the Boston Medical Center reviews topics covered in the certification exam for addictions nursing and is intended to support nurses preparing to sit for the exam. PLEASE NOTE: This is a two-part training. You must attend both parts in order to receive continuing education credits.
Location: Virtual
For more information: https://www.bmcobat.org/training/register/event/?category=&start=981&id=972&pkIDed=997


June 14: Stimulants 101

6/14/2022
This ORN-funded training from the Boston Medical Center is designed to provide an overview of stimulant use disorder for all healthcare organization staff including providers, nurses, counselors and other non-clinical staff. The training reviews stigma, identifying stimulant overdose, managing acute stimulant intoxication, de-escalation techniques, and evidence-based treatment for people who use stimulants.
Location: Virtual
For more information: https://www.bmcobat.org/training/register/event/?category=&start=981&id=1064&pkIDed=1093


June 3 Bridging HIV & SUD Innovations in the Field

6/3/2022
This ORN-funded webinar in NAHEWD's Bridging HIV & SUD: Innovations in the Field series is titled: When you can’t stop the parTy… the Syndemic of HIV and Chemsex. The presenter will discuss Chemsex and the new challenges for HIV care providers created by the recent uptick in contaminated drug supply, COVID-19 retention in care challenges, and the promotion of geosocial networking apps.
Location: Virtual
For more information: https://nahewd.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/NAHEWD-Webinar-Series-Session-11.pdf


May 2022

May 24-26: RCO Bootcamp

5/24/2022 - 5/26/2022
This ORN-funded, Faces & Voices of Recovery RCO Bootcamp is a 13-hour free training program for new and emerging Recovery Community Organization (RCO) directors, program managers and board members. The training covers all the basics to help build the capacity of small non-profit organizations. Breakout sessions focus on RCO start-up, governance, sustainability, policies and procedures, strategic planning, staff development and more.
Location: Virtual Training
For more information: https://facesandvoicesofrecovery.org/event/rco-bootcamp-5/


May 11: Cases and Q&A: Fentanyl, Stimulant Crisis

5/11/2022
Case Studies and Q&A: The Fourth Wave: Addressing the Intertwined Fentanyl and Stimulant Overdose Crisis: Part of an ORN-funded webinar series from the American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine. This series reviews how stigma affects practice, policies that destigmatize the treatment of substance use disorders and harm reduction; explains urine toxicity results in people using fentanyl; identifies the risks of precipitated withdrawal if someone has been using fentanyl; and covers buprenorphine induction. The lecture series is designed to change competence, performance, and patient outcomes.
Location: Virtual Training
For more information: https://education.aoaam.org/products/orn-hot-topics-in-addiction-medicine-spring-2022-webinar-series#tab-product_tab_overview


May 6: Bridging HIV, HCV, and SUD

5/6/2022
Webinar: Primary Care Considerations for Patients Using Methamphetamines:

This ORN-funded webinar is part of the National Alliance for HIV Education and Workforce Development's national webinar series Bridging HIV, HCV, and SUD: Innovations in the Field. The presenter will discuss evidence-based treatments and clinical pearls to help patients struggling with methamphetamine use.
Location: Virtual
For more information: https://nahewd.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/NAHEWD-Webinar-Series-Session-10.pdf


May 4: Fourth Wave Fentanyl and Stimulant Crisis

5/4/2022
The Fourth Wave: Addressing the Intertwined Fentanyl and Stimulant Overdose Crisis: Part of an ORN-funded webinar series from the American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine. This series reviews how stigma affects practice, policies that destigmatize the treatment of substance use disorders and harm reduction; explains urine toxicity results in people using fentanyl; identifies the risks of precipitated withdrawal if someone has been using fentanyl; and covers buprenorphine induction. The lecture series is designed to change competence, performance, and patient outcomes.
Location: Virtual Training
For more information: https://education.aoaam.org/products/orn-hot-topics-in-addiction-medicine-spring-2022-webinar-series#tab-product_tab_overview


May 3: SUDs Among BIPOC LGBTQ+ Communities

5/3/2022
Webinar Substance Use Disorders Among BIPOC LGBTQ+ Communities: Stigma, Set-Backs, and Successes

Disparities in prevention, treatment, and recovery from substance use disorders are evident among special populations. While there has been an increase in attention placed in addressing these disparities, there is still much unknown about communities impacted by intersectionality, such as Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and LGBTQ+ communities. This webinar seeks to examine the stigma, setbacks, and successes that members of the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ community encounter in their individual experiences with substance use disorders. This webinar will also review how providers and others in the substance use field can support their own patients and clients with these identities in accessing equitable care.
Location: Virtual
For more information: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?MTID=ec22dd1397d2461356b82f50561f897ce


April 2022

Apr. 28: CARN Exam Review for RNs/NPs

4/28/2022
PART TWO: Certified Addiction Registered Nurse (CARN) Exam Review for RNs/NPs

This ORN-funded course from the Boston Medical Center reviews topics covered in the certification exam for addictions nursing and is intended to support nurses preparing to sit for the exam. PLEASE NOTE: This is a two-part training. This is the second in the series. You must attend both parts in order to receive continuing education credits.
Location: Virtual Course
For more information: https://www.bmcobat.org/training/register/event/?category=&start=917&id=972&pkIDed=998


Apr. 27: Cases and Q&A: Drugs, Stigma and Health

4/27/2022
Case Studies and Q&A: Drugs, Stigma, and Health: Part of an ORN-funded webinar series from the American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine. This series reviews how stigma affects practice, policies that destigmatize the treatment of substance use disorders and harm reduction; explains urine toxicity results in people using fentanyl; identifies the risks of precipitated withdrawal if someone has been using fentanyl; and covers buprenorphine induction. The lecture series is designed to change competence, performance, and patient outcomes.

Location: Virtual Training
For more information: https://education.aoaam.org/products/orn-hot-topics-in-addiction-medicine-spring-2022-webinar-series#tab-product_tab_overview


Apr. 27: Examining OUD Through the Recovery Lens

4/27/2022
While the opioid epidemic is often viewed through this lens of casualties, there is much to be gained from shifting focus - most people with opioid use disorder achieve remission and recover. Recovery-oriented research focuses on discovering the predictors and pathways that people follow to achieve remission. This ORN-funded webinar from the Recovery Research Institute will review findings from opioid use disorder recovery research, how these findings relate to the broader emerging literature on opioid use disorder treatment and recovery, as well as review the implications for clinical practice.
Location: Virtual Training
For more information: https://partners.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEuc-yrqTwrGtxvMkzAjdo6TUyJa0Jp2R_L


Apr. 25: ACMT Tweetchat

4/25/2022
The American College of Medical Toxicology, an ORN partner organization, will be hosting a Tweet Chat on Monday April 25th 2pm EDT for a discussion on pediatric opioid overdose in the era of fentanyl and buprenorphine. The discussion will be led by Meghan Spyres, MD, FACMT.
Location: Twitter
For more information: https://www.acmt.net/_Library/Documents/Tweetchat_guide_2020.pdf


Apr. 25: CARN Exam Review for RNs/NPs

4/25/2022
PART ONE: Certified Addiction Registered Nurse (CARN) Exam Review for RNs/NPs

This ORN-funded course from the Boston Medical Center reviews topics covered in the certification exam for addictions nursing and is intended to support nurses preparing to sit for the exam. PLEASE NOTE: This is a two-part training. You must attend both parts in order to receive continuing education credits.


Location: Virtual Course
For more information: https://www.bmcobat.org/training/register/event/?category=&start=917&id=972&pkIDed=995


Apr. 21: Stimulant Use Disorder Recovery Supports

4/21/2022
C4 Innovations is hosting an ORN-funded conversation about stimulant use and promising approaches to recovery support. Presenters will give an overview of stimulants and will describe data and demographics on misuse, behavioral and psychosocial interventions for treatment, and promising recovery supports that promote long term recovery.
Location: Virtual
For more information: https://bit.ly/36J30xk


Apr 20 Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Academy

4/20/2022 - 4/21/2022
CADCA, an ORN partner organization, is hosting an ORN-funded, customized training for prevention coalitions about medications for opioid use disorder access. The cohort will then lead local coalition-based strategies in their home communities, including: 1) raising awareness of local treatment services; 2) spreading messaging including the centrality of treatment in overdose prevention; and 3) addressing barriers to treatment including stigma and prejudice. Stay tuned to the ORN Bulletin to learn about the outcomes from this important event!


Apr. 20: Drugs, Stigma, and Health

4/20/2022
Drugs, Stigma, and Health: Part of an ORN-funded webinar series from the American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine. This series reviews how stigma affects practice, policies that destigmatize the treatment of substance use disorders and harm reduction; explains urine toxicity results in people using fentanyl; identifies the risks of precipitated withdrawal if someone has been using fentanyl; and covers buprenorphine induction. The lecture series is designed to change competence, performance, and patient outcomes.

Location: Virtual Training
For more information: https://education.aoaam.org/products/orn-hot-topics-in-addiction-medicine-spring-2022-webinar-series#tab-product_tab_overview


Apr. 14: Stimulants 101

4/14/2022
The ORN-funded training from the Boston Medical Center is designed to provide an overview of stimulant use disorder for all healthcare organization staff including providers, nurses, counselors and other non-clinical staff. The training reviews stigma, identifying stimulant overdose, managing acute stimulant intoxication, de-escalation techniques, and evidence-based treatment for people who use stimulants.
Location: Virtual Training
For more information: https://www.bmcobat.org/training/register/event/?category=&start=907&id=967&pkIDed=990


Apr. 13: Cases and Q&A: Fentanyl Use and OUD Tx

4/13/2022
Case Studies and Q&A: The Impact of Illicit Fentanyl Use on Opioid Use Disorder Treatment: Part of an ORN-funded webinar series from the American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine. This series reviews how stigma affects practice, policies that destigmatize the treatment of substance use disorders and harm reduction; explains urine toxicity results in people using fentanyl; identifies the risks of precipitated withdrawal if someone has been using fentanyl; and covers buprenorphine induction. The lecture series is designed to change competence, performance, and patient outcomes.
Location: Virtual Training
For more information: https://education.aoaam.org/products/orn-hot-topics-in-addiction-medicine-spring-2022-webinar-series#tab-product_tab_overview


May 12: Stimulants 101

4/12/2022
The ORN-funded training from the Boston Medical Center is designed to provide an overview of stimulant use disorder for all healthcare organization staff including providers, nurses, counselors and other non-clinical staff. The training reviews stigma, identifying stimulant overdose, managing acute stimulant intoxication, de-escalation techniques, and evidence-based treatment for people who use stimulants.
Location: Virtual Training
For more information: https://www.bmcobat.org/training/register/event/?category=&start=927&id=968&pkIDed=991


Apr. 6: Impact of Illicit Fentanyl Use on OUD Tx

4/6/2022
The Impact of Illicit Fentanyl Use on Opioid Use Disorder Treatment: Part of an ORN-funded webinar series from the American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine. This series reviews how stigma affects practice, policies that destigmatize the treatment of substance use disorders and harm reduction; explains urine toxicity results in people using fentanyl; identifies the risks of precipitated withdrawal if someone has been using fentanyl; and covers buprenorphine induction. The lecture series is designed to change competence, performance, and patient outcomes.
Location: Virtual Training
For more information: https://education.aoaam.org/products/orn-hot-topics-in-addiction-medicine-spring-2022-webinar-series#tab-product_tab_overview


Faces & Voices of Recovery Learning Community

4/6/2022
Note Multiple Events

This free Virtual Learning Community (VLC) is funded by ORN and developed and run by Faces & Voices of Recovery. The VLC features a series of six 1-hour sessions with subject matter experts on a bi-weekly basis. Series for Cohort Two begins Apr. 6, 2022. The format for each session includes a brief presentation on the topic and then a discussion and Q&A session with the presenter. Register once for the entire series; attendance at all 6 sessions is highly encouraged. Topics include:

- Words Matter: Utilizing Powerful Language to Eliminate Stigma
- Motivational Interviewing Skills that Promote Peer Empowerment
- Compassion Fatigue: The Impact of Burnout & Secondary Trauma
- Ethical Recovery Support Service Guidelines
- What is an RCO? Supporting Recovery Communities with Authenticity, Vision & Accountability
- Creating a Thriving Organization
For more information: https://facesandvoicesofrecovery.org/event/virtual-learning-community-cohort-2/2022-04-06/


March 2022

Mar. 28 Social Work Chat Live

3/28/2022
Social Work Chat Live
Recovery Coaches: Agents of Change and Wellness

This ORN-funded activity from the Boston Medical Center is structured as a drop-in session, open to social workers and mental health professionals around the country. It includes a short presentation of a pertinent topic related to substance use disorders, time to obtain input and support on challenging cases, and time to network with other mental health professionals. This month's topic, Recovery Coaches: Agents of Change and Wellness, will be led by Ken Feldstein, CARC, LADC-II. Registration required.
Location: Zoom
For more information: https://bostonmedicalcenter.zoom.us/meeting/register/uJMuf-qtrjotHUcv6RijxnqSCE4_8uRX_g


Mar. 22-24: Recovery Ambassador Training

3/22/2022 - 3/24/2022
This ORN-funded, Faces & Voices of Recovery, Recovery Ambassador Program is a free training that prepares individuals to advance public understanding and appropriate responses to addiction. The training program consists of Our Stories Have Power, Recovery Messaging, the Science of Addiction & Recovery and the Recovery Ambassador curriculum. Course material includes instruction in language and stigma, recruiting volunteers, building messages, organizing community action, engaging policymakers, raising money and effective advocacy.
Location: Virtual Training
For more information: https://facesandvoicesofrecovery.org/event/recovery-ambassador-training5/


Mar. 10: Stimulants 101

3/10/2022
The ORN-funded training from the Boston Medical Center is designed to provide an overview of stimulant use disorder for all healthcare organization staff including providers, nurses, counselors and other non-clinical staff. The training reviews stigma, identifying stimulant overdose, managing acute stimulant intoxication, de-escalation techniques, and evidence-based treatment for people who use stimulants.
Location: Virtual Training
For more information: https://www.bmcobat.org/training/register/event/?category=&start=856&id=875&pkIDed=895


February 2022

Feb. 22-24: RCO Bootcamp

2/22/2022 - 2/24/2022
This ORN-funded, Faces & Voices of Recovery RCO Bootcamp is a 13-hour free training program for new and emerging Recovery Community Organization (RCO) directors, program managers and board members. The training covers all the basics to help build the capacity of small non-profit organizations. Breakout sessions focus on RCO start-up, governance, sustainability, policies and procedures, strategic planning, staff development and more.
Location: Virtual Training
For more information: https://facesandvoicesofrecovery.org/event/rco-bootcamp-3/


Feb. 17: ACMT National Case Conference

2/17/2022
The American College of Medical Toxicology, an ORN partner organization, is hosting an online conference at 1pm EST to discuss a case of infant opioid toxidrome and details of opioid transmission into maternal breast milk. This case was detected in ToxIC NOSE, a multi-center initiative that explores novel opioid and stimulant exposure cases from the ToxIC Registry. Read more about the case here: https://bit.ly/3rp2sUB Link to register below.
Location: Virtual Meeting
For more information: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2YWoZcl5SIOizjHNcOVXtg


Feb. 15: Stimulants 101

2/15/2022
The ORN-funded training from the Boston Medical Center is designed to provide an overview of stimulant use disorder for all healthcare organization staff including providers, nurses, counselors and other non-clinical staff. The training reviews stigma, identifying stimulant overdose, managing acute stimulant intoxication, de-escalation techniques, and evidence-based treatment for people who use stimulants.
Location: Virtual Training
For more information: https://www.bmcobat.org/training/register/event/?category=&start=846&id=874&pkIDed=894


Feb 10: CARN Exam Review for RNs/NPs

2/10/2022
PART TWO: Certified Addiction Registered Nurse (CARN) Exam Review for RNs/NPs
The ORN-funded activity from the Boston Medical Center is an exam review course for RNs and NPs working in the addiction field who have an interest in becoming a Certified Addictions Registered Nurse (CARN) or a Certified Addictions Registered Nurse - Advanced Practice (CARN-AP). This course is intended to support nurses studying for the CARN and CARN-AP exam by reviewing material the exam will cover.
Location: Virtual Meeting
For more information: https://www.bmcobat.org/training/register/event/?category=&start=846&id=867&pkIDed=886


Feb 9: Treating Stimulant Use Disorder

2/9/2022
The ORN-funded training from the Boston Medical Center is designed to be a guide for addiction providers interested in providing and caring for people who use stimulants including cocaine and methamphetamines. The training will review the basic science of addiction related to stimulants as well as evidence-based treatment for people who use stimulants. The session will also talk about the practical implementation of evidence-based treatment for patients who use stimulants in the office-based addiction treatment setting.
Location: Virtual Meeting
For more information: https://www.bmcobat.org/training/register/event/?category=&start=846&id=876&pkIDed=896


Feb 7: CARN Exam Review for RNs/NPs

2/7/2022
PART ONE: Certified Addiction Registered Nurse (CARN) Exam Review for RNs/NPs
The ORN-funded activity from the Boston Medical Center is an exam review course for RNs and NPs working in the addiction field who have an interest in becoming a Certified Addictions Registered Nurse (CARN) or a Certified Addictions Registered Nurse - Advanced Practice (CARN-AP). This course is intended to support nurses studying for the CARN and CARN-AP exam by reviewing material the exam will cover.
Location: Virtual Meeting
For more information: https://www.bmcobat.org/training/register/event/?category=&start=846&id=867&pkIDed=883


January 2022

Jan. 27: Indian Country Behavioral Health ECHO

1/27/2022
Each month, Indian Country ECHO offers an ECHO session with a multidisciplinary team focused on improving behavioral health services and patient outcomes. The ORN-funded program from the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board provides comprehensive information for clinicians to integrate evidence-based treatment with holistic, trauma informed and culturally appropriate care.
Location: Virtual Meeting
For more information: https://www.indiancountryecho.org/program/behavioral-health/


Jan 19 Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Academy

1/19/2022 - 1/20/2022
CADCA, an ORN partner organization, is hosting an ORN-funded, customized training for prevention coalitions about medications for opioid use disorder access. The cohort will then lead local coalition-based strategies in their home communities, including: 1) raising awareness of local treatment services; 2) spreading messaging including the centrality of treatment in overdose prevention; and 3) addressing barriers to treatment including stigma and prejudice. Stay tuned to the ORN Bulletin to learn about the outcomes from this important event!


Jan 14: Initiation of Medications for OUD

1/14/2022
The final session in National Alliance for HIV Education and Workforce Development's Bridging HIV, HCV, & SUD: Innovations in the Field 7-part webinar series, Initiation of Medications for Opioid Use Disorder, will be on Friday, January 14th, at 12 pm ET. In order to effectively end the HIV epidemic in the United States, providers who care for people with or at-risk for HIV need to be equipped to effectively identify and treat opioid use disorder. This ORN funded presentation will provide practical guidance on the use of medications for opioid use disorder.
Location: Virtual Training
For more information: https://nahewd.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/NAHEWD-Webinar-Series-Session-7.pdf


Jan. 12: Stimulants 101

1/12/2022
The ORN-funded training from the Boston Medical Center is designed to provide an overview of stimulant use disorder for all healthcare organization staff including providers, nurses, counselors and other non-clinical staff. The training reviews stigma, identifying stimulant overdose, managing acute stimulant intoxication, de-escalation techniques, and evidence-based treatment for people who use stimulants.
Location: Virtual Training
For more information: https://www.bmcobat.org/training/register/event/?category=&start=817&id=873&pkIDed=893


Faces & Voices of Recovery Learning Community

1/5/2022
Note Multiple Events

This free Virtual Learning Community (VLC) is funded by ORN and developed and run by Faces & Voices of Recovery. The VLC features a series of six 1-hour sessions with subject matter experts on a bi-weekly basis. Series for Cohort One begins Jan. 5, 2022. The format for each session includes a brief presentation on the topic and then a discussion and Q&A session with the presenter. Register once for the entire series; attendance at all 6 sessions is highly encouraged. Topics include:

- Words Matter: Utilizing Powerful Language to Eliminate Stigma
- Motivational Interviewing Skills that Promote Peer Empowerment
- Compassion Fatigue: The Impact of Burnout & Secondary Trauma
- Ethical Recovery Support Service Guidelines
- What is an RCO? Supporting Recovery Communities with Authenticity, Vision & Accountability
- Creating a Thriving Organization
For more information: https://facesandvoicesofrecovery.org/event/virtual-learning-community-cohort-1/2022-01-05/


Peer Services for Pregnant and Parenting Families

1/4/2022
Note Multiple Events throughout January:

Jan. 4-5: Providing Peer Based Recovery Support Services for Pregnant and Parenting Families training: This two day training will better prepare Peer Recovery Support Specialists to meet the diverse needs of pregnant and parenting families in early recovery. Recovery and parenting both occur in the context of relationships. This training is designed to help participants build skills to support/strengthen families as they grow and develop in their roles as nurturing parents.

Jan 25-26: Training of Trainers (TOT): In this two day training Master Trainers will prepare participants to teach the Providing Peer Based Recovery Support Services for Pregnant and Parenting Families curriculum. Master Trainers will lead activities that reinforce learning and build the capacity of the participants to train others.

Note: Space is limited to 30 participants who will be selected via an application process. Training attendees do not have to participate in the TOT, but those interested in the TOT must participate in the prior two-day training. Priority will be given to those who are accepted for the TOT.

Location: Virtual Meeting
Contact Name: Rachel Witmer
Contact Email: rrwitmer@umkc.edu
For more information: https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:653a197d-e238-4e57-8414-4e7acce849e4


December 2021

Dec. 14-16: Recovery Ambassador Training

12/14/2021 - 12/16/2021
This ORN-funded, Faces & Voices of Recovery, Recovery Ambassador Program is a free training that prepares individuals to advance public understanding and appropriate responses to addiction. The training program consists of Our Stories Have Power, Recovery Messaging, the Science of Addiction & Recovery and the Recovery Ambassador curriculum. Course material includes instruction in language and stigma, recruiting volunteers, building messages, organizing community action, engaging policymakers, raising money and effective advocacy.
Location: Virtual Training
For more information: https://facesandvoicesofrecovery.org/event/recovery-ambassador-training4/


Dec. 14: Stimulants 101

12/14/2021
This ORN-funded training from the Boston Medical Center is designed to provide an overview of stimulant use disorder for all healthcare organization staff including providers, nurses, counselors and other non-clinical staff. The training reviews stigma, identifying stimulant overdose, managing acute stimulant intoxication, de-escalation techniques, and evidence-based treatment for people who use stimulants.
Location: Virtual Meeting
For more information: https://www.bmcobat.org/training/register/event/?category=&start=790&id=848&pkIDed=861


Dec. 10: Treating HIV and Substance Use Disorder

12/10/2021
This ORN-funded webinar is part of the National Alliance for HIV Education and Workforce Development's national webinar series Bridging HIV, HCV, and SUD: Innovations in the Field. The series highlights various innovative models and approaches to treating substance use disorder in people at risk for and living with HIV. This presentation will describe Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program’s innovative, multidisciplinary approach for engaging and treating people with HIV and substance use disorder who are simultaneously experiencing homelessness.
Location: Virtual Webinar
For more information: https://nahewd-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1ouMZ3QLTauppAU9MUDLtw


Dec. 10: Treating Stimulant Use Disorder

12/10/2021
The ORN-funded training from the Boston Medical Center is designed to be a guide for addiction providers interested in providing and caring for people who use stimulants including cocaine and methamphetamines. The training will review the basic science of addiction related to stimulants as well as evidence-based treatment for people who use stimulants. The session will also talk about the practical implementation of evidence-based treatment for patients who use stimulants in the office-based addiction treatment setting.
Location: Virtual Meeting
For more information: https://www.bmcobat.org/training/register/event/?category=&start=790&id=821&pkIDed=833


Dec. 7-9: RCO Bootcamp

12/7/2021 - 12/9/2021
This ORN-funded, Faces & Voices of Recovery RCO Bootcamp is a 13-hour free training program for new and emerging Recovery Community Organization (RCO) directors, program managers and board members. The training covers all the basics to help build the capacity of small non-profit organizations. Breakout sessions focus on RCO start-up, governance, sustainability, policies and procedures, strategic planning, staff development and more.
Location: Virtual Training
For more information: https://facesandvoicesofrecovery.org/event/rco-bootcamp-1/


November 2021

Nov. 16: Stimulants 101

11/16/2021
This ORN-funded training from Boston Medical Center is designed to provide an overview of stimulant use disorder for all healthcare organization staff including providers, nurses, counselors and other non-clinical staff. The training reviews stigma, identifying stimulant overdose, managing acute stimulant intoxication, de-escalation techniques, and evidence-based treatment for people who use stimulants.
Location: Virtual Meeting
For more information: https://www.bmcobat.org/training/register/event/?category=&start=780&id=847&pkIDed=860


Nov. 13: Visit ORN in Nevada!

11/13/2021
ORN will be exhibiting at the Nevada Pacific AIDS Education Training Center's 22nd Annual Autumn Update where expert faculty will be presenting on the latest topics in the treatment and prevention of HIV, with the goal of providing practitioners with the knowledge, skills, and resources they need to continue to deliver quality care to people with HIV.
For more information: https://med.unr.edu/cme/au2021


Nov. 12: Team Approach to Opioid Tx with HIV Care

11/12/2021
This ORN-funded webinar is the 5th session in the National Alliance for HIV Education and Workforce Development's Bridging HIV, HCV, & SUD: Innovations in the Field webinar series. This session, Bluegrass Care Clinic: Coordinated Team-Based Approach to Opioid Treatment with HIV Primary Care, will share the steps the team took to identify gaps in care related to the opioid epidemic and discuss successful approaches.
Location: Virtual Webinar
For more information: https://nahewd.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/NAHEWD-Webinar-Series-Session-5.pdf


September 2021

Tx for Individuals with SUD and Mental Illness

9/27/2021 - 11/21/2021
The American Psychiatry Association, an ORN partner organization, is hosting an ORN-funded online learning collaborative called Integrated Treatment for Individuals with Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders and Serious Mental Illness, which is being led by Ken Minkoff, MD, Senior System Consultant, ZiaPartners, Inc., Part-time Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School. Open through November 21, 2021, this collaborative serves as a virtual community for participants working in settings serving people with serious mental illness (SMI) to understand how to implement the routine delivery of integrated mental health/substance use disorder services to individuals with SMI, co-occurring substance use conditions (with a particular focus on co-occurring opioid use disorder), and other complex needs, within their own practice, their own program, and their own agency.

Location: Virtual Meeting
For more information: https://education.psychiatry.org/diweb/catalog/item/eid/C2100505


Treating Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy Part II

9/22/2021
ORN Webinar Fall 2021 #6 - Case Studies and Q&A: Treating Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy and the Perinatal Period

(Part 2) ORN Webinar Series: A two-part, one hour each, webinar on treating opioid use disorder in pregnancy and the perinatal period. The second hour will be devoted to Q&A. Case studies may be included in the Q&A session to advance ones knowledge on the topic.

If you have not registered for one of our webinars in the past, please subscribe to AOAAM, then login and register for the webinars.
Goals & Objectives:

TBA
Needs Assessment:

TBA

This webinar series has been approved for a maximum 6, AOA Category 1-A CME credits, and AOA designates this for a maximum of 6, AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of the extent of their participation. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and AOAAM. The AOA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI083343 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
Location: Webinar
For more information: https://education.aoaam.org/products/orn-webinar-fall-2021-6-case-studies-and-qa-treating-opioid-use-disorder-in-pregnancy-and-the-perinatal-period


Treating Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy Part I

9/15/2021
ORN Webinar Fall 2021 #5 - Treating Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy and the Perinatal Period

(Part 1) ORN Webinar Series: A two-part, one hour each, webinar on treating opioid use disorder in pregnancy and the perinatal period. The second hour will be devoted to Q&A. Case studies may be included in the Q&A session to advance ones knowledge on the topic.

If you have not registered for one of our webinars in the past, please subscribe to AOAAM, then login and register for the webinars.
Goals & Objectives:

TBA
Needs Assessment:

TBA

This webinar series has been approved for a maximum 6, AOA Category 1-A CME credits, and AOA designates this for a maximum of 6, AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of the extent of their participation. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and AOAAM. The AOA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI083343 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
Location: Webinar
For more information: https://education.aoaam.org/products/orn-webinar-fall-2021-5-treating-opioid-use-disorder-in-pregnancy-and-the-perinatal-period


COVID 19 Changes to Methadone Treatment in PA (II)

9/8/2021
ORN Webinar Fall 2021 #4 - Case Studies and Q&A: COVID 19 Changes to Methadone Treatment at One Clinic in Central Pennsylvania

(Part 2) ORN Webinar Series: A two-part, one hour each, webinar being used to look at one clinic's approach to methadone dosing during the COVID 19 pandemic. The first hour will examine regulations in the state of Pennsylvania prior to COVID-19, the changes allowed during the pandemic, one clinic's protocol to address these changes, and outcomes for patients during this time period. The second hour will be devoted to Q&A. Case studies may be included in the Q&A session to advance ones knowledge on the topic.

If you have not registered for one of our webinars in the past, please subscribe to AOAAM, then login and register for the webinars.
Goals & Objectives:

To examine the heterogeneity of state guidelines for take home medication in methadone treatment
To contrast PA's existing guidelines with the changes made by SAMHSA in response to COVID 19
To review policies put in place by a single OTP in central PA to operationalize these changes
To investigate a few basic outcomes of patient stability in recovery during this time period.
Needs Assessment:

COVID 19 created a crisis in crowding at OTPs; SAMHSA's guidelines helped reduce dosing traffic and protect staff. Whether patient care/treatment continued with good outcomes or created problems relating to diversion, relapse and overdose is still under investigation nationally. I will be presenting on the procedures we followed at one OTP in central PA, and the outcomes we have seen to start the discussion on whether we need to be relaxing our rules in PA permanently.

This webinar series has been approved for a maximum 6, AOA Category 1-A CME credits, and AOA designates this for a maximum of 6, AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of the extent of their participation. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and AOAAM. The AOA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI083343 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
Location: Webinar
For more information: https://education.aoaam.org/products/orn-webinar-fall-2021-4-case-studies-and-qa-covid-19-changes-to-methadone-treatment-at-one-clinic-in-central-pennsylvania


Faces & Voices of Recovery Leadership Forum

9/7/2021 - 9/9/2021

For States: Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota & Wyoming
Times: 9am-3pm (MST)

Faces & Voices of Recovery invites you to a FREE virtual training sponsored by the Opioid Response Network. This Leadership Forum is a 13-hour training that will examine how and why shifts happen in the addiction recovery movement, factors that drive success, and strategies that advocacy groups and leadership can employ to effect wide-scale change. We’ll explore leadership styles, supervision, servant leadership, mentoring a new generation of leaders, and keys to sustaining momentum.

This is a great learning opportunity around leadership development and advocacy. Students, interns, faith leaders, managers, directors, advocates, harm reduction programs, public officials, policymakers, researchers, prevention specialists, medical professionals, law enforcement, criminal justice, treatment providers, people in recovery, family members, and allies.

Presenters:
Phil Rutherford
Faces & Voices of Recovery
Chief Operating Officer

Patty McCarthy
Faces & Voices of Recovery
Chief Executive Officer

Joseph Hogan-Sanchez
Faces & Voices of Recovery
Director of Programs

Keegan Wicks
Faces & Voices of Recovery
National Advocacy & Outreach Manager

For more information: https://facesandvoicesofrecovery.org/event/leadership-forum/


COVID 19 Changes to Methadone Treatment in PA (I)

9/1/2021
ORN Webinar Fall 2021 #3 - COVID 19 Changes to Methadone Treatment at One Clinic in Central Pennsylvania

(Part 1) ORN Webinar Series: A two-part, one hour each, webinar being used to look at one clinic's approach to methadone dosing during the COVID 19 pandemic. The first hour will examine regulations in the state of Pennsylvania prior to COVID-19, the changes allowed during the pandemic, one clinic's protocol to address these changes, and outcomes for patients during this time period. The second hour will be devoted to Q&A.

If you have not registered for one of our webinars in the past, please subscribe to AOAAM, then login and register for the webinars.
Goals & Objectives:

To examine the heterogeneity of state guidelines for take home medication in methadone treatment
To contrast PA's existing guidelines with the changes made by SAMHSA in response to COVID 19
To review policies put in place by a single OTP in central PA to operationalize these changes
To investigate a few basic outcomes of patient stability in recovery during this time period.
Needs Assessment:

COVID 19 created a crisis in crowding at OTPs; SAMHSA's guidelines helped reduce dosing traffic and protect staff. Whether patient care/treatment continued with good outcomes or created problems relating to diversion, relapse and overdose is still under investigation nationally. I will be presenting on the procedures we followed at one OTP in central PA, and the outcomes we have seen to start the discussion on whether we need to be relaxing our rules in PA permanently.

This webinar series has been approved for a maximum 6, AOA Category 1-A CME credits, and AOA designates this for a maximum of 6, AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of the extent of their participation. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and AOAAM. The AOA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI083343 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
Location: Webinar
For more information: https://education.aoaam.org/p/AOAAM-ORN2021-09-01


August 2021

Case Studies Q&A: Benzodiazepines and Opioids

8/25/2021
ORN Webinar Fall 2021 #2 - Case Studies and Q&A: Benzodiazepines and Opioid Maintenance Treatment

(Part 2) ORN Webinar Series: A two-part, one hour each, webinar. Benzodiazepines are commonly prescribed for patients receiving opioid maintenance treatment. This talk will review the potential risks and benefits of prescribing benzodiazepines receiving opioid maintenance treatment, approaches to minimizing risks when prescribing benzodiazepines, and approaches to benzodiazepine discontinuation. The second hour will be devoted to Q&A and case studies may be included to advance ones knowledge on the topic.

If you have not registered for one of our webinars in the past, please subscribe to AOAAM, then login and register for the webinars.
Goals & Objectives:

Discuss the risks of benzodiazepine use in patients receiving opioid maintenance treatment
Discuss the potential benefits of benzodiazepine use in patients receiving opioid maintenance treatment
Review strategies when prescribing benzodiazepines for patients receiving opioid maintenance treatment that minimize risks
Needs Assessment:

Benzodiazepine use is common among people who use opioids and may be harmful. We will discuss strategies in the management of patients who use benzodiazepines and ways to minimize harms.

This webinar series has been approved for a maximum 6, AOA Category 1-A CME credits, and AOA designates this for a maximum of 6, AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of the extent of their participation. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and AOAAM. The AOA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI083343 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
Location: Webinar
For more information: https://education.aoaam.org/products/orn-webinar-fall-2021-2-case-studies-and-qa-benzodiazepines-and-opioid-maintenance-treatment


Faces & Voices of Recovery Leadership Forum

8/24/2021 - 8/26/2021

For States: Arizona, Nevada & New Mexico
Times: 10am-4pm (MST)

Faces & Voices of Recovery invites you to a FREE virtual training sponsored by the Opioid Response Network. This Leadership Forum is a 13-hour training that will examine how and why shifts happen in the addiction recovery movement, factors that drive success, and strategies that advocacy groups and leadership can employ to effect wide-scale change. We’ll explore leadership styles, supervision, servant leadership, mentoring a new generation of leaders, and keys to sustaining momentum.

This is a great learning opportunity around leadership development and advocacy. Students, interns, faith leaders, managers, directors, advocates, harm reduction programs, public officials, policymakers, researchers, prevention specialists, medical professionals, law enforcement, criminal justice, treatment providers, people in recovery, family members, and allies.

Presenters:
Phil Rutherford
Faces & Voices of Recovery
Chief Operating Officer

Patty McCarthy
Faces & Voices of Recovery
Chief Executive Officer

Joseph Hogan-Sanchez
Faces & Voices of Recovery
Director of Programs

Keegan Wicks
Faces & Voices of Recovery
National Advocacy & Outreach Manager

For more information: https://facesandvoicesofrecovery.org/event/leadership-forum-mst/


FAVOR Virtual Learning: Organizational Wellness

8/23/2021 - 8/23/2021

Training for Alaska, Oregon, and Washington:
(12:00pm-1:00pm AKDT/1:00pm-2:00pm PST)

This free virtual learning community session will provide an overview and discussion of the topic of organizational wellness. What comprises a healthy organization? An organization filled with leaders, staff, and volunteers who are engaged, satisfied, productive, and effective. The format includes a brief presentation as well as Q & A with participants.

Presenter:
Owen Dougherty
Former Deputy Executive Director of the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse (GCSA)

For more information: https://facesandvoicesofrecovery.org/event/virtual-learning-community-organizational-wellness-pst-2/


FAVOR Virtual Learning: Organizational Wellness

8/20/2021 - 8/20/2021
Training for Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota & Wyoming:
Faces & Voices of Recovery
12pm-1pm (MST)

This free virtual learning community session will provide an overview and discussion of the topic of organizational wellness. What comprises a healthy organization? An organization filled with leaders, staff, and volunteers who are engaged, satisfied, productive, and effective. The format includes a brief presentation as well as Q & A with participants.

Presenter:
Owen Dougherty
Former Deputy Executive Director of the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse (GCSA)

For more information: https://facesandvoicesofrecovery.org/event/virtual-learning-community-organizational-mst/


Virtual Public Policy & Advocacy for RCOs

8/20/2021 - 8/20/2021
Training for Idaho, North Dakota, and South Dakota:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This free virtual learning community session will provide an overview and discussion of the topic of RCO’s role in advocacy and public policy. RCO’s are grassroots organizations providing a voice for the recovery community on issues important to them. Learn more about how one state leader has engaged with policymakers on the state and national level. The format includes a brief presentation as well as Q & A with participants.

Presenter:
Brandon George
Director of Indiana Addiction Issues Coalition

For more information: https://facesandvoicesofrecovery.org/event/virtual-learning-community-public-policy-and-advocacy-for-rcos/


ORN Benzodiazepines & Opioid Maintenance Treatment

8/18/2021
ORN Webinar Fall 2021 #1 - Benzodiazepines and Opioid Maintenance Treatment: The Risks and the Benefits

Part 1) ORN Webinar Series: A two-part, one hour each, webinar. Benzodiazepines are commonly prescribed for patients receiving opioid maintenance treatment. This talk will review the potential risks and benefits of prescribing benzodiazepines receiving opioid maintenance treatment, approaches to minimizing risks when prescribing benzodiazepines, and approaches to benzodiazepine discontinuation. The second hour will be devoted to Q&A and case studies may be included to advance ones knowledge on the topic.

If you have not registered for one of our webinars in the past, please subscribe to AOAAM, then login and register for the webinars.
Goals & Objectives:

Discuss the risks of benzodiazepine use in patients receiving opioid maintenance treatment
Discuss the potential benefits of benzodiazepine use in patients receiving opioid maintenance treatment
Review strategies when prescribing benzodiazepines for patients receiving opioid maintenance treatment that minimize risks
Needs Assessment:

Benzodiazepine use is common among people who use opioids and may be harmful. We will discuss strategies in the management of patients who use benzodiazepines and ways to minimize harms.

This webinar series has been approved for a maximum 6, AOA Category 1-A CME credits, and AOA designates this for a maximum of 6, AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of the extent of their participation. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and AOAAM. The AOA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI083343 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
Location: Webinar
For more information: https://education.aoaam.org/products/orn-webinar-fall-2021-1-benzodiazepines-and-opioid-maintenance-treatment-the-risks-and-the-benefits


Faces & Voices of Recovery Leadership Forum

8/17/2021 - 8/19/2021

For States Alaska, Oregon, and Washington
(9:00am-3:00pm AKDT/10:00am-4:00pm PST)

Faces & Voices of Recovery invites you to a FREE virtual training sponsored by the Opioid Response Network. This Leadership Forum is a 13-hour training that will examine how and why shifts happen in the addiction recovery movement, factors that drive success, and strategies that advocacy groups and leadership can employ to effect wide-scale change. We’ll explore leadership styles, supervision, servant leadership, mentoring a new generation of leaders, and keys to sustaining momentum.

This is a great learning opportunity around leadership development and advocacy. Students, interns, faith leaders, managers, directors, advocates, harm reduction programs, public officials, policymakers, researchers, prevention specialists, medical professionals, law enforcement, criminal justice, treatment providers, people in recovery, family members, and allies.

Presenters:
Phil Rutherford
Faces & Voices of Recovery
Chief Operating Officer

Patty McCarthy
Faces & Voices of Recovery
Chief Executive Officer

Joseph Hogan-Sanchez
Faces & Voices of Recovery
Director of Programs

Keegan Wicks
Faces & Voices of Recovery
National Advocacy & Outreach Manager

For more information: https://facesandvoicesofrecovery.org/event/leadership-forum-2/


FAVOR Virtual Learning: Organizational Wellness

8/16/2021 - 8/16/2021

Training for Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico:
12pm-1pm (PST)

This free virtual learning community session will provide an overview and discussion of the topic of organizational wellness. What comprises a healthy organization? An organization filled with leaders, staff, and volunteers who are engaged, satisfied, productive, and effective. The format includes a brief presentation as well as Q & A with participants.

Owen Dougherty
Former Deputy Executive Director of the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse (GCSA)

For more information: https://facesandvoicesofrecovery.org/event/virtual-learning-community-organizational-wellness-pst/


FAVOR Virtual Learning: Role Clarity

8/13/2021 - 8/13/2021
Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota & Wyoming:

This free virtual learning community session will provide an overview and discussion of the topic of role clarity regarding case management vs. peer support specialist. Many RCO’s employ peer recovery coaches however defining clear expectations of the role is vital to maintaining the integrity of peer support. The format includes a brief presentation as well as Q & A with participants.

Presenter:
Anita Bradley
Founder and Executive Director of Northern Ohio Recovery Association

For more information: https://facesandvoicesofrecovery.org/event/virtual-learning-community-role-clarity-case-management-vs-peer-support-specialist/


FAVOR Virtual Learning: Public Policy & Advocacy

8/9/2021 - 8/9/2021

Training for Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico:
12pm-1pm (PST)

This free virtual learning community session will provide an overview and discussion of the topic of RCO’s role in advocacy and public policy. RCO’s are grassroots organizations providing a voice for the recovery community on issues important to them. Learn more about how one state leader has engaged with policymakers on the state and national level. The format includes a brief presentation as well as Q & A with participants.

Brandon George
Director of Indiana Addiction Issues Coalition

For more information: https://facesandvoicesofrecovery.org/event/public-policy-advocacy-for-rcos/


Virtual Public Policy & Advocacy for RCOs

8/9/2021 - 8/9/2021

FAVOR Virtual Learning Community: Public Policy & Advocacy for RCOs
Training for Alaska, Oregon, and Washington:
(12:00pm-1:00pm AKDT/1:00pm-2:00pm PST)

This free virtual learning community session will provide an overview and discussion of the topic of RCO’s role in advocacy and public policy. RCO’s are grassroots organizations providing a voice for the recovery community on issues important to them. Learn more about how one state leader has engaged with policymakers on the state and national level. The format includes a brief presentation as well as Q & A with participants.

Presenter:
Brandon George
Director of Indiana Addiction Issues Coalition

For more information: https://facesandvoicesofrecovery.org/event/virtual-learning-community-public-policy-and-advocacy-for-rcos-pst/


FAVOR RCO Bootcamp: For States ID, MT, ND, SD, WY

8/3/2021 - 8/5/2021

Training for Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota & Wyoming
Times: 9am-3pm (PST)

Faces & Voices of Recovery invites you to a FREE virtual training sponsored by the Opioid Response Network. The RCO Bootcamp is a 13-hour Intensive Training program for new and emerging Recovery Community Organization (RCO) directors, program managers and board members. The training covers all the basics to help build the capacity of small non-profit organizations. Breakout sessions focus on RCO start-up, governance, sustainability, policies and procedures, strategic planning, staff development and more.

Presenter:
Owen Dougherty
Former Deputy Executive Director of the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse (GCSA)

For more information: https://facesandvoicesofrecovery.org/event/rco-bootcamp-cst/


FAVOR Virtual Learning: Role Clarity

8/2/2021 - 8/2/2021

Training for Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico:
12pm-1pm (PST)

This free virtual learning community session will provide an overview and discussion of the topic of role clarity regarding case management vs. peer support specialist. Many RCO’s employ peer recovery coaches however defining clear expectations of the role is vital to maintaining the integrity of peer support. The format includes a brief presentation as well as Q & A with participants.

Presenter:
Anita Bradley
Founder and Executive Director of Northern Ohio Recovery Association

For more information: https://facesandvoicesofrecovery.org/event/virtual-learning-community-role-clarity-case-management-vs-peer-support-specialist-pst/


July 2021

FAVOR Virtual Learning: Peer Supervision

7/30/2021 - 7/30/2021

Training for Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota & Wyoming:
12pm-1pm (MST)

This free virtual learning community session will provide an overview and discussion of the topic of peer supervision. Your workforce is your greatest asset! Using a peer-to-peer model of supervision helps to ensure authenticity of peer support. The format includes a brief presentation as well as Q & A with participants.

Presenter:
Dr. VonZell Wade
Co-founder of Lost Dreams Awakening Recovery Community Organization
Owner of Luo Counseling Center

For more information: https://facesandvoicesofrecovery.org/event/peer-supervision-mst/


FAVOR RCO Bootcamp: For States AZ, NV, NM

7/27/2021 - 7/29/2021

Training for Arizona, Nevada & New Mexico
Times: 10am-4pm (MST)

Faces & Voices of Recovery invites you to a FREE virtual training sponsored by the Opioid Response Network. The RCO Bootcamp is a 13-hour Intensive Training program for new and emerging Recovery Community Organization (RCO) directors, program managers and board members. The training covers all the basics to help build the capacity of small non-profit organizations. Breakout sessions focus on RCO start-up, governance, sustainability, policies and procedures, strategic planning, staff development and more.

Presenter:
Owen Dougherty
Former Deputy Executive Director of the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse (GCSA)

For more information: https://facesandvoicesofrecovery.org/event/rco-bootcamp-2/


FAVOR Virtual Learning: Role Clarity

7/26/2021 - 7/26/2021

Virtual Learning Community: Role Clarity-Case Management vs. Peer Support Specialist
Training for Alaska, Oregon, and Washington
(12:00pm-1:00pm AKDT/1:00pm-2:00pm PST)

This free virtual learning community session will provide an overview and discussion of the topic of role clarity regarding case management vs. peer support specialist. Many RCO’s employ peer recovery coaches however defining clear expectations of the role is vital to maintaining the integrity of peer support. The format includes a brief presentation as well as Q & A with participants.

Presenter:
Anita Bradley
Founder and Executive Director of Northern Ohio Recovery Association

For more information: https://facesandvoicesofrecovery.org/event/virtual-learning-community-role-clarity-case-management-vs-peer-support-specialist-pst-2/


FAVOR Virtual Learning: Peer Supervision

7/19/2021 - 7/19/2021

Training for Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico:
12pm-1pm (PST)

This free virtual learning community session will provide an overview and discussion of the topic of peer supervision. Your workforce is your greatest asset! Using a peer-to-peer model of supervision helps to ensure authenticity of peer support. The format includes a brief presentation as well as Q & A with participants.

Presenter:
Dr. VonZell Wade
Co-founder of Lost Dreams Awakening Recovery Community Organization
Owner of Luo Counseling Center

For more information: https://facesandvoicesofrecovery.org/event/virtual-learning-community-peer-supervision-pst/


FAVOR Virtual Learning: Peer Supervision

7/19/2021 - 7/19/2021

Training for Alaska, Oregon, and Washington:
(12:00pm-1:00pm AKDT/1:00pm-2:00pm PST)

This free virtual learning community session will provide an overview and discussion of the topic of peer supervision. Your workforce is your greatest asset! Using a peer-to-peer model of supervision helps to ensure authenticity of peer support. The format includes a brief presentation as well as Q & A with participants.

Dr. VonZell Wade
Co-founder of Lost Dreams Awakening Recovery Community Organization
Owner of Luo Counseling Center

For more information: https://facesandvoicesofrecovery.org/event/virtual-learning-community-peer-supervision-pst-2/


FAVOR Virtual Learning: Board Development

7/16/2021 - 7/16/2021

Training for Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming:
Faces & Voices of Recovery
12pm-1pm (MST)


This free virtual learning community session will provide an overview and discussion of the topic of board development. Developing a strong board of directors to provide strategic direction of the RCO as a non-profit organization is one major key to success. The format includes a brief presentation as well as Q & A with participants.

Presenter:
Robin L. Peyson
Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Recovery Coalition of Texas

For more information: https://facesandvoicesofrecovery.org/event/virtual-learning-community-board-development-mst/


FAVOR RCO Bootcamp: For States AK, OR, WA

7/13/2021 - 7/15/2021

Training for: Alaska, Oregon & Washington
Times: 10am-4pm (PST)

Faces & Voices of Recovery invites you to a FREE virtual training sponsored by the Opioid Response Network. The RCO Bootcamp is a 13-hour Intensive Training program for new and emerging Recovery Community Organization (RCO) directors, program managers and board members. The training covers all the basics to help build the capacity of small non-profit organizations. Breakout sessions focus on RCO start-up, governance, sustainability, policies and procedures, strategic planning, staff development and more.

Presenter:
Owen Dougherty
Former Deputy Executive Director of the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse (GCSA)

For more information: https://facesandvoicesofrecovery.org/event/rco-bootcamp/


FAVOR Virtual Learning:

7/12/2021 - 7/12/2021

Training for Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico:
12pm-1pm (PST)

This free virtual learning community session will provide an overview and discussion of the topic of board development. Developing a strong board of directors to provide strategic direction of the RCO as a non-profit organization is one major key to success. The format includes a brief presentation as well as Q & A with participants.

Presenter:
Robin L. Peyson
Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Recovery Coalition of Texas

For more information: https://facesandvoicesofrecovery.org/event/virtual-learning-community-board-development-pst-2/


FAVOR Recovery Ambassador Training: ID,MT,ND,SD,WY

7/6/2021 - 7/8/2021

Training for Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota & Wyoming
Faces & Voices of Recovery
9am-3pm (MST)

Faces & Voices of Recovery invites you to a FREE virtual training sponsored by the Opioid Response Network. The Recovery Ambassador Program is a 13-hour training that prepares individuals to advance public understanding and appropriate responses to addiction. The training program consists of a two-day seminar. Course material includes instruction in participation on advisory councils, recruiting volunteers, building messages, organizing community action, engaging policy makers, raising money and renewing team effort.

Presenters:
Michael Askew
Former Director of Advocacy at Connecticut Communities for Addiction Recovery

Flo Hilliard
Former Director of Wisconsin Voices For Recovery and ED2 Recovery in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

For more information: https://facesandvoicesofrecovery.org/event/recovery-ambassador-training-mst-3/


FAVOR Virtual Learning: RCO Best Practices

7/2/2021 - 7/2/2021

Training for Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota & Wyoming
Faces & Voices of Recovery
12pm-1pm (MST)

This free virtual learning community session will provide an overview and discussion of the topic of RCO Best Practices. To ensure fidelity to the recovery community organization model, Faces & Voices of Recovery, RCOs across the nation, and related stakeholders have identified 10 best practices for recovery community organizations. The format includes a brief presentation as well as Q & A with participants.

Presenter:
Laurie Johnson-Wade
Co-Founder of Lost Dreams Awakening Recovery Community Organization

For more information: https://facesandvoicesofrecovery.org/event/virtual-learning-community-rco-best-practices-mst/


Increasing Access to Recovery Supports

7/1/2021
Strategies for Increasing Access to Recovery Supports for People with Disabilities

Professionals in the field will share ideas and strategies for recovery service providers to be more inclusive and accessible for all people seeking support. Many changes to service delivery benefit not only people with disabilities but EVERYONE you serve! To learn more about the presenters and register: https://bit.ly/34lLdas
For more information: https://bit.ly/34lLdas


June 2021

FAVOR Recovery Ambassador Training: AZ, NV, NM

6/29/2021 - 7/1/2021

Training for Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico
Faces & Voices of Recovery
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Faces & Voices of Recovery invites you to a FREE virtual training sponsored by the Opioid Response Network. The Recovery Ambassador Program is a 6-hour training that prepares individuals to advance public understanding and appropriate responses to addiction. The training program consists of a one-day seminar. Course material includes instruction in participation on advisory councils, recruiting volunteers, building messages, organizing community action, engaging policy makers, raising money and renewing team effort.

Presenters:
Michael Askew
Former Director of Advocacy at Connecticut Communities for Addiction Recovery

Flo Hilliard
Former Director of Wisconsin Voices For Recovery and ED2 Recovery in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

For more information: https://facesandvoicesofrecovery.org/event/recovery-ambassador-training-mst-2/


FAVOR Virtual Learning: Board Development

6/28/2021 - 6/28/2021

Training for Alaska, Oregon, and Washington:
(12:00pm-1:00pm AKDT/1:00pm-2:00pm PST)

This free virtual learning community session will provide an overview and discussion of the topic of board development. Developing a strong board of directors to provide strategic direction of the RCO as a non-profit organization is one major key to success. The format includes a brief presentation as well as Q & A with participants.

Presenter:
Robin L. Peyson
Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Recovery Coalition of Texas

For more information: https://facesandvoicesofrecovery.org/event/virtual-learning-community-board-development-pst/


People with Disabilities Seeking SUD Treatment

6/24/2021
People with Disabilities Seeking SUD Treatment and Recovery Services

Three individuals living with disabilities will share their stories of substance use, challenges accessing treatment and recovery supports, and ways they advocated for their needs to achieve long-term recovery. To learn more about the presenters and to register: https://bit.ly/34lLdas
For more information: https://bit.ly/34lLdas


FAVOR Virtual Learning: RCO Best Practices

6/21/2021 - 6/21/2021

Training for Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico:
12pm-1pm (PST)

This free virtual learning community session will provide an overview and discussion of the topic of RCO Best Practices. To ensure fidelity to the recovery community organization model, Faces & Voices of Recovery, RCOs across the nation, and related stakeholders have identified 10 best practices for recovery community organizations. The format includes a brief presentation as well as Q & A with participants.

Presenter:
Marianna Horowitz
Faces and Voices of Recovery
Senior Project Coordinator


For more information: https://facesandvoicesofrecovery.org/event/virtual-learning-community-rco-best-practices-pst/


Understanding the Many Pathways to Recovery

6/17/2021 - 6/17/2021
Understanding the Science of Addiction and the Many Pathways to Recovery

Local Georgia residents and SUD subject matter experts will share information about how addiction affects the body and various treatment options available to help people manage their illness and recover. They will explain what we mean by “recovery” and many different ways that people regain their health, home, community and purpose as they overcome addiction. To learn more about the presenters and to register: https://bit.ly/34lLdas

For more information: https://bit.ly/34lLdas


Jun 15 Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Academy

6/15/2021 - 6/16/2021
CADCA, an ORN partner organization, is hosting an ORN-funded, customized training for prevention coalitions about medications for opioid use disorder access. The cohort will then lead local coalition-based strategies in their home communities, including: 1) raising awareness of local treatment services; 2) spreading messaging including the centrality of treatment in overdose prevention; and 3) addressing barriers to treatment including stigma and prejudice. Stay tuned to the ORN Bulletin to learn about the outcomes from this important event!


FAVOR Virtual Learning: RCO Best Practices

6/14/2021 - 6/14/2021

Training for Alaska, Oregon, and Washington:
(12:00pm-1:00pm AKDT/1:00pm-2:00pm PST)

This free virtual learning community session will provide an overview and discussion of the topic of RCO Best Practices. To ensure fidelity to the recovery community organization model, Faces & Voices of Recovery, RCOs across the nation, and related stakeholders have identified 10 best practices for recovery community organizations. The format includes a brief presentation as well as Q & A with participants.

Presenter:
Marianna Horowitz
Faces and Voices of Recovery
Senior Project Coordinator

For more information: https://facesandvoicesofrecovery.org/event/virtual-learning-community-rco-best-practices-pst-2/


FAVOR Recovery Ambassador Training: AK, OR & WA

6/8/2021 - 6/10/2021

Training for Alaska, Oregon, and Washington
Faces & Voices of Recovery
(9:00am-3:00pm AKDT/10:00am-4:00pm PST)

Faces & Voices of Recovery invites you to a FREE virtual training sponsored by the Opioid Response Network. The Recovery Ambassador Program is a 13-hour training that prepares individuals to advance public understanding and appropriate responses to addiction. The training program consists of a two-day seminar. Course material includes instruction in participation on advisory councils, recruiting volunteers, building messages, organizing community action, engaging policy makers, raising money and renewing team effort.

Presenters:
Michael Askew
Former Director of Advocacy at Connecticut Communities for Addiction Recovery

Flo Hilliard
Former Director of Wisconsin Voices For Recovery and ED2 Recovery in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

For more information: https://facesandvoicesofrecovery.org/event/recovery-ambassador-training-mst/


May 2021

Impactful SUD Interventions and Recovery Supports

5/25/2021 - 5/25/2021
C4 Innovations, an Opioid Response Network (ORN) partner organization, is hosting a conversation with clinicians and family peer support specialists about youth and young adult substance use disorder (SUD). One in every 6 young adults between the ages of 18-24 meet the criteria for SUD and qualify for treatment. Nine out of 10 individuals who meet clinical SUD criteria began smoking, drinking, or using other drugs before they turned 18.

Join us for an informative discussion as we unpack the complexity of youth and young adult SUD, a widespread and preventable public health issue. We will discuss treatment and recovery options that support individuals and the families.

National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, NCASA, 2011
May 25, 2021 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

For more information: https://c4innovates.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WU-iacVcRkSlxydLfIjjAA


How COVID-19 Impacts Clinical Practice

5/7/2020
May 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Presenter(s): Edwin Salsitz, MD

Over the next few weeks, PCSS is conducting a series of special Clinical Roundtables to provide you with the information you need as you care for your patients with OUD during the COVID-19 epidemic. The goal of the PCSS Clinical Roundtable is to support interactions among addiction experts and health professionals through an informal “roundtable” conversation. We would like you to submit your questions in advance to facilitate discussion.
For more information: https://pcssnow.org/event/how-covid-19-impacts-clinical-practice-3/


April 2020

Telehealth, MOUD and COVID-19

4/30/2020
April 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Presenter(s): Marla Kushner, DO

Over the next few weeks, PCSS is conducting a series of special Clinical Roundtables to provide you with the information you need as you care for your patients with OUD during the COVID-19 epidemic. The goal of the PCSS Clinical Roundtable is to support interactions among addiction experts and health professionals through an informal “roundtable” conversation. We would like you to submit your questions in advance to facilitate discussion.
For more information: https://pcssnow.org/event/telehealth-moud-and-covid-19-3/


The State of MOUD During COVID-19

4/29/2020
April 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Presenter(s): Nitigna Desai, MD

Over the next few weeks, PCSS is conducting a series of special Clinical Roundtables to provide you with the information you need as you care for your patients with OUD during the COVID-19 epidemic. The goal of the PCSS Clinical Roundtable is to support interactions among addiction experts and health professionals through an informal “roundtable” conversation. We would like you to submit your questions in advance to facilitate discussion.
For more information: https://pcssnow.org/event/the-state-of-moud-during-covid-19-2/


How Are Treatment Centers Handling COVID-19?

4/28/2020
April 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Presenter(s): Al Rundio, PhD, DNP, RN, APRN

Over the next few weeks, PCSS is conducting a series of special Clinical Roundtables to provide you with the information you need as you care for your patients with OUD during the COVID-19 epidemic. The goal of the PCSS Clinical Roundtable is to support interactions among addiction experts and health professionals through an informal “roundtable” conversation. We would like you to submit your questions in advance to facilitate discussion.
For more information: https://pcssnow.org/event/how-are-treatment-centers-handling-covid-19/


Grief and Loss During Today’s Challenging Times

4/24/2020
April 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Presenter(s): Diane Snyder Cowan, MA, MT-BC, CHPCA

Over the next few weeks, PCSS is conducting a series of special Clinical Roundtables to provide you with the information you need as you care for your patients with OUD during the COVID-19 epidemic. The goal of the PCSS Clinical Roundtable is to support interactions among addiction experts and health professionals through an informal “roundtable” conversation. We would like you to submit your questions in advance to facilitate discussion.
For more information: https://pcssnow.org/event/grief-and-loss-during-todays-challenging-times/


Taking Care of Yourself Using Mindfulness

4/23/2020
April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Presenter(s): Acelyne Summerson, MD

Over the next few weeks, PCSS is conducting a series of special Clinical Roundtables to provide you with the information you need as you care for your patients with OUD during the COVID-19 epidemic. The goal of the PCSS Clinical Roundtable is to support interactions among addiction experts and health professionals through an informal “roundtable” conversation. We would like you to submit your questions in advance to facilitate discussion.
For more information: https://pcssnow.org/event/taking-care-of-yourself-using-mindfulness-and-other-techniques-2/


Burnout and Managing Your Mental Health

4/21/2020
April 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Presenter(s): Sidarth Wakhlu, MD

Over the next few weeks, PCSS is conducting a series of special Clinical Roundtables to provide you with the information you need as you care for your patients with OUD during the COVID-19 epidemic. The goal of the PCSS Clinical Roundtable is to support interactions among addiction experts and health professionals through an informal “roundtable” conversation. We would like you to submit your questions in advance to facilitate discussion.
For more information: https://pcssnow.org/event/burnout-and-managing-your-mental-health/


Opioid Treatment Program Adaptations - COVID-19

4/20/2020
April 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Presenter(s): Daniel Warren, MD

Over the next few weeks, PCSS is conducting a series of special Clinical Roundtables to provide you with the information you need as you care for your patients with OUD during the COVID-19 epidemic. The goal of the PCSS Clinical Roundtable is to support interactions among addiction experts and health professionals through an informal “roundtable” conversation. We would like you to submit your questions in advance to facilitate discussion.

For more information: https://pcssnow.org/event/otp-adaptations-during-covid-19-pandemic/


Taking Care of Yourself Using Mindfulness

4/16/2020
April 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Presenter(s): Martha Ignaszewski, MD

Over the next few weeks, PCSS is conducting a series of special Clinical Roundtables to provide you with the information you need as you care for your patients with OUD during the COVID-19 epidemic. The goal of the PCSS Clinical Roundtable is to support interactions among addiction experts and health professionals through an informal “roundtable” conversation. We would like you to submit your questions in advance to facilitate discussion.
For more information: https://pcssnow.org/event/taking-care-of-yourself-using-mindfulness-and-other-techniques/


March 2020

Webinar: Telemedicine: Getting Started

3/27/2020
Telemedicine: Getting Started, Regulations and Privacy Issues

The Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020 enacted by Congress on March 6, 2020. . As a result, this would allow broader use of and payment for telehealth services for Medicare beneficiaries during the emergency period as defined under the legislation.

