Cairns ‘Community Conversation’ seminar on alcohol and pregnancy

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We would like to invite you to a ‘Community Conversation’ seminar to be held in Cairns on alcohol and pregnancy. The seminars will give an overview of the current research projects on alcohol use in pregnancy. There will also be an opportunity for you to put forward your ideas on how you would like your health professionals to talk to you about alcohol and pregnancy and the possible risks of drinking alcohol while pregnant.

The seminars are part of the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Project. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders is not a diagnosis but an umbrella term used to describe a range of potential effects resulting from fetal alcohol exposure. These effects include physical defects, facial abnormalities and problems with growth, development and learning.

The seminars are partly funded through the project and also sponsored by the Institute’s Consumer and Community Advisory Council and the Collaboration for Applied Research and Evaluation.

Attendees at the seminars will receive a small honorarium to cover parking and any out of pocket expenses. As places are very limited (maximum 30 at each location) we would appreciate your early response.

We are really excited about the potential for this ‘Community Conversation’ and do hope that you will join us.

Date: Monday 29 November 2010
Time: 9.00am – 1.30pm
Venue: Pacific International Hotel, 43 The Esplanade Cairns
RSVP: 22 November 2010
Phone: 08 9489 7724 (please call and we will phone you back)

How to get there
There is no parking at the Pacific International Hotel. Paid parking is available across the road from the hotel.
If you are coming via the local bus service, the nearest bus stop would be either in Abbott Street (1 street away) or Lake Street (2 streets away).