9th Annual Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Symposium

June 2-4, 2024 in San Antonio Texas

Theme: Thriving in Recovery: Creating a Continuum for Healthy, Safe and Prosperous Communities

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Since 2019, Texas has recognized June as Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Awareness Month. Learn more at House Bill 405, 86th Legislature, Regular Session, 2019.

The 2024 NAS Symposium promises to provide engaging opportunities to exchange ideas and information to support families recovering from substance use disorder recovering and growing and moving forward in their everyday lives. We hope you will attend and take advantage of all the symposium will offer. This year’s theme is Thriving in Recovery: Creating a Continuum for Healthy, Safe, and Prosperous Communities.

Together, recovering families and healthcare professionals will share knowledge and explore ways to support a thriving lifestyle continuum consisting of health, safety, and economic stability for families recovering from substance use disorder.

What to expect:

  1. Expanded education about reducing stigma surrounding substance use during pregnancy.
  2. Increased awareness of the relationship between abrupt discontinuation of substances and maternal relapse, overdose, withdrawal, and fetal distress.
  3. Community resources for pregnant women in Texas.
  4. Learn to use culturally congruent approaches and the latest evidence based practices relating to NAS to improve connections with families and their communities.
  5. Continuing education will be provided for nurses, physicians, psychologists, social workers, licensed chemical dependency counselors, licensed professional counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists, and peer support providers.

Continuing education credit will be calculated once all presentations are confirmed and the continuing education paperwork are reviewed. 

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.

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 will have sessions that will meet these requirements.

For information about the NAS Symposium please call the toll free # 1-833-844-4735 or email Sherece McGoon at mcgoon@uthscsa.edu

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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.