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Alcohol and pregnancy/breastfeeding & FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder): Update and strategies for GPs and health professionals.

Tuesday, June 20 2023
6:30PM - 8:00PM (ACST)
via Zoom

Recommended For

GPs, Allied Health Professionals & Nurses in the Adelaide Metropolitan Area.


This course aims to support General Practitioners and a range of health professionals in providing accurate information and advice on the risk of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) from maternal exposure to alcohol prior to conception, and during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) can have serious, lifelong complications for health, development, and learning. Healthcare professionals play a vital role in providing up-to-date, accurate information, assessment, and support during the antenatal and postnatal periods to reduce the risk of FASD.

This education event is endorsed and funded by the Australian Government, Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) and the Adelaide Primary Health Network (APHN).

Learning Outcomes

Understand the risks of alcohol consumption during pregnancy, breastfeeding and when trying to conceive.
Describe appropriate assessment strategies in relation to alcohol and pregnancy.
Apply evidence-based advice consistent with national alcohol guidelines.
Outline resources about alcohol, pregnancy and breastfeeding to support discussion with consumers.


Online Webinar via Zoom
6:30PM - 8:00PM (ACST)


Sophie Harrington
Chief Operating Officer
National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (NOFASD)
Angelene Bruce
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders ( FASD ) Advocate / Expert
National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (NOFASD)
Ms Prue Walker
FASD Consultant


RACGPD number 493169

A cancellation fee of $44 will be charged via invoice for non-attendance at this event. To notify us of your inability to attend, please email events@ampheat.com.au by no later than 3 full business days prior to the event.  If your cancellation is inside 3 business days and unavoidable, please ensure you contact the event manager to discuss whether this fee can be waived for your circumstance.


Non-attendance means you have registered and not notified us of your inability to attend at least 3 full working days prior to the event. 


Why do we charge this fee?

This fee is to cover administration, catering, venue and speaker costs.


Your notification of your inability to attend enables us to provide courtesy notification to speakers who are giving of their valuable time of a drop in attendance numbers. It may also enable us to give someone on a wait list your seat at the event. If we are notified in time to reduce catering numbers with a venue and not be charged, funding can be put towards future education events enabling us to offer more topics. Very low attendance numbers notified with enough notice may also enable us to re-schedule the event to a future date. For these reasons, please let us know with as much notice as possible if you cannot attend.

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Dr Rosanne Skalicky

Rural Generalist in Critical Care, Royal Flying Doctors SA

Dr Skalicky (often referred to as ‘Dr Rose’), is a senior Emergency Physician with extensive national and international experience. Having worked as an emergency physician in Tasmania, Queensland, and South Australia (RAH), Dr Rose headed overseas in 2009. With a passion for equitable access to healthcare and international development in EM, Dr Rose has spent the last decade working overseas in a fulltime capacity – remote NW Tanzania and most recently in Myanmar. In Myanmar, Dr Rose worked under the Ministry of Health developing acute emergency services and training nationally, which included a full-time teaching and clinical load. Having returned to Australia in early 2021 Dr Rose is currently employed by the RFDS as a Rural Generalist in Critical Care, working primarily out of Port Augusta.

Dr Roses’ professional interests include:

·Improving equity in health access
·Health care development of EM in low-middle income countries
·Capacity building of Health staff

When not at work Dr Rose enjoys caring for her family, reading, craft, and obviously seeing new places, and engaging with people from different cultures.