Boston Medical Center (BMC) Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance (TTA)

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Massachusetts Office Based Addiction Treatment (OBAT) ECHO®

BMC's MA OBAT ECHO will take place from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EST on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month (with some exceptions). Cycle 9 begins on January 10, 2023 and will run through June 27, 2023. Participants must enroll for the entire 12-part series to be eligible for continuing education credits.

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. Subjects addressed in the MA OBAT ECHO® will include:

For more information or to enroll, email the Grayken Center for Addiction TTA ECHO® team.

Project ECHO® at BMC


Project Director

Colleen LaBelle

Colleen LaBelle, MSN, RN-BC, CARN, Program Director, MA State Technical Assistance Treatment Expansion of Office Based Addition Treatment (STATE OBAT), Boston Medical Center

Medical Director

Annie Potter

Annie Potter, MSN, MPH, NP, CARN-AP, Clinical Educator, MA STATE OBAT, Boston Medical Center

Addiction Psychiatrist

Mark Albanese

Mark Albanese, MD, Director, Adult Outpatient Psychiatry & Addictions, Cambridge Health Alliance; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Victoria Adeleye

Victoria Adeleye, PMHNP-BC, CARN, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Addiction and Behavioral Outpatient Recovery (ABOVE) program, Boston Medical Center

Grayken Center for Addiction TTA is a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC), a 514-bed academic medical center located in Boston's historic South End and the largest safety-net hospital in New England.

Funding for Grayken Center for Addiction TTA is provided by:

Massachusetts Department of Public Health Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS)
GE Foundation
Opioid Response Network

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