Spectrum of Substances in Pregnancy

GRACE Speaker Series: Spectrum of Substances in Pregnancy

Presenter: Dr. Louis Cataldie, Addictionologist, the Cataldie Clinic

An interdisciplinary continuing education offering for OB/GYNs, MFMs, Social Workers, and Nurses. Other interested health care providers are also invited to attend.

Dates/Times: August 4, 5 and 6, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM each day

ZOOM (meeting information will be emailed to registrants)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this activity, learners will be able to:

1. Identify a variety of addictive substances that, when used during pregnancy, can have a negative impact on mother and/or baby.

2. Describe the mechanisms of action of select substances in the body and the long-term effects of unauthorized substance use in pregnancy.

3. Discuss treatment plans for a pregnant patient who uses drugs and long-term effects of the MAT harm reduction strategy.


Woman’s Hospital, Baton Rouge is accredited by the Louisiana State Medical Society to provide continuing education for physicians.

Woman’s Hospital, Baton Rouge designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

RN’s: 3.0 Contact Hour is awarded to this offering by Woman’s Hospital, Baton Rouge, LA, an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing, Provider #19.  You must attend the entire offering and complete the evaluation form to receive the contact hours.

Social Workers: This program was approved for 3.0 Clinical contact hour(s) of continuing education credit by the National Association of Social Workers—Louisiana Chapter as authorized by the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners.

 This activity was made possible through a grant from the United Health Foundation as part of the GRACE Program.


Special Needs: If you need special assistance due to a disability recognized by the ADA, please let us know so that we can provide assistance.



Elise Juergens, PhD, RN