Events and Education
Long-Acting Injectable Buprenorphine (LAIB) Masterclass
Long-acting Injectable Buprenorphine (LAIB) is a formulation of buprenorphine pharmacotherapy that has the promise to be a true game-changer in the area of Medication-Assisted Treatment of Opioid Dependence.
The proven safety record of buprenorphine, combined with a weekly to monthly dosing schedule provide very good reasons for both patients and prescribing clinicians to engage with this new treatment.
Join us at this Community of Practice event in which specialist clinicians will provide a comprehensive discussion of LAIB, covering topics including:
- Best practice prescribing of long-acting injectable buprenorphine
- Comparison of two available LAIB formulations
- Patient indication, selection, initiation and conversion
- Logistics considerations
- Administration recommendations
- Legislative and policy issues
- Service delivery models - Specialised Pharmacotherapy Services, Nurse Practitioner, Pharmacy and General Practice
- An expert panel to answer audience questions.
- Compare and contrast the effectiveness of long-acting injectable buprenorphine (LAIB) to sublingual buprenorphine and oral methadone in a harm minimisation setting.
- Outline the indications for treatment, as well as patient-centred factors that would make them less suited for treatment with long-acting injectable buprenorphine.
- Describe the legal and logistic considerations for LAIB therapy including examples of how these are practically addressed.
- Demonstrate best practice administration of both Buvidal and Sublocade formulations of LAIB.
This event is accredited with 4 RACGP points - Activity Id: 260731.
For further information please email A4PN@semphn.org.au.
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