Webinar: Supporting women and families of newborns with opioid-related neonatal abstinence syndome

The FASD Prevention Conversation Project


BSRC Webinar

Supporting women and families of newborns with opioid-related neonatal abstinence syndrome

Wednesday, July 25th, 11:00 to 12:00 (EDT)




  1. To review the prevalence of perinatal opioid use and associated factors.
  2. To describe the presentation and management of opioid-related neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS).
  3. To review supports for women and families during pregnancy, after delivery and once baby is discharged home.
  4. To discuss the role of breastfeeding in NAS.

This webinar is free to all participants

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A computer with speakers (or headset) and high-speed internet are required to participate in this webinar. If speakers (or headset) are not available, a telephone would be required and a toll-free number will be provided.

For further information about registration contact:

Amanda Dupupet at  a.dupupet@healthnexus.ca

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The Globe And Mail: Ahead of legalization, doctors warn pregnant women of cannabis risks

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With the legalization of cannabis only a few months away, one of Canada’s top medical organizations is warning women about the risks the drug poses if used during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

According to the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada, marijuana use can lead to preterm birth and low birth weight, as well as lower IQ and hyperactivity after a child is born.

“We want to make sure women understand just because it’s legal doesn’t mean it’s safe,” said Jocelynn Cook, chief scientific officer with the SOGC. “The science does suggest there are effects on pregnancy and on fetal development.”


The organization is launching a social-media campaign aimed at women of childbearing age to inform them of the potential risks of cannabis use ahead of Oct. 17, the day the drug is scheduled to become legal in Canada. A YouTube video cautions that cannabis has more…

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CanFASD Want To Hear From You!

The FASD Prevention Conversation Project

f28df-1445359631870One of the goals of the CanFASD blog is to build knowledge of FASD and share this knowledge across communities. They want to help all of us learn about research that is meaningful and relevant, and they are trying to do this in a couple of ways:

  • Over the years, CanFASD has written a series of issue papers to highlight particular areas of FASD research with implications for policy makers, researchers, service providers, and individuals living with FASD and their families. We have a few issue papers in the works right now, but we also want to know if there are topics you would like to see featured in the future.
  • As you know, there are new studies released every day in the FASD field, but many of these research articles are unavailable for public access. If there is a specific article that you want to see summarized on the…

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Webinar Series, REGISTER- Health Promotion for Girls: Gender-Transformative Approaches

The FASD Prevention Conversation Project

Date & Time: Monday June 18Time: 1:00pm ETD / 10:00AM PDT

(11:00am MDT/ 12:00pm CDT/ 2:00 pm ADT/ and 2:30 NDT)

The Presenters

Nancy Poole, Director, Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health
Marbella Carlos, Project Officer, Girls Action Foundation

This webinar will be the first of two webinars on our collaborative work to define, develop curriculum, pilot, and evaluate gender-transformative approaches to health promotion within girls’ programming. This first webinar will focus on promising practices in, and examples of, gender transformative girls’ programming. In the second webinar (to be held in the fall) we will share a new guide on this approach which has been piloted in six communities in Nova Scotia, BC, Ontario and Quebec.

We welcome all individuals and groups who are interested in girls’ group programming and girls health and wellness overall.

To register, please click https://bccewh.hostedincanadasurveys.ca/index.php/272478/lang/en/newtest/Y

The Girls Action Foundation

At Girls Action we are committed to building a…

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Journal of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Risk & Prevention

The FASD Prevention Conversation Project

pageHeaderLogoImage_en_USTheJournal of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Risk & Prevention strives to serve as an international resource for scientific publications on the epidemiology, neurobiology, psychology and sociology of fetal alcohol toxicity. A strong emphasis will be placed on prevention and risk reduction. 

Message From The Editor: Tom Leibson, MD

The recent decade has fostered an amazing advancement in addiction research, yet we are still far from understanding the entire spectrum of consequences associated with fetal exposure to addictive substances and how to prevent them from happening. This knowledge gap exists despite global multi-disciplinary research and millions of dollars invested in addiction biochemistry, neurology and psychology. Cognizant of the matter, our new journal is designed to attract and showcase novel data regarding the most common teratogenic drug of abuse – alcohol.

This dedicated publication venue is not meant to replace existing journals but rather allow the community of clinicians and scientists who are…

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