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X-Express: The ABCs of Prescribing Buprenorphine

Express BuprenorphoneOn December 14, 2021, ACP will host this one-hour course providing a thorough overview of the role buprenorphine plays in the management of opioid use disorder. Since the previously required 8-hour training for buprenorphine prescribing has been eliminated, the goal of this course is to increase prescribing confidence among attendees and have every attendee's "X-waiver" application in progress by the end of the session. Specifically, the emphasis will be on how to recognize opioid use disorder; which patients are appropriate for buprenorphine; how to initiate buprenorphine and how to adjust buprenorphine; how to manage buprenorphine in patients with acute or chronic pain; reviewing real-world prescribing tips; and addressing barriers to care for buprenorphine patients and providers. 

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This Course Will Cover:

  1. Goals and principles of buprenorphine treatment for opioid use disorder
  2. New training requirements in order to prescribe buprenorphine
  3. Pharmacology of buprenorphine as compared with other medications for opioid use disorder
  4. Best practices for initiation, dose stabilization, maintenance and discontinuation
  5. Clinical cases that demonstrate how buprenorphine treatment can be delivered in various clinical settings

Benefits of Attending

  • Earn CME/MOC
  • Learn from the comfort of your home or office


  • December 14, 2021
  • 3:00-4:00pm ET


  • ACP Members: FREE
  • Nonmembers: $25

Course Director

Ann Garment, MD, FACP
NYC Health + Hospitals / Bellevue | NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Faculty Disclosures

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CME Accreditation

The American College of Physicians is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American College of Physicians designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC Information

Successful completion of this CME activity, which include participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1 MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credit claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.