PCSS MOUD Online Case-based Learning Collaboratives Session 4: Methadone in the era of Fentanyl - Wednesday, June 26, 2024

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Includes a Live Web Event on 06/26/2024 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

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PCSS MOUD Online Case-based Learning Collaboratives
Session 4: Methadone in the era of Fentanyl

Wednesday, June 26, 2024| 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm ET
Live-Virtual Session


Join our 4-session online case-based learning collaborative series focused on treating opioid use disorder. Delve into best practices on OUD and Pregnancy and explore real-world cases provided by addiction experts, applying knowledge to practical situations. Each session is presented live online and spans 1.5 hours. 

Designed for healthcare team members new to treating patients with opioid use disorder, the series aims to offer additional insights, knowledge, and confidence. 

These 1.5-hour sessions include: 

  • One 40-minute didactic presentation on a featured OUD topic followed by Q&A 
  • A 15-minute Real-world Case Scenario & Discussion led by addiction experts 
  • Learner case discussion and Q&A 
  • Up to 1.5 credits per session 

The target audience for this introductory level activity includes physicians, PAs, nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers, psychologists, counselors, addiction educators, and other clinicians part of the care team. 

This activity addresses the following ACGME/IOM/IPCE Competencies: Patient-centered Care and Procedural Skills, Medical Knowledge, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement, Interpersonal and Communications Skills, Systems-based Practices, Work in Interdisciplinary Teams, Employ Evidence-based Practice, Apply Quality Improvement, Professionalism, Values / Ethics for Interprofessional Practice, Roles / Responsibilities, Interprofessional Communication, Teams and Teamwork.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, learners will be able to:

  1. Understand how the advent of fentanyl as the most commonly used illicit opioid has changed the treatment of Opioid Use Disorder with methadone. 
  2. Be able to balance the concerns over patient safety versus the importance of getting to a therapeutic dose as rapidly as possible. 

Overview Acknowledgement

Funding for this initiative was made possible by cooperative agreement number 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.


Registration Rates

ASAM Learner TypeRate
ASAM Member$0
Associate Member$0
Resident Member*$0
Student Member*$0

*Residents, Fellows-in-training, Interns, and Students must join ASAM to receive a discounted registration rate. Click here to become an ASAM member. National and Chapter membership dues apply. There is no charge for Students to become a Member, but verification of student status is required.

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Refunds & Cancellations

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Registration Open: 06/26/2024 - 06/26/2027

Close Access Date: 07/26/2027


  1. Click on the Contents tab to begin this activity. 
  2. Click Complete Post Test to answer multiple choice questions. Participants will have 10 attempts to pass and must answer [# of questions needed to get a 70%] out of [total # of questions] questions correctly.
  3. Click Complete Evaluation to provide valuable activity feedback. Scroll down on all questions as there may be answer options that expand past the size of the window. 
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Robert C. Sherrick


Dr. Robert Sherrick, MD, FASAM, is Chief Medical Officer for Community Medical Services, a company that serves patients through over 40 Opioid Treatment Programs in 9 states. He also works at an inpatient addiction treatment facility in Kalispell, Pathways Treatment Center, treating all forms of Substance Use Disorders and dual diagnosis patients.

Dr. Sherrick has been providing Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder since 2003, initially in an office setting using buprenorphine and subsequently with methadone in Opioid Treatment Programs. He established a state-wide buprenorphine treatment program for VA Montana with extensive use of telemedicine. He is board certified in Addiction Medicine through the American Board of Preventative Medicine. He is currently the President of the Northwest Chapter of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. 

Disclosures- Community Medical Service- Employment, Kalispell Hospital- Employment

Kathryn M. Basques


Kathryn M. Basques, MSW, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC is a psychiatric nurse practitioner specializing in Addiction Medicine and Psychiatry. After completing her education at Yale School of Nursing, she started her career at Yale-New Haven Hospital on the first pro-active psychiatric consult service. From 2015-2020, she worked at Rush University Medical Center as the Co- Director of the Substance Use Intervention Team (SUIT) and dedicated herself to promoting early identification of substance use disorders, implementation of an SBIRT model of care on the inpatient units and improving the management of opioid and alcohol withdrawal syndromes. Since moving to Providence, RI in 2021, Kathryn was first within the Lifespan Hospital System, continuing to work in a combined inpatient and outpatient, co-occurring clinical role. She is currently the Lead Psychiatry Provider for CODAC, an OTP and comprehensive substance use treatment program with locations throughout Rhode Island. Her areas of interest remain advocating for harm reduction policies in the treatment setting, motivational interviewing, and management of co-occurring syndromes. 

No relevant financial disclosures.

Accreditation & Credit Designation Statements

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the American Society of Addiction Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


This activity awards 1.5 Nursing contact hours.


This activity will offer 1.5 pharmacy contact hours (1.5 CEUs). Pharmacists will be asked to provide identifying information (e-Profile ID and DOB in MMDD format) in order to receive credit and allow reporting to CPE Monitor. (UAN:JA0000141-0000-24-022-L99 )


ASAM has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1.5 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.5 AAPA Category 1.5 CME credits. Approval is valid until 02/28/2027. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Social Workers

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, ASAM is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. Social workers completing this course receive 1.5 general continuing education credits.

IPCE Credit

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1.5 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.

National Board for Certified Counselors ACEP

The American Society of Addiction Medicine has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7062. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The American Society of Addiction Medicine is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

California Association for Drug/Alcohol Educators (CAADE)

This educational program is approved by CAADE: #CP40 999 1225.

California Association of DUI Treatment Centers (CADTP)

This educational program is approved by CADTP: #205.

California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)

This educational program is approved by CCAPP: #OS-20-330-1224.

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)

Upon completion of the activity and online evaluation, all other participants may request a certificate of participation. Participants may submit this certificate of participation to their professional organization/institute as documentation for completing this accredited continuing activity.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) or Continuing Certification Programs (CCP)

This activity meets the requirements for MOC/CCP for the following primary physician boards and for state licensing CME requirements. MOC Credit is only reported for ABA, ABP, ABIM, and ABS. By completing the online credit application and evaluation, the learner permits ASAM to report credits to the appropriate Board. Learn more.

  • American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)
  • American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
  • American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)
  • American Board of Surgery (ABS)
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
  • American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM)
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
    • Through an agreement between the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Canada, medical practitioners participating in the Royal College MOC Program may record completion of accredited activities registered under the ACCME’s “CME in Support of MOC” program in Section 3 of the Royal College’s MOC Program.

Disclosure Information

The planners and faculty have no relevant financial relationships.

In accordance with disclosure policies of ASAM and Joint Accreditation, the effort is made to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all CME/CE activities. These policies include mitigating all relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for the Planning Committees and Presenters. All activity Planning Committee members and Presenters have disclosed all financial relationship information. The ASAM CE Committee has reviewed these disclosures and determined that the relationships are not inappropriate in the context of their respective presentations and are not inconsistent with the educational goals and integrity of the activity.


Attend Live-Virtual Session - Wednesday, June 26, 2024
06/26/2024 at 5:00 PM (EDT)  |  90 minutes
06/26/2024 at 5:00 PM (EDT)  |  90 minutes Learners may join 15 minutes prior to start time. Audio is available via computer or mobile device speakers/headphones only. There is no option to join via telephone.
Complete Post Test
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5 Questions  |  10 attempts  |  4/5 points to pass This post-test has 5 questions and requires 4 out of 5 questions to pass the test.
Complete Evaluation
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Claim Credit & Certificate
Up to 1.50 medical credits available  |  Certificate available
Up to 1.50 medical credits available  |  Certificate available Attendees should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.