Minnesota Prematurity Coalition

It's in Your Mind
Addiction as a Chronic Brain Disease

Date: Friday, May 15, 2015
Time: 1:00PM - 2:30PM
CEUs: Continuing Education Units will be available
Presented by: Marvin D. Seppala, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation | Assistant Professor, Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies
This webinar is co-sponsored by Minnesota Prematurity Coalition and the March of Dimes.

Webinar Description: 

Over the past couple decades what science and medicine understands about addiction has improved tremendously.  This increased understanding has led to addiction being described as a chronic brain disease.  Learning about the brain pathology associated with addiction helps us make sense of nonsensical behaviors and explains how remarkably different addiction is from intoxication.

The Opioid Explosion in Minnesota: 
How Opioid Abuse during Pregnancy and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Impact Your Work

October 24, 2014

Agenda and Objectives

Introduction by Martha Overby
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An Emerging Drug Crisis for Our Babies: Pregnancy & Addiction by Prescription
by Loretta Finnegan, MD
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The Opioid Crisis: Reflections from an Urban Neonatologist 
by Jeanne Mrozek, MD
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Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Not Just a Big City Problem
by Christina Falgier, MD
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Panel Discussion
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The links below were referenced during the conference:
Licit and Illicit Drug Use during Pregnancy: Maternal, Neonatal and Early Childhood Consequences
Minnesota Medicine - Opioids Issue - March 2013
Minnesota Medicine - Special Opioids Issue - September 2014
Neo Advances website
Neonatal Absitinence Syndrome: Symptoms & Treatment
Clicking on these links will take you away from the MN Prematurity Coalition website. MN Prematurity Coalition does not endorse or ensure the accuracy of the information contained in these sites.

After the conference, please complete the post-conference survey. Upon submission, you will be redirected to the attendance certificate. Print/save the attendance certificate for your records and for use in applying for continuing education credits with your accrediting body (i.e., AAFP, ANCC, ACNM, etc.).

Thank you to everyone who made this conference a success, especially Roger Miller and REM Video & Event Company as well as our satellite sites:
Cass County Health, Human & Veteran Services                                  Children's Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota
Cook County Public Health & Human Services                                      Dakota County Public Health Department
Essentia Health - Duluth                                                                             Essentia Health - Fargo, ND
Fairview Ridges Hospital                                                                             Melrose Hospital
Northwest Indian Opportunities Center                                                  Ramsey County Public Health
Rapid City Regional Hospital, SD                                                               Rice Memorial Hospital
St Cloud Hospital                                                                                           Sanford Hospital - Bemidji
Sanford Hospital - Fargo, ND                                                                      Sanford Hospital - Sioux Falls, SD

Sanford Sheldon Medical Center, IA                                                         Sherburne County Public Health
Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation, SD      University of Minnesota Children's Hospital
Todd and Wadena Public Health at Staples Hospital                             Woodwinds Health Center   

Discharge Planning Checklist for Late Preterm Infants

The purpose of the Discharge Planning Checklist for Late Preterm Infants is to help improve outcomes of infants born before 37 weeks. Minnesota's Commissioner of Health, Dr. Edward Ehlinger, encourages healthcare porfessionals to "adopt this checklist as part of their discharge procedures for late preterm infants (34 0/7 - 36 6/7 weeks completed gestational age).

The Task Force hopes that this tool will become a valuable resource for you and your hospital. Feel free to download / print as needed:

Discharge Planning Checklist for Late Premature Infants (34 0/7 - 36 6/7 weeks completed gestational age)


2012 Minnesota Prematurity Coalition
Advocate for Infants Born Prematurely & Their Families

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