Call for Abstracts

Call for Submissions from Adolescents and Adults with FASD
Call for Abstracts – Presentations

Call for Abstracts is open – Click here to submit.

Call for Abstract – How to Write Effective Learning Objectives

See Advance Notice/Call for Abstracts (pdf)

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Please allow a minimum of 25% of the presentation time for discussion and interaction between presenter(s) and the audience
Abstract maximum length is 250 words

Abstracts must be submitted through the online electronic submission form (linked in “Call for Abstracts is now open” above)

Submissions must clearly indicate your preferred length and format options:

Please also include the following information:

1. Length Options:

  • 3-hour half day sessions
  • 90 Minute Session
  • 15-minute oral papers
  • Poster Presentation

2. Indicate the primary theme, as well as all other applicable themes, under which your abstract is submitted:

  • Diagnosis/Assessment
  • Clinical
  • Research/Science
  • Criminal/Civil Justice
  • Program/Policy

3. Provide the presentation level of the submission (Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced)
4. Provide brief 75-word biographies for all presenters
5. Provide a presentation description of 250 words maximum including (if applicable) background/rationale, methods, results and conclusions
6. Provide 2-4 learner-oriented learning objectives (for instructions, please see our website:

If you are submitting a 3-hr or 90-min session:
7. Provide a brief 50-word description of your session (to be inserted into the program brochure if your abstract is accepted for presentation)
8. You must include a paragraph that describes 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?

Please Note: 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 at a reduced rate. Presenters must be comfortable presenting and answering questions in English. Accepted presenters should presuppose prior audience knowledge of FASD.

Call for Submissions from Adolescents and Adults with FASD is open.

See Call for Submissions (PDF)

The Adults with FASD Leadership Committee for the conference recognizes how important it is to give time and attention to the experiences and stories of teens and adults with FASD, especially to those who are not able to attend the conference. This year, they have added new ways for everyone to share their opinions, experiences, talents and abilities.

Call for Poster Submissions: “This Is Me”
“This Is Me” is a poster format presentation that will showcase the work of teens and adults who have FASD. We invite individuals with FASD to share photos, poetry, artwork, written personal stories, crafts, opinion pieces (what you think about something that is important to you or to others), ideas for change, and any other topic or idea that can be displayed on a poster. These posters will be exhibited at the conference and everyone attending will be able to see them.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

To submit, mail in your poster to the following address:

Attention: Cynthia Minh
University of British Columbia, Interprofessional Continuing Education
105-2194 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3 Canada

On the bottom right hand corner of your poster, please include your first name, last name (optional), age, and city in which you live.

Contact information: Please also include a separate piece of paper that lists your name, address, phone number and e-mail address (optional). This paper will not be displayed on the poster board.

All posters must be submitted in hard copy only and should be no bigger than 2’ x 4’. We do not have the capability to play videos or music; please do not send electronic submissions. Keep extra
copies of papers and photos at home.

Please Note: The conference does not pay for honoraria, accommodation, travel or other associated expenses for any accepted submissions. However, Adults with FASD are invited to this conference as guests, and will not have to pay a registration fee.