BC ECHO on Substance Use – Opioid Use Disorder: Cycle 3, Session 8

Transitions between pharmacotherapies for opioid use disorder (SROM focus)

Tuesday November 17, 12:00-1:00 PM PST

Presenter: Dr. Ramm Hering, Medical Director, Addiction Medicine, Island Health; Physician Lead, Addiction Medicine Consult Service (AMCS), Royal Jubilee and Victoria General Hospitals, Island Health; Victoria Site Director, BC Centre on Substance Use Addiction Medicine Fellowship; Clinical Instructor, Faculty of Medicine, UBC

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

  1. Understand the evidence supporting slow-release oral morphine (SROM) as a treatment option for opioid use disorder (OUD).
  2. Evaluate whether SROM is appropriate for a given patient.
  3. Safely and effectively transition a patient from buprenorphine/naloxone or methadone to SROM, in cases where these medications have not been beneficial.
  4. Safely initiate and titrate SROM.
  5. Evaluate treatment plans with SROM.
  6. Determine which office-based laboratory tests (e.g., urine drug testing) are clinically useful and appropriate during transitions between other OAT medications and SROM and when to use them.