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The Texas Opioid Training Initiative provides 20+ hours of free online continuing education for a broad range of health professionals, including physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and social workers.

TREATMENT STRATEGIES FOR SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS

From the 2023 Texas Substance Use Symposium (TxSUS)

Buprenorphine Induction Strategies in the Age of Fentanyl

Carlos F. Tirado, MD, MPH, FASAM

Chief Medical Officer

CARMAhealth

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The Other MAT: Medications for Alcohol and Stimulant Use Disorders

Sidarth Wakhlu, MD

Professor of Psychiatry

Clinical Director, Addiction Psychiatry Service

UT Southwestern Medical Center

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Treatment of Substance Use Disorders in Youth: Promoting Patient and Family-Centered Harm-Reduction Approaches

Barbara Robles-Ramamurthy, MD

Assistant Professor

UT Health San Antonio

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Stigma Kills - Addressing Opioid and Substance Use Disorder by Changing Health System Culture

Richard Bottner, DHA, PA-C, CPHQ, FACHE

Vice President, Clinical Excellence

Colorado Hospital Association

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PATIENT-CENTERED PRESCRIBING AND MONITORING FOR OPIOID SAFETY

CDC’s 2022 Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Pain: the What and the Why

Stefan G. Kertesz, MD, MSc, FASAM

Professor of Medicine

UAB Heersink School of Medicine

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Improving PMP Use in Clinical Practice

K. Ashley Garling-Nañez, PharmD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice

The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy

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Using the PMP and Communicating with Patients About Controlled Substance Prescriptions

K. Ashley Garling-Nañez, PharmD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice

The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy

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Gabapentinoid Misuse: An Unnerving New Trend

Kirk Evoy, PharmD, BCACP, BC-ADM, CTTS

Clinical Associate Professor

UT Austin College of Pharmacy

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COMMUNITIES COLLABORATING FOR POSITIVE CHANGE

From the 2022 Texas Substance Use Symposium (TxSUS)

Texas Perspective: Public Health and Evidence-Based Approach for Improving the Substance Use Treatment Ecosystem

Crystal Walker, DMSc, PA-C

Director of Substance Use Disorders Clinical Services

MHMR of Tarrant County

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Innovation and Reform in Substance Use, Law Enforcement, and Policing

Brandon del Pozo, PhD, MPA, MA

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Public Health

Brown University

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Creating Supportive Treatment Environments for BIPOC, Tailoring Treatment to the Realities of Substance Use at the Border

Julia Lechuga, MA, PhD

Associate Professor of Public Health

The University of Texas at El Paso College of Health Sciences

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INPATIENT FOCUSED

From Survival to Recovery in Opioid Use Disorder

Lucas G. Hill, PharmD, BCACP

Clinical Associate Professor

The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy

Director, Pharmacy Addictions Research & Medicine (PhARM) Program

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Harm Reduction Basics for Healthcare Professionals

Claire Zagorski, MSc, LP

Graduate Research Assistant

The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy

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Developing and Implementing an Opioid Stewardship Program

Douglas R. Oyler, PharmD

Assistant Professor

University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

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Non-Opioid Alternatives for Pain Management in the Hospital Setting

Douglas R. Oyler, PharmD

Assistant Professor

University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

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Managing Medications for Opioid Use Disorder During Hospitalization

Kirsten Mason, PharmD, BCPS

Regional Clinical Pharmacy Manager

Ascension Texas

Amanda Simonton, PhD, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

CARMAhealth

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The B-Team: An Innovative Model for Inpatient Treatment Initiation

Kirsten Mason, PharmD, BCPS

Regional Clinical Pharmacy Manager

Ascension Texas

Richard Bottner, DHA, PA-C, CPHQ, FACHE

Vice President, Clinical Excellence

Colorado Hospital Association

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OUTPATIENT FOCUSED

From Survival to Recovery in Opioid Use Disorder

Lucas G. Hill, PharmD, BCACP

Clinical Associate Professor

The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy

Director, Pharmacy Addictions Research & Medicine (PhARM) Program

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Harm Reduction Basics for Healthcare Professionals

Claire Zagorski, MSc, LP

Graduate Research Assistant

The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy

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Pain, Opioids, and Choices: When Tapering and Safety Collide

Stefan G. Kertesz, MD, MSc, FASAM

Professor of Medicine

UAB Heersink School of Medicine

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Effective Use of the Prescription Monitoring Program

Marc Fleming, PhD, MPH, RPh

Associate Professor and Chair of Pharmacotherapy

University of North Texas College of Pharmacy

K. Ashley Garling-Nañez, PharmD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice

The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy

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STANDALONE COURSES

Pain Stewardship and the Hospital Pharmacist

Dan Arendt, Pharm.D., BCPS

Assistant Professor – Pain Stewardship

The James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy

University of Cincinnati & UC Health

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Meaningful Use of the Texas Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP)

Multiple presenters covering a variety of practice perspectives.

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Acute Pain Management in Patients with OUD

Kirsten Mason, PharmD, BCPS

Regional Clinical Pharmacy Manager

Ascension Texas

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Buprenorphine-Naloxone versus Extended-Release Naltrexone: A Comparison of Efficacy and Safety

Lindsey J. Loera, Pharm.D.

PhARM Fellow, University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy

Clinical Pharmacist, CARMAhealth Management, Inc

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Effective Communication Strategies with Patients in the Hospital Setting with Opioid Use Disorder

Lloyd Berg, PhD, ABPP

Associate Professor & Division Chief of Psychology

Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin

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Overview of B Team, Implementation Barriers, and Grow Strategies

Kirsten Mason, PharmD, BCPS

Regional Clinical Pharmacy Manager

Ascension Texas

Kristin Janzen, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice

The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy

Internal Medicine Clinical Specialist, Dell Seton Medical Center

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Opioid Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Lisa Cleveland, PhD, RN, CPNP, IBCL, FAAN

Associate Professor

Office for Faculty Excellence

UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing

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Opioid Overdose Prevention and Response

Lucas G. Hill, PharmD, BCACP

Clinical Associate Professor

The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy

Director, Pharmacy Addictions Research & Medicine (PhARM) Program

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Role of Stigma in Opioid Use Disorder

Richard Bottner, DHA, PA-C, CPHQ, FACHE

Vice President, Clinical Excellence

Colorado Hospital Association

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