Advancing Pharmacist Roles in Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Teams ECHO

First and third Tuesday of each month @ 12-1pm CT

The Advancing Pharmacist Roles in Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Teams ECHO Program is designed to equip pharmacists, pharmacy staff, and other healthcare professionals with the necessary tools to effectively assume a critical role in SUD prevention, education, and assistance. Up-to-date clinical guidance, training, and support will be offered. Sessions are open to all. Sign up >

Pharmacists and pharmacy staff from all health care settings and facilities are invited to join. We also welcome all healthcare professionals and administrators that are involved with multidisciplinary, patient-centered care.

To Join
Simply click on this Zoom link 5 minutes before the session begins (or at any time during the session): Zoom link >
Password: ECHO

Program Faculty and Staff
This program is run by staff from Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board. Our faculty are experts in pharmacy, substance use disorders, peer recovery, internal medicine, and behavioral health. Faculty include: Dr. Travis Townsend, Dr. Kaylee Trottier, O’Nesha Cochran-Dumas, Dr. Jessica Gregg, Dr. Ted Hall, Teresa GrundDr. Anna Santoro, and Dr. James Gasper.

Present a Case
In order to present a patient or systems-based case, please complete either the patient form or systems form and submit it to the contact indicated on the form.

Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE)/Certificate of Completion Offered
Attendance will be tracked utilizing the CPE monitoring system. To receive continuing education credit, you must sign-in at each session and complete an evaluation for each virtual ECHO clinic attended via SurveyMonkey. ACPE to close 30-Sept 2021 for reporting and issuance of contact hours. The course will be renewed in October with a determination related to repeating core curriculum based upon participation. Participants are required to attend at least 5 ECHO virtual clinic sessions AND present at least 2 cases to obtain Certificate of Completion. Cases may be patient or systems-focused as noted above.

Technical Assistance & Capacity Building
Indian Country ECHO offers a free, confidential service designed to help providers and administrators optimize clinic policies, enhance care delivery, and build capacity to prevent and treat complex medical conditions. Get technical assistance >

Program Contact
For additional information about this program, contact Dr. Nicholas Cushman, Program Manager, via



In support of improving patient care, IHS Clinical Support Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

Pharmacists: Each virtual clinic session will provide 1 hour of Application-type continuing pharmacy education credit. Pharmacy CPE credits will be delivered via the CPE Monitor system.