Supporting positive pregnancy and parenting outcomes - GP education event
St John of God Raphael Services WA is hosting an education session for general practitioners to support positive pregnancy and parenting outcomes in March 2019.
About the event
St John of God Raphael Services WA will be hosting an education session for general practitioners to highlight the impact of alcohol and other drugs during the perinatal period (conception to four years).
The event will provide general practitioners working with families during these critical life stages, the opportunity to learn from experts including perinatal psychiatrists, researchers, specialist service providers, and each other to improve pregnancy and early parenting outcomes.
According to the 2016 National Drug Household Strategy, one in four women continue to drink alcohol after they know they are pregnant. This education session will provide relevant information and resources to enable general practitioners to support women to make healthier choices during pregnancy and the perinatal period.
Date: Saturday, 9 March 2019
Time: 8.00am to 1.00pm (8.00am registrations for an 8.30am start)
Location: University of WA Club - Banquet Hall South, Hackett Drive, Crawley
Parking: Please refer to the University of WA Club parking page
Cost: This is a free event
Registrations are now open.
The comprehensive program will explore:
- the impact of AoD on parent infant attachment, and how to make a difference
- prescribing antidepressants in pregnancy and the perinatal period - pros, cons and impact
- how to talk to pregnant women about alcohol use
- a father's role in alcohol exposure during pregnancy
- an Australian fetal alcohol spectrum disorder hub
- introduction to iCOPE and the Antenatal Risk Questionnaire - health and financial benefits
The full program is now available.
This program has been allocated 6 QI and CPD RACGP points
8.00 - 8.30 - Registration and coffee
8.30 - 8.40 - Welcome
8.40 - 9.05 - Parent child attachment by Dr. Leanne Priestly
9.05 - 9.20 - Talking to women about alcohol in pregnancy by Prof. Moira Sim
9.20 - 9.50 - Considerations when prescribing in the ante-natal and post-natal period by Dr. Beate Harrison
9.50 - 10.05 - Panel discussion by morning speakers
10.05 - 10.35 - Morning tea
10.35 - 10.45 - HealthPathways WA presentation by Dr Sue Jackson
10.45 - 11.00 - A father's role in alcohol consumption during pregnancy by Dr. Nyanda McBride
11.00 - 11.15 - FASD Hub by Heather Jones
11.15 - 11.30 - iCOPE ANRQ by Dr. Nicole Highet
11.30 - 11.45 - Panel discussion by post morning tea speakers
11.45 - 12.00 - Summary and conclusion by Prof. Moira Sim
12.00 - 1300 - Lunch, networking and service standards
Title: Executive Dean Edith Cowan University, School of Medical and Health Services
Biography: Professor Moira Sim is a general practitioner and an addiction medicine specialist physician with over 30 years in clinical practice in the community and has been at Edith Cowan University since 2004. Moira has worked to increase access to quality care through professional education, advocacy and the establishment of system change through many roles in the healthcare system.Abstract: Exploring how GPs can talk with women to explore alcohol use in pregnancy and how to start those tricky conversations and answer some of those tricky questions.
Title: Perinatal Psychiatrist and Clinical Lead, St John of God Raphael Services WA
Biography: Dr Leanne Priestly is a specialist perinatal psychiatrist, and is the clinical lead at Raphael Services Western Australia. Additionally she has a private practise at the Elizabeth Clinic.
Dr Priestly has been a fellow of the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists since 2012. She has a special interest in the area of attachment-based practice. This interest developed from her work in London, notably in the mentalisation based therapeutic model. It has been extended through her training in the Adult Attachment Interview, Circle of Security and because she is a mum of two young children.
Title: Perinatal, infant and child psychiatrist, MBBS (Hons) MMed (Psych) FRANZCP Cert.Child Psych
Biography: Dr Beate Harrison is a perinatal, infant and child psychiatrist who has experience working in community and inpatient settings with mothers and families in the perinatal period. She is a consultant psychiatrist at KEMH Mother Baby Unit and is in private practice. She has a special interest in early parenting interventions and enjoys working with mothers to give them good choices for perinatal depression and anxiety management.
Abstract: Weighing the benefits and risks of prescribing psychopharmacological treatment to women during this period particularly in high prevalence psychiatric disorders. Through case studies it will illustrate the options and outcomes of management that includes medication. This session will also outline general principles and a framework for prescribing to a mother-infant dyad.
Title: Senior Research Fellow, National Drug Research Institute
Biography: Dr Nyanda McBride is a Senior Research Fellow and Team Leader at the National Drug Research Institute. Nyanda’s research encompasses the combined areas of social research and substance use with specific focus on reducing risky use and alcohol related harm and social acceptance of risky alcohol use and harm.
Abstract: Alcohol consumption during preconception and pregnancy is generally considered to be the prospective mother’s responsibility, with many current international alcohol policy guidelines recommending the reduction or non-use of alcohol by pregnant women’s. However, research suggests that decisions about alcohol use can often be influenced by others, in particular the prospective father.
Title: Lead GP Clinical Editor, WA Primary health Networks
Biography: Sue Jackson is a GP working at the Kath French Secure unit with children at risk, the homeless and disadvantaged populations. She has worked with the Street Doctor and WA Ear Bus, which gave her the opportunity to travel across the state to provide health care. Part of her multiple roles involves her training individuals and organisations in peer support, which she feels passionate about. Sue plays a major role in the HealthPathways WA team as Lead Clinical Editor of HealthPathways WA. In her position with HealthPathways WA she is involved in the process of researching, localising and writing pathways in Western Australia.
Abstract: How to navigate HealthPathways. A free to access website, run by WAPHA. It covers all three Primary Health Networks in WA; Perth North, Perth South and Country WA. The site contains condition specific pathways to assist in assessing, managing and referring patients.
Title: Program Manager Alcohol Pregnancy & FASD Research, Telethon Kids Institute
Biography: Heather had a background in education and event management before moving into the health sector. She has worked in different roles in the non-government health sector and commenced as the Program Manager with the Alcohol Pregnancy & FASD Research Team at Telethon Kids Institute in 2010. Recently completed projects included the development of a screening and diagnostic instrument for FASD; FASD resources and information for foster carers; FASD knowledge, attitudes and practice in the WA justice system and the development of FASD educational resources for justice professionals. She is currently involved in the development of a national FASD Hub.
Abstract: A great resource for GP’s - a ‘one-stop shop’ that provides health professionals current and evidence based Australian information, resources, tools, research and publications. The content includes FASD information, clinical services directory, training & support and all Australian research projects, resources and publications pertaining to alcohol and pregnancy & FASD).
Title: Founder and Executive Director, COPE: Centre of Perinatal Excellence
Biography: Dr Nicole Highet is the Founder and Executive Director of COPE: Centre of Perinatal Excellence. Nicole has a background in clinical psychology, marketing, campaign development and advocacy. Following over thirteen years at Beyondblue Nicole founded COPE - the Centre of Perinatal Excellence in 2013 to provide a dedicated focus on effective and sustainable approaches to best practice in perinatal mental health.
COPE’s work involves maintaining national momentum, ensuring support for best practice through National Guidelines and investment into innovative, measurable and sustainable approaches to best practice implementation, including but not limited to electronic approaches to psycho-education, e-screening platforms, online training, e-referral and e-health promotion initiatives.