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

A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals

Integrating Addiction Treatment into Your Practice: A How-To Guide

September 26, 2022
2:00 pm–3:00 pm ET

This training will provide strategies to implementing addiction care and medications for OUD into your practice setting.

This training counts towards the 16 hours requirement for advanced practice providers (APPs) applying for their DEA X-waiver.

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Virtual meeting

Via Zoom


Boston Medical Center's Grayken Center for Addiction TTA is pleased to announce a comprehensive new training series aimed at advancing addiction treatment among health care professionals. This recurring series consists of 16 hours of training covering 20 topics. You can attend all sessions or select specific ones. 
Foundational topics in this series include an introduction to substance use disorders (SUDs) and stigma, screening for SUDs, motivational interviewing, harm reduction, and medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD). Clinically-focused sessions will review alcohol, benzodiazepine, and stimulant use disorders, in addition to MOUD implementation strategies, co-occurring disorders, and medical considerations for persons using substances. Population-specific trainings will discuss SUD as it relates to adolescents and young adults, older adults, peripartum persons, and those with a brain injury. Specialty topics include cannabis, criminal-legal involvement, overdose education and naloxone distribution, pain management, lab testing/toxicology screening, and regulatory issues relating to MOUD. 
These trainings, formerly used for advanced practice providers (APPs) applying for their DEA X-waiver, will continue to count towards the additional 16 hours required for APPs. 

Please note that you must have your camera on so we can see you in order to be eligible for continuing education credits and for this training to count towards your 16 hour X-Waiver requirement.

Intended audience

Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM), Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA), Physician Assistants, Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)


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.

Kristin Wason, MSN, NP-C, CARN

Kristin is a Nurse Practitioner at Boston Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. Kristin has been working in addiction medicine since 2009 - initially practicing as a Registered Nurse within BMC's multidisciplinary OBAT clinic, managing a large caseload of patients with substance addiction, and now as a Primary Care Provider with a full DATA2000 X-waiver. In addition to her clinical practice, Kristin advises and supports community health centers on integration of best practices for treating substance use disorders into institutions across Massachusetts and nationwide. Kristin earned her MSN, Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, degree from Salem State University. She is board certified in addictions nursing through the Addictions Nursing Certification Board.


Following completion of this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to:

Sponsored by

Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS), Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS), and Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction TTA

American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) is the DATA 2000 sponsor for this waiver training.

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI081968 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.

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Accreditation information

Boston Medical Center grants 1.00 hours, 0.50 of which count as pharmacology hours, to all nurses who attend and complete the evaluation. Boston Medical Center is approved as a provider of continuing professional development by American Nurses Association, Massachusetts, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 

Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The lecture has been approved by The Network of Professional Education at Boston University School of Social Work, accredited by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Social Work Registration, to provide 1.00 credit hours.

BMC Grayken Center of Addiction TTA has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7188. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. BMC Grayken Center of Addiction TTA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. For this program, 1.00 contact hours will be offered to participants who attend the training and complete the evaluation.

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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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