Opioid Use Disorder in the Perinatal Population: Reviewing Evidence-Based Care Models and Best Practices

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Opioid Use Disorder in the Perinatal Population: Reviewing Evidence-Based Care Models and Best Practices

Recorded: Thursday, March 31, 2022 - Sunday, April 3, 2022
On-Demand Session


This 1-hour, on-demand session from the ASAM 53rd Annual Conference shares lessons learned from a wrap-around, low-threshold perinatal shared medical appointment model in an urban underserved community.

Pregnant women with opioid use disorder (OUD) are at risk for worse obstetric, maternal, and neonatal outcomes. Yet, nearly half of all pregnant women with OUD do not receive medications and less than one-third are retained in care at 6 months. This session will use a combination of educational techniques to prepare and empower addiction, obstetric, or primary care providers to incorporate current evidence-based practices into their treatment of pregnant and parenting women with substance use disorder. This session includes an overview of available evidence on best practice models for perinatal treatment of OUD, an interdisciplinary panel discussion, and a SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) of participant home systems to help them incorporate lessons learned.

The target audience for this Intermediate level session includes physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, other clinicians, researchers, residents, fellows, students, and counselors.

This session addresses the following ACGME Competencies: Patient Care and Procedural Skills, Medical Knowledge, System Based Practice.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, learners will be able to:

  1. Describe best practices for treatment of substance use disorder during the perinatal period.
  2. Create a treatment plan for a patient when given a case illustrating common ethical and clinical challenges faced in perinatal substance use disorder care.
  3. Conduct a systems-based analysis of each participant's own health care system to identify strengths and barriers for creating a successful comprehensive perinatal substance use disorder treatment program.

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Registration Deadline: 05/01/2025

Course Instructions

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Valerie Ganetsky

PharmD, MSc

Cooper University Health Care

Valerie Ganetsky, PharmD, MSc, Clinical Pharmacist, Cooper University Health Care, Division of Addiction Medicine

Valerie received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Temple University and also has a Master’s degree in Health Policy Research from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Cooper University Health Care's Addiction Medicine Team, she was an Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences while holding a practice site within Cooper's Urban Health Institute. Currently, she works as a clinical pharmacist and researcher within Cooper University Health Care's Division of Addiction Medicine. In this role, she serves as lead researcher on the New Jersey (NJ) Department of Health Integrated Opioid Treatment Services: Expanding Treatment and Recovery for Pregnant Women and New Mothers grant, academic detailer with the NJ Medication for Addiction Treatment Centers of Excellence, and faculty on the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Addiction Medicine Fellowship grant. Her research interests include improving access to medications for opioid use disorder (OUD) in the perinatal population and use of shared medical appointments for the treatment of OUD.

Kaitlan Baston


Kaitlan Baston, MD, MSc, DFASAM is the Center Head of the Cooper Center for Healing, Division Head of Addiction Medicine, and Medical Director of Government Relations at Cooper University Health Care in Camden, NJ. She is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and is dual boarded in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine. Kaitlan obtained a masters degree in Neuroscience from Kings College London and graduated from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. She completed family medicine training with a concentration in maternal child health in Seattle, Washington. With the goals of community centered health care delivery and health care quality improvement, she completed an american board of addiction medicine (ABAM) accredited fellowship in addiction medicine. She became the medical director of Cooper’s addiction medicine program in 2015, and built what is now the Cooper Center for Healing, an integrated pain, addiction, and behavioral health care center. As division head of addiction medicine within this center, Dr. Baston currently runs an inpatient addiction consult service, multiple outpatient specialty clinics, a wrap-around perinatal substance use disorder program, undergraduate and graduate medical education in addiction medicine, research, and several million dollars in grant funded programming. This work expanded to state and national level policy in the field of addiction medicine and beyond. 

Currently, Dr. Baston is focused on work at a policy level to support improvement in substance use disorder treatment delivery and population health by addressing social determinants of health. As medical director of Government Relations, she strives to ensure that all patients have access to compassionate care and evidence based medical treatments that allow them to live full and satisfying lives. Kaitlan is proud to work with an interdisciplinary team of like-minded, driven individuals who are dedicated to making positive change in the healthcare system. 

