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Identifying Emergent OB Issues: Skills for Addiction Medicine Specialists

September 9, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Brought to you by the Maine Substance Use Disorder Learning Community, funded by Maine DHHS. Coordinated by CCSME and MaineMOM.

Identifying Emergent OB Issues: Practical Skills for Addiction Medicine Specialists

Presenter: Matthias G. Muenzer, MD

Date: Saturday, September 9, 2023 | 9:00am-4:00pm

Location: Maine Medical Center Dana Education Center Auditorium, 22 Bramhall Street, Portland, ME 04102

Cost: Free (registration required)

Description: This in-person course will provide an overview of pregnancy care for addiction medicine specialists and their teams so that providers can learn how to identify potentially emergent issues when caring for pregnant women with SUD. Topics including physiological changes, common complaints, potential medical issues and complications, and treatment/care will be discussed through the timeline of prenatal to 23 weeks, 23 weeks to term, at term, and postpartum.

Objectives: Be able to:

  • describe and counsel the patient on the major physiological changes during pregnancy and the common, non-emergent symptoms of pregnancy
  • recognize and perform initial management of obstetrical emergencies during all stages of pregnancy and the postpartum period
  • counsel patients on the effect of substances of abuse and substance use medications on pregnancy

Contact hours:

Continuing Medical Education: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Maine Medical Education Trust and CCSME. The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Maine Medical Education Trust designates this regularly scheduled series for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

5 contact hours for social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and behavioral health professionals.

5 contact hours for drug and alcohol counselors pending approval from the Maine Board of Drug and Alcohol Counselors.

5 Category I contact hours for Maine psychologists. CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Maine Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.

Certificates: A link to the evaluation will be provided during closing remarks and emailed at the end of the day. Participants must fill out the evaluation within two weeks in order to receive a certificate. Certificates (CME and participation) will be distributed via email after the survey has closed.

Additional information:

  • Food: Lunch and light breakfast refreshments will be provided. If you have any allergies or dietary restrictions, please notify us by Friday 8/25 at or 207-878-6170.
  • Parking: The closest garage is directly next door to the Dana Education Center, also at 22 Bramhall Street. An additional nearby lot can be accessed from Chadwick Street.
  • Transit: Greater Portland Metro Bus #8 stops at Maine Medical Center. The Amtrak station is a 6 minute ride or 28 minute bus ride from Maine Medical Center. Rideshares are active in the area.
  • Lodging:

Cancellations: If you need to cancel your registration, please contact | 207-878-6170.


Maine Medical Center/Dana Center
Dana Education Center Auditorium, 22 Bramhall Street
Portland, ME 04102 United States


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