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PCSS Exchange
NOTE: The start time is listed in *Central Time*. The sessions begin at 3pm ET / 2pm CT / 12pm PT.

PCSS Exchange is a six-session online course focused on the implementation of prescribing medications for treating opioid use disorder (MOUD) in a variety of healthcare settings. The course content is built around the EPIS (Explore, Prepare, Implement, Sustain) Framework of implementation.

PCSS-X is intended for an interprofessional audience. The first three sessions are focused on broader issues of establishing an MOUD program. The final three sessions will focus on clinical considerations when prescribing MOUD and will increase waivered and waiver-eligible providers’ knowledge and confidence related to prescribing MOUD to a variety of patients. Prescribers with frontline experience prescribing MAT and developing clinic workflows will be available during all six sessions to answer participants’ questions and discuss real-world cases.

Target Audience
Sessions 1-3: Physicians, nurse practitioners or other advanced practice nurses, PAs, psychologists, social workers, clinical administrators and healthcare teams.
Sessions 4-6: Physicians, nurse practitioners or other advanced practice nurses, PAs, and healthcare teams.

Bios for the subject matter experts for Session 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/.

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.
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Speakers

Joan Kandel, DO, FAAFP
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 has 15 years of clinical experience treating OUD with methadone and buprenorphine, currently treats patients with OUD via telemedicine, and is a treatment consultant for the Opioid Response Network.
Ted Park, MD, MS
Dr. Tae Woo (Ted) Park is a Board Certified Addiction Psychiatrist and researcher working at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Park has conducted studies on benzodiazepine use in people who use opioids and is the medical director of a clinic at Boston Medical Center that treats patients with co-occurring OUD and mental disorders.
Kristin Wason, MSN, NP-C, CARN
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. She is board certified in addictions nursing through the Addictions Nursing Certification Board.