2019 Buprenorphine Boot Camp
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Hennepin County Medical Center, St. Gabriel’s Family Medical Center, and Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians present:

Buprenorphine Boot Camp – Getting Your Clinic Off the Ground

December 5-6, 2019Sheraton Bloomington Hotel, Bloomington, MN

Hennepin HealthCare CHI St. Gabriel’s Health Project ECHO Minnesota Hospital Association

This learning opportunity will support clinical efforts to care for patients with opioid use disorder.

Buprenorphine Boot Camp – Getting Your Clinic Off the Ground will include a wide variety of expert speakers presenting on relevant topics that can kickstart your clinic’s efforts to care for patients with OUD by offering an immersive mentoring experience with clinics excelling in similar work across the state.

Educational Objectives

  • Screen and identify patients with OUD and define evidence-based treatments.
  • Discuss the pharmacology of opioids as it relates to treatment of OUD patients.
  • Describe the fundamentals of office-based opioid treatment including the treatment of the co-morbid patient.
  • Explain the process of buprenorphine induction as well as stabilization and maintenance.
  • Discuss all FDA approved antagonist and agonist medications to treat OUD.
  • Discuss basic office protocols including medical record documentation and confidentiality.
  • Utilize evidence-based resources to ensure providers have the confidence to prescribe buprenorphine for patients with OUD.
  • Apply for bupenorphrine waiver to begin treating patients with OUD.

Buprenorphine Boot Camp FAQs

What is the aim of the Buprenorphine Boot Camp?

This conference has been designed to kick start your Minnesota clinic’s efforts to care for patients with opioid misuse and addiction by offering an immersive mentoring experience with clinics excelling in similar work across the state.

Who is the intended audience?

Designed for healthcare providers and their teams who care for people in rural or underserved communities. A learning team is 2-3 prescribers, a nurse, and clinic manager plus others if appropriate for your clinic setting (e.g., psychologists, counselors, licensed clinical social workers, etc.) to coordinate all the pieces of a new initiative.

What are the advantages of sending a team?

  • Join a learning and mentoring network of people figuring out how to treat opioid use disorder (addiction) and prevent drug overdose deaths across Minnesota.
  • Receive tailored support designed to kick-start clinics interested in prescribing buprenorphine for people with opioid use disorder.
  • Attend complimentary hybrid (face-to-face and online) buprenorphine waiver training for providers (MD, DO, PA, and NP).
  • Enhance your access to specialty knowledge for rural and underserved populations.
  • Create the clinical and operational work flows to care for patients with opioid use disorder with support from multi-disciplinary teams excelling in this work across MN.
  • Discuss clinical and operational best practices using case examples and practical resource guides
  • Earn up to 10.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™.

What are the expectations for our team’s participation?

  • Pre-register and commit to the minimum team engagement (including at least 1 prescriber who will have the opportunity to become waivered and committed to prescribing buprenorphine).
  • Prescribers who are to become waivered, complete the in person 4-hour training (at Boot Camp) and the online portion of the course within 60 days.
  • Prescribers complete application to become waivered no later than March 5, 2020.
  • Participate in both days of specialized learning designed for clinical and operational best outcomes.
  • Team members have the opportunity to participate in the upcoming 2020 ECHO Cohort, which will includes up to two cases submitted for consulting.
  • Provide input for outcome survey and report on number of persons being treated with buprenorphine.

I have questions. Whom do I call?

If you have questions about the program or registering your team, or if you are not part of a team, contact Elizabeth Ryan by email or phone (612-361-7253).


December 5

12:30pm Registration
1:15pm Start
6:00pm End

December 6

7:30am Breakfast
2:00pm End


More to come!

This activity will assist physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who wish to apply for a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid use disorders.

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 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.


In order to receive CME credit, an evaluation will need to be completed.

Hennepin County Medical Center is accredited by the Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Hennepin County Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other healthcare providers who participate in this CME activity may submit their statement of attendance to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. Participants are responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

Pricing & Registration

Cost to Attend

  • $299 for doctors and advanced practice providers
  • $229 for nursing staff and all other attendees


Registration of all teams and participants is requested by November 28.

Register Your Team

Cancellation/Refund/No-Show Policy – Cancellations must be received by office@mafp.org in writing at least two business days prior to the event (December 3) to receive a full refund of the associated registration fee(s). No refunds will be provided for cancellations received after December 3. You will be billed for any unpaid no-show participants.

Venue & Hotel Reservations


Sheraton Bloomington Hotel
5601 W 78th St
Bloomington, MN 55439

Hotel Reservations

Hotel reservations are the responsibility of the registrant. Hotel rooms are available at the Sheraton Bloomington Hotel at a group discount rate of $109 per night. Make your reservation online by Thursday, November 14, to get the discount rate.

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