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January 17, 2017: National Perinatal Association will hold it's annual conference in Loma Linda, California on March 14-16: "Perinatal Substance Use: Evidence-based Solutions and Support for the Family." Register here

January 2, 2017: Earn MOC Part IV and CME credit: NEW, free, two-part training on preventing alcohol-exposed pregnancies
Part I:  The Role of the Obstetrician/Gynecologist in the Prevention of FASD  
Part II: Alcohol SBI Training for the Healthcare Professional


December 22, 2017:
MotherToBaby is hosting a free webinar called "The Opioid Epidemic: It's Impact on Pregnancy and Breastfeeding" on January 24, 2018 at 2pm Eastern. Register here

December 13, 2017: A new CDC study found that although most primary care providers reported screening for alcohol misuse, about two thirds did not use a tool capable of detecting the full spectrum of alcohol misuse, including the AUDIT 1-3 (US) and full AUDIT, which ACOG recommends. 

December 12, 2017: A recent article in Economics of Education Review, "School spirit: Exploring the long-term effects of the U.S. temperance movement on educational attainment," examines the impact that the American Temperance Movement had on educational outcomes for individuals who were born during this time period.  

December 5, 2017: ACOG has created FASD Resource Directories for each district. These district directories contain state specific resources for alcohol and drug treatment, FASD diagnosis, and other supportive services.

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