Media Advisory - Climate Change, Pregnancy and Mental Health - Douglas Institute hosts international conference looking at impact and interventions - January 28 to 30, 2009



    MONTREAL, Jan. 23 /CNW Telbec/ - The stress caused by living through
cataclysmic events such as tsunamis, ice storms or severe floods, may have far
reaching mental health implications, especially for pregnant women and their
children.
    Join us at an international conference, held next week at the Douglas
Mental Health University Institute, to find out the consequences of climate
change on brain development and how we can adapt. The over-reaching goal of
the conference is to develop a plan for how best to conduct research on
pregnant women during natural disasters, so that appropriate interventions can
be implemented.
    Experts will be discussing the latest information about the effects of:

    
    - Prenatal maternal stress on the fetus; Jan. 28
    - Prenatal maternal stress on brain development in animals and humans;
      Jan.29
    - Disasters impact on populations, in particular women and children;
      Jan.30

    You are also invited to attend a press briefing summarizing the
    conference highlights on January 30.

                                 CONFERENCE

    When:  January 28 to 30, 2009. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Where: Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Bowerman Room,
           Dobell Pavilion, 6875 LaSalle Blvd., Borough of Verdun, Montreal

                               PRESS BRIEFING

    When:  January 30, 2009. 12 to 1 p.m.

    Where: Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Bowerman Room,
           Dobell Pavilion, 6875 LaSalle Blvd., Borough
    




For further information:

For further information: Journalists are asked to confirm their
attendance by contacting: Marie france Coutu, (514) 761-6131, ext. 2769, Cell:
(514) 835-3236, marie-france.coutu@douglas.mcgill.ca; www.douglas.qc.ca

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