21st Century Medicine: Drinking for two - stopping the harm from alcohol in pregnancy
15 August 2012
'Our children are our greatest asset' says Professor Elizabeth Elliott, paediatrician at the Sydney Children's Hospitals Network, Westmead, and Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Sydney. Yet many children suffer brain damage even before they are born, through exposure to alcohol in the womb.
In her lecture, Professor Elliott will describe the features of FASD and the efforts currently being made around Australia to prevent alcohol use in pregnancy and FASD. She will also speak about how to identify and assist children with FASD and how to support their parents and carers. She will highlight the need to restrict access to alcohol through legislative changes and to change drinking behaviours in Australian communities.
Time: 6.00pm - 7.30pm
Location: Law School Lecture Theatre 101
Cost: Free but booking is essential
Contact: Sydney Ideas
Phone: 9351 2943