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

A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals

Slow Your Roll: Prescribing Characteristics Associated With Opioid Overdose Following Buprenorphine Taper

April 6, 2023
1:00 pm–2:00 pm ET

A drop-in session, open to individuals working in the field of addiction. Includes discussion of an evidence-based article with implications for SUD practice.

Virtual meeting

Via Zoom
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This drop-in session is open to individuals working in addiction medicine nationwide. Every month, we will review an evidence-based article and discuss its implications for SUD practice. This includes new research studies and landmark studies relevant to substance use disorder practice.

Our monthly Addiction Journal Club is intended to be a distinct offering from other BMC Grayken Center for Addiction TTA events. This meeting is designed to be less didactic and more of an interactive review of emerging data and trends related to the care of persons who use substances. This monthly drop-in meeting provides an opportunity to network with addiction colleagues and share experiences about clinical practices.

This month, we will be going over: “Prescribing Characteristics Associated With Opioid Overdose Following Buprenorphine Taper" by Nikki Bozinoff, Siyu Men, Paul Kurdyak, et al. To read the article, please download the event flyer or click here.

Please register in advance via Zoom using the link at the top of this page in order to attend this session.

Intended audience

Individuals working in the field of addiction medicine. 


Annie Potter, MSN, MPH, NP, CARN-AP

Annie is a Nurse Practitioner at Boston Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. Annie educates and supports health care providers on best practices in the treatment of substance use disorders and serves as the Medical Director for the Massachusetts Office Based Addiction Treatment ECHO. Prior to joining BMC, Annie practiced at a community health center in Baltimore, MD, where she established and served as the clinical lead for the city's first walk-in HIV treatment and prevention program. She is board-certified in addictions and holds specialty certifications for the treatment of HIV and Hepatitis C. Annie earned her Masters of Nursing and Masters of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and Bloomberg School of Public Health, respectively.

Nancy Regan, MSN, FNP, CNM, CARN-AP

Nancy is a clinical nurse educator for Boston Medical Center's Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance, where she contributes to the development and delivery of continuing education programs, peer-reviewed publications, evidence-based clinical guidelines, and other resources for providers supporting patients with substance use disorders. Nancy is also a nurse practitioner, board certified in both family medicine and midwifery with over a decade of experience working in addiction treatment. Prior to joining the Grayken TTA team, Nancy held a position as director of the substance use disorder program at the Community Health Center of Cape Cod, where she maintains clinical practice. Nancy began her career in a community health center in South Boston managing a wide range of pediatric, prenatal, and adult patients. She later transitioned to addiction medicine at High Point Treatment Center in Jamaica Plain where she worked in an acute treatment setting of medically supervised detoxification and treated acute and chronic medical issues on a Crisis Stabilization Services Unit. Nancy also participated in the HEALing Communities Study — a multi-state study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse aimed at reducing overdose deaths — as a lead community partner, facilitating treatment on demand and engaging and empowering other community providers. She received her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in 2011 from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions and her Master of Science in Nursing Midwifery in 2017 from Frontier Nursing University. She also holds certification as a Certified Addiction Registered Nurse – Advanced Practice (CARN-AP) through the Addictions Nursing Certification Board (ANCB).

Sponsored by

Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (BSAS/DPH), Opioid Response Network (ORN), Association for Multidisciplinary Education and Research in Substance use and Addiction (AMERSA)

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI083343 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.

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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