Opioid ECHO


This ECHO, coordinated by the Department of Psychiatry at SIU School of Medicine, aims to create a network of trained providers with DATA-2000 waivers who will improve access and care for patients with opioid addiction. The Opioid ECHO will also train clinicians who have the DATA-2000 waiver but who are not yet prescribing.


  • Earn up to 12 continuing education credits
  • Present your cases to a panel of psychiatrists and addiction specialists
  • Learn and interact with experts from your phone, computer or tablet. No need to travel!
  • Discuss timely topics, including anxiety, PTSD and opioid abuse

Curriculum at a Glance

  • Co-occurring Anxiety Disorders and Substance Use
  • Co-occurring Trauma/PTSD and Substance Use
  • Co-occurring Psychosis and Substance Use
  • Co-occurring Bipolar Disorder and Substance Use
  • Co-occurring Depression and Substance Use
  • Co-occurring Personality Disorder and Substance Use
  • Opioid Treatment Medication Essentials
  • Continuum of Care Needed to Effectively Treat Opioid Users
  • Psychosocial and Behavioral Considerations Relevant to Opioid Addiction and Treatment
  • Complications of Opioid Medications
  • Management Strategies for the Relapsing or Aggressive Patient
  • Setting Up and Sustaining a PCP-based medication-assisted treatment service

Clinicians are strongly encouraged to identify local behavioral health partners to participate in the SIU-IHA Opioid ECHO with them.

Questions? Contact Karen Fraase at kfraase21@siumed.edu or call 217-545-2486. Once registered, you’ll receive a welcome packet from the SIU-IHA ECHO team.

The SIU-IHA Hypertension ECHO is part of the Great Lakes Partners for Patients Initiative, a collaboration that includes the Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA), Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) and Wisconsin Hospital Association.