Opioid Use Disorder: Pre-Seminar Course

Friday, September 13, 2019  •  11:30 AM – 4:30 PM  •  DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin


This Activity has sold out.  Please see another Free opioid program at our Psychiatric Pharmacotherapy Update on October 16.  Click here for details.

A FREE continuing education opportunity for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians, made available through grant funding form Texas Health and Human Services Commission.



This course is designed to heighten pharmacists’ and pharmacy technicians’ awareness about the effects of the opioid epidemic, to enhance their knowledge of the pharmacological and behavioral interventions used for treatment/recovery of opioid use disorder (OUD), and to increase motivation to provide access to medication-assisted recovery.  The activity will be delivered from a multidisciplinary, team-based perspective, to better explain the successful outcomes that are attainable when a variety of healthcare professionals contribute to the patient-centered treatment process.  With greater knowledge and expanded perspective of the treatment/recovery process, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will be prepared to actively engage in the fight against the opioid epidemic.  This activity will provide attendees with clinical information that is relevant and easily applied in practice.


This educational activity will be divided into four sections, with each section including didactic and interactive case-based learning exercises.  There will also be ample time built into the activity for participants to actively engage with the expert faculty practitioners, whose experience comes directly from their day-to-day practice as members of a multidisciplinary treatment team for patients recovering from opioid use disorder.  The faculty instructors are accustomed to fighting the opioid epidemic at “ground zero” and they will share their knowledge and first-hand experiences to help other practitioners who also wish to take an active role in the opioid epidemic.  Regardless of your practice environment and your experience, there is much to gain from participating in this interactive training activity.

NOTE: This program is supported in part by a grant from Texas Health and Human Services

Agenda & Objectives

Agenda: Please click the View Agenda icon to view the program agenda.
Check-in / Lunch: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Course Schedule:  12:30 PM –  4:30 PM


The 2019 Opioid Use Disorder Treatment program will be held at the same location as the Pharmacy Practice Seminar, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, which is located on the northeast corner of the 290 East/IH-35 intersection.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
6505 North IH-35
Austin, TX 78752
(512) 454-3737

DoubleTree Hotel Map 


Lucas G. Hill, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP – Program Scientific Chair
Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy
Director & Principal Investigator, Operation Naloxone

Caroline Hedenberg, LCSW
Collaborative Care Clinician, CARMAhealth

David Walsh, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC
Chief Operations Officer, CARMAhealth

Carlos F. Tirado, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer, CARMAhealth
Clinical Associate Professor, Dell Medical School


Lucas G. Hill, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP has no relevant financial interest to disclose.

Caroline Hedenberg, LCSW  has no relevant financial interest to disclose.

David Walsh, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC has no relevant financial interest to disclose.

Carlos F. Tirado, MD, MPH is the Chief Medical Officer of CARMAhealth.


CPE Credit

ACPE LogoThe University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This program is accredited for 3.5 CE hours (0.35 CEUs). In order to receive 3.5 contact hours of CE credit, the participant must complete the two pre-course assessment surveys, attend/participate in all sessions of the LIVE program, return their completed Record of Attendance Form at the conclusion of the program, and complete the online evaluation following the course.

This application-based activity meets the Texas State Board of Pharmacy’s requirement for 1 CE hour of opioid-related CE for pharmacist license renewals. 

ACPE UAN # 0067-0000-19-108-L01-P/T


Opioid Use Disorder Program Registration Fee
   Pharmacist/Technician   FREE            SOLD OUT

Online Registration:  Activity is sold out.

Registration includes lunch and dinner, 3.5 hours of CPE credit and access to all of the program materials.

Important Note: Registration for the Opioid Use Disorder program is separate from other pre-PPS and PPS registrations.  Please remember to have your NABP E-Profile ID in order to complete your registration.

Those attending the Opioid Use Disorder program are eligible for a $20 discount on registration for one of the EVENING Pre-PPS programs:  Sterile Compounding or Immunization Update (discount may not be applied to PPS registration)To redeem the $20 discount, enter the following coupon code when registering for either Sterile Compounding or Immunization Update:   hookem2019

Cancellations & No-Shows: Please call our office to cancel registration before September 1 if you no longer plan to attend.  Registrants who do not show up for the event, who did not cancel before September 1, will be billed $25 for program materials.


All registrants will receive printed copies of the course handouts at the time of check-in or electronic copies.  For electronic copies of course materials please click here for step-by-step instructions on how to download the course materials. Please note:  electronic copies are typically posted online 1 week prior to the CPE activity.

After Attending the Program/How to Claim Your CPE Credit

Evaluations and CPE Credit

  1. Participants: Click here to complete Evaluations for CE Credit
  2. Once logged on, click the “Pending Programs” link at the top of the page
  3. Click on the link for the “2019 Opioid Use Disorder Treatment
  4. Click the “Complete Evaluation” link.
    • Evaluations MUST be completed, and CPE credit successfully awarded, within 60 days of completing an activity.
    • Log on to CPE Monitor a few days after completing your online evaluation to check that ALL of your credit appears.
    • Contact UT CPE immediately if ALL of your credit is not appearing in CPE Monitor, BEFORE 60 days has passed .  ACPE will not allow ANY changes after 60 days.The 60-day DEADLINE is November 8, 2019 to complete evaluations and to earn CPE credit for the 2019 Immunization Update.