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Eurocare's Alcohol and Pregnancy Conference, 9th September 2009, European Parliament, Brussels

Over 100 people attended the Conference Eurocare held in the European Parliament to mark the ”International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Day” on Wednesday 9th September 2009.

Presentations

Risks associated to prenatal exposure to alcohol

- Dr Diane Black: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) Foundation of the Netherlands ( Power point) (Audio)

Dimension of the problem: alcohol consumption among pregnant women

- Italy: Prof. Mauro Ceccanti - Università La Sapienza di Roma and Centro di Riferimento Alcologico (Power point)(Audio)

- Spain: Dr Oriol Vall- Unitat de Recerca Infància i Entorn (URIE), Paediatric Service, Hospital del Mar (Power point)(Audio)

- Ireland: Dr Siobhan Barry - Coombe Women's Hospital in Dublin (Power point)(Audio)

What can be done?: Recommendations on effective measures to tackle the problem
- Dr Kieran O'Malley: Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Belfast Trust, Northern Ireland (Power point)(Audio)

Examples of good practices:

- Learning from other countries experiences:Catalonia (Spain) by Joan Colom (Department of Health. Government Catalonia); Poland by Mr Gorski and Magdalena Pietruska (PARPA)

- Evaluation Study of the French experience with the pictogram: Juliette Guillemont (INPEES - Institut national de prévention et d'éducation pour la santé) (Power point)(Audio)

- Evaluation of the UK labelling voluntary agreement: Don Shenker (Alcohol Concern) (Power point)(Audio)

- The experience of the Association of Swedish Midwives: Catharina Zatterstrom (Power point)(Audio)

- FAS policlinic (Germany): Dr. rer. med. Reinhold Feldmann
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