WEDNESDAY 8:00-8:45

Exclusive Human Milk Diet for the Drug-Exposed Infant (CE not offered)

Terry Johnson, NNP-BC, ASPPS, CLEC, MN

THURSDAY 8:00-8:45

Babywearing and Skin-to-Skin for Substance Exposed Infants (CE not  offered)

Lela Williams, PhD



Family Advocacy Network (FAN): Either Licit or Illicit Use: Nicotine, Alcohol, Caffeine and Cannabis

Joelle Puccio, BSN, RN

The Real Expert Panel: Lived Experience from Parents Who have Navigated the System with

Ria Tsinas

CONFERENCE begins at 1:00 pm

Opening Plenary: An Historical Perspective on Caring for Mothers with Substance Use Disorders and Babies with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Loretta Finnegan MD, LLD (HON.), SCD (HON.)

Title (link to PDF file of presentation)


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How Substances Are Used  

Shilo Jama, People’s Harm Reduction Alliance (See PHRA's videos on YouTube.)


Understanding the Legal Landscape: Using Substance Use to Criminalize Pregnancy and Parenting                   

Lynn Paltrow, JD - National Advocates for Pregnant Women


Public Health – Fetal Assault Law: Understanding Its Impact on Marginalized Women in Tennessee

Cherisse Scott Orisha Bower, BFA, MA, MEd., ABD


Project Nurture, Oregon

Kasey Edwards, CRM, CADC 

Telia Anderson, PRC, CS (DONA)


National Perinatal Association: Past, Present, and Future (Annual Meeting)

Amy Akers 

Disparities in Screening and Reporting Substance Use in Communities of Color

JaNeen Cross, DSW, MBA, MSW  - President of the National Association of Perinatal Social Workers (NAPSW)

READ: Doing Harm While Doing Good: The Child Protection Paradox by Frank Ainsworth & Patricia Hansen



CMEs (17), CEUs (20) and CEs (17) were provided at no additional fee through our Joint Provider PAC/LAC


This activity was planned and implemented in accordance with the Institute for Medical Quality and the California Medical Association’s CME Accreditation Standards (IMQ/CMA) through the Joint Providership of the Perinatal Advisory Council: Leadership, Advocacy and Consultation (PAC/LAC) and National Perinatal Association. PAC/LAC is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing education for physicians. PAC/LAC takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity. PAC/LAC designates this live activity for a maximum of 17 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.


The Perinatal Advisory Council – Leadership, Advocacy and Consultation (PAC/LAC) is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing Provider CEP 5862.  This course is approved for 20 contact hours of continuing education credit.


PAC/LAC is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LCSW, LMFT, LPCC and LEP. PAC/LAC maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. This course is approved for 17 continuing education units.  PAC/LAC’s provider number is 12854

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received on or before February 9, 2018 were assessed a $50 processing fee.  No refunds will be given for “no shows” or cancellations received on or after February 10, 2018. Phone cancellations must have been confirmed in writing to Kristy Love at

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