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Type: On-demand
Recorded: 17 May 2023


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Email: NSW&ACT Faculty
Call: 02 9886 4700


RACGP Members: Free
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Substance use and pregnancy – prevention and screening

On-demand recorded 17 May 2023

Alcohol and other drug (AOD) use during pregnancy can cause life-long complications for the child, including Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and tobacco related harms. With its role in the community, General Practice plays a vital role in addressing AOD harms in pregnancy.

This webinar provides guidance on how to talk about AOD use and unplanned pregnancy, as well as screen for and respond to AOD use among women who are trying to conceive or are pregnant.

Learning outcomes

  1. Identify when and how to ask about AOD use in pregnancy
  2. Discuss how to advise, help and reduce harms from AOD use in pregnancy
  3. Identify when and how to refer for specialist AOD support
  4. Discuss the role of GPs in providing support for children with prenatal substance exposure


Prof Adrian Dunlop
Director & Senior Staff Specialist, Drug and Alcohol Clinical Services Hunter New England

With nearly 30 years’ experience as an addiction clinician and clinician/researcher, Prof Dunlop currently serves as Director and Addiction Medicine Senior Staff Specialist with Drug & Alcohol Clinical Services in the Hunter New England Local Health District, (2007-current).

Dr Esther Han
General Practitioner and Drug & Alcohol Specialist

Dr Esther Han was awarded her fellowship into the RACGP in 2016 and has worked in both general practice and hospital settings in both Canberra and Sydney. Dr Han is currently at Royal North Shore Hospital as a Drug & Alcohol Specialist and is a Clinical Lecturer for the University of Sydney in the Discipline of Addiction Medicine, Northern Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine and Health.


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