BC ECHO on Substance Use – Opioid Use Disorder: Cycle 4, Session 2

Extended-release buprenorphine

Thursday February 25, 2021, 12:00-1:00 PM PST

Presenter: Dr. Paxton Bach, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia; Associate Director, BCCSU Clinical Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program; Addiction Medicine Physician and Preceptor, St. Paul’s Hospital  

At the end of this session, you should be able to:

1. Describe the treatment availability and current BC PharmaCare coverage process for buprenorphine extended-release injection
2. Select buprenorphine extended-release injection as a pharmacological intervention when clinical presentation, individual patient needs, circumstances, and preferences are met
3. Safely and effectively administer buprenorphine extended-release injection, including initiation, maintenance, and/or discontinuation when applicable