Office-Based Buprenorphine: Patient Selection, Induction, and Management

Course description

The first in a series of 12 monthly webinars designed to support the implementation of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) in primary care. We will address the spectrum of needs including clinician needs, systems of care and regulatory/legal milieu. Our first webinar will focus on practical issues of induction on buprenorphine, including evaluating if the patient is appropriate for office-based opioid treatment (OBOT), factors that inform the decision around home or office-based inductions and the basics of inductions from methadone and other long-acting opioids. This webinar is designed to dovetail with an earlier CSAM webinar covering buprenorphine induction basics.

Recorded 10/28/2016


ASAM and/or CSAM Members: Free
Non-Member: $25.00

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This enduring internet activity is jointly provided by the California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM) and the California Health Care Foundation. CSAM is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. CSAM takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

CSAM designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.

PA’s, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists and therapists can earn CEU credit.

Target audience: 
  1. Primary Care Physician who are beginning or planning to integrate buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid dependence into theit practice.
  2. Associated health professionals who work in a setting that treats opioid dependent patients. 
Learning objectives: 
  1. Decide between of home- versus office-based induction for patients with opioid use disorders; 
  2. Induce a patient from methadone or long-acting opioids to buprenorphine; 
  3. Identify clinical features that make a patient more appropriate for methadone maintenance versus OBOT
Credits & accreditation
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 AMA Category 1
Faculty & disclosure

Soraya Azari, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, UCSF School of Medicine

Dr. Azari and the planning group for this workshop have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 AMA Category 1
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