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Continuing Medical Education

Quillen College of Medicine


   ETSU Poject ECHO  

Buprenorphine Medication Assisted Treatment (BMAT) Project ECHO


About this Series:

Project ECHO will link specialist teams at an academic “hub” with primary care clinicians in local communities – the “spokes” of the model. Together, you’ll participate in weekly teleECHO™ clinics that act like virtual grand rounds combined with mentoring and patient case presentations.

Our BMAT ECHO aims to improve access for patients suffering from OUD through a six-week series consisting of brief educational sessions followed by case presentations. 

Our initial topics will include:

  • Harm reduction
  • Introduction to OUD management
  • OUD during pregnancy
  • Common co-occurring diagnoses and their management
          -Infectious disease
          -Mental health 
  • How to manage an induction of buprenorphine in the outpatient setting 

Here’s a short Project ECHO overview video created by the program’s developers.

The regular interactive hub-spoke video conferences (using simple video-conferencing software that can be used on any desktop computer or mobile device) will consist of:

  • Short didactic presentations by the specialist on buprenorphine medically assisted treatment
  • Followed by case presentations by a family medicine participant
  • Followed by interactive discussion between the specialist and family medicine  provider
  • CME or other educational credit is offered by the ETSU Office of CME

Didactic and discussion will focus on providing learning around medically assisted treatment, specifically addressing those providers who have or are interested in obtaining their waiver in order to prescribe buprenorphine. The goal is to increase the knowledge base and comfort level of family medicine physicians, nurse practitioners on treating opioid use disorder. 

Fact Sheet:
Click here for Project ECHO Q&A Fact Sheet for Providers and Health Center Leadership.

How to claim credit:
Click here for information on how to claim CME credit.

Target Audience:
Family Medicine Physicians, Physicians, APNs, PAs, Residents/Fellows, Pharmacists, Psychologists


All sessions 12:15PM - 1:15PM (unless otherwise noted)

July 31, 2019 BMAT Project ECHO: Harm Reduction
Case Presenter for today's ECHO

Case Presentation Request:
Click here to download the ETSU BMAT ECHO Case Presentation Form. After completing the form email to

Click here for information on receiving MOC part II credit for submitting a case.

Click here for videos and resources

Session Materials:
Click here for today's ECHO session materials (July 31)

Archived Session Materials:
Click here for archived ECHO session materials

Project ECHO is a cost-free partnership between community providers and East Tennessee State University.

Click here to register now.

Activity Director:
Joyce Troxler, MD
Joyce Troxler, MD
Department of Family Medicine
East Tennessee State University
Quillen College of Medicine
Johnson City, TN
Email Joyce

Educational Planner:
Donna Dougherty, Educational Planner
Donna Dougherty
Educational Planner
Office of Continuing Medical Education
East Tennessee State
Email Donna

Activity Coordinator
Melissa Cloyd, Activity Coordinator

Melissa Cloyd, MPA
Addiction Medicine Fellowship Coordinator
Deprtment of Family Medicine
East Tennessee State University
Email Melissa


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University. The Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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The Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

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