Substance Use Disorders in Hospital Care

Clinicians and hospital staff are cordially invited to participate in the Substance Use Disorders in Hospital Care ECHO program, funded by the SAMHSA State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis grant program.

This 12-session ECHO series will build provider knowledge and systems capacity to treat addiction in hospital settings. Topics may include:

  • Understanding substance use disorder: Brain disease of addiction

  • Medications for opioid use disorder, including buprenorphine and methadone

  • Community SUD treatment settings

  • Acute pain management in a patient with substance use disorder

  • Managing active drug use in the hospital

  • Harm reduction and overdose prevention

  • Trauma-informed care

Benefits of participation include:

  • No cost to you or your facility

  • No cost to you continuing medical education credits*

  • The opportunity to present your challenging cases and system needs, and receive feedback from a multidisciplinary team of specialists and your peers

We will select up to 40 clinicians and hospital staff who are in a position to champion change in their organizations and provide care to hospitalized adults with SUD. Clinicians (prescribing MD, DO, NP, PA), nurses, social workers, pharmacists, discharge planners, behavioral health specialists, administrators, and quality improvement specialists are encouraged to register. Ideally staff will participate as part of hospital-based teams that includes a clinician and one or more other staff member. Participants will be selected based on their interest and geographic distribution throughout Oregon. This course is part of the OHSU Addiction Medicine ECHO certificate program; participants who express interest in completing the certificate program will receive priority access.

*Accreditation: Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit: OHSU School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Continuing Certification Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory, Substance Use in Hospital Care ECHO has met the requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards: Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine.

This program is registered for MOC through the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)



Wednesdays, noon - 1 p.m.
January 8 - March 25, 2020


  • Honora Englander, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine,
    Division of Hospital Medicine
    , School of Medicine, OHSU

  • Jessica Gregg, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine,
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, School of Medicine
    , OHSU

  • Jackie Sharpe, PharmD., BCPS, Clinical Supervisor for Medicine, School of Medicine. OHSU

  • Stacey Mahoney, LCSW, CADC, Social Worker for OHSU Impact Team

  • Sean Mahoney, PWS, CRM, Peer Support Specialist for OHSU Impact Team