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Alcohol & Pregnancy: Exploring the key issues before, during and after pregnancy

Alcohol & Pregnancy: Exploring the key issues before, during and after pregnancy
Tuesday, 26th September 2017 from 10am to 1.30pm, Connacht Hotel, Dublin Road, Galway


Over 100 people recently gathered in Galway for a Seminar on Alcohol & Pregnancy: Exploring the key issues before, during and after pregnancy, jointly hosted by the Western Region Drug & Alcohol Task Force (WRDATF) and Galway Healthy Cities Alcohol Forum.
According to recent research, Ireland has the world's highest rate of alcohol consumption during pregnancy. The aim of this seminar was to highlight and address both risks and harms arising from alcohol consumption during pregnancy as well as alcohol-related issues pre and post pregnancy

A panel of international, national and local speakers addressed topics including:

Alcohol use in Ireland: Where Are We Now?               Dr Catherine Anne Field
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FASD: A Whole Body Diagnosis                Professor Moira Plant
/uploadedfiles/pagepics/Professor-Moira-Plant-Presentation.pdf

Alcohol Misuse in Pregnancy; Changing Attitudes and Developing Pathways     Mr Justin Gleeson
/uploadedfiles/pagepics/Mr-Justin-Gleeson-Presentation.pdf

Alcohol and its Impact on Parental and Infant Mental Health         Dr Malie Coyne
/uploadedfiles/pagepics/Dr-Malie-Coyne-Presentation.pdf


Taking a Preventative Approach to Alcohol during Pregnancy in Ireland              Dr Mary T O’Mahony
/uploadedfiles/pagepics/Dr-Mary-T-O-Mahony-Presentation.pdf


Copies of the presentation including video clips can be downloaded from:
http://www.wrdatf.ie/alcohol-and-pregnancy-seminar.php

/uploadedfiles/pagepics/Alcohol Pregnancy Seminar 260917.pdf.pdf