- To review the prevalence of perinatal opioid use and associated factors.
- To describe the presentation and management of opioid-related neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS).
- To review supports for women and families during pregnancy, after delivery and once baby is discharged home.
- To discuss the role of breastfeeding
Alice Ordean MD, CCFP, MHSc, FCFP, DABAM, FASAM
Medical Director, Toronto Centre for Substance Use in Pregnancy (T-CUP), St. Joseph’s Health Centre; Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto
Dr. Alice Ordean is the Medical Director of the Toronto Centre for Substance Use in Pregnancy (T-CUP) at St. Joseph’s Health Centre and Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. She has been a principal investigator in numerous research projects including the development of a comprehensive reference guide for health care providers and national data collection relating to methadone maintenance during pregnancy. She has also contributed to international, national and provincial guidelines on the management of problematic substance use in pregnancy, perinatal opioid dependence and smoking cessation during pregnancy.