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

A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals

The Nuts and Bolts of Buprenorphine Treatment (Training for Berkshire HCS)

September 26, 2023
6:30 pm–8:30 pm ET

This two-hour course will provide prescribers with the skills needed to implement addiction treatment in a practice setting. It is intended to provide prescribers with practical, evidence-based strategies for initiating and maintaining medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) as well as tools to care for patients with ongoing use and/or polysubstance use.


Country Club of Pittsfield
639 South Street
Pittsfield, MA


This two-hour course is designed to provide prescribers, including pharmacists, with the skills and education necessary to prescribe MOUD in the outpatient setting as well as in the emergency department. Topics include initial assessment, initiation of buprenorphine, injectable medications, visit management, monitoring, and strategies to reduce harm associated with continued use.

Intended audience

Medical professionals with prescriptive authority looking to increase provision of care for patients with opioid use disorder in an outpatient treatment setting or emergency department.


Sarah DeJesus

Program Manager, Berkshire Harm Reduction

Jessica Kemp, RN, CARN

OBAT Program Manager, The Brien Center

Jennifer Michaels, MD, FASAM

Medical Director, The Brien Center


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

Sponsored by

Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS), HEAL

Funding for out of state attendees is provided by the Opioid Response Network (ORN).

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.

Accreditation information

In support of improving patient care, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Boston Medical Center is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Association Massachusetts, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Participants who complete and return the evaluation and stay for the entire session will be awarded a total of 2.00 contact hours with 2.00 contact hours classified as pharmacology.

Continuing education (CE) requirements vary by license and jurisdiction. When requesting continuing education credits, please ensure you are following the rules and regulations determined by the board regulating your license. Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction TTA does not oversee adherence to licensing requirements and regulations. 

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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