Addiction Medicine ECHO

Project ECHO and the ANTHC Behavioral Health partnered to develop a virtual learning network focused on improving delivery of addiction medicine and medication-assisted treatment (MAT).

What is it about?

This partnership aims to:

  • Enhance best practices relevant to rural Alaska needs
  • Troubleshoot and overcome barriers
  • Offer support and resources to empower providers
  • Inform providers on the latest policies and practices

Who should attend?

Health care providers who want to learn more about addiction medicine, providers interested in starting a MAT program, and current practitioners of addiction medicine looking to support a community of practice. CEs will be available for session attendance.


The program launches Jan. 28 and will run every second and 4th Thursday of each month via Zoom throughout 2021.

Addiction Medicine ECHO 2021 Session Schedule:

Meeting DateAddiction Medicine Topic
28 JanuaryAddiction Basics
11 FebruaryStigma and MAT
25 FebruaryAlaska Native Culture: Healing Through Indigenous Practices
11 MarchHarm Reduction
25 MarchOverview and Evidence Base for MAT
8 AprilSpecial Considerations for Buprenorphine
22 AprilAlternatives and Adjuncts to MAT
13 MayPrescribing: Dose Finding, Compassionate Tapering and More
27 MayWhen a Higher Level of Care is Needed
10 JuneTreating Polysubstance Use
24 JuneMAT for Tobacco Use Disorder
8 JulyEpidemiology and Neurobiology of AUD in Alaska
22 JulyMAT for Alcohol Use Disorder
12 AugustStimulants and Opioids
26 AugustBenzodiazepines and Opioids
9 SeptemberCommon Co-Occurring Psychiatric Conditions
23 SeptemberImplementing Trauma-Informed Care Into Your Practice
14 OctoberTreating ADHD and OUD at the same time
28 OctoberIntegrated Care: Role of Case Management, Peer Support and Behavioral Health
11 NovemberPsychiatric Medication and MAT
25 NovemberCommon Co-Occurring Conditions
9 DecemberChronic Pain and Non Opioid Pain Management
23 DecemberHepatitis, HIV and substance use
13 JanuaryPregnancy and MAT
27 JanuaryTreatment Approaches and High Success Rate Programs


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The Addiction Medicine ECHO is supported by a grant from the Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE), Improving Access to Opioid Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Services for Underserved Populations and Communities. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the FORE.