TweetChats #NTIChat

March 7, 2017

9-10 AM PST

TweetChat with Dr. Ira J. Chasnoff. Follow and use the hashtag #NTIChat to join us.

Join Dr. Ira J. Chasnoff for a one hour TweetChat - a live Q & A session via Twitter - from 9 - 10 AM on March 7th.

The event will focus on his findings on medical marijuana and pregnancy recently published in The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Engage in a discussion with physicians, nurses, social service professionals, and members of the public. Simply follow & use the hashtag #NTIChat to observe or hop-in the conversation!


As states continue to legalize marijuana, making it more accessible,  increased use across the general population could lead to increased rates of prenatal marijuana exposure, especially because most women do not realize they are pregnant during the first weeks after conception.  Marijuana use is fast fading from the legal agenda, but its use, especially during pregnancy, remains a public health issue.

We recommend reading Dr. Chasnoff's free article Medical Marijuana and Pregnancy posted on Psychology Today in preparation for our chat.

You may request a free copy of the full study published in The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology on our website here.


Starter Questions

Q1: Before reading the study, what were your opinions on #marijuana &
#pregnancy? What helped to form these opinions? #NTIChat#healthcare

Q2: What findings from Dr. Chasnoff's #Marijuana & #Pregnancy study stood
out to you most? Why? #NTIChat #physicians #healthcare #cannabis

Q3:  Why do think the research on marijuana use in pregnancy is so controversial? What aspects of the research just don't make sense to you?  Why?

Q4: Who should be responsible for educating the public about the impact of #marijuana on #pregnancy? Why/why not? #NTIChat #physicians

Q5: #AMA! What questions would you like to ask Dr. Chasnoff that haven't been answered already? #NTIChat #marijuana #pregnancy #healthcare


About the Host, Dr. Ira J. Chasnoff

Dr. Ira Chasnoff is president of NTI Upstream and a Professor of Clinical
Pediatrics at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. He
is one of the nation's leading researchers in the field of child
development and the effects of maternal alcohol and drug use on the newborn
infant and child. He is also an award winning author, and executive
producer of the documentary film Moment to Moment: Teens Growing Up With

Dr. Chasnoff received his medical degree from the University of Texas
Health Science Center at San Antonio, which in 1991 awarded him its first
Distinguished Alumnus Award. He is the author of numerous books and
articles on the effects of alcohol and other drug use on pregnancy and on
the long-term cognitive, behavioral, and learning outcomes of prenatally
exposed children. He is a regular contributor to Psychology Today and for
several years has been selected by a poll of physicians across the nation
for listing in America’s Best Doctors. Dr. Chasnoff has been active in
establishing comprehensive family intervention programs for children in
Australia, Denmark, Portugal, Vietnam, the former Soviet Union, and across
the United States and has lectured on this topic around the world.