Transdisciplinary workshop on nutrition, health and well-being of women using opioids during pregnancy

Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Dr. Bénédicte Fontaine-Bisson (Principal Investigator), Alex Dumas and David Grynspan (co-Principal Investigators), as well as their transdisciplinary team of researchers, healthcare professionals and community experts held a workshop funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research last April 5, 2019.

The workshop entitled “Nourish to Flourish - A collaborative approach to improve nutrition, health and well-being of women using opioids during pregnancy” convened healthcare professionals, representatives from community organizations and women with lived experience of current or past opioid use during pregnancy.

The goal of the workshop was to develop a research project to improve food security, nutrition and health of pregnant women who use opioids through a continuum of tailored and coordinated nutritional, community and healthcare services (better understanding for better intervening).

The fruitful workshop discussions will lead to the publication of the workshop proceedings and to a grant application in the coming year. 

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