Experts in Oklahoma Discuss Responses That Work: A Continued Conversation on Pregnancy, Parenting and Drug Use

November 10, 2008

Oklahoma health advocacy groups and organizations, including The National Association of Social Workers, Oklahoma Chapter; Gender and Women's Studies at Oklahoma State University; and The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oklahoma Chapter are sponsoring an educational forum on November 10 in Oklahoma City, called:

Experts Discuss Responses That Work: A Continued Conversation on Pregnancy, Parenting and Drug Use

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Doctors, researchers and healthcare advocates will discuss evidence-based treatment and interventions that are effective in addressing the issue of drug use, pregnancy and parenting. Experts will review women's real life experiences accessing treatment, realistic expectations concerning the process of recovery, and recommendations and findings from leading researchers and medical organizations in the field.

Date: November 10, 2008

Time: 5:00 – 7:00pm

Place: Auditorium: Integris Baptist Medical Center, 3300 N.W. Expressway, Oklahoma City, OK 73112

Expert Speaker Panel:

• Judy Murphy, Co-Founder and Co-Facilitator of Moms Off Meth (MOM), Supervisor of the HOPE substance abuse program in Ottumwa, Iowa, Former Meth Specialist, Iowa Department of Human Services
Judy Murphy has been actively supporting recovering women's issues since 1995.

• Sarah Roberts, MPH, Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) Candidate
Ms. Roberts' work focuses on the role of public health departments in addressing pregnancy, drug use, prenatal care and drug treatment. She works with family, maternal and child health programs at Contra Costa Health Services in California.

• Eli Reshef, MD, Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility Specialist, Medical Director, Integris Bennett Fertility Institute and Clinical Associate Professor, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Dr. Reshef is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He is a member of the board of the Oklahoma State Medical Association and has been practicing for 24 years.

• Dana G. Stone, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Dr. Stone serves as the Oklahoma state representative to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). She graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and has been practicing for 17 years.

Moderator:

Carol Mason, PhD, Director, Gender and Women's Studies, Oklahoma State University
Dr. Mason is the author of two books, Killing for Life and Reading Appalachia from Left to Right from Cornell University Press and many articles on issues of gender, race and reproduction.

Snacks and beverages will be served.

Social work credit is available.

For more information, please contact Carol Mason at 405.744.5545 (W) or carol.mason@okstate.edu.