Opioids, Pain and Substance Use Disorders Program
In 2019, the CDC reported an average of 130 opioid-related deaths every day in the US—signifying more people are now dying from opioid use than either car accidents or gun violence.
ECHO Idaho’s longest running program is designed to help you learn best practices for treating patients with chronic pain, opioid use disorder or other substance use disorders. Led by some of Idaho’s most prominent pain and addiction experts, we connect you with peers throughout the state to talk about what is working with patients struggling with addiction and to receive feedback on challenging cases. These sessions open up a space for clinicians to share knowledge and resources for identifying and treating pain, opioid use disorder and other substance use disorders.
Virtual sessions meet second and fourth Thursdays
11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Pacific time / 12:15–1:15 p.m. Mountain time
ECHO Idaho's full series schedule is available here.
The target audience is primary care providers (MD, PA, NP, RN, etc.), but all clinicians are welcome, including behavioral health and addiction/recovery specialists.
Participation in ECHO Idaho is free for clinicians and organizations.
Please register here for the ongoing sessions.
Once you register, you’ll receive convenient, day-of Zoom access direct to your inbox – join us as your schedule allows.
Remember, you may claim CME up to 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and receive a certificate by completing a survey for each live session attended. See “No-Cost CME” below for more information.
- Professional Development: Participants gain new skills and competencies for managing patients.
- Creating Community: Clinician teams can increase professional satisfaction and decrease isolation, thus creating a sense of community.
- Increased Patient Satisfaction: Patients can continue to work with their trusted clinician instead of traveling long distances to be seen by a specialist.
- Improved Quality of Care: Healthcare professionals who participate in ECHO increase their knowledge and self-efficacy.
- No-Cost CME and CEU: ECHO Idaho offers free continuing medical education and continuing education units for attending live sessions. To claim continuing education credit and provide feedback, please complete this post-session evaluation survey.
The University of Idaho, WWAMI Medical Education Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Idaho, WWAMI Medical Education Program designates each live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Others including PAs, NPs, RNs, PharmDs, Social Workers, Counselors and Therapists: Learn how ECHO Idaho can help support your continuing education need here.
ECHO Idaho is led by the University of Idaho and the WWAMI Medical Education Program.