Iodine Global Network (IGN)

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08.03.16, 19:13
Author: gosia.gizak

Symposium on Iodine & Pregnancy, 17 March 2016, London

The IGN would like to invite you to a Symposium on Iodine and Pregnancy for health professionals to be held on 17 March 2016, at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London, UK

A number of recent studies have found that UK pregnant women are mildly-to-moderately iodine deficient. This is a concern, as a study published in the Lancet in 2013 showed that iodine deficiency in pregnancy was linked to lower IQ and reading ability in children up to 9 years. The aim of this symposium is to:

• Review the role and importance of iodine in pregnancy

• Discuss the iodine status in pregnancy in the UK

• Promote strategies for optimal iodine nutrition in pregnancy in the UK

This symposium will bring together experts from across Europe, including the IGN, and the UK Iodine Group.

This event is available for health professionals only. b>To take advantage of late registration, please contact Janis Hickey: