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This conference is designed to meet the requirement for a buprenorphine waiver certification under the DATA 2000 federal law. Participants will learn about opioid use disorder and how to prescribe buprenorphine for their patients.

Training is FREE and includes complimentary breakfast, lunch and CMEs

You may be eligible to receive $750 financial reimbursement

Petros Levounis, MD, MA
Professor and Chair,
Department of Psychiatry,
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Erin Zerbo, MD
Assistant Professor,
Department of Psychiatry,
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School


* This training is for Physicians, Physician Assistants and Advanced Practice Nurses. Eligible providers who complete this full day training and attain the DATA 2000 waiver may be eligible to receive financial reimbursement of $750.


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This program is funded by the New Jersey Department of Human Services. Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 5U79TI026556-03 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) is the Data Sponsor for this training. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the NJ Department of Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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methods for opioid addiction

Dr. Levounis interviewed in Rutger’s
Pulse Magazine – “New Treatments
for Opioid Addiction Show Promise”.

Dr. Levounis speaks about reducing
costs for Rutgers Medical Students

Dr. Petros Levounis interviewed
and featured – “Caring for the
LGBT Community Through
Psychiatry and Sociology”

Dr. Aggarwal discusses building
Resilience and Wellness for Health
Care Professionals in Rutgers Today

Dr. Petros Levounis interviewed on
CBS local news about “Drunkorexia”

Dr. Tolga Taneli featured
in news segment

PGY-2 Psychiatry Resident,
V.J Iyer, MD, awarded 2015
Medical Scholar Award

Dr. Levounis’s expert opinion detailed
in article – Why Aren’t More
Physicians Prescribing Buprenorphine?

Dr. Levounis and his perspective
highlighted in Psychiatric News –
The New Guidelines for Prescribing
Opioids for Chronic Pain

Dr. Zerbo’s insight in Psychiatric
News article - FDA Officials Propose
Strategy for Tackling Prescription
Opioid Epidemic

Dr. Aggarwal appointed as an
Assistant Editor of
Academic Psychiatry

Dr. Levounis speaks about
Behavioral Addictions on

Dr. Levounis & Dr. Zerbo
featured in Star Ledger story
on Suboxone treatment for
heroin addiction

Dr. Levounis explores trends in
treating opiate addiction in
Psychiatric News

Dr. Erin Zerbo discusses Alcohol
Use Disorder in Psychiatric News


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