MOUD ECHO

Medication for the treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

Join MOUD ECHO for an education and support program that covers key aspects of prescribing with a focus on buprenorphine in clinic settings.

This ECHO is more than a webinar but a place to ask questions and get free consultation from experts and peers. This ECHO follows the Project ECHO Model, which means every session includes time for participants to present de-identified patient cases for feedback and recommendations. Each session has time for you to get support in treating your patients!

Click here to learn more about the Project ECHO model.

Interested in joining MOUD ECHO?

MOUD ECHO is designed to support prescribers who are interested in providing medication assisted treatment (buprenorphine medication, naltrexone, and associated therapy and recovery supports) for persons with opioid use disorder. These prescribers include Doctors of Medicine (MD), Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DO), Physician Assistants (PA), Nurse Practitioners (NP), other advanced practitioners, and prescribing pharmacists with supervision from a physician. If you fit this criteria and are interested in joining MOUD ECHO, click the button below to access the form to request to join the MOUD ECHO program.

MOUD ECHO Schedule

Join us every 2nd & 4th Tuesday at 12PM MT!

MOUD ECHO sessions take place every second and fourth Tuesday of the month at noon Mountain Time via Zoom. Zoom registration information is provided to the MOUD ECHO program listserv the Monday before each session. The MOUD ECHO curriculum is updated for 12-week cycles to cover core content, special topics, and guest presenters. Curriculum core content covers key aspects of prescribing with a focus on buprenorphine in clinic settings, including an overview of MOUD, psychosocial supports, and clinic-level resources and skills. View the current cycle’s curriculum schedule below.

Cycle 28 Curriculum Schedule

  1. 6/11/24: Stages of Change and Spirit of MI by Evelyn Plumb, PhD
  2. 6/18/24: Details of Formulation and Dosing of Buprenorphine by Brandon Warrick, MD
  3. 6/25/24: Overview of OUD and Treatments by Sergio Huerta, MD
  4. 7/9/24: Treatment of OUD and Co-Occurring Psychiatric Illnesses by Vanessa Jacobsohn, MD
  5. 7/23/24: CBT for Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention by Evelyn Plumb, PhD
  6. 8/13/24: Treating OUD in Adolescents by Snehal Bhatt, MD
  7. 8/27/24: How to Taper Opioids by Brandon Warrick, MD
  8. 9/10/24: SUD Assessment and Screening by Sergio Huerta, MD
  9. 9/24/24: Management of Acute and Chronic Pain by Vanessa Jacobsohn, MD
  10. 10/8/24: Preventing Provider Burnout When Dealing with Pain and OUD Treatment by Evelyn Plumb, PhD
  11. 10/22/24: Team Based Approach by Snehal Bhatt, MD
  12. 11/12/24: TBD (Prescriber Topic)

 

Click here to download a copy of the MOUD ECHO Cycle 28 schedule.

MOUD ECHO Hub Team

Get free patient support from our MOUD experts!

The MOUD ECHO hub team is comprised of the program director, program coordinator, and several content experts. Content experts provide a didactic at each session from the MOUD ECHO curriculum. The MOUD ECHO comprehensive curriculum was developed in 2017 by Dr. Salvador, Dr. Bhatt, Dr. Jacobsohn and Dr. Lindsay at UNM’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences to help expand MOUD treatment in primary care. It has now expanded to many settings.

Program Director

  • Julie Salvador, PhD

Co- Program Directors

  • Snehal Bhatt, MD
  • Vanessa Jacobsohn, MD

Program Coordinator

  • Rachel Abeyta, BFA

Content Experts

  • Brandon Warrick, MD
  • Evelyn Plumb, PhD
  • Sergio Huerta, MD
  • Snehal Bhatt, MD
  • Vanessa Jacobsohn, MD

 

Contact the MOUD ECHO hub team: HSC-MATECHO@salud.unm.edu

MOUD ECHO Continuing Education

Attend 8 sessions to fulfill all DEA requirements!

MOUD ECHO sessions fulfill required hours for the Drug Enforcement Agency and New Mexico Medical Board Pain Management. Each MOUD ECHO session provides AMA PRA Category 1 credit for CMEs as well as credit from the New Mexico Counseling & Therapy Board for CEUs. MOUD ECHO sessions are also qualified to provide CNE contact hours and other non-physician credits.

MOUD ECHO Statement of Accreditation:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the New Mexico Medical Society (NMMS) through the joint sponsorship of Comagine Health and University of New Mexico. Comagine Health is accredited by the NMMS to provide Continuing Medical Education for physicians.

Many societies and credentialing bodies accept AMA PRA Category 1 credit as an equivalent as long as the topic is relevant to applicant’s field or discipline. To obtain non-physician credit, refer to the guidelines provided by your board to understand specific requirements.

MOUD ECHO Case Presentations

Volunteer to present at a session!

Every MOUD ECHO session provides 30 minutes for participants to present de-identified patient/client questions for input from expert consultants and other providers. Scheduled case reviews are always given priority at sessions but ad hoc cases are welcome. To schedule your case presentation, just fill out as much of the form as you can and email the form to the program coordinator. The Hub team will be prepared to go through the case with you and facilitate discussion at the session. A form with the summary of recommendations will be provided to you after the session.

Patient cases must be de-identified!

It is required to ensure no identifying information regarding the patient is conveyed in your form or verbal presentation. This includes even small details about the client/patient, their family, friends, workplace or similar that could identify them.

Click here to download the 2-page case presentation form.

Interested but not a prescriber?

While the MOUD ECHO is currently focused on physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, clinical pharmacists and other advance practitioners who can prescribe buprenorphine for OUD, we have many other education programs for the whole clinic, including for providers, prescribers, therapists, peers, administration, managers, directors, and other staff.

Click here  to see all our great MOUD and related ECHOs and webinars we have to offer!