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Spring Conference

Register now for the Iowa Psychiatric Society 2019 Spring Conference. This year’s conference includes “Pick Your Own CME”!  We will be offering two CME tracts of programming in hopes of catering to the practice and interests of many!

Saturday, March 30
Radisson Hotel, Coralville 


Integrated Care Training: 4 hours of CME.  Registration includes breakfast, CME/CE
‚ÄčBuprenorphine Training: 8 hours of CME.  Registration includes breakfast, lunch, CME/CE. 

Integrated Care Training - What is it and what does it look like in Iowa?
“Training in Integrated and Collaborative Care”

Faculty, Alex Thompson, MD, IPS Member

Psychiatrists are in a unique position to help shape mental health care delivery in the rapidly evolving healthcare reform landscape using integrated care approaches in which mental health is delivered in primary care settings. This course includes a combination of didactics and interactive exercises to provide a psychiatrist with skills necessary to leverage their expertise in the Collaborative Care model. IPS Member, Jen Donovan, will share recent experiences launching an integrated care setting.

Buprenorphine Training
Faculty: Alison Lynch, MD, MS, IPS MemberThis 8-hour training will cover treatment of opioid use disorder, medication assisted treatment, and buprenorphine. It will fulfill 8 hours of required training for clinicians (physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants) to be able to prescribe buprenorphine to treat opioid use disorder. This training allows physicians to request a waiver from the Drug Enforcement Agency under the DATA 2000 law, so they can prescribe Schedule III drugs to treat opioid addiction.

Buprenorphine Waiver
Please note that the certificate you will receive is NOT your Buprenorphine Waiver, it is only your CME credit certificate. To claim your Buprenorphine Waiver, you must go to SAMSHA's "Buprenorphine Waiver Notification" website no sooner than 15 days after you claim your certificate. APA sends SAMSHA notifications of waiver training completions biweekly, and your information will be included once you complete the CME quiz and evaluation. Please retain this link for claiming your waiver: http://buprenorphine.samhsa.gov/forms/select-practitioner-type.php. If you have any questions, please contact mailto:buptraining@psych.org.

Physicians Assistants and Nurse Practitioners: This course accounts for only 8 hours of your required 24 hours of training for the Buprenorphine Waiver. We will report your attendance at this training to SAMSHA but it is your responsibility to complete the additional 16 hours of training and report those hours to SAMSHA. For information on additional Buprenorphine training please visit www.pcssnow.org

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46230