Partner Organizations

PCSS-O Offers:
  1. An extensive network of member organizations who serve in diverse communities, both urban and rural, and who provide opioid educational services to clinicians with patients from many cultures and backgrounds, all of whom benefit from the educational programs offered in the PCSS-O
  2. Resources to deliver and disseminate evidence-based trainings in safe and effective use of opioid medications
  3. Resources to build a colleague support system to promote best practices in opioid prescribing and pain management
American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP)

AAAP is the lead organization for this effort to educate healthcare providers about safe opioid prescribing. With a membership of nearly 1,500 addiction psychiatrists, AAAP is a key national organization involved in training and mentoring physicians who provide treatment for substance use and mental health disorders. AAAP has trained more than 10,000 physicians in the safe and effective use of opioid medications. AAAP Executive Director Kathryn Cates-Wessel is PI/Project Director for this program. Other AAAP members include PCSS-O Medical Director Kevin Sevarino, MD PhD; Training Curriculum Committee Chair Frances R. Levin, MD; Mentoring Chair Margi Kotz, DO; and Listserv Moderator David Fiellin, MD.

Addiction Technology Transfer Center – Network Coordinating Office

Addiction Technology Transfer Center supports and strengthens the work of the 10 ATTC Regional Centers and four National Focus Area Centers. It manages the Network’s website, which in 2010 received more than two million views and nearly 100,000 unique visits.

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

AAN is the world’s largest association of neurologists with more than 27,000 members.  AAN members have access to top-quality education, science, practice management tools, clinical guidelines, and much more. AANI is the mechanism through which AAN provides funding.

American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM)

AAPM serves approximately 2,500 pain physicians and clinicians who are distinguished in the medical specialties that treat pain. The Academy’s membership includes anesthesiologists, physiatrists, psychiatrists, neurologists, orthopedic surgeons, rheumatologists, and allied care providers and neuroscientists.

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

AAP is a professional membership organization of 62,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical sub-specialists, and pediatric surgical specialists. The AAP has 59 chapters in the United States and seven chapters in Canada that help carry out AAP goals in communities.

American College of Physicians (ACP)

ACP is the largest medical-specialty organization and second-largest physician group in the United States with 137,000 members including internists, internal medicine subspecialists, medical students, residents, and fellows. ACP seeks to be the foremost education and information resource for all internists.

American Dental Association (ADA)

With over 157,000 members from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, ADA has been involved with the ongoing education of safe and effective methods of pain control and sedation in dental practice with dissemination through extensive website information, the ADA News, and periodic webinars. ADA has available dentists with expertise in pain management to provide the educational tools from PCSS-O to its large constituency.

American Medical Association (AMA)

AMA has 200,000 members. Its membership in the AMA House of Delegates includes 54 state and geographic medical societies, 117 medical specialty societies, two professional interest medical associations, three national medical associations, and five uniformed federal services. The AMA has extensive experience implementing evidence-based clinical and community interventions, promoting best practices to improve health, and practice management tools. The AMA maintains a 12-module CME course on Pain Management and supported the launch of NIDAMED. The organization remains active at the federal and state level to support training medical students and physicians in pain management, promote responsible opioid prescribing, and minimize diversion of controlled substances.

American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine (AOAAM)

AOAAM is an arm of the 100,000-member American Osteopathic Association. It has a strong grass-roots network of providers serving underserved urban and rural areas. AOAAM has an established association with the majority of osteopathic medical schools to disseminate core competencies in addiction. An estimated 20 percent of primary care in this country is delivered by osteopathic physicians.

American Psychiatric Association (APA)

American Psychiatric Association (APA) is a national medical specialty society representing 37,000 psychiatrists in the U.S. and from around the world. Founded in 1844, it is the largest and longest-serving psychiatric medical association. APA’s members work together to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental disorders, including intellectual disability and substance use disorders. One of the means by which APA maintains an extensive presence in local communities is by the work of its District Branches and State Associations. These groups maintain ongoing contact with their members, provide local educational opportunities, and opportunities for networking and regular interaction. APA’s contributions to the PCSS include webinars, interactive online clinical vignettes, and waiver-eligible trainings.

American Society for Pain Management Nursing (ASPMN)

ASPMN is a professional nursing organization with 1,500 members including registered nurses, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and researchers.

International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA)

IntNSA is a professional specialty nursing organization with a membership of 570 committed to the prevention, intervention, treatment, and management of addictive disorders. Its eight chapters serve various geographic regions of the United States bringing education and training to local regions.

Southeastern Consortium for Substance Abuse Training (SECSAT)

SECSAT, under the leadership of J. Paul Seale, MD, is a consortium focuses on training medical students, medical residents in internal medicine and family medicine, physician assistants, and advanced practice registered nurses employed in a variety of clinical and educational settings. The consortium currently has 16 training sites in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Maryland that will train more than 1,900 primary care clinicians over seven years. This consortium is unique in its broad intra-professional representation.