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:
- Increase education about and reduce stigma surrounding substance use during pregnancy.
- Emphasize the relationship between abrupt discontinuation of substances, maternal relapse, overdose, withdrawal, and fetal distress.
- 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.