HOT Topics in Buprenorphine Treatment: Sessions are presented the second Tuesday of each month at noon Eastern. Physicians who have waivers to prescribe buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid dependence and other interested clinicians are invited to participate in these free sessions. Each webinar is recorded and available on this site.

Inducting and Stabilizing Opioid-dependent Pregnant Women on Methadone or Buprenorphine

Current Research and Future Treatment Implications
December 14, 2010

Presented by: Hendree E. Jones, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Joint Appointment in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Dr. Jones will discuss her work from the recently completed eight-site, multi-center trial Maternal Opioid Treatment: Human Experimental Research (MOTHER) that compared the fetal, neonatal and maternal safety and efficacy of methadone and buprenorphine medications for pregnant opioid dependent women. She will discuss induction and stabilization of pregnant women on these medications, the risks and benefits for mother, fetus and neonate as well as discuss the latest evidence based guidance for managing acute pain, breastfeeding and neonatal abstinence syndrome in the opioid-exposed neonate.

PCSS-B is operated by the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (lead), the American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine, and the American Psychiatric Association with funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration/Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by (1H79T1022022-01) from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government

NOTE: The American Psychiatric Association does not offer Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit for this session.