Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) waiver training
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) waiver training will be offered through the five AzAHEC Regional Centers through four weekly 2-hour long sessions:
Feb. 14th at noon: Module 1: Overview and Module 2: Neurobiology of Opioid Use Disorder
Feb. 21st at noon: Module 3: Patient Evaluation and Module 4: Pharmacology
Feb. 28th at noon: Module 5: Specialty Topics and Module 6: Medication Assisted Treatment and Urine Drug Testing
Mar. 7th at noon: Module 7: Evidence Based Counseling and Module 8: Clinical Management
In person-attendance at a Regional Center (or alternative in-person attendance site as approved by an AzAHEC Regional Center) at all four events is required.
How to Participate
- Register: https://uarizona.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6MxJhkQ0WGoa3WZ and identify through which center you will participate.
- All level of Arizona providers are welcome to participate at no cost.
- A limited number of stipends are available through AzAHEC Centers.
- Educational credits for this event are being requested. Please confer with your Educational credits for this event are being requested. Please confer with your AzAHEC Center for updates.
The current opioid epidemic has highlighted the need for innovative solutions for substance use disorders. SAMHSA defines medication assisted treatment (MAT) as the use of medications in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies for the treatment of substance use disorders.
Empowerment Systems' GVAHEC program along with the four other AHEC regional centers are excited to bring Project ECHO MAT Waiver Training to providers across the state of Arizona.
This is a free eight-hour MAT waiver training for physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Upon completion, physicians will be able to apply to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) for a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine, one of three medications approved by the FDA for the treatment of opioid use disorder. Nurse practitioners and physician assistants must take an additional 16 hours of training (which can be done online) in order to apply for a waiver.
The training consists of four, two-hour sessions taking place at your regional AHEC center. Trainings are from noon-2 pm on the following consecutive Thursdays: February 14, February 21, February 28 and March 7. In-person attendance is required for all four sessions.
This training is provided by AzAHEC and the University of Arizona. Registration is required. If you are not sure under which AHEC region you fall, The registration page will indicate the appropriate AHEC center for your location. REGISTER HERE!
A supplemental Opioid Addiction Treatment Program training through Project Echo will be available for participation following the MAT waiver training. This will consist of eight sessions lasting 90 minutes each. Participation in this supplemental training is optional.
More information from AzAHEC on the training is attached. Continuing education is being coordinated by the AzAHEC office.