2019 Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Regional Summits
The Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, in coordination with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, is convening regional MAT Summits in the fall of 2019. The purpose of the summits is to promote awareness of MAT options and to increase the number of practitioners using the waiver to prescribe buprenorphine in an office-based setting.
Eight regional one-day summits consisting of four hours of live waiver training in the morning will be followed by modules in the afternoon to address potential challenges for waivered practitioners and their clinical and administrative staff. The targeted audience is Physicians, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners in select specialties as well as administrative and clinical support staff. Other stakeholders may also participate.
Each summit will include a room or hall where the Single County Authorities in that region will set up an exhibit for the afternoon and have staff available to provide information and answer questions.
The following dates have been established for the summits:
|Date||Region||Counties in Region|
|October 11||Southcentral||Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Mifflin, Perry, York|
|October 18||Northeast||Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming|
|November 1||Southeast||Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Schuylkill|
|November 5||Northwest||Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Potter, Venango, Warren|
|November 7||Northcentral||Bradford, Centre, Clinton, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, Union|
|November 13||Southwest||Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Somerset, Washington, Westmoreland|
Attendance is free, but registration is required.
Registration is expected to open in early September. Additional details will be posted as they become available.