Join us for a FREE fireside chat on July 8 to discuss “Stigma, Maternal Health & the Opioid Crisis”.

Stigma is the missing piece in our nation’s response to the addiction crisis. Join us and Shatterproof on July 8th at 12pm EDT for a FREE one-hour fireside chat on “Stigma, Maternal Health, and the Opioid Crisis” to learn more about this important topic and hear from experts as well those with lived experiences.

Featuring: Dr. Neel Shah, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School, and director of the Delivery Decisions Initiative at Ariadne Labs and Dr. Courtney Townsel, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan on the clinical implications and best practices for addressing addiction-related stigmas.

We are looking forward to sharing the valuable content we have worked in close collaboration with Shatterproof to bring to our constituency this summer and hope you will join the conversation. You can help fight stigma and create change in your workplace!

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“Surgeons can ease their patients’ pain from common operations without prescribing opioids, and avoid the possibility of starting someone on a path to long-term use, a pair of new studies suggests.”

Check out this latest article from the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, featuring new papers from some of our Co-Directors, and sharing our new Acute Care Opioid Prescribing guide.

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Check out our latest newsletter! Spring 2021 edition is available to view online.

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When: April 26 – 30, 2021
Where: Virtual
Time: 11am – 12 pm, daily
Cost: Free!

If you want to explore how stigma, COVID-19, and acute care impact those with substance use disorder/opioid use disorder (SUD/OUD); or how SUD/OUD impacts various subpopulations, you won’t want to miss this event! With 5 amazing speakers and new topics each day, this event offers something for everyone.

Two of our very own OPEN members, Dr. Chad Brummett and Monica Walker, will be presenting during the event,. This event is held by one of our partners, The Central Michigan Recovery and Education Network.

Can’t attend every session? No problem! When you register you are able to choose which session(s) you would like to attend! 

This event is offering several types of CEUs at no cost to you! So take advantage of this great opportunity and register today, https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_95N_lIncT62xR3rXufqQKw.


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Dispose of old/expired medication at this free event.

Saturday, April 24: 10 am – 2 pm

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A look at trends in opioid prescribing in the U.S.
Date: Thursday, March 4, 2021 Time: 12 – 1 p.m. EST

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Michigan OPEN’s latest newsletter is now available to view. It features our continued work and research during the COVID-19 pandemic. Highlights include our successful fall medication Take Back Event, the launching of our pediatrics website, and our latest published research. Read the newsletter here.

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The Michigan OPEN/MEDIC team will host an 8-hour buprenorphine waiver training on March 4, 2021. This free training is tailored to ED and acute care providers and meets the DEA certification requirement. BCBSM is providing generous financial support, including $1000 attendance incentives to Michigan ED physicians.

For more information and to register, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/emergency-medicine-moud-waiver-training-tickets-130586504751

The Michigan OPEN/MEDIC team is hosting a free, eight-hour buprenorphine waiver training on March 4 that is tailored to emergency department and acute care providers. This training meets the DEA certification requirement and attendance incentives will be provided by BCBSM to Michigan ED physicians. Registration for this event will open the week of Jan. 11, 2021.

If you have any questions please contact Joan Kellenberg at jkellen@umich.edu or Ellie English at egengli@med.umich.edu.

Michigan OPEN has four free continuing education opportunities available through our website. View the program flyers and descriptions below.

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“Perioperative Pain Management & Care Coordination” provides learners with three continuing medical education credits. This course is targeted toward primary care providers, Advanced Practice Providers and residents. It is self-paced and satisfies the Michigan licensure requirement for Pain and Symptom Management.


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“Impacting the Opioid Crisis: Prevention, Education, and Practice for Non-Prescribing Providers” offers learners 15 continuing education credits and is a self-paced online course. This course is for non-prescribing providers and other health care professionals, and it equips learners with the tools to impact the opioid epidemic and create change.


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“Perioperative Pain Management & Care Coordination” provides learners with three continuing medical education credits. This course is targeted toward surgeons, Advanced Practice Providers and surgical residents. It is self-paced and satisfies the Michigan licensure requirement for Pain and Symptom Management.


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“Pain Management in Dentistry” provides three continuing dental education credits and is designed for Michigan-based dental providers with active DEA licenses. This course is self-paced and consists of three narrated modules that will teach learners about dental pain management and responsible opioid prescribing in dentistry.