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Hot Topics in Health Care For Youth - Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 4:30:00 PM UTC - 6:30:00 PM UTC
Every 25 minutes, a baby is born suffering from opioid withdrawal. Maternal opioid use and neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is dramatically increasing, by nearly five-fold since 2000, providing newborns with greater likelihood of birthweight, respiratory complications, and other critical health conditions. (NIH, 2017).  This webinar will describe, review screening and treatment recommendations, and showcase select health programs for managing NAS. 


Dr. Joseph El Khoury is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He is co-chair of the Executive Committee of the Virginia Neonatal Perinatal Collaborative (VNPC), which works to improve health outcomes of mothers and infants. He received his medical degree from The American University of Beirut, Lebanon. He completed his residency in Pediatrics and fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at The Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. In addition to neonatal abstinence syndrome, his areas of interest include neonatal transport, pulmonary disease, and respiratory management. 


Please consider joining all of our Hot Topics in Health Care for Youth webinar series events:

September 19, 2017: Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: What is it and how can it be prevented?

September 22, 2017: Screening for Obesity Among Youth

September 26, 2017: Environmental Health Hazards for Children: What providers need to know 

September 29, 2017: HPV Vaccination Strategies for Cancer Prevention

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