Jose Luis Vazquez Martinez

Special Interest Group on the Prevention of Substance Use during the Perinatal Period

Jose Luis Vazquez Martinez - 7 July 2021
United States
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Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 2:00 – 3:00 pm EDT



Conveners: Golfo Tzilos Wernette, Family Medicine, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor; José Luis Vázquez-Martínez, Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD); and Steven Ondersma, Merrill-Palmer Skillman Institute, Wayne State University.


Opioids, marijuana, and other substance use during pregnancy are rapidly growing public health concerns with significant consequences to maternal and infant outcomes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) have identified the prenatal period as an ideal opportunity for substance use prevention. Building off of the success of our 2020 inaugural meeting, this SIG meeting will provide an opportunity for prevention scientists to network, discuss current research efforts and collaborations, including mentorship, and address challenges and opportunities to advance the field.