Organizations Who Register One Provider For Any of the Programs Below Get a Voucher for the Guide to Rational Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain Program

February 2, 2018


Email after registration to request the voucher.

Up to 25 Vouchers available/Offer available through February 9th.

Treating Pain Safer: Fewer Opioids and Better Results Controlled Substances Education for Prescribers (Target Audience: Prescribers – physicians, pharmacists, PAs, NPs)

Literature has shown that prescribers receive little education on the treatment of pain resulting in less effective pain treatment with worse outcomes. Attendees will learn the evidence-based analysis of the relative effectiveness of medications and their side effects, recommendations on how to improve treatment of acute and chronic pain and recognizing substance use/opioid use disorders. This program will include the three required topics outlined by the new CME requirement in 21 NCAC 32R .0101.

MAHEC is offering this training in two locations. If you register early, the registration fee is only $45. To register, simply follow the link:

February 20, 2018 (5:30 PM – 8:45 PM) at McDowell Technical College:

May 10, 2018 (5:30 PM – 8:45 PM) at MAHEC:

Providers’ Clinical Support System: Buprenorphine Office-Based Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders, The “Half and Half” Course (Target Audience: Prescribers - physicians, pharmacists, PAs, NPs)

Buprenorphine is the most recent addition to the pharmacotherapies available to treat opioid dependence and is available by prescription from a physician’s office-based practice. Attaining your license to prescribe requires 8 hours of training for physicians and 24 hours for advanced practitioners. At MAHEC, the 8 hour training, 3.75 hours of which are online, focuses on specifics of treating patients with opioid use disorders in office-based settings and clinical vignettes to help trainees think through “real life” experiences in opioid use disorders treatment. Once the waiver training is completed in full, participants will receive a CME certificate of attendance from the AAAP and physicians will be able to apply for a DEA-X license to prescribe buprenorphine.


If you register early, the registration fee is only $35. To register, simply follow the link:                                                                                                                                                                                 

March 1, 2018 (4:00 PM – 8:45 PM):

Recovery Within Reach: Building Team Expertise in Office Based Opioid Treatment (Target Audience: Nonprescribers - mental health professionals, nurses, practice managers, program administrators, medical assistants, care managers, care coordinators, and other professional interested)

In 2002, U.S. physicians gained the opportunity to treat opioid-addicted patients with buprenorphine in primary care settings, commonly referred to as office-based opioid treatment (OBOT). OBOT has been shown to be effective and impacts public health through the reduction of opioid use, opioid overdose mortality, and transmission of infectious diseases. One consistently cited barrier preventing OBOT expansion is lack of adequate clinical support given the additional needs for patient monitoring. The goal of this program is to increase comfort level and expertise of the healthcare team by outlining a team approach, trauma-informed interventions, gender-responsive care, and recommendations for the implementation of buprenorphine OBOT.

This training is being offered at MAHEC three times this year. If you register early, the registration fee is only $35. To register, simply follow the link:

March 1, 2018 (3:45 PM – 8:30 PM):