2018 SAMHSA IPEC Summit


2018 SAMHSA IPEC Addiction Education Interprofessional Summit

Enhancing Addiction Education Across the Health Professions
August 16-17, 2018
AAMC Learning Center - Washington, DC

In collaboration with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) is pleased to announce a summit focused on interprofessional addiction education on August 16-17, 2018 at the AAMC Learning Center in Washington, DC. 

This conference is provided free of charge thanks to generous support from SAMHSA. Participants must be from Region III. Region III covers the states of PA, DE, MD, DC, VA, and WV.


The overall goal of the summit is to promote interprofessional addiction education best practices.


You may download materials at the links below. Files will be updated as soon as they are available.

    Speaker Slides


    Please see the compilation of resources and tools below.  Summit participants are highly encouraged to review the files below.

    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit. HHS Publication No. (SMA) 18-4742FULLDOC. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2018. 

    The SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit - 2018 equips health care providers, communities, and local governments with material to develop practices and policies to help prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths. It addresses issues for health care providers, first responders, treatment providers, and those recovering from opioid overdose.

    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Medications for Opioid Use Disorder. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series 63, Full Document. HHS Publication No. (SMA) 18-5063FULLDOC. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2018.

    This Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) reviews the use of the three Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved medications used to treat opioid use disorder (OUD)—methadone, naltrexone, and buprenorphine—and the other strategies and services needed to support recovery for people with OUD.

    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Clinical Guidance for Treating Pregnant and Parenting Women With Opioid Use Disorder and Their Infants. HHS Publication No. (SMA) 18-5054. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2018. 

    This Clinical Guide provides comprehensive, national guidance for optimal management of pregnant and parenting women with opioid use disorder and their infants. The Clinical Guide helps healthcare professionals and patients determine the most clinically appropriate action for a particular situation and informs individualized treatment decisions.

    Harvard University. "Opioid Use Disorder Education Program." Course modules, 2017. http://direct.externaled.hms.harvard.edu/hga/oudep/overview.

    ​The Opioid Use Disorder Education Program (OUDEP) is an accredited, free, online medical education program for the identification and management of opioid disorder. This education opportunity, offered to healthcare professionals at no cost, focuses on identifying and treating opioid use disorder. This educational program is offered in three courses: Understanding Addiction; Identification, Counseling, and Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder (OUD); and Collaborative Care Approaches for the Management of OUD.

    STR-TA Consortium, Technical Assistance Training Request, https://getstr-ta.org.

    The State Targeted Response (STR) Technical Assistance (TA) Consortium was created to support your efforts in addressing opioid use disorder prevention, treatment and recovery. This project, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is here to provide local expertise in your communities to help address the opioid public health crisis.

    Interprofessional Education Collaborative. (2016). Core competencies for interprofessional collaborative practice: 2016 update. Washington, DC: Interprofessional Education Collaborative.

    An update to the IPEC Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice, first released in 2011. A primary reason for the update is to better incorporate the Triple Aim and ACA objectives into training health and partnering professionals so they can collaborate more effectively in integrating clinical care and public health interventions for optimizing population health. View the new competencies. The update also reaffirms the original competencies and restructures the entire model under the singular domain of Interprofessional Collaboration.

    IPE Collection at MedEdPORTAL

    The Interprofessional Education (IPE) Collection is designed to foster the identification, development and deployment of educational resources aimed at supporting team-based or collaborative care essential to training an interprofessional workforce. This collection is designed to create a national clearinghouse of competency-linked learning resources for interprofessional education and models of team-based or collaborative care in support of the IPEC Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice.


    For questions, please contact Shelley McKearney at smckearney@aacnnursing.org.