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Massachusetts Chapter Virtual Meeting– Oct 10, 2020 


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Video Modules "You can do it: Buprenorphine Prescribing in Primary Care"

Audrey Provenzano, MD, Chair, Opioid Use Disorder Subcommittee of the HPPC
Course Overview

Given the scale of the opioid epidemic and the need to provide treatment for those suffering from opioid use disorder, the primary care setting is increasingly important as a venue for buprenorphine therapy. Many physicians in the ambulatory setting, even if already licensed to prescribe buprenorphine, may wish to provide this care but are unsure how to get started and what resources may be available to help support them when they encounter questions and challenges. This program aims to allow physicians in the primary care setting who have successfully made OUD part of their daily practice share their experiences, resources they have used long the way, and empower attendees to start prescribing life-saving buprenorphine therapy more regularly in their practices.

Part 1 - Prescribing Buprenorphine and Available Resources 
Part 2 - Models of Care for OUD
Part 3 - Buprenorphine Prescribing in Primary Care - Q & A

Intended Audience

Primary Care / Internal Medicine Physicians     

Objectives

  • Cite what buprenorphine is, orient to waiver process, timeline for certification, and patient limits
  • Discuss challenges of starting to prescribe buprenorphine in various settings
  • Describe supports available to make prescribing buprenorphine easier for clinicians new to treating OUD
  • Recognize the many models of care & collaboration that can be utilized to treat OUD in the ambulatory setting and address common questions and issues surrounding the logistics of providing OUD care in the primary care setting

Click this link to the Massachusetts Medical Society website and links for the 3 modules free to all learners. 

http://www.massmed.org/Continuing-Education-and-Events/Online-CME/Courses/Buprenorphine/You-Can-Do-It--Buprenorphine-Prescribing-in-Primary-Care/


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Chapter News

COVID-19 and School Reopening

On September 9, the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS), in collaboration with the Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP), the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Physicians, hosted a 90-minute virtual member forum on COVID-19 and school reopening. Dr. David Rosman, MMS president, and Dr. Michele Parker, MAFP president, served as moderators. Program speakers included:

Jeffrey Riley, commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Dr. Lloyd Fisher, president, Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Dr. Elisa Choi, governor, Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Physicians
Dr. Sandra Nelson, infectious disease specialist, Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. Larry Madoff, medical director, Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences, Massachusetts Department of Public Health

The program recording, along with the slide deck and summary, can be found here.

White Paper Release on Opioid Use Disorder Among Healthcare Professionals  

The Massachusetts Chapter participated with the Massachusetts Medical Society on a survey by Shatterproof, RIZE MA, and GE Foundation on stigma around screening and treating patients with opioid use disorder. The study found that stigma around addiction extends to the provider community.  Click here for the press release and survey white paper.

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Massachusetts Chapter Receives 2019 Chapter Excellence Award

We are pleased to announce that our chapter is in receipt of the Gold Level of the 2019 Chapter Excellence Award! The award recognizes truly extraordinary chapters that surpass excellence in chapter management. We are in the company of 32 other outstanding chapters.   In order to achieve the Gold Level of the Chapter Excellence Award, chapters must meet twenty-one Bronze criteria, fifteen Silver criteria and multiple Gold level activities. Criteria include such activities as having a legislative action plan or agenda, holding a volunteerism/community service activity, holding multiple stand-alone meetings, having revenue sources outside of dues and meeting registration fees, implementing a strategic plan, implementing a formal recruitment and retention plan and measuring outcomes, conducting various activities for Medical Students, Residents and Early Career Physicians. I would like to extend a special thanks to those chapter members who assisted us in all of these endeavors! For their hard work and dedication, we received this award.

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