• Opioid Use Disorder Livestream

    Tuesday, May 24 - Wednesday, May 25, 2022
    FREE! PCSS Waiver Training*,
    Monday, May 23, 2022

    Already registered? You may edit your registration anytime.

    Family physicians play a key role in combating the nation’s opioid epidemic and now, more than ever, need to stay on top of the latest guidelines and clinical best practices.

    Opioid Use Disorder Livestream, May 23–25, from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), is designed to help you through this complex public health crisis.

    Learn how to implement a patient-centered approach to diagnose and provide treatment for individuals with opioid use disorder. You’ll focus on skills you can immediately put into practice, including:

    • Toxicology interpretation
    • Using telemedicine for OUD treatment
    • Trauma-informed care and motivational interviewing
    • Medications for opioid use disorder
    • Working with other care providers

    Taught by experts who understand the challenges family physicians like you face when helping patients seek treatment. 

    *Waiver training is strongly recommended. Course registrants are eligible to receive free PCSS Waiver training on May 23.

    • Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI081968 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.
    • PCSS website link: www.pcssNOW.org
    • Contact information: pcss@aaap.org
    • “AAAP is the DATA 2000 sponsor for this training.”
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    CME Credit

    Earn up to 15 live credits and enhance patient care—all in just a few days.

    Learning Objectives

    At the conclusion of this activity, you will be able to:

    • Implement evidence-based guidelines and principles into the evaluation and treatment of patients with opioid use disorder.
    • Demonstrate a patient-centered approach to the care of patients with substance use disorder with attention to destigmatizing language.
    • Discuss harm reduction philosophy and approach to caring for patients and communities.
    • Demonstrate skills and techniques that are appropriate for use in patients with other substance use disorders.


    The times listed below are central time.

    Monday, May 23, 2022
    Optional PCSS Waiver Training (registration is required if you wish to attend)
    7:55 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. CT - Part 1
    12:15 - 1:15 p.m. CT - Break
    1:15 - 5:30 p.m. CT - Part 2

    Tuesday, May 24, 2022
    8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CT - Sessions
    12:00 - 12:30 p.m. CT - Break
    12:30 - 5:40 p.m. CT - Sessions

    Wednesday, May 25, 2022
    8:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. CT - Sessions
    12:20 - 12:50 p.m. CT - Break
    12:50 - 5:15 p.m. CT - Sessions
    5:15 p.m. - Course Adjourns

    Times are subject to change.


    Subject to change.

    PCSS Waiver Training

    • Neuroscience
    • Patient Evaluation
    • Small Group Case #1
    • Pharmacology
    • Specialty Topics
    • Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) & Urine Drug Testing
    • Small Group Case #2
    • Evidence Based Counseling
    • Clinical Management
    • Small Group #3
    • Completion of DEA Waiver; Questions & Answers; Evaluations

    Opioid Use Disorder

    • Getting to Know Your Peer Group
    • What Is Addiction?
    • Considering the Patient Perspective
    • Trauma-Informed Care
    • Principles of Motivational Interviewing
    • The Evidence Base for Treatment of OUD
    • Intake Assessment & Care Coordination
    • Treatment of OUD with Buprenorphine, Part 1: Initiation of Treatment
    • Treatment of OUD with Buprenorphine, Part 2: Follow-up Visits & Maintenance
    • Interpretation of Toxicology Results
    • Managing Common Comorbidities: Sleep, Anxiety, & Depression
    • Increasing Access to Treatment through Outpatient Telehealth
    • Harm Reduction & Addressing Stigma

    Registration Fees*

    AAFP Member New Physician Student or Resident Other Health Care Professional Nonmember
    $695 $645 $525 $845 $845

    *Note: Waiver training is strongly recommended. Course registrants are eligible to receive free PCSS Waiver Training on May 23.

    A downloadable syllabus is included with registration.


    Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, MD, MPH, FAAFP, DFASAM, FACPM, course co-chair
    David O’Gurek, MD, FAAFP, course co-chair
    Anika Alvanzo, MD, MS, DFASAM, FACP
    Nicole Gastala, MD
    Margaret (Maggie) Lowenstein, MD, MPhil, MSHP
    Hannah Snyder, MD 

    Livestream Questions

    What should I expect after I register for livestream? 
    You will receive an email from Launch Interactions, our streaming provider, the Wednesday before the course begins, with the link to access the livestream and course resources which include access to PDFs of presentations. Launch Interactions will also send reminder emails one hour before the start of each day's sessions.

    What are the system requirements for the livestream?
    For ideal viewing and participation, you should have access to the following:

    • Google Chrome is recommended for optimal performance. Firefox 1.1+ would be the second alternative. Do not use other browsers.
    • High speed internet connection with a consistent internet download speed of 3 Mbps
    • Compatible with a computer with the minimum specifications of either Mac IS x 10.6 or Windows 7 with latest updates installed and 4 GB of RAM.
    • Also compatible with all modern mobile browsers; iOS (Apple) and Android based tablets and smartphones.

    You may test the speed and performance of your internet connection at www.speedtest.net.

    Note: Some corporate networks and internet service providers block video transmissions by use of a firewall. If you cannot see video clips (even though your system meets the system requirements), contact your network administrator to see whether a security firewall is blocking video transmission. 

    Will the live presentations be recorded?
    Yes, general sessions will be recorded. Small groups or breakouts will not be recorded. You will have access to the archived recordings of the sessions within approximately 24 hours after the live lecture via the “Watch Again” tab within the platform. You will have unlimited access to these sessions for six months after the course. CME credit will not be offered.

    What if I want to cancel my livestream registration?
    Standard AAFP live course cancellation policies still apply.

    What if I'm not satisfied with the livestream experience?
    Please contact the AAFP Member Resource Center at (800) 274-2237 or aafp@aafp.org no later than 5 p.m. CT, Friday, May 27, 2022.

    CME Credit Statements

    The AAFP has reviewed Opioid Use Disorder Livestream and deemed it acceptable for up to 15 Live AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 5/24/2022 to 5/25/2022. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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

    The American Academy of Family Physicians designates this Live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    CME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.

    Following this CME activity, participants will have the opportunity to earn an additional two Prescribed credits for participation in each Translation to Practice® exercise. Information on Translation to Practice® will be shared within the activity.

    Already registered? You may edit your registration anytime.

    Can't attend live?

    The self-study option on substance use disorders offers you to learn on your schedule.