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Opioid Prescribing During, After Pregnancy




The Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement, or PQI, on Oct. 31 is hosting a free webinar focused on improving opioid prescribing during and after pregnancy. The webinar is set for noon to 1 p.m. and registration is required.
As part of the PQI Champions webinar series, the objectives of this program are to describe the risks associated with opioid use during and after pregnancy; outline opioid prescription patterns in the United States; and discuss approached to improving opioid prescription practices.
The presenter for the webinar is Brian T. Bateman, MD, MSc, who is the chief of the Division of Obstetric Anesthesia in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and is a researcher in the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics in the Department of Medicine. Bateman is an associate professor at Harvard Medical School and his research interests focus on pharmacoepidemiology in pregnancy and the epidemiology of pregnancy-related complications. He has particular interest in the use of opioids during pregnancy and its consequences, the safety of cardiovascular medications in pregnancy, predictors of severe maternal morbidity and mortality, and medication safety in the perioperative period.
For additional information about the webinar, click here. To learn more about PQI, visit their website at
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