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Friday and Saturday
April 20 & 21 • 8am – 5pm
Together with industry experts, The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education is proud to present a two-day leadership experience in Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Physician Assistants. The Leadership in MAT Summit is a two-day, large group learning opportunity to engage in sessions regarding Medication Assisted Treatment from the perspective of a Physician Assistant.
Registration is free for attendees, compliments of HRSA and The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education, and includes meals and summit activities each day. Hotel and transportation accommodations are not included in registration.
Attendees can expect to learn about ethics, advocacy, leadership and best practices for actively addressing the opioid epidemic. 12.5 total CME units are available for those who attend all sessions.
Addiction and Recovery: A personal story of the opioid crisis
Pain Management in the Time of Opioids: Guidelines
Opioid Crisis in the ER
Mental Health and Opioids
How we did it: MAT Response in Bloomsburg
X and OTP Waivers: Where they differ and how to find them
Breakout Groups: National Scope of Practice White Paper
PA-MAT Leadership Skills and Advocacy in Action
Stay tuned for full summit agenda.
Four Points by Sheraton • 300 Meadow Avenue, Scranton, PA
Off-street parking is available at the venue
Bernard was the first PA to become a “Visiting Scholar” at the Hastings Bioethics Center in Garrison, New York, where he researched whistle-blowing, ethics codes and the relationship between the AMA and the pharmaceutical industry. A former member of a New York State ethics committee, he helped to draft the first state Code of Ethics for PAs. He is also a former member of the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants Ethics Committee.
As a practitioner, Bernard has worked in multiple methadone maintenance centers, creating many new PA jobs while advancing the field in addiction medicine. He currently practices in a Suboxone clinic in suburban Philadelphia.
More speakers to be announced in the weeks leading up to the summit.