Virtual Colorado MAT Learning Series

Connect with experienced MAT providers and their teams. Share with and learn from your peers

Join Us Every Month for One or All of the Webinars Below!

Virtual Northern Colorado MAT Learning Forum
1st Thursday 12:30pm-1:30pm

Induction Basics: Tips from the Trenches
2nd Tuesday 7:30am-8:30am
*same topic each month

Denver Health Learning Collaborative
3rd Wednesday 12:15pm-1:15pm

Denver Health hosts an Addiction Journal Club. Scheduled dates for the remainder of the year are: Tuesday, September 24 & October 22 and
Monday, November 10 & December 16

If you would like to join, please email:

Virtual Northern Colorado MAT Learning Forum

March 7, 2019 Suboxone Initiation: Home vs Office Slides; Microdose Orders; Bernese Method; Paxton Email; Suboxone Information Sheet; Informed Consent and Patient Agreement


April 4, 2019 MAT selection: Naltrexone, Buprenorphine or Methadone (incl CO-SLAW intro) Slides; Hamming; Naltrexone Micro-dosing Protocol; Manelli; very low dose Naltrexone addition in  opioid detoxification
May 2, 2019 Buprenorphine Dose Stabilization & Maintenance Slides
June 6, 2017 The Difficult Patient & Discharge from MAT – How to Maintain the Therapeutic Relationship Slides
July - No webinar
August 1, 2019 MAT Induction: Tips and Techniques Slides
September 5, 2019 Boring but Necessary: Billing and Coding for OUD Treatment Slides

Denver Health Learning Collaborative

September 18, 2019 Reviewing the Data from the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health
October 16, 2019
November 27, 2019
December 18, 2019
January 15, 2020
February 29, 2020
March 18, 2020



MAT Forum Led by Dr. Lesley Brooks, MD

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Lesley Brooks, MD serves as the Chief Medical Officer for Sunrise Community Health and as the Assistant Medical Director for the North Colorado Health Alliance in northern Colorado. Dr. Brooks, a board certified family physician, has practiced full scope family medicine including prenatal care, chronic pain, and substance use disorder/addiction in northern Colorado since 2008.  She has been a buprenorphine prescriber since 2013. In partnership with local community health centers, Dr. Brooks has also helped to lead the implementation of a robust opioid oversight and management team as well as initiation and expansion of medication assisted treatment (MAT) for substance use disorder within Sunrise Community Health. Dr. Brooks serves as the co-chair of the Provider Education Work Group for the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention which leads the state’s coordinated response to the opioid and prescription drug epidemic. She has spoken across the state educating her colleagues in medicine on safe opioid prescribing and MAT. Lastly, she is actively helping to lead northern Colorado’s Hub & Spoke initiative to treat substance use disorder of all types.