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PCSS Discussion Forum: A Quick, Evidence-Based Resource from Clinical Experts
If you need an answer about treating opioid use disorder, the PCSS Discussion Forum is here to help. The forum is separated into major topics, such as office practices, pain management, burprenorphine, naltrexone, and methadone, and you may find the answers you need simply by browsing the posts or using the search bar. If not, write a post and an addiction specialist typically responds within 48 hours. For example, a recent post from a clinician requested help with patients having difficulty with buprenorphine induction. Within one hour, addiction specialist Dr. Adam Bisaga and colleagues responded with helpful advice and resources. Sign up today!
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Take the American Osteopathic Association Survey
on Restoring Certification Pathway in Addiction Medicine
The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) is investigating the restoration of a certification pathway that would provide an opportunity for osteopathic and allopathic physicians to obtain certification in addiction medicine. The American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine (AOAAM), a PCSS partner, is looking for input by asking physicians to participate in a short survey aimed at gauging interest in this certification.

Deadline to participate in the survey is April 7, 2019.
PCSS Trainings
American Dental Association:
The NIH Response to the Opioid Crisis
from a Research Perspective
Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Presenters: Wilson M. Compton, MD, MPE, Deputy Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse; Martha J. Somerman, DDS, PhD, Director - National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research; and Brad Rindal, DDS, Senior research investigator and associate dental director for research, HealthPartners Dental Group.

Webinar description: This webinar will present an overview of the opioid crisis, how addiction is a chronic brain disease, and how NIH is addressing the issues through research. [ Learn more ]
American Psychiatric Association:
The Clinical and Public Health Utility of Mutual Aid Organizations in Addressing Addiction: What Does the Science Tell Us?
Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Presenters: John F. Kelly, PhD, ABPP; Elizabeth R. Spallin Associate Professor of Psychiatry in Addiction Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Webinar Description: Twelve-step based treatments and related community mutual-aid organizations, such as AA and NA, to which patients are referred, have come under scrutiny and criticism in the press and popular media in recent years being branded as “outdated” and “not evidence-based.” 
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