9th International Research Conference on Adolescents and Adults with FASD

Review Respond and Relate: Integrating Research, Policy and Practice Around the World

April 22-25, 2020


Call for Abstracts is now OPEN! Abstract submission deadline:
September 13, 2019


Conference Description

Although there have been thousands of published articles on FASD, there still remains limited research specifically on adolescents and adults with FASD. As individuals diagnosed with FASD continue to age, the “need to know” across a broad spectrum of areas continues to be critically important for identifying clinically relevant research questions and directions.

Continuing on the work of eight previous conferences, there remains a clear need to examine relevant global research, programs and policies. What can we learn from practice based evidence? What does existing or emerging research tell us? Are the