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Motherisk News: Establishing a new Benchmark for Drug Evaluation During Pregnancy

View the 'Establishing a new Benchmark for Drug Evaluation During Pregnancy' Registration Form [ pdf ].

May 10, 2006 - Hilton Hotel - 145 Richmond St. W, Toronto (Toronto I Room)
7:30 to 8:30: Registration & Breakfast
8:30 to 8:45: Welcome and Opening Remarks
Dr. Gideon Koren - Founding Director, Motherisk Program, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
8:45 to 9:05: NIH New Strategy for Drug Research in Pregnancy
Dr. Donald Mattison - Senior Advisor to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; Center for Research for Mothers and Children
9:05 to 9:15: Question period
9:15 to 9:45: Issues in Using Drugs in Pregnancy: The Balance of Safety, risk and the Unknown
Dr. Gideon Koren - Founding Director, Motherisk Program, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
9:45 to 10:00: Question period
10:00 to 10:15: Break
10:15 to 10:35: Drugs used in Pregnancy: The Regulatory Process
Anne Tomalin - President, CanReg Inc.
10:35 to 10:45: Question period
10:45 to 11:05: Challenges in Drug Use Near Term and During Delivery
Dr. Dan Farine - Perinatologist, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto
11:05 to 11:15: Question period
11:15 to 11:30: Collection and Analysis of Safety Drug Data in Pregnancy
Myla Moretti - Assistant Director, Motherisk Program, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
11:30 to 11:40: Question period
11:40 to 11:50: Forty Five Years Later ... Where Do We Stand!
Mercedes Benegbi - Executive Director, Thalidomide Victims Association of Canada
11:50 to 12:00: Closing remarks Dr. Gideon Koren
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