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BMC's MA OBAT ECHO® will take place from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EST on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month, with some exceptions. Cycle 9 consists of 12 sessions. Participants may formally enroll for the entire 12-part series or may choose to attend specific sessions. Click here to view upcoming dates and topics and to register.
Boston Medical Center's (BMC) 12-part Massachusetts Office Based Addiction Treatment ECHO® (MA OBAT ECHO®) offers training and support in addiction treatment, with a focus on comprehensive care for patients with substance use disorders (SUDs). The free, case-based tele-mentoring program is designed to increase the capacity of care teams to integrate addiction treatment using a multidisciplinary care model.
Comprehensive care to serve patients with SUD entails a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach, which may need to include physicians, psychiatrists, mental health counselors, nurses, patient navigators, clinic support staff, and others depending on each patient's unique needs. The MA OBAT ECHO® encourages participation from all members of the team caring for patients with SUDs and is an interdisciplinary learning community. All participants will be given access to education about addiction treatment and have the opportunity to learn from experts in the field of addiction as well as from one another. Free CME, CE, and CEU credit is available to participants.
The OBAT ECHO® uses a simple videoconferencing platform (Zoom) to link participants across Massachusetts and the MA OBAT ECHO® Hub Team at BMC. Care teams have the opportunity to learn from each other and to receive specialist input from the interdisciplinary Hub team. The foundation of the teleECHO® clinic is case-based learning, in which participants discuss real patient cases in de-identified format. Each MA OBAT ECHO® session will include a brief didactic relevant to the treatment of patients with addiction. Topics include*:
For more information or to register for individual sessions, visit the BMC Grayken Center for Addiction TTA live trainings page. If you wish to enroll for the entire MA OBAT ECHO® cycle, or if you have questions, please email the Grayken TTA ECHO® team.
*Topics are subject to change
Matthew Heerema, MS, Clinical Research Coordinator, Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance, Boston Medical Center
Annie Potter, MSN, MPH, NP, CARN-AP, Clinical Nurse Educator, Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance, Boston Medical Center
Colleen LaBelle, MSN, RN-BC, CARN, Director, MA STATE OBAT, Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance, Boston Medical Center