"How to Ask" - Effective Approaches to Address Maternal Drinking in Clinical Settings

Last modified by Doug Maynard on 2013/09/12 18:58

This presentation will be provided in french and english

Building on our initial webinar (May 2011) on the Maternal Drinking Guide screening tool, we will take a more indepth look at this effective method of reducing the impact of FASD.  Most health care professionals do not ask their female patients of reproductive age about their drinking. This leads to a missed opportunity  of early detection and prevention of problematic maternal drinking and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) . This webinar will familiarize participants with effective and patient-friendly techniques to elucidate maternal drinking among women of reproductive age.


Presentation:  The Maternal Drinking History Guide - Sarkar

This presentation was repeated on September 11, 2013.  If you would like to only listen to the Q & A period of this repeat presentation, please advance the recording to: 38:15.


Moumita Sarkar, PhD - Moumita has over 10 years of professional experience in diverse areas such as health, education and prevention strategies.  This encompasses research, coordination, presentations and publications. Since 2000, she has held the position of Co-ordinator for the Alcohol and Substance Use Helpline with The Motherisk Program, Hospital for Sick Children.  Moumita Sarkar holds a PhD from the Institute of Medical Sciences at the University of Toronto with a collaborative degree in Addiction Medicine. Additionally, she has a Master of Science from the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto. Her doctoral thesis focused on use of evidence-based screening strategies to identify women exposed to alcohol and other recreational drugs. This led to the development of the maternal history guide that will be incorporated into a Canadian screening tool kit for FASD.

Created by Doug Maynard on 2013/01/14 19:41