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Medication Assisted Therapy for opioid addiction training to be held in Bismarck Nov. 15

The North Dakota Academy of Physician Assistants is inviting medical students, resident physicians, physicians, physician assistants (PAs), nurse practitioners (NPs), and PA and NP students interested in Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) for opioid addiction to a one-day training seminar in Bismarck on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019.

This eight-hour training seminar focuses on the use of buprenorphine for opioid addiction therapy. Participants in the training will be eligible for the DEA required waiver to prescribe buprenorphine once they become board certified and have a valid DEA number (training at any time is valid for the waiver, even for persons still in medical, PA, or NP school). PAs and NPs must complete an additional 16 hours of free online training in addition to this eight-hour session.

Licensed health care providers are eligible for eight hours of CME/CE credits for this live training. There is a nominal fee of $25 for the training, which covers the expenses of the facility and lunch.

If you are interested in the training, please visit our registration page here for more details. If you have any questions, please contact Jay Metzger at