Opioid Crisis Management Training Webinars 

Part 1. Promoting Health Equity for Black Patients with Opioid Use Disorder

Presented By: Danielle S. Jackson, MD MPH


In this two-part webinar series, we will discuss the historical and present-day context that has led to disparities in treatment and outcomes for Black patients with opioid use disorder and offer solutions to address and eliminate these inequities.

Topics covered include:

  • Initiation and patterns of opioid use in the Black Community

  • National/statewide evidence on morbidity and mortality of opioid use disorder (OUD) in the Black Community

  • Structural racism and its health effects

  • Specific policies that lead to disparate health outcomes

Part 2. Promoting Health Equity: Facilitating Utilization of Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Among Black Patients

Presented by: Myra L. Mathis, MD


Topics covered include:

  • Culturally-informed/structurally competent policy and treatment approaches for Black individuals with OUD

  • Barriers to treatment access and retention for OUD among Black individuals

  • Facilitators of treatment access and retention

  • Target policies and program initiatives in Missouri to promote medication treatment for OUD for Black individuals

Pain and Opioids: Choices in a Time of Crisis

Presented by: Adam Gordon, MD, MPH | Stefan G. Kertesz, MD, MS | Ajay Manhapra, MD

This webinar will feature three leading medical experts in the fields of pain and addiction. We will discuss the challenges in treating long-term pain, complexities of the patient-clinician relationship, as well as a policy analysis of the decline in opioid prescriptions, the pros and cons of opioid tapering, and strategies for integrating treatment for opioid use disorder when identified in patients being treated for pain.  

Prescribing Buprenorphine Through Telemedicine: Practical and Regulatory Issues and Pilot Data


Presented by: Dr. Eric Weintraub

The training will discuss the causes of the current opioid epidemic, the disproportionate impact it has had on rural areas, the lack of access to life-saving evidence-based treatments for individuals with OUD in rural areas, and the use of telemedicine platforms to expand access to medication-based treatments in underserved rural areas.

The Impact of Trauma on the Brain

Presented by: Angeline Stanislaus, MD, Missouri Department of Mental Health

Discuss the effect of experiencing or witnessing trauma on the brain circuits and the changes in the brain circuits. Describe behaviors that are often seen in individuals who experience trauma. The prevalence of Substance Use Disorders, especially Opioid Use Disorders (OUD) is higher in those who experienced or witnessed traumatic events in their life. Discuss the factors that predispose such individual to opioid use disorders, and why it is important to screen and evaluate the impact of trauma in those suffering from OUD.

Vicious Triad - Trauma, Pain, Substance Use: Strategic Advantages of Trauma-Informed Care

Presented by: Dr. Heidi Miller

In the context of integrated team-based care, how do we holistically empower our patients with substance use disorder? This webinar depicts the crisscrossing relationships between trauma, emotional suffering, physical suffering, chronic pain, and substance use. To help patients with these parallel afflictions, the principles of Trauma-Informed Care will be presented with clinical strategies and specific case examples. A pragmatic approach, with compassion for both patient and provider, will be emphasized. 


A Psychosocial Framework and Strategies to Assist the Medical Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

This webinar draws from motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and attachment theory to characterize an evidence-based psychosocial approach to Opioid Use Disorder for persons receiving maintenance medical treatment. 


Setting Up a Medication First Clinic and Virtual Clinic

This webinar provides an overview of the development and implementation of an effective medication first OUD treatment program. The presentation is based on actual experience of a variety of providers including peaks and pitfalls. One goal of the presentation is to offer interested parties a synopsis of how to excel in a program while avoiding common problems. 


Getting started on buprenorphine: Options for the practice and the patient

Starting a patient on buprenorphine can be tricky because of some pharmacologic quirks that can precipitate opioid withdrawal if it’s not started cautiously. That can be done with a clinic visit dedicated to that step, or providing a few days’ supply and coaching the patient on starting it at home. Both ways have risks, and both can work. We will review both options, their pros and cons, and some practical guidance on how to do it in your practice. 


Treating Pregnant and Postpartum Women with Narcotic Addiction

Dr. Shyken will discuss the epidemiology and trends in opiate use disorders in pregnancy as well as the implications for pregnancy and newborn outcomes. She will review treatment alternatives, including detoxification. Considerations for intrapartum and postpartum care as well as the role of breastfeeding to assist in recovery will be presented. 


Teen Treatments and Perspectives in Opioid Use Disorders

In this webinar Dr. Paul Glaser will explore the scope of Teen Opioid Use Disorders and how it has impacted Missouri. We will look at how treatments have changed over time and what is currently available for addicted teens. Teen perspectives on Opioid Use will be considered.


Two Modalities with One Mission: Integrating 12-Step & Medication for Addiction Treatment(MAT)

At first glance, 12-Step and MAT may appear at odds with each other – but can they be used together to promote recovery? We will discuss their perspectives on 12-Step recovery and MAT, how to navigate being on medications while also being involved in a 12-Step program, and how to talk to clients about their options when integrating the 12-Step and MAT in their own recovery.


Additional Online Recorded Training Webinars: 

"Regulatory Issues Surrounding SUD/OUD Treatment”



















“Psychosocial Treatment for Opioid Dependence” 




“Do Not Be Afraid: Medication First OUD Treatment in Primary Care”









“Harm Reduction Strategies in Primary Care”






“Assessing, Treating and Payment for Hepatitis C in SUD Patients”











“Utilizing Nurse Care Managers to Disseminate Medication Treatment Into Practice Settings”




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