Upcoming Opportunities

Webinar Series:

"Office Based Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder"

- Summer 2019 -

This four-part webinar series for Oklahoma providers is aimed at addressing best practices and challenges in implementing MAT in an office-based setting. All presenters and moderator currently provide MAT services in office-based settings and look forward to sharing their experiences with you. At this time, we are looking for your input on topics to cover within the following webinars as well as dates/times that work best for you.

Webinar Series:

Webinar 1: MAT Office Workflow, Billing and Referral

This webinar will highlight successes and challenges in preparing to deliver MAT services in your clinic. Speakers will discuss strategies and best practices on staffing, patient scheduling, billing, and selecting a urine toxicology test. Additionally, they will provide information on ways to mitigate common challenges.

Webinar 2: The Intake Visit: Buprenorphine Initiation

This webinar will focus on the first week of initiation including patient assessment, office vs home initiation, patient communication, medication tips, and sample plans. 

Webinar 3: Buprenorphine Maintenance

This webinar will discuss week 2 and beyond, including dosage assessment, how to interpret urine toxicology results, common clinical challenges, and patient communication between visits.

Webinar 4: Engaging the Patient and their Loved Ones

This webinar will focus on how to assess a patients’ support network and include loved ones in the care process, from explaining OUD as a chronic condition, preparing expectations of loved ones, and training them on overdose prevention and naloxone administration.


Paul Seale, MD

Dr. Seale certified in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine. He is Professor and Director of Research in the Department of Family Medicine at Navicent Health and Mercer University School of Medicine.

Layne Subera, DO

Dr. Subera certified in Family Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment and Pain Medicine. He currently serves as a Commissioner for the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control Commission.

William Yarborough, MD

Dr. Yarborough certified in Internal Medicine, Addiction Medicine, and Pain Management. He currently serves as President of the Oklahoma Chapter of Addiction Medicine, American Society of Addiction Medicine.


Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, MD, MPH

Dr. Salisbury-Afshar certified in family medicine, preventive medicine/public health and addiction medicine. She currently serves as the Director of the Center for Multi-System Solutions to the Opioid Epidemic at the American Institutes for Research and provides clinical care at Heartland Alliance Health.


In 2019, ASAM offers a review course that is recognized as the essential primer for physicians and healthcare professionals who are preparing for a career in addiction medicine. This two-and-a-half-day course is mapped to the addiction medicine exam blueprint of topics for the exam and features outstanding faculty.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To demonstrate practical knowledge on the neurobiology of addiction and articulate its activity in terms useful in a clinical setting
  2. To describe the effects of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs in both tolerant and non-tolerant individuals
  3. To describe the process for diagnosing addiction and differentiating the symptoms of addiction from those of other medical or psychiatric disorders
  4. To explain the various pharmacologic and psychosocial treatments for addictive disorders and describe the factors that should be considered in selecting a treatment modality to match the needs of a specific patient
  5. To describe the precipitants of relapse and current evidence-based practices to prevent and manage relapse

Who Should Attend:

  • Physicians preparing for the ABPM Board Certification Examination in addiction medicine
  • Addiction specialists seeking a “refresher” course that incorporates recent development in addiction science and practice
  • Non-specialist physicians and other healthcare professionals needing the knowledge to identify and manage problems related to substance use disorders for their patients


July 25 – 27, 2019 (click HERE for a full schedule)


Hilton Anatole Hotel | Dallas, TX


See Page 6 of this Brochure for Registration Rates.


Click HERE for Registration (Register by June 17 and Save up to $200)!


For more information, please visit HERE or contact ASAM at (301) 656 - 3920