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Drinking for two - 21st century medicine 2012

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Published on Sep 19, 2012

Drinking for two - stopping the harm from alcohol in pregnancy.

A success story - a community led collaboration with remote Aboriginal Australia.
Presented by Professor Elizabeth Elliott AM

In her lecture, Professor Elliott describes the features of FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) and the efforts currently being made around Australia to prevent alcohol use in pregnancy and FASD. She will 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.

This is the first lecture in the inaugural series of Sydney Medical School annual public lectures, "21st Century Medicine: today's research, tomorrow's healthcare" : http://sydney.edu.au/medicine/21st-ce...

To see the film referred to in the lecture contact the filmmmaker, Associate Professor Jane Lattimer, at the George Institute of Public Health - http://www.georgeinstitute.org.au/

The presentation slides will be available as a pdf as soon as practiable.

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