Provider Alert! CME Reminder: Opioid use disorder in Pregnancy- Screening, Intervention and Referral

Provider Alert!

Provider Alert! CME Reminder: Opioid use disorder in Pregnancy- Screening, Intervention and Referral

Date: October 3, 2023

Attention: All Providers

Call to action: Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) would like to remind providers that our current CME course, Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy – Screening, Intervention and Referral learning opportunity is still available and you have time to obtain credit for the 2023 year. Take advantage to learn screening brief intervention and referral (SBIRT) skills and review Eat Sleep Console (ESC) method to reduce the negative impact of Prenatal Opioid Use Disorders on women, children and families. This is a free CME course for Texas Children’s Health Plan physicians, residents, fellows, and other healthcare professionals provided by Texas Children’s Hospital.

CME link available here:


CME Objectives:

  • Review morbidity and mortality related to opioid use disorder (OUD) in pregnant women
  • Discuss universal screening, brief intervention and motivational interviewing
  • Identify referral process, next steps, and resources for positive substance use screens in pregnancy
  • Identify impact of prenatal substance exposure on infants and discuss interventions

Featured Speakers:

Matthew E.B. Russell, Ph.D
Clinical Psychologist
Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine
Ben Taub Hospital

Nidal Moukaddam, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Baylor College of Medicine

Catherine Eppes, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Baylor College of Medicine

Catherine Mary Gannon, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Neonatology/NICU Quality and Safety Officer
Baylor College of Medicine/ Harris Health Ben Taub Hospital

Elizabeth Conville, MPS
Project Director for Maternal Opioid Misuse (MOM) Model, HHSC

Bethanie “Beth” Van Horne, MPH, DrPH
Director of Research, Section of Public Health & Child Abuse Pediatrics
Texas Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine

Criteria for Successful Completion:

To receive CME credit for this continuing education activity the participant must:

  • Complete program in its entirety
  • Achieve a passing score of 80% on post-test
  • Complete program evaluation

If you have any questions, please email the TCHP CME Team at:

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