9th Annual Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Symposium

Check back for announcement of Date and Location for the June 2024 Symposium

Texas recognizes June as Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Awareness Month learn more HB No. 405  The NAS symposium will contain useful information and unique engagement opportunities with an array of accomplished community and professional speakers.  We hope you will attend and take advantage of all the symposium will offer.

On December 29, 2022, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 enacted a new one-time, eight-hour training requirement for all Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)-registered practitioners on the treatment and management of patients with opioid or other substance use disorders.  This symposium has some sessions that will meet these requirements.  Check out the agenda.

What you can expect:

  1. Increase education about and reduce stigma surrounding substance use during pregnancy.
  2. Emphasize the relationship between abrupt discontinuation of substances, maternal relapse, overdose, withdrawal, and fetal distress.
  3. Provide community resources for pregnant women in Texas.

Learning Outcome: Participants will identify at least one area in which the symposium increased their knowledge regarding connecting families and communities using culturally congruent approaches and the latest evidence-based practice relating to neonatal abstinence syndrome.

Continuing Education provided for Nurses, Physicians, Psychologists, Social Workers, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor & Peer Support Providers

Continuing Nursing Education:

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Continuing Social Work Education:

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Nursing is approved by the Texas

State Board of Social Worker Examiners to provide Social Worker CE.

Continuing Medical Education:

The UT Health Science Center San Antonio is accredited by the ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education) to provide continuing medical education for physicians

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Continuing Education Unit:

The Centralized Training Infrastructure for Evidence Based Practices is a provider of continuing education for the following clinical licenses: Psychologists, Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC), Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors (LCDC) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT) Counselors.

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This symposium and webpage are sponsored by Texas Health and Human Services Commission in partnership with UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing.