Pharmacists Caring for Patients with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD): 
A Certificate Training Program


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Target Audience

The US is fraught with a crippling opioid epidemic stemming from decades of misguided approaches to addiction and over-zealous marketing and management of pain.  This certificate program addresses the prevention, treatment, and recovery of substance use disorders, conceptualizing addiction as a chronic brain disease affected by genetic, behavioral, cultural and socioeconomic factors. Pharmacists will develop tools to help treat opioid use disorder within their practice setting.

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to: 

  • Describe societal, cultural, behavioral, and economic factors that may lead to opioid use disorders (OUD). 
  • Describe pathophysiological brain changes that lead to OUD. 
  • Evaluate the role of the pharmacist in the prevention, treatment, and recovery of OUD across various healthcare settings. 
  • Devise pharmacist-led services for patients with OUD.

Speaker Information

Dr. Courtenay Wilson received her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia followed by her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She completed an ASHP-accredited residency from the Boise VAMC in conjunction with the Idaho State University School of Pharmacy and is Board Certified in Ambulatory Care.  Dr. Wilson has dedicated years to helping develop patient care services, for opioid use disorder, with the Mountain Area Health Education Center affiliated clinics in western North Carolina. She is known for her work in helping to develop sustainable and replicable clinical pharmacy services, and she was recognized with the 2016 Excellence in Innovation Award because of her work in developing office-based opioid treatment programs. Now she is helping to build treatment capacity, by sharing what she has learned in the clinic setting, and finding ways to expand opioid treatment models and the pharmacist's role, in the community setting.  

The University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE Program # 0046-9999-16-365-B01-P provides 16 hours of continuing pharmacy education credit.  To receive CE credit, participants must verify attendance and complete the evaluation(s) of the program. Participants must provide their NAPB e-Profile ID and birthdate (MMDD) to receive credit. It is the participant's responsibility to provide correct information. If incorrect information is provided, the record will be rejected by the CPE monitor and the CPE credit will not be awarded. Statements of credit can be viewed and printed in the CPE monitor in approximately 2 to 3 weeks. If credit is not shown after this time please contact the provider.



8-Hours ACPE Credit