Iris Jones


Cooper University Health Care

Iris Jones, LPC, LCADC, CCS, NCC Manager Clinical Operations & Therapist, Cooper Center for Healing

Iris earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Sociology from Albany State University and her graduate degree in Clinical Counseling from Eastern University. Her clinical internship was completed at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, where she specialized in the treatment of addiction, trauma and co-occurring mental health disorders. She previously worked in non-profit outpatient behavioral health as a co-occurring addictions counselor specializing in complex populations. Iris focused her energies on promoting the welfare of patients with substance use disorders within the legal systems of New Jersey and directing multiple outpatient sites to improve overall access and care for clinically complex patients. In 2016 she began working in Cooper’s Addiction Medicine department as a Behavioral Health Therapist, where she has worked to develop and implement the perinatal addiction clinic (EMPOWR), individual, family & group therapy, as well as hospital consults and protocols. Iris presently manages the clinical operations for the Cooper Center for Healing and provides oversight for the perinatal clinic, EMS and Bridge programs. Iris is Owner and CEO of Wellness Clinical Innovations, a training and development firm focused on organizational development and positive systems change. Iris is a public speaker and educator, centered on expanding humanism in medicine and trauma informed care. In 2019, Iris accepted a position as a professor at Eastern University’s Counseling Psychology Graduate Program. Her credentials include Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC), Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS) and a National Board Certified Counselor (NCC).

Lindsay Wilson


Cooper University Health Care

Lindsay received her certification in Practical Nursing at Vermont Technical College in 2011. She spent her first four years working as a nurse in a correctional facility where she realized her passion for taking care of patients with various mental health and substance use disorders. She started working at Cooper's Urban Health Institute in 2016 where she participated in group medical visits, diabetes and hypertension nurse protocols. She started assisting Addiction Medicine part time as they expanded their group medical visits and transitioned full time as the first LPN in the department. She loves working with patients of all backgrounds, but especially enjoys helping the perinatal population.

CME, CE, CEU and Other Credit Types

ACCME Accredited with Commendation

ACCME Accreditation Statement
The American Society of Addiction Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals
This activity has been approved by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #295, ASAM is responsible for all aspects of the programming.

California Association for Drug/Alcohol Educators (CAADE)
This educational program is approved by CAADE: #CP40 999 1222.

California Association of DUI Treatment Centers (CADTP)
This educational program is approved by CADTP: #205.

California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)
This educational program is approved by CCAPP: #OS-20-330-1222.

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)
Non-physician participants will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the activity and an online evaluation confirming their participation. Participants should submit his/her certificate of attendance to their professional organization/institute.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) or Continuing Certification Programs (CCP)

American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Continuing Certification Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory, The ASAM 53rd Annual Conference has met the requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards: Allergy and Immunology, Anesthesiology, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Family Medicine, Medical Genetics and Genomics, Nuclear Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Plastic Surgery, Preventive Medicine, Psychiatry and Neurology, Radiology, Thoracic Surgery, Urology

American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM)
The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has approved this activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards ABPM MOC Part II requirements.

American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA)
This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology TM (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®.

American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn a maximum of 1 MOC point in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1 Medical Knowledge MOC point in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credits.

American Board of Surgery (ABS)
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME and/or Self-Assessment requirements of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit.

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
Successful completion of this CME activity can be used to satisfy the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology’s (ABPN) CME requirement for Maintenance of Certification program. 

American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM)
Successful completion of this activity can be used to satisfy the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) Tmoc credit requirements.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
Royal College Fellows can use participation in Accredited Continuing Medical Education to earn Section 3 Credits.

Disclosure Information

In accordance with disclosure policies of ASAM and the ACCME, the effort is made to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all CME activities. These policies include mitigating all possible relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for the Planning Committees and Presenters. All activity Planning Committee members and Faculty have disclosed relevant financial relationship information. The ASAM CME Committee has reviewed these disclosures and determined that the relationships are not inappropriate in the context of their respective presentations and are not inconsistent with the educational goals and integrity of the activity.


View On-Demand Recording
Open to view video.
Open to view video. Video is approximately 1 hour long. Recorded between 03/31/22 - 04/03/22.
Complete Post Test
3 Questions  |  10 attempts  |  2/3 points to pass
3 Questions  |  10 attempts  |  2/3 points to pass This post test has 3 questions and requires 2 out of 3 to pass the quiz.
Complete Evaluation
19 Questions
19 Questions Scroll down on evaluation, there may be questions that expand past the size of the window.
Claim Credits & Certificate
Up to 1.00 medical credits available  |  Certificate available
Up to 1.00 medical credits available  |  Certificate available Attendees should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.