Opioid Use Disorder Specialist Support for Primary Care

Photo of pills and needles used by those addicted to the substances.

Get substance use specialist knowledge in a virtual learning network with experts from Truman Medical Center, Assisted Recovery Centers of American, Midwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center, Collaborative for Excellence in Behavioral Health Research and Missouri Department of Mental Health.

Opioid Use Disorder ECHO empowers and supports primary care providers to more effectively and confidently treat patients suffering from opioid use disorder. The Opioid Use Disorder ECHO integrates medical, pharmacological and psychological considerations into patient care.

The ECHO meets the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.



  • Decrease opioid-related morbidity and mortality rates by using a medication-first strategy
  • Teach evidence-based principles for harm reduction, recovery and support strategies to supplement effective treatment
  • Improve compassionate, patient-centered care for individuals with opioid use disorder

Topics for Case-based Learning and Discussion:

  • Medication First: Reducing Barriers to Medical Treatment for OUD
  • The Neuroscience of Addiction and the Role of Craving Management in Recovery
  • Screening and Engagement of Patients with OUD: The Core Principles and Strategies of Motivational Interviewing
  • Buprenorphine Induction and Stabilization
  • Toxicology Monitoring and Responding to Continued Substance Use
  • Maintenance Treatment and Relapse Management: The Cooperative Model of Specialty and Primary Care
  • Treating Patients with Chronic or Acute Pain Treating Patients with Co-occurring Mental Health Problems, Including Trauma
  • Special Populations: Treating Adolescents, Pregnant/Postpartum Women and Those with Liver Disease
  • The Primary Support System: The Role of Family and Peer Support in Recovery
  • Cognitive Behavioral Strategies of Relapse Prevention
  • Harm Reduction Strategies, Including Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution (OEND)

Meet Our Team

Doug Burgess, MD, Addiction Psychiatrist, Truman Medical Centers

Angeline Stanislaus, MD, Forensic Psychiatrist, Missouri Department of Mental Health

Ned Presnall, MSW, LCSW, Social Worker, Clayton Behavioral Treatment Programs

Eric Shult, PhD, Psychologist, Truman Medical Centers

Mark Carlson, MD, Addictionologist, CoxHealth

Percy Menzies, MPharm, Pharmacist, Assisted Recovery Centers of America

CME Information

The Office of Continuing Education, School of Medicine, University of Missouri is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Office of Continuing Education, School of Medicine, University of Missouri designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.