MONTHLY | October 2021
Celebrating 4 Years of Increasing Access to Services for Substance Use
October 16 marks four years of MACS providing services to prescribers across Maryland.
Over these past four years, MACS has expanded services in response to community needs while providing support to prescribers in every Maryland jurisdiction. Prescribers can access expert consultation from addiction medicine specialists, including experts in:
  • Pain management
  • Infectious disease
  • Adolescent substance use
  • Perinatal substance use

In addition to expert consultation, providers can access:

As always, MACS has appreciated the support and involvement of the provider community for the past four years and believes this support will ensure many successful years to come.

Thank you for being a part of the MACS community!
As we continue to grow and adapt to best meet your needs, we would love to hear from you!
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Education opportunities
Upcoming free virtual continuing education events
Understanding the Opioid Epidemic
Providers Role in the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

Thursday, October 14 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Presented by Eric Weintraub, MD
Meet the MACS team at the following event
Maryland Rural Health Conference
Monday, October 18-19, 2021
In partnership with the Maryland Rural Health Conference:
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Providers Clinical Support System
Half & Half Waiver Training
Buprenorphine for the Treatment of OUD

Tuesday, October 19 | 1:00 - 5:15 pm
Presented by Eric Weintraub, MD

Rural health prescribers: receive a $1,000 incentive! Details & eligibility in registration.
TeleECHO Clinics

Monthly virtual case-based learning and didactic presentations linking expert specialist teams with prescribers and their practices.
Opioid Treatment Program Clinic
Helping Patients in the Age of Fentanyl

Wednesday, October 6 | 12:30 - 1:45 pm
Maternal Health Clinic
Introduction to Opiates and Pregnancy

Monday, October 11 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Primary Care Clinic
Microdosing for Switching to Buprenorphine from Long-acting Opioids

Wednesday, October 20 | 12:30 - 1:45 pm
MACS for MOMs Webinar

Tuesday, November 2 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Pain Management Case Presentations Webinar

Friday, November 12 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Presented by Sarah Merritt, MD
HOLIDAYS | The MACS line will be closed:
Veterans Day – November 11
Thanksgiving - November 25
Native American Heritage Day - November 26
#MACSpotlight - September
Get to know the MACS team!
Each month we will feature a MACS team member in the #MACSpotlight.
Follow us on social media for the next #MACSpotlight on Friday, 10/15.
October Observances
AMERSA People & Passion, Episode 3: Barriers to treatment for opioid use disorder: Why aren’t pharmacists stocking buprenorphine?
Race and the Drug War
Join Primary Care Chat Thursdays at 9 pm
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