Dr. Stephen Patrick is a acknowledged expert in the area of opioid use and abuse. He has researched and published widely on the opioid epidemic and neonatal abstinence syndrome. Dr. Patrick previously served as Senior Science Policy Advisor to the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and has testified before Congress on the rising numbers of newborns being diagnosed with opioid withdrawal after birth. He served as an expert consultant for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s publications “A Collaborative Approach to the Treatment of Pregnant Women with Opioid Use Disorders,” and “Advancing the Care of Pregnant and Parenting Women with Opioid Use Disorder and their Infants: A Foundation for Clinical Guidance,” as a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Substance Use and Prevention, and as a board member on the US Office of Personnel Management’s Multi-State Plan Program Advisory Board. Dr. Patrick will open the conference by discussing the rise of opioid-related complications among pregnant women and infants and discuss a comprehensive approach to improve outcomes for the dyad.
Discuss the rise of opioid-related complications among pregnant women and their infants.
Describe a comprehensive approach to improve outcomes for the mother-baby dyad.
MD, MPH, MS,
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Health Policy,
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine