Evaluating the Risks to our Children
Dr. Pat Blakley | Tuesday January 19, 2016
6:30-9:00 pm - The Woods Alehouse, Saskatoon, SK
Exposure to environmental toxins during pregnancy can cause a continuum of effects from miscarriage to birth defects to subtle neurobehavioral deficits. Understanding the mechanisms of environmental teratogenesis and the dose response effects can assist in predicting the type of and risk for teratogenesis following exposure to environmental agents.
Dr. Pat Blakley
Dr. Pat Blakley is an Associate Professor and Division Head, Developmental Pediatrics, in the Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine. As well she is the Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education, College of Medicine. She has completed fellowships in Pediatrics and Clinical Genetics. Her clinical practice involves providing services in the areas of child development, genetics and teratology. The combination of Clinical Genetics and Pediatrics training allows her to provide assessments and management og children with developmental delays. As Director of the Provincial Clinical Teratology Program, she provides a service which is unique in Saskatchewan. The focus of this program is to provide consultation and assessment of infants, children and youth prenatally exposed to alcohol, other drugs and environmental agents. The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Clinic at the Kinsmen Children's Centre is the oldest multidisciplinary FASD clinic in the province. As well she provides expertise to governmental agencies and the judicial system regarding FASD.
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Education, College of Medicine Division Head, Developmental Pediatrics Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics