Medication Assisted Treatment training program offered

Posted on: 5/9/18

OklahomaMAT (Medication Assisted Treatment) partners, ASAM and Project ECHO, are launching a 16-week Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine ECHO (FAME) series. Primary care and other health care providers are invited to register for any or all sessions.

OklahomaMAT is a training and mentorship program supporting health care providers in rural Oklahoma as they qualify for and obtain the necessary waiver to prescribe buprenorphine, and implement MAT services into practice. FAME sessions use the ECHO video conference model which connects participants face-to-face from their own computer to a panel of multidisciplinary experts including addiction specialists, a psychiatrist and an addiction counselor. FAME sessions are two hours each and include a 20- to 30-minute addiction didactic presentation and lively discussions on case presentations submitted by participants. Sessions will be held every Tuesday, 10 a.m. - noon, April 24 – Aug. 17.

Under a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the American Institutes for Research leads the Rural Oklahoma Medication Assisted Treatment Expansion Project (OklahomaMAT), partnered with the state of Oklahoma, the ECHO Institute at the University of the New Mexico Health Sciences Center, and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).

Capacity limits apply for each session. All participants are encouraged to attend as many sessions as they like. OklahomaMAT participants will need to attend two sessions to meet the OklahomaMAT program requirements. Participation in OklahomaMAT is not required for enrollment in FAME sessions.

To view the schedule of sessions, click here. To enroll, click here