Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts is now closed. Thank you to all who submitted!


Deadline to submit your abstracts is September 7, 2018.

Call for Abstract – How to Write Effective Learning Objectives

See Advance Notice/Call for Abstracts (pdf)

For presenters of accepted abstracts, the conference does not cover honoraria, accommodation, travel or other associated expenses. For 3-hour or 90-minute abstracts one presenter will receive complimentary admission. Additional presenters, including oral paper and poster presenters, will be asked to register at appropriate fees. Presenters must be comfortable presenting and answering questions in English.

Submissions can be in any of the following formats:

  • 3-Hour half-day session – Presentations should address a relevant conference topic area.
  • 90-minute session – Presentations should address a relevant conference topic area (1-5 presenters).
  • 15-minute oral paper – presentations of innovative projects or research and should address a relevant conference topic area.
  • Young/New investigators – This will be an opportunity to present on a research interest in five minutes, with a maximum of five slides.
  • Poster – Posters will be displayed for the duration of the conference. Poster board size is 4’x8’ (1.2×2.4m) and all materials must fit within this space.

Abstract Format

Abstracts must be submitted through the online electronic submission form at HERE. Accepted presenters should presuppose prior audience knowledge of FASD.

Please include the following information: Format Style, Primary Topic Area (see below – the areas are listed as suggestions only and are not intended to be restrictive), Title, Author(s), Presenter(s), Presentation Level (Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced), Address, Phone/Fax Numbers, Email Addresses, Organizations/Affiliations, a brief biography outlining your FASD experience (75 words max.), and Presentation Summary (500 words max.) including objectives, methods, results, conclusion. All abstracts must include 2-4 learning objectives.

If you are submitting a 3-hr or a 90-min session, the presentation must address what you believe to be the broader relevance of your work to the field, and provide a brief 50-word description of your session to be inserted into the program brochure if your abstract is accepted for presentation.

Conference Topic Areas

  • Addiction
  • Biomedical
  • Clinical
  • Community
  • Cultural
  • Diagnosis & Assessment
  • Economics
  • Education

  • Ethics
  • Family
  • Health
  • Indigenous
  • Intervention/Support
  • Justice/Legal
  • Mental Health
  • Policy
  • Prevention

  • Screening
  • Social Justice
  • Social Services
  • Women
  • Other: please specify