Public Workshop of the Committee on Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

When: October 29, 2018 - October 31, 2018 (1:00 PM Eastern)
Where: Keck Center of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (E Street Conference Room) • 500 5th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

Topics Public Health, Substance Use and Mental Health
Activity: Committee on Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
Board: Board on Health Sciences Policy

The Committee on Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder is hosting this public workshop to hear from individuals with relevant experience and expertise in the evidence base on medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD), the barriers to and opportunities for improving access to MAT for OUD, and the patient and community perspective. The objectives of the workshop are to:

  • Review current knowledge and gaps in understanding regarding the effectiveness of MAT for treating OUD,
  • Examine available evidence on the range of parameters and circumstances in which MAT can be effectively delivered (e.g., duration of treatment, populations, settings, and  Interventions to address social determinants of health (SDH) as a component of MAT),
  • Identify challenges in implementation and uptake, and
  • Identify additional research needed on MAT for OUD. 

To register to attend the workshop on October 30 and 31, either in person or via webcast, please click here.

If you cannot attend the workshop in person, but would like to submit public testimony to the committee, please email your commentary to Michael Berrios at

To attend the public sponsor briefing on October 29, please email Michael Berrios at


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