Thursday, March 7, 2024 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM EST
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U. of Saint Francis - Doermer Room 156 
2701 Spring Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46808

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Meg Distler 
St. Joseph Community Health Foundation 
Prenatal and Infant Care Luncheon:

The high stakes of smoking marijuana while pregnant

Thursday, March 7, 2024, 11:30AM - 1:30PM

University of Saint Francis

Doermer Health Science Building - Room 156 

2701 Spring Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46808

Lunch will only be provided for those registered by February 27, 2024.

As marijuana becomes more accessible to the public, find out how it interferes with pregnancy and lactation.  Hear from local experts in maternal and infant health care about how the use of marijuana can affect pregnancies and the baby. This luncheon will provide insights on understanding the harmful effects of marijuana and how THC interactions can cause pregnancy complications and health problems to the baby. Our panel of experts will also share some local resources to help mothers who are using marijuana and their care providers.

Presenters will include:

Britte Nihart RN, Allen County's Infant Mortality Review Team Coordinator

Sarah Turner, MD Family Practice Physician with extensive experience with pregnant patients struggling with addictions

Erica Deathe, MSW, Maternal Recovery Specialist at Parkview Health

Nicole Fairchild, MPA, MBA and CEO of McMillen Health with the Healthy Tomorrow App with special resources for pregnant women struggling with addictions



This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the University of Saint Francis – Center for Integrated Public Health Education and Research (CIPHER). In accordance with ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, educational programs sponsored by CIPHER must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all sponsored educational programs.  Prior to the activity, all faculty, authors, editors, and planners participating in a CIPHER sponsored activity are required to disclose to attendees any relevant financial relationship with an “ineligible company” whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Speakers at this event disclose no relevant financial relationship with any ineligible companies. CME Staff and Planning Committee members disclose no relevant financial relationship with any ineligible companies.