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Brain and Behaviour Changes with Low PAE

June 1, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This presentation will discuss how brain and behaviour in children with low levels of prenatal alcohol exposure are altered compared to well-matched, unexposed controls. Magnetic resonance imaging measurements of human brain were used in their research, in conjunction with parent-reports of behaviour. We found that children with low levels of prenatal alcohol exposure (average = 1 drink/week) had weaker brain connectivity and more problematic behaviour compared with unexposed controls. This study shows effects of even low levels of alcohol during pregnancy and highlights the importance of public health messaging during pregnancy.

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Date:
June 1, 2022
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Organizer

Ana Andrade
Phone:
306-651-4307
Email:
aandrade@skprevention.ca

Presenters

Dr. Catherine Lebel
About:

Dr. Catherine Lebel is an Associate Professor of Radiology at the University of Calgary and the Canada Research Chair in Pediatric Imaging. She leads the Child Brain & Mental Health Program at the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute and is a member of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute. Dr. Lebel received her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Alberta and completed postdoctoral training in Neurology and Pediatrics at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research uses MRI to study how brain structure and function change with age in typical children and those with neurodevelopmental disorders, including fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and learning disabilities. She also examines how brain structure and function are related to cognitive, behavioural and environmental factors, including the prenatal environment.

Dr. Xiangyu Long
About:

Dr. Xiangyu Long is a research associate in the lab of Dr. Catherine Lebel. He obtained his Ph.D. in Germany and then completed a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Lebel. His research focuses on the use of advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to study typical brain development and brain differences in children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

Details

Date:
June 1, 2022
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tag:
, ,

Organizer

Ana Andrade
Phone:
306-651-4307
Email:
aandrade@skprevention.ca

Presenters

Dr. Catherine Lebel
About:

Dr. Catherine Lebel is an Associate Professor of Radiology at the University of Calgary and the Canada Research Chair in Pediatric Imaging. She leads the Child Brain & Mental Health Program at the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute and is a member of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute. Dr. Lebel received her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Alberta and completed postdoctoral training in Neurology and Pediatrics at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research uses MRI to study how brain structure and function change with age in typical children and those with neurodevelopmental disorders, including fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and learning disabilities. She also examines how brain structure and function are related to cognitive, behavioural and environmental factors, including the prenatal environment.

Dr. Xiangyu Long
About:

Dr. Xiangyu Long is a research associate in the lab of Dr. Catherine Lebel. He obtained his Ph.D. in Germany and then completed a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Lebel. His research focuses on the use of advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to study typical brain development and brain differences in children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

Saskatchewan Prevention Institute