AOC Participates in FMEC Conference for Opioid Addiction

AOC at FMEC conferenceAddiction Outreach Clinic (AOC) will be participating in the annual Family Medicine Education Consortium (FMEC) conference held in Cleveland, Ohio on November 10-12.

This year’s theme, “Harmonizing the voices for better health,” will offer the perfect blend of exhibitors and keynote addresses discussing the latest information for the medical community.

The conference will focus on a variety of trends in medicine including the treatment of opioid addiction. As part of the conference, key members of AOC plan to connect with clinicians to educate them about the value of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) as potential referral sources and to identify new locations for AOC to make it easier for patients who are suffering from addiction to find and get the care they need.

Relevant opioid addiction topics during the three-day conference include:

  • FMEC Chronic Pain/Opioid/Substance Initiative
  • Implementing Naltrexone for Opioid Use Disorders in Primary Care
  • Hot Topics in Family Medicine: To Prescribe or Not To Prescribe
  • Chronic Pain, Opioids and Substance Abuse
  • The Predicament of Opioid Usage in the Management of Chronic Pain
  • Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy: Do Outcomes Improve with an Integrated Care Model?
  • Hospital Based Opioid Management- A Case-Based Peer Discussion
  • Inter-Departmental Curriculum Build to Battle the Opioid Epidemic

AOC will be exhibiting at the conference as part of the many community engagement events we do. We serve the communities surrounding our eight clinics located in Ohio and Pennsylvania by providing treatment and counseling for opioid addition, which includes heroin and oxycodone.

Participating in community events allows the AOC professionals to meet and build relationships with others in the medical field as well as connecting with patients and caregivers dealing with opioid addiction.

“We are excited to connect with those attending the FMEC conference as most are part of the family medicine community,” says Nicholas Atanasoff, DO, CEO and Medical Director of Addiction Outreach Clinic. “By connecting and building relationships with the family medicine community we hope to learn more about their patients, their experiences with addiction treatment and offer information about the benefits of the medication-assisted treatment program, which is the foundation of AOC,” adds Dr. Atanasoff.

Addiction Outreach Clinic (AOC) provides an outpatient opioid addiction treatment program that includes Suboxone® medication-assisted treatment to prevent cravings and withdrawal symptoms combined with a once-a-month behavioral counseling session to support our patients’ recovery efforts and help them get their lives back. Since 2007, AOC has helped thousands of patients on their path to recovery.

Call AOC at 330-259-4849, or e-mail us to schedule an appointment or for more information.

FMEC Conference


2017 FMEC Annual Meeting (November 10 – 12)
Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, Cleveland, OH

Registration information for the Annual Meeting



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