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PCSS Exchange
PCSS Exchange is a six-session online course focused on the implementation of prescribing medications for treating opioid use disorder in a variety of healthcare sessions. It is structured around the EPIS Framework of implementation (Explore, Prepare, Implement, Sustain). Prescribers with frontline experience prescribing MAT and developing clinic workflows will be available during each session to answer your questions and discuss real-world cases.

You may attend any/all sessions based on your interest and availability. Bios for the subject matter experts for Sessions 3 and 4 are at the bottom of this page. Detailed summaries and the list of SMEs for each session are available at https://pcssnow.org/education-training/pcss-exchange/.

5/28 - Explore, Part 1
6/11 - Explore, Part 2
6/25 - Prepare, Part 1
7/9 - Prepare, Part 2
7/30 - Implement & Sustain, Part 1
8/13 - Implement & Sustain, Part 2

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI081968 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
You can choose to attend one or more of the following webinars.

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Speakers

Andrew Saxon, MD
Sessions 3 and 4
Dr. Saxon has more than a quarter century of experience as a clinical and research addiction psychiatrist. He is board certified with added qualifications in addiction psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Saxon’s current research work is supported by the VA, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and National Institute of Mental Health and involves pharmacotherapies and psychotherapies for alcohol, tobacco, and opioid use disorders, work in co-occurrence of substance use disorders and posttraumatic stress disorder, phenomenology and epidemiology of cannabis use, and treatment of substance use in primary care.
Melodie Isgro, MD
Sessions 3, 4, and 5
Dr. Melodie Isgro is Board-certified in both Addiction Medicine and Emergency Medicine. She completed Addiction Fellowships with the Addiction Institute of New York and the San Diego VA/UCSD Healthcare systems. She currently works for a Tribal Health Organization and runs the MAT program at their outpatient treatment center in Anchorage, Alaska. Dr. Isgro also serves as a Consultant for the Opioid Response Network, and as a HUB team member for the Opioid and Pain Management ECHO program.
Kristin Wason, MSN, NP-C, CARN
Sessions 3, 4, and 6
Kristin is a Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Educator for the Office Based Addiction Treatment (OBAT) Program at Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine. Kristin has been working in the field of addiction medicine since 2009; initially practicing as a Registered Nurse within BMC's multidisciplinary OBAT clinic medically managing a large caseload of patients with opioid use disorders and alcohol use disorders, and now as a primary care Nurse Practitioner with a full DATA2000 x-waiver. In addition to her clinical work, Kristin advises and supports community health centers on integration of best practices for managing and treating substance use disorders into clinics across Massachusetts. Kristin achieved her MSN, Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner degree from Salem State University. She is board certified in addictions nursing through the Addictions Nursing Certification Board.