Opioid Use Disorder Specialist Support for Primary Care

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Get substance use specialist knowledge in a virtual learning network with experts from Washington University, Truman Medical Center, CoxHealth, Assisted Recovery Centers of America and the 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.

This ECHO meets the second and fourth Fridays of the month from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Click here to download the ECHO flyer.



  • 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 Model
  • Establishing Rapport
  • Home Induction and Stabilizing Dose
  • Using Naltrexone in OUD
  • Naloxone
  • Management of Acute Pain in Patients treated with Buprenorphine
  • Treatment of OUD During Pregnancy and Peripartum Period
  • Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
  • Treating Hep C in Patients with OUD
  • Utilizing Urine Toxicology
  • Opioid and Stimulant Use Disorder
  • Benzodiazepines in Patients with OUD
  • Suicide in Patients with OUD
  • Treatment of Trauma, Anxiety and Depression in Patients with OUD
  • Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder

Meet the Expert Team

Doug Burgess, MD, Addiction Psychiatrist, Truman Medical Centers

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

Evan Schwarz, MD, Emergency Medicine Physician and Toxicologist, Washington University

Eric Shult, PhD, Psychologist, Truman Medical Centers

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

Drew Shoemaker, MD, ABFM, Family Medicine Physician, Burrell Behavioral Health

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.