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Moving Towards Equitable Perinatal Toxicology Screening and Testing

Thursday, Feb 15, 2024 • 12 to 1 p.m.

There is no fee for this event but please register here.

At the start of the session, learners must report attendance by texting
the SMS code KAFPUR to Continuing Education at 720-790-4423 or https://ce.childrenscolorado.org/code.

For further information, click here for the flyer or contact Nicole Shoka.


  • Describe how toxicology screening and testing is commonly conducted in the perinatal period and risks of bias in this process. •
  • Identify strategies to shift clinical practice and organizational policy to ensure equity in toxicology screening and testing during the perinatal period.
  • Discuss the successes and challenges of implementing new state guidelines within a hospital system.

Faculty from Children’s Hospital Colorado / University of Colorado
Stephanie Bourque, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Neonatology
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Associate Medical Director, NICU
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Sarah Velasco, DNP, FNP, RNC-NIC
Clinical Practice Specialist
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Children’s Hospital Colorado