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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 1 and 2 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

Gavin Bart, MD, PhD, FACP, DFASAM
Sessions 1, 2, 5, and 6
Dr. Gavin Bart is Director of the Division of Addiction Medicine at Hennepin Healthcare and Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota. His areas of expertise include clinical pharmacology and the pharmacological management of opioid use disorders. His current research areas include the population pharmacokinetics of methadone, genetic influences of methadone pharmacology and treatment outcome, and implementation of opioid use disorder in hospital and primary care settings. He is PI of NorthStar Node of the NIDA National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network and has provided extensive international technical assistance to the PEPFAR/SAMHSA’s capacity building HIV and addiction efforts in Vietnam and South East Asia.
Joan Kandel, DO, FAAFP
Sessions 1 and 2
Dr. Kandel is a Family Medicine physician with over 20 years experience working for the Indian Health Service on the Navajo Nation and the Jicarilla Apache Nation. She also has clinical experience treating Opioid Use Disorder with methadone and buprenorphine for 15 years. She currently sees patients via telemedicine with Bright Heart Health. Additionally, she provides technical assistance for the Opioid Response Network for the state of New Mexico as well as the American Indian/Alaskan Native workgroup.
Annie Potter, MSN, MPH, NP, CARN-AP
Sessions 1, 2 and 5
Annie is a Clinical Educator with the State Technical Assistance and Treatment Expansion of Office Based Addiction Treatment (STATE OBAT) at Boston Medical Center. Annie educates and supports health care providers on best practices in the treatment of substance use disorders. Her areas of clinical expertise in addition to treatment of substance use include: HIV, Hepatitis C, family planning and LGBTQ health care. She is board certified in addictions and holds specialty certifications for treatment of HIV and Hepatitis C.