Wednesday, March 14th - Friday, March 16th

Perinatal Substance Use: 

Evidence-Based Solutions and Support for the Family

at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital in Loma Linda, California


FEATURED PRESENTATIONS  NPA conferences bring together presenters and attendees from different disciplines, care settings, and parts of the country to share, to listen, and learn from each other. 


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

 Dr. Loretta Finnegan


How to reshape your approach to Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome (NOWS).

Dr. Adam Czynski, Women & Infants

How do you convince your hospital leadership your idea is best for care? 

Dr. Robert Insoft



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

Lynn Paltrow, JD of National Advocates for Pregnant Women


Substance Use and Addiction: Separating Fact from Fiction

Dr. Carl Hart, Chair, Department of Psychology at Columbia University


Disparities in Screening and Reporting Substance Use in Communities of Color

JaNeen Cross, DSW, MSW, MBA, LCSW and President of the 

National Association of Perinatal Social Workers


Trauma-Informed Care and Harm-Reduction Practices with Substance Use Disorders for Pregnant Women and Mothers

Lenora Marcellus, RN, BSN, MN, PhD of University of Victoria School of Nursing 


  • OB/GYNs
  • Neonatologists
  • Midwives
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioners
  • Public Health Advocates
  • Insurance Providers
  • Community Health Professionals
  • Harm Reduction Specialists

  • Parents and Families Affected by Substance Use
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Childbirth Educators
  • Doulas
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Case Managers

  • IBCLCs and Breastfeeding Counselors
  • NICU Clinicians
  • Neonatal Therapists
  • State Perinatal Coalitions and Quality Collaboratives
  • Students, Residents, and Trainees
  • Lawyers
  • Policy Makers



On Wednesday and Thursday our conference venue will be the Wong Kerlee Conference Center on the beautiful campus of Loma Linda University in Southern California. 

11175 Campus Street in Loma Linda, CA 92350  (Parking will be available.)

All sessions and exhibits will be hosted on Wednesday and Thursday at Wong Kerlee.  On Friday we will move to the Centennial Complex.


We recommend the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel San Bernardino at
285 East Hospitality Lane, San Bernardino, CA 92408

A shuttle bus will run between the Double Tree Hotel and the conference venues. See the schedule.


SuperShuttle serves all of these airports.



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

Download information on conference sponsors, objectives, and CEUs.


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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