These recent changes in telemedicine regulations open new opportunities in patient assessment for Medications for Addiction Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders.

Many communities are adopting telehealth as one way to address gaps in access to treatment for mental and substance use disorders for Rural, Urban, Tribal, Limited-Transportation, Emergency Medical Crisis Disposition and Justice-Involved Populations.

This webinar, hosted by the American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine through a Opioid Response Network STR-TA grant, will present ways to incorporate telemedicine into treatment programming for substance use disorders, including how to evaluate and expand access to Medications for Addiction Treatment (MAT) using telemedicine, types of telehealth provider settings, implementation of PCSS best practices and evolving barriers. Billing codes will also be addressed.

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 6H79TI080816 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.


For more information: https://education.aoaam.org/products/telemedicine-getting-started-regulations-and-privacy-issues-3272020#tab-product_tab_overview


January 2020

Webinar: Health Care Professions’ Engagement

1/29/2020
Title: Webinar: Health Care Professions’ Educational Engagement to Support Safer Prescribing and Better Care

Date/ Time: January 29, 2019 1:00 pm EST


The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)’s Public Health, Education and Treatment Task Force designed this webinar for health care professionals and educators to learn about the National Drug Control Strategy and how the health care community has an important role in safe prescribing education, prevention, and treatment of addiction across all health professions.
For more information: https://bit.ly/2R1rAyw


Medications for OUD in Correctional Settings

1/28/2020 - 1/30/2020
Meeting of states and municipalities interested in implementing Medications for Opioid Use Disorder into their correctional facilities. Highlighting the Rhode Island Department of Corrections’ model (one of the first to incorporate MAT system-wide), as well as other evidence-based delivery models from correctional systems around the country.
For more information: https://web.cvent.com/event/f63f2790-fcd5-4dd7-8e99-08bd215633f9/summary


Youth Engagement

1/24/2020
January 24th at 3 pm EST

Christy Zamani and Lori-Ann Novello will be leading "Youth Engagement Coast-to-Coast"
Location: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_D4LuTEV4SaeYwqIuDoaeWA
For more information: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_D4LuTEV4SaeYwqIuDoaeWA


Webinar: Money Follows the Person

1/22/2020
Title: Webinar: Money Follows the Person – Tribal Initiative, Part 1

Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020


Hear from tribal nations in Washington and Oklahoma on the Money Follows the Person Tribal Initiative (MFP-TI). Panelists will share an overview of MFP-TI and their efforts to expand the availability of home-and community-based services in tribal communities.
For more information: https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/American-Indian-Alaska-Native/AIAN/LTSS-TA-Center/LTSS-Webinars


Building Community Coalitions

1/13/2020
January 13th at 2 pm EST

Dawn Calcutt Blackmon and Jerria Martin will be teaching on Building Community Coalitions for Substance Use Prevention
Location: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7MkM_WwhTbyqN0zCefmsIA
For more information: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7MkM_WwhTbyqN0zCefmsIA


Free Webinar: Community Readiness

1/7/2020
Free Webinar: Community Readiness & Organizational Capacity on January 7th at 2 pm ET
For more information: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xagc1uWPRYK_ghpzbSlKXQ


December 2019

Free Webinar: SBIRT Skills Development

12/16/2019
Free Webinar: SBIRT Skills Development: Enhancing Brief Intervention Skills in SBIRT service delivery on December 16th (1 pm ET/Noon CT)
For more information: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hsaJ4PLoT--qncT2jOmSKQ


American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry Meeting

12/5/2019
12/5/2019 ORN Exhibiting at American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA
Location: San Diego, CA


November 2019

C4 Innovations Representing ORN at CCAR Conference

11/13/2019 - 11/15/2019
CCAR Multiple Pathways Conference

Nov. 13 - 15, 2019
Location: Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center - Punta Gorda, FL
For more information: https://www.ccarconference.org/


ORN Exhibiting at AAMC Annual Conference

11/8/2019

Location: Phoenix, AZ


Community ORN Training

11/6/2019 - 11/7/2019
November 6 & 7, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cost: Free

Location: Embassy Suites Hotel, 1801 Newton Pike, Lexington, KY
For more information: https://cvent.me/DwvrA


October 2019

Webinar: Why SBIRT is important for prevention

10/28/2019
Webinar: Why SBIRT is important for the prevention community and how we can start the conversation

Date: Monday, Oct 28th, 2 pm ET
For more information: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7E72-dK7RLqrwemIr0UlFQ


ORN Exhibiting at ACEP Annual Meeting

10/27/2019

Location: Denver, CO


Enhancing Foundations for Change

10/23/2019
10/23/2019 ORN Exhibiting at 16th Statewide Conference Integrating Substance Use, Mental Health, and Primary Care Services: Enhancing Foundations for Change, Los Angeles, CA
Location: Los Angeles, CA


ORN Exhibiting at AATOD

10/19/2019

Location: Orlando, FL


ORN Exhibiting at The Healthier Texas Summit

10/17/2019
10/17/2019 ORN Exhibiting at The Healthier Texas Summit: A collaboration between It's Time Texas and The University of Texas System, Austin, TX
Location: Austin, TX


Community ORN Training

10/15/2019 - 10/16/2019
October 15: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm and October 16: 9:00 am - 5:00

Cost: Free
Location: Holiday Inn and Suites,2040 W Russell St.,Sioux Falls, SD
For more information: https://cvent.me/gzG0B


C4 Innovations Representing ORN at NARR

10/14/2019 - 10/16/2019
2019 National Alliance for Recovery Residences Best Practices Summit

Monday October 14 – Wednesday October 16, St. Louis, MO

Location: St. Louis, MO
For more information: https://narronline.org/conference-2/


Community ORN Training

10/7/2019 - 10/8/2019
October 7 & 8 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cost: Free

Location: Embassy Suites Hotel, 1000 Woodward Pl. NE,Albuquerque, NM 87102
For more information: https://bit.ly/2H95u82


ORN Exhibiting at PsychCongress 2019

10/3/2019

Location: San Diego, CA


September 2019

ORN Exhibiting at PAINWeek 2019

9/3/2019
9/3/2019 ORN Exhibiting at PAINWeek 2019l, Las Vegas, Nevada
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada


August 2019

National Association for Rural Mental Health

8/26/2019
8/26/2019 ORN Exhibiting at National Association for Rural Mental Health, Santa Fe, NM
Location: Santa Fe, NM


ORN Exhibiting at NCAD East

8/15/2019
8/15/2019 ORN Exhibiting at NCAD East, Baltimore, MD
Location: Baltimore, MD


National Association of Local Boards of Health

8/14/2019
8/14/2019 ORN Exhibiting at National Association of Local Boards of Health, Denver, Colorado
Location: Denver, Colorado


ORN Exhibiting at Silver City Institute

8/8/2019

Location: Silver City, NM


Association of American Indian Physicians

8/7/2019

Location: Chicago, IL


Science to Practice: Addressing the Opioid Crisis

8/7/2019
8/7/2019 ORN Exhibiting at Opioid Summit – Science to Practice: Addressing the Opioid Crisis, Vancouver, WA
Location: Vancouver, WA


ORN Exhibiting at Low Country Mental Health Conf.

8/1/2019

Location: Charlston, SC


July 2019

ORN Exhibiting at NW Missouri 2019 Opioid Summit

7/23/2019


Location: Buchanan County Opioid Task Force, St. Joseph MO


Opioid Awareness and Education

7/18/2019
Final in a three-part series that will explore prevention, treatment and recovery.
Location: Four Winds Lodge, Southwestern Polytechnic Indian Institute, 9169 Coors Blvd, Albuquerque, NM


Opioid Response Network Training

7/10/2019 - 7/11/2019

Location: 222 Smith St., Montgomery, AL
For more information: http://bit.ly/IAN_ORN


June 2019

PCSS 2019 Pain Care Legislation and Public Policy

6/26/2019
This webinar will provide insights into state and federal legislation and regulation, and how recent changes in policy will affect people with pain and the healthcare providers who treat them.

Educational objectives:

Assess the current state of the dual problems of drug overdoses and improperly treated pain.

Identify newly enacted or introduced Federal and state legislation and regulations.

Analyze the intent of policymakers and the likely impacts of new policies on patients, practitioners, and the public.
Location: https://pcssnow.org/event/pain-care-legislation-and-public-policy-2/
For more information: https://pcssnow.org/event/pain-care-legislation-an


Opioid Awareness and Education

6/17/2019
Second in a three-part series that will explore prevention, treatment and recovery.
Location: Four Winds Lodge, Southwestern Polytechnic Indian Institute, 9169 Coors Blvd, Albuquerque, NM
Contact Email: tawna.harrison@bie.edu


Opioid Response Network Training

6/4/2019 - 6/5/2019

Location: Indiana Hospital Association, 500 N. Meridian, Indianapolis, IN
For more information: http://bit.ly/IAN_ORN


May 2019

Opioid Awareness and Education

5/9/2019
First in a three-part series that will explore prevention, treatment and recovery.
Location: Four Winds Lodge, Southwestern Polytechnic Indian Institute, 9169 Coors Blvd, Albuquerque, NM