When we decided that PQCNC needed to re-engage in a project to alleviate the suffering and pain of maternal opioid use disorder back in 2019, no one could have predicted the toll a Covid pandemic would take on women suffering from OUD. The trials and tribulations of this pandemic have led to staggering increases in the morbidity and mortality wrought by this horrific disorder. Deaths from opioid use are skyrocketing, and while mothers with OUD are primary victims, we know well their infants are also suffering.
North Carolina has a unique opportunity for multiple stakeholders in both maternal and newborn care, inpatient and outpatient, to join forces in seeking to minimize the impact of Opioid Use Disorder on mothers and their infants.
For a year 150 experts have planned this initiative, it’s now time to put the plan into action. Please mark your calendars, assemble your teams, and get everyone who wishes to limit and end this scourge to the clOUDi (Comprehensively Lessening Opioid Use Disorder Impact on Moms and Babies) Kickoff on January 14th from 9-11:30.
Registration link below and CME and CEUs available. clOUDi has also been approved by the UNC IRB and we are offering American Board of Pediatrics Maintenace of Certification (MOC) credit to Pediatric participants. We will be offering MOC credit to Obstetricians via AIM and are applying for MOC for Family Practice Docs!