Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Abuse Disorder – Oct. 30 and 31 Workshop

To support the dissemination of accurate patient-focused information about treatments for addiction and to help provide scientific solutions to the opioid crisis, a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committee is conducting a study on medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD).  The committee will hold a public workshop on Oct. 30 and 31, during which presentations and discussions will examine the evidence base, patient and community perspective, and barriers to and opportunities for improving access to and use of medication-assisted treatment for OUD.

In addition, the workshop will look at the range of parameters and circumstances in which medication-assisted treatment can be effectively delivered -- for example, duration of treatment, populations, settings -- as well as interventions to address social determinants of health as a component of treatment.

The workshop will be held Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the E Street Conference Room of the National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., N.W., Washington, D.C.  Reporters who wish to attend the meeting should register in advance with the Office of News and Public Information; tel. 202-334-2138 or email Those who cannot attend in person may register to watch a live webcast here. The agenda is available online.