142 Deaths Occur Each Day Due to Opioid Abuse – Annual Meeting Empowers Pediatricians to Save Lives

In 2015, it was reported that one baby who will suffer the effects of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) is born every 25 minutes, and that number has likely increased as the opioid epidemic has spread across Ohio. The effects of opioid abuse have claimed lives across every socioeconomic and geographic spectrum in Ohio, including children and adolescents. From newborns battling NAS to curious toddlers mistaking pills for candy to tragic overdoses by troubled adolescents, the Ohio AAP is working hard to help prepare pediatricians to handle this growing problem.

During a special panel discussion at the 2017 Ohio AAP Annual Meeting on October 27-28, a panel of experts will share their knowledge on NAS and opioid abuse: manifestations, complications, prevention, rehabilitation and relapse. This session is one important step as Ohio’s pediatricians become knowledgeable and empowered about prevention to save lives.

The panel is just one of many informational and educational opportunities at this year’s meeting, which takes place in Dublin (near Columbus). This meeting has sold out several years in a row — so register now to ensure you have a spot!

Two Days of Important Discussions and Useful Education

Hot topics during the conference include:

  • Keynote Address on Federal and State Advocacy from Mark Del Monte, Chief Deputy and Senior Vice President of Advocacy and External Affairs at the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Value-Based Payment Reform Panel
  • Opportunities to Earn up to 40 MOC Part II Points and Start Earning MOC Part IV
  • NEW-Special Hospitalist Track
  • Shark Tank Resident Challenge
  • Much more!

40 Points MOC Part II Available, topics to Include:

  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Injury Prevention in Birth to Four Years and Adolescents
  • Obesity Prevention in Primary Care
  • Identification and Treatment of Mental Health Issues in the Hospital Setting

Click here to view the 2017 Annual Meeting brochure with a full schedule.

Click the button below to register NOW! Contact Elizabeth Dawson via email or at (614) 846-6258 with any questions.


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