Closing Keynote Presentation

GOLD Obstetrics is pleased to offer this free Keynote Presentation which offers valuable education from a leader in the Obstetrics field. Listen live and experience our interactive platform that allows delegates to get to know one another and pose questions to the keynote speaker or listen to the recording at your convenience. Invite your friends and colleagues and listen together! It's a great way to generate discussion, new ideas or perspectives and reinvigorate passion and inspiration. Interested in seeing more? There's still plenty of time to register for the conference and benefit from the incredible education provided in our recorded sessions.

We're thrilled to have Wendy Jones, PhD MRPharmS as our 2019 Closing Keynote Speaker. Wendy's presentation "Breastfeeding and Medication. Are They Compatible?" is the perfect way to close the live days of our inaugural Obstetrics Conference on November 18. We invite you to join us at either of our two live sessions or access the public recording of this talk until December 31. Simply reserve your seat to receive exclusive access. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided.

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Nov 18, 2019 17:00 UTC
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Wendy Jones, PhD MRPharmS

In her employed life Wendy was a community pharmacist and also worked in doctor surgeries supporting cost effective, evidence-based prescribing.

Wendy left paid work to concentrate on writing Breastfeeding and Medication (Routledge 2nd edition 2018), developing information and training material on drugs in breastmilk as well as setting up her own website www.breastfeeding-and-medication. She has also published Breastfeeding for Dads and Grandmas (Praeclarus Press) and Why Mothers Medication Matters (Pinter and Martin). She is also co editor of a book to be published January 2020 called A guide to breastfeeding for medical professionals (Routledge).

Wendy is known for her work on providing a service on the compatibility of drugs in breastmilk and has been a breastfeeding peer supporter for 30 years. She is passionate that breastfeeding should be valued by all and that medication should not be a barrier. She has 3 daughters and 5 grandchildren. All her family seem as passionate about breastfeeding as she is and currently all 3 of her daughters are breastfeeding.

She was awarded a Points of Light award by the Prime Minister in 2018 and nominated for an MBE in the New Year's Honours List 2018 for services to mothers and babies. She received her award at Windsor Castle in May 2019 from Her Majesty the Queen.

Abstract: Breastfeeding and Medication. Are They Compatible?

Many women now enter pregnancy with chronic medical or mental illness and are taking a variety of medications. The obstetrician and gynaecologist are expected to know whether these drugs are compatible with breastfeeding. We know that readily available sources almost invariably suggest that safety data is limited or non-existent whilst specialist texts have information which supports pharmacokinetic understanding of the passage of drugs through breastmilk to the baby. In this presentation we will refresh understanding of pharmacokinetics and examine some chronic conditions which may be encountered in practice.

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*Only registered Delegates for the full conference will be awarded educational credit for this presentation and need to view the live presentation/recording through the Delegates Dashboard.

*A Certificate of Attendance will be provided.

*Please be aware that the Handouts to this presentation are for use only by individuals who have attended the live or recorded version of this presentation; and that they are for personal use only and are not to be shared with other non-attending individuals. Thank you.