• Opioid Use Disorder Livestream

    New Course!

    Tuesday, May 25 - Wednesday, May 26
    FREE! SAMHSA DATA Waiver* Training, Monday, May 24

    • Stream on any device.
    • Register by May 14 and save up to $100. Physicians in the first seven years of practice can save even more!

    Already registered? You may edit your registration anytime.

    Learn how to implement a patient-centered approach to diagnose and manage those struggling with one of the country’s devastating health crises: opioid use disorder.

    This livestream CME is taught by experts who understand the challenges family physicians like you face when helping patients seek treatment. 

    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

    *A DATA Waiver is strongly recommended. Course registrants are eligible to receive free SAMHSA DATA Waiver, formally MAT Waiver, training on May 24.

    Learning Objectives

    At the end of this course, 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 24
    Optional SAMHSA DATA Waiver Training, formally MAT Waiver (registration is required if you wish to attend)
    8:00 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 25
    8:45 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. CT - Sessions
    12:25 - 12:55 p.m. CT - Break
    12:55 - 4:40 p.m. CT - Sessions

    Wednesday, May 26
    8:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CT - Sessions
    12:30 - 1:00 p.m. CT - Break
    1:00 - 5:15 p.m. CT - Sessions
    5:15 p.m. - Course Adjourns

    Times are subject to change.


    Subject to change.

    • Getting to Know Your Peer Group
    • Harm Reduction and Addressing Stigma
    • Intake Assessment and Care Coordination
    • Interpretation of Toxicology Results
    • Managing Common Comorbidities - Sleep, Anxiety, and Depression
    • Office Based Opioid Treatment and TeleMedicine
    • Principles of Motivational Interviewing
    • Resources and Next Steps
    • The Evidence Base for Treatment of OUD
    • Trauma-Informed Care
    • Treatment of OUD with Buprenorphine, Part 1: Initiation of Treatment
    • Treatment of OUD with Buprenorphine, Part 2: Follow-up Visits and Maintenance
    • What Is Addiction?

    Registration Fees*

      AAFP Member New Physician Student or Resident Other Health Care Professional Nonmember
    Early Bird
    (ends May 14)
    $595 $545 $425 $745 $745
    Standard $695 $645 $525 $845 $845

    *Note: A DATA Waiver is strongly recommended. Course registrants are eligible to receive free SAMHSA DATA Waiver, formally MAT Waiver, training on May 24.

    A downloadable syllabus is included with registration.


    Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, MD, MPH, FAAFP, course co-chair
    David O’Gurek, MD, FAAFP, course co-chair
    Margaret Lownstein, MD
    Anika Alvanzo, MD
    Nicole Gastala, MD
    Sky Lee, MD

    Livestream Questions

    What are the system requirements for the livestream?

    For ideal viewing and participation, you should have access to the following:

    • Firefox 1.1+, Internet Explorer 10.0+, Safari 1.0+. Edge, Chrome, and Opera.
    • 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?

    No. Since the collaboration with faculty and attendees will take place throughout the workshop, these sessions will not be recorded.

    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, Tuesday, June 1, 2021.

    CME Credit Statement

    Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

    Already registered? You may edit your registration anytime.