Call for Abstracts

The Call for Abstracts is now closed. Thank you for submitting your abstract.

Abstract Format:

3-hour half-day sessions or 90-minute sessions

15-minute oral papers: Oral papers should be succinct presentations of innovative projects or research and should address a relevant conference topic area.

Posters: Posters will be displayed for the duration of the conference. Poster board size is 4’x8’ (1.2×2.4m); all materials must fit within this space.

Abstract Submission Requirements:

Please include the following information: title, author(s), presenter(s), presentation level (beginner, intermediate or advanced), full address, phone number, email address, organizations, affiliations, a brief biography outlining your FASD experience (75 words max.), presentation summary including 2-4 learning objectives (500 words max.), format style (see above), primary topic area (see below). If you are submitting a 3-hr or 90-min session, please provide a brief 50-word description to be inserted into the program
brochure if your abstract is accepted for presentation.

NEW for 2016: If you are submitting a 3-hr/90-min/oral paper, please describe how your presentation will address the following question: What question(s) has your work identified or what has arisen from your experience that research may be able to answer?”

For presenters of accepted abstracts, the conference does not cover honoraria, accommodation, travel or other associated expenses. However, the primary presenter of 3-hour/ 90-minute abstracts will receive complimentary registration to the conference (~$600 value). Additional presenters, including oral paper and poster presenters, will be asked to register. Presenters must be comfortable presenting and answering questions in English. Accepted presenters should presuppose prior audience knowledge of FASD.

Topic Areas:

Submissions are encouraged in a wide variety of topics, as they apply to older adolescents and adults, including but not limited to the following topic areas. Please choose one primary category which best fits your presentation:

  • Addictions
  • Advocacy
  • Assessment
  • Case Management
  • Community Collaboration
  • Diagnosis
  • Education
  • Emotional Well-Being
  • Employment
  • Ethno-Cultural
  • Family Support
  • Financial Planning
  • Health Care
  • Housing
  • Justice/Legal
  • Leisure/Recreation/Friendship
  • Mental Health
  • Parenting
  • Physical Health Issues
  • Research
  • Safety/Security
  • Sexuality
  • Social Services
  • Spiritual
  • Transition
  • Trauma
  • Treatment
  • Other