21st Century Medicine: Drinking for two - stopping the harm from alcohol in pregnancy

15 August 2012

Professor Elizabeth Elliott
Professor Elizabeth Elliott

'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

Email: 210a22272d2f4b1a072b0201762900113a4e0b6c1c0a075c102052

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