Practice and Policy Series: Discussing alcohol with pregnant women – April 19th

An exploration of the recommendations in the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC) Consensus Clinical Guidelines

Media coverage about drinking in pregnancy has been lively over the 6 months since the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC)  issued their Alcohol Use and Pregnancy Consensus Clinical Guidelines.

This session will provide the opportunity to unpack the myths and realities related to harms associated with drinking in pregnancy, and explore the practices recommended by the SOGC.  Discussion of issues surrounding the application of the guidelines in a range of contexts will be welcomed.

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

12:00 – 1:00pm (PST)

Presenters: Janet Walker (Leader Quality Outcomes, Perinatal Services BC) and Nancy Poole (Director, British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, Provincial Consultant, Women and Substance Use Issues, One of 13 authors of the SOGC Guidelines)

You can participate in person at BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre (Vancouver, BC) or by video-conference or by dialing in by phone. Download the flyer from here.

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