Pregnancy, Cannabis Consumption, and Cannabis legalization in Quebec.

Conférence : Pablo Martinez Diaz

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Résumé de la présentation :

Previous evidence, in a pre-legislative context, signaled an upward trend in the acceptability and use of cannabis among vulnerable groups – for instance, pregnant, young, and low-income women. Although the link between exposure to cannabis during pregnancy and its health-related outcomes has been scarcely studied, recent reports suggest that cannabis use might be associated with adverse maternal and child health. With the cannabis legalization, many public health concerns have emerged, particularly for pregnant women, meriting further study. This presentation will delve into the state of the art regarding the links between pregnancy, cannabis consumption and cannabis legalization, to prepare the scene for analyzing the unintended consequences of cannabis policy in Quebec, specifically those related with perinatal mental health.

Conférencier : Pablo Martinez Diaz

Pablo Martinez Diaz is a psychologist and hold a PhD in Psychology from Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Santiago, Chile. Currently, he’s doing a postdoctoral fellowship at Université de Sherbrooke – Campus Longueuil (Quebec, Canada), and participate as a young researcher in two research hubs based in Santiago, Chile: the Millennium Institute for Depression and Personality Research (MIDAP), and the Millennium Nucleus to Improve the Mental Health of Adolescents and Youth (Imhay). His main developing interests are perinatal mental health, policy impact evaluation, and social determinants of health. He has participated in the conduct of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods health research. He has published 30 research papers (12 as first author) in peer-reviewed, indexed (Web of Science and Scopus) journals. In 2018 he was awarded with the Best Scientific Presentation at the XXXIII Chilean Conference of Public Health, and in 2020 he was awarded the first place in the public contest for the incorporation of Young Researchers at MIDAP. 


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Audrey Couture, 450 466-5000, poste 3186


28 avril 2021


12 h 00—13 h 00