Register now for the February 16, 2016 Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Webcast


Register now for the February 16, 2016 Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Webcast

Join us for this free, one-hour and thirty minute webcast titled: FASD: A Prevention Conversation.

This webcast is focused on Alberta’s evidence-based approach to raising awareness and preventing FASD.

Panel participants will discuss the harmful effects of alcohol and pregnancy and how a province-wide prevention approach can help reduce and prevent FASD. Join the FASD Prevention Conversation team from across Alberta to learn more about the Prevention Conversation and how Alberta is making progress to reduce FASD. 


Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
Speakers: Rod DeVries, Madelyne Porter & Dr. Hélène Wirzba 
Register Here
Format: Live webcast presentation with Q & A
Cost: FREE! Please share with your networks
Q & A: You can pose questions to the speakers through the live chat functionality

Rod DeVries has been the FASD Prevention Conversation Facilitator…

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Is It OK to Drink Alcohol While Pregnant? 10 Things You Should Know

On Feb. 1, the CDC released new guidelines urging women of childbearing age to avoid drinking alcohol unless they are using contraception. This new guideline is designed to prevent fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), which are caused by a fetus being exposed to alcohol in utero. FASD is a 100 percent preventable condition.

According to the CDC, more than 3.3 million U.S. women are at risk of exposing a developing fetus to alcohol because they drink, are sexually active, and don’t use birth control and are therefore at risk for an unplanned pregnancy. Furthermore, three in four women who would like to get pregnant as soon as possible report drinking.

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“Alcohol can permanently harm a developing baby before a woman knows she is pregnant,” Anne Schuchat, the principal deputy director of the CDC, said in a statement. “About half of all pregnancies in the…

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