Enhancing High-Quality Training About Substance Use Disorders

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Nov 16, 2021

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5:00 - 6:00 p.m. ET

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This is a virtual event hosted on Zoom.

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Join PAEA on Tuesday, November 16, from 5:00-6:00 p.m. ET as we welcome presenters from the Society of PAs in Addiction Medicine for a virtual conversation about “Enhancing High-Quality Training About Substance Use Disorders.” Topics will include finding and building new preceptors, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), stigma, and legislation and advocacy work. PA programs are encouraged to invite their students to attend this program. A recording will also be available in the PAEA Digital Learning Hub.


Bernard Stuetz PA-C, MA, is a graduate of the Touro College PA Program and Lasalle College with an MA in Religion and a concentration in Bioethics. He has worked as a Physician Assistant in many areas of medicine including Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, and Addiction Medicine. Bernard has advocated for PA legislative policies at the state and federal level as a Board of Directors member of the Pennsylvania Society of PAs, the AAPA, and the 12 Step Caucus for over thirty years. He was the first PA to work at the White House in the area of Health Care Policy in the 1990s on the Clinton Health Care Bill.  Since 2000 he has advocated on Capitol Hill for PAs in Addiction Medicine and most recently promoted advances with the buprenorphine (suboxone) policies for PAs. Bernard is on the Board of Directors of the PAs in Addiction Medicine AAPA Specialty Organization.  

Jim Anderson PA-C, MPAS, DFAAPA is a graduate of the Medex PA program at the University of Washington, and of the Master’s Program at UT Texas Rio Grande Valley. He has worked in the areas of Pain Medicine and Addiction Medicine for most of his twenty-one years as a PA. He resides in Seattle, works at the Evergreen Treatment Services opioid treatment program, and is one of two PAs on the Washington Medical Commission. Jim is currently the president of PAs in Addiction Medicine.