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TxSUS Sessions - November 2023

On Wednesday, November 15 at Noon CT, click the icon above to access the Zoom webinar  Webinar ID: 815 2758 8090

Pharmacy-Based Buprenorphine Induction: A Care Model for the Underserved
Join us on Wednesday, November 15 (12:00 - 1:00 PM CST) for the next TxSUS Sessions. This session will explore the opportunities and challenges of engaging pharmacists in collaborative care for patients with opioid use disorder. Dr. Bratberg will discuss a groundbreaking clinical trial that demonstrated superior treatment retention when pharmacists were empowered to prescribe buprenorphine under a collaborative practice agreement. Experts will discuss the implications of these findings for prescribers, pharmacists, and other stakeholders in Texas.

Zoom Webinar Format
This TxSUS Session will be broadcasted online via Zoom Webinar  
NOTE:  Login is not required to join the webinar. However, registration and login are required if you wish to complete the evaluation for CE credit following the webinar (registration instructions are listed at the bottom of the page).

Learning Objectives
  • Explain the key elements of a novel collaborative model of pharmacy-based buprenorphine induction.
  • Describe the characteristics of the participants in the model.
  • Recognize the urgent need for barrier-free models of buprenorphine access.

Jeffrey Bratberg, PharmD, FAPhA

Dr. Bratberg is Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Research at University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy. He is well acquainted with the challenges community pharmacists and pharmacies face regarding opioid safety, overdose, harm reduction, and addiction pharmacotherapy. In 2012, Dr. Bratberg, along with a URI student pharmacist, co- developed an overdose education and naloxone training program for pharmacists in the first-in-nation statewide Collaborative Pharmacy Practice Agreement for naloxone.He is an unpaid consultant for and, websites devoted to opioid overdose education and naloxone training for health professionals, community members, and health departments. In 2015, he was selected to serve as a member of the RI Governor’s Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force, to create and implement a plan that addresses prevention, treatment, overdose reversal, and recovery of citizens affected by opioid use disorders. He has been a consultant or co-investigator on federal grants from NIDA, CDC, AHRQ, NIGMS, RI EOHHS, and the URI Foundation. Dr. Bratberg is the 2016 NASPA National Cardinal Health Generation Rx Award winner. The Generation Rx Champions Award honors a pharmacist who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to raising awareness of the dangers of prescription drug misuse among the general public, as well as the pharmacy community. Finally, Dr. Bratberg is the guest editor of the first ever Special Issue on Opioid Safety and Naloxone of the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association (Mar/April 2017).


Dr. Bratberg does not have any financial relationships with commercial interests.
Mitigation Statement
All relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies (commercial interests) that are reported by planners and speakers have been mitigated prior to starting their roles in the activity.


Funding Support
This presentation is supported by Texas Targeted Opioid Response, a public health initiative operated by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission through federal funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration grant award number H79TI085747. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services or Texas Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. or Texas Government.  
The Center for Substance Use Training and Telementoring is supported by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission through federal funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration grant award number HHS001042300003 .

Continuing Education
In order to receive CE credit for this program, learners must register for the program, then complete the online evaluation following the session. See specific accreditation details below.

CME:  As an ACCME-accredited CME provider, The UT Health Science Center San Antonio must ensure that its CME activities are independent of the control of commercial interests. All speakers and planning committee members for the Health Science Center San Antonio sponsored programs are expected to disclose (prior to the activity) all “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 24 months that create a conflict of interest. (“Relevant” financial interest or other relationships can include such things as grant or research support, employees, consultants, major stockholders, members of speaker bureau, etc.).

The UT Heath Science Center San Antonio, the Course Director Lucas Hill, PharmD, and Content Reviewer Glen Baumgart, PhD, have all reviewed the financial disclosure information for all speakers, facilitators, and planning committee members; and determined and resolved all conflicts of interests.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The UT Health Science Center San Antonio and the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy. The UT Health Science Center San Antonio is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The UT Health Science Center San Antonio designates this live activity up to a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.


The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  This online activity is approved for 0.1 CEUs (1.00 contact hour) of continuing education credit. In order to receive 1.00 contact hour of CE credit, the participant must watch the webinar / video in its entirety, complete the online post-test, and complete online evaluation.  

SW/Counseling: The Office of Professional Development at The University of Texas at Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work provides continuing education in accordance with the criteria and standards of the Texas Board of Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and Licensed Psychologist under Texas Administrative Code, Title 22, Part 34. § 781.509. Complaints about this program may be made to TSBSWE, 333 Guadalupe St., Tower 3, Room 900, Austin, TX 78701 • 512-305-7700 • 800-821-3205 •

CNE: Disclosure to Participants

Accreditation Statement: University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Requirements for Successful Completion: To receive contact hours for this continuing education activity, the participant must sign in, attend the entire activity, and complete and submit the evaluation form. Once successful completion has been verified, a “Certificate of Successful Completion” will be awarded for 1.0 contact hours.

Conflicts of Interest: A conflict of interest occurs when an individual has an opportunity to affect or impact educational content with which he or she may have a commercial interest or a potentially biasing relationship of a financial nature.  All planners and presenters/authors/content reviewers must disclose the presence or absence of a conflict of interest relative to this activity.

The activity’s Nurse Planner has determined that no one who has the ability to control the content of this CNE activity – planning committee members and presenters/authors/content reviewers – has a conflict of interest.  

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  2. Claim CE Credit!  Following the webinar session, return to this site and log in, then click the green evaluation button for CE credit. NOTE: The evaluation button will only appear if you have registered and you are logged into the activity (your name appears in the upper right screen). 
  3. Download CE Certificates: For all professions other than Pharmacy, you will find your PDF certificate under the tab above that says "View/Print CE Credit".  The certificate will remain here for up to two year. 
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Date: Nov 15, 2023 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Activity Type

  • Knowledge





Activity Number

Date: 11/15/23
Time: 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM