Opioid Exposed Infants: What Every Parent Should Know in NYC on 10/16/18
October 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The number of babies who were exposed to heroin or prescription opioids during pregnancy has reached epidemic levels, but what does this really mean for the child and parents? During this presentation we will discuss how a newborn’s opioid withdrawal is assessed and treated. Registration is required for all events.
Facilitator: Dr. Dennis Hand, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Thomas Jefferson University Dr. Hand is also the Associate Director of TJU’s Maternal Addiction Treatment, Education, and Research program. He has conducted federally-funded research on the assessment of newborn withdrawal and behavioral and pharmacological interventions to improve health among women with substance use disorders.