WISH: Women and Infant Substance Help

The new WISH (Women and Infant Substance Help) Center is located on the campus of SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital and provides comprehensive, high-risk maternity care for women who are dependent on opioid drugs. It features ultrasound, fetal monitoring, examination rooms and a private, comfortable room for initiating treatment. It is the only facility of its kind in the St. Louis region.

WISH Conference - May 4, 2018

The WISH Conference's goal is to provide education and awareness of a national problem impacting our community. Through education, treatment and understanding of disease we bring hope and improved outcomes to the women and families we serve.


SSM Health St. Clare Hospital
Father Krings Conference Center
1015 Bowles Ave., Fenton, MO 63026

Conference Schedule:

Time Session

8 - 8:30am

Registration | Exhibits | Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 8:45am

Welcome - Overview of Conference

8:45 - 9:45am

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) and Developmental Outcomes
Kim Spence, MD

9:45 - 10:45am

Antenatal Counseling
Rebecca Boedeker, RN, MSN, IBCLC & Marla Roundtree, MWS, LCSW

10:45 - 11am


11am - Noon

Combating America's Addiction to Prisons: Best Practices for Health Care Teams Treating Addiction in Justice-Involved Patients
MiAngel Cody, JD

Noon - 1pm



Intrapartum and Postpartum Care for Women on MAT (Medication-Assisted Treatment) for Narcotic Addiction
Jaye Shyken, MD

2 - 2:15pm


2:15 - 3:15pm

The ESC Method
Matthew Grossman, MD

3:15 - 3:45pm

Open Mic Speaker Panel Question and Answer Session



By phone (credit card only): Call 1-866-SSM-DOCS | 1-866-776-3627

By mail (check or money order):
Addiction Medicine Class | SSM Health and Wellness
10176 Corporate Square, Suite 270
St. Louis, MO 63132

Conference Tuition:

SSM Health Staff:
Before April 15: $40
After April 15: $50

Nurses/Allied Staff:
Before April 15: $65
After April 15: $75

Before April 15: $125
After April 15: $150

Continuing Education Credit

In support of improving patient care, SSM Health is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the health care team.

ACCME – Physicians: SSM Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

ANCC – Nurses: SSM Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 ANCC contact hours.

ACPE – Pharmacists: SSM Health designates this live activity for 5.5 contact hours.

Social Service Continuing Education Hours will be available.

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