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Medication-Assisted Treatment

Project ECHO

Second and Fourth Wednesday of each month • 12–1:30 p.m.
Next: Wednesday, July 8, 2020

If you would like to submit a case for discussion at this clinic please click on the link below to complete the form. After submitting the form download a copy to reference while presenting your case.

Medication-Assisted Treatment Case Review Form

This clinic focuses on providing support to providers who are currently Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) certified or are interested in becoming MAT certified. We understand the gap that exists between obtaining MAT certification and actually beginning to prescribe different Medication-Assisted Therapies to patients. We have assembled the very best multidisciplinary team of MAT providers available to us to help you navigate that process and serve as a resource for you as you gain the confidence and experience you'll need to become a MAT prescriber.

This clinic team consists of:

  • Mark Broadhead, M.D. Dr. Broadhead received his medical degree from University of Nevada School of Medicine in 1986 and has been in practice for more than 30 years.
  • Danica Pierce, MSW, LCSW. Danica is a native Nevadan, born and raised in the Reno-Sparks area. She received her bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies and her Master's in Social Work from the University of Nevada, Reno. Danica is a licensed clinical social worker. She specializes in treating people who struggle with co-occurring mental health and substance-use disorders. She is the Program Coordinator for the Medication Assisted Treatment (MATx) Program at Northern Nevada HOPES.
  • Echo Troop, MSW, LCSW. Echo is a native Nevadan with a passion for the Reno-Sparks community. She received her Master's in Social Work from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2016. Echo is a licensed clinical social worker and works with clients who struggle with co-occurring substance-use and mental health disorders. Echo is a therapist in the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program at Northern Nevada HOPES.
  • Kim Nischik, MS, PA-C. Kim received her Master's degree in physician assistant studies at Pacific University in OR. She works at Northern NV Hopes for the MAT program and also works as a primary care provider in adult medicine.
  • Shawna Silva, CWIFT/MAT Case Manager. Shawna is the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Case Manager at Northern Nevada HOPES. She started at HOPES, initially, as an Intensive Outreach Case Manager working with clients with co-occurring substance use and mental health issues. She previously worked for Probation and Parole for 11 years, running both their House Arrest and Drug Treatment Programs. She also has a background in Domestic Violence Education and Victim Services.
  • Curtis Wickwire, PharmD. Curtis is a native Nevadan who grew up in the Reno-Tahoe area. Prior to completing pharmacy school, Curtis was a scholar-athlete at the University of Nevada, Reno where he played baseball and majored in Biology. He completed his pharmacy degree in 2009 at Roseman University in Salt Lake City, UT. Since returning to the area, he has worked at the VA hospital, Renown Regional Medical Center, and eventually made his way to Northern Nevada HOPES where he has been practicing for the past 5 years.

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Continuing Medical Education (CME) Accreditation

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine approves this program for 1.50 hours of nursing continuing education credit.

Previous Medication-Assisted Treatment

June 2020

May 2020

April 2020

March 2020

February 2020

January 2020

December 2019

November 2019

    • Topic: Informed Consent and Treatment Agreements

October 2019

September 2019

    • Topic: Training Staff to Work with Patients Who Struggle with Addiction

August 2019

    • Topic: Principles of Harm Reduction
    • Topic: Buprenorphine versus Naltrexone

July 2019

June 2019


  • Topic: MAT and Pregnancy

  • Topic: Centers for Behavioral Health

May 2019


  • Topic: Mobile Recovery Teams

  • Topic: Behavioral Health for MAT

April 2019


  • Topic: The Science of Addiction

  • Topic: Getting Patients in the Door: Identifying the Appropriate Patient, Informed Consents, Treatment Agreements

March 2019


  • Topic: MAT Clinic Process and Workflow: The Nuts and Bolts of MAT

February 2019


  • Topic: The Principles of Harm Reduction

  • Topic: Basics of Medication-Assisted Treatment: What is it, Resources for Nevada, and more

January 2019


  • Topic: How to Integrate Behavioral Health in the Primary Care Setting

  • Topic: Tapering Off Suboxone

December 2018

  • • No Clinic
    Topic: Tapering Off Suboxone

  • Topic: Suboxone or Vivitrol?: A Comparative Study

November 2018

October 2018


  • Topic: Patient Retention and Responding to Behaviors

  • Topic: Informed Consent and Treatment Agreements

September 2018

August 2018


  • Topic: Outpatient Detox and Starting on Maintenance Therapy

  • Topic: Buprenorphine versus Naltrexone

July 2018


  • Topic: Principles of Harm Reduction

  • Topic: The Basic Science of Addiction

June 2018


  • Topic: What is Medication-Assisted Treatment?

  • Topic: What is Medication-Assisted Treatment?

May 2018


  • Topic: Tapering off Suboxone

  • Topic: Suboxone or Vivitrol?: A Comparative Study Summary

April 2018

March 2018


  • Topic: Polysubstance Use and Abuse

  • Topic: Behavioral Health and Available Resources

February 2018


  • Topic: AB474 Changes: A Pharmacist Perspective

  • Topic: Patient Retention and Responding to Behaviors

January 2018


  • This clinic will cover how to identify the appropriate patient for MAT with information on: Assessing appropriate level of care and acquiring Informed Consent and Treatment Agreements.
    Topic: Informed Consent and Treatment Agreements

  • This clinic will also cover monitoring strategies such as; UA, film counts, observed dosing
    Topic: Outpatient Detox and Starting on Maintenance Therapy

December 2017


  • This session will discuss methods to create an inviting experience and support the use of non-judgemental language.
    Topic: Training Staff to Work with Patients Who Struggle with Addiction

November 2017


  • This session will discuss how Suboxone and Vivitrol work, evidence to support their use, and adverse reactions.
    Topic: Suboxone & Vivitrol

October 2017


  • Topic: The Principles of Harm Reduction

  • Topic: The Basic Science of Addiction

September 2017


  • This first session will cover MAT medications and information about the importance of providing Narcan to patients.
    Topic: What is Medication Assisted Treatment?