“NEW! – a new OSU ECHO series starts Monday, May 20 2019”

Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences Addiction Medicine TeleECHO

Project ECHO (Extension for Community Health Care Outcomes) is a collaborative model of medical education and care management that empowers clinicians in rural and underserved communities to provide specialty care to more people right where they live. Through technology, Project ECHO connects an interdisciplinary team at the OSU Center for Health Sciences with community providers to discuss treatment for chronic and complex medical conditions. The heart of the ECHO model™ is its hub-and-spoke knowledge-sharing networks, led by expert teams who use multi-point videoconferencing to conduct virtual clinics with community providers. In this way, primary care doctors, nurses and other clinicians learn to provide excellent specialty care to patients in their own communities.

The OSU Addiction Medication TeleECHO training includes topics of screening and diagnosis, neurobiology, impact on medical and psychiatric illness, and pharmacologic and bahvioral treatment modalities. The Office of Continuing Medical Education designates this program for a maximum of 2 AOA Category 1-A credits per session and will report CME specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.

Why Addiction Medicine ECHO?  

  • Oklahoma ranks second in the nation at 11.9 percent for rates of any substance abuse disorder
  • Between 700,000 and 950,000 adult Oklahomans need services for substance abuse disorders
  • Limited access to treatment for substance abuse disorders
  • The OSU Center for Health Sciences Office of Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians

Upcoming Didactic Topics:  

May 20 - Proper Prescribing Guidelines for Opioids
May 27 - No ECHO - Happy Memorial Day!
June 3 - Naloxone Rescue Kits
June 10 - Opioid Detoxification with Alpha Agonists
June 17 - Opioid Use Disorder Treatment History and Legislation
June 24 - Naltrexone Antagonist Therapy
July 1 - Overview of Methadone Agonist Therapy
July 8 - Buprenorphine Pharmacology and Medical Principles
July 15 - Buprenorphine Formulations
July 22 - Opioid Detoxification with Buprenorphine
July 29 - The Buprenorphine Evaluation and Induction Process
August 5 - Monitoring Compliance in Buprenorphine Agonist Therapy
August 12 - Termination of Buprenorphine Agonist Therapy
August 19 - Opioid Use and Treatment in Pregnancy
August 26 - Medical Complications of Injected Drug Use


Every Monday, 12:00 noon – 1:30 PM Central Time


Available on-line


No Cost


  • Obtain knowledge from specialists at OSU Center for Health Sciences
  • Up to two hours of Category 1-A CME credit for participation
  • Advance knowledge to improve patient care
  • Engage with an expert team and collaborate with the ECHO community
  • Patients stay within community practice

How It Works 

  • Patients need access to specialty care for their complex health conditions
  • Specialist are fewer in number and more difficult to access, especially in rural and underserved communities
  • Health care clinicians get training in specialty care so more patients can get the care they need
  • Patients get the right care, in the right place, at the right time, improving patient outcomes and reducing health care costs

Get expert addiction specialist knowledge in a virtual learning network with OSU Center for Health Sciences addiction medicine ECHO team. The curriculum is designed to expand expertise in treating substance use disorders in the primary care setting. 


Click HERE for registration!

Please visit https://health.okstate.edu/echo/addiction-medicine-echo.html for further information about the Addiction Medicine Clinics and the orange button leading to the registration form.