Australian Birth Defects Society

A Society devoted to the study of birth defects


Text Box: Medication use during Pregnancy: decoding the mixed messages

Mothersafe, Royal Hospital for Women, Randwick NSW
Thursday, 16 November, 2017

9.00-9.30am: Registration


SESSION 1: Monoclonal antibodies – Biology and clinical practice

· Welcome and Introduction

· Clinical perspective - Rheumatologist

· Clinical pers. – Gastroenterologist

· Counselling perspective (Mothersafe)



SESSION 2: Anticonvulsants and Folate Supplementation

· Valproate and other Anticonvulsants in pregnancy; including the role of folate supplementation.

· Wider uses of anticonvulsants



SESSION 3: Categorisation of Drugs during Pregnancy

· TGA perspective

· FDA and Australian perspective


Registration details

· Cost is $120 ($80 for ABDS members)

· Morning tea and lunch are provided (gluten free and vegetarian options available)


Online registration


For ABDS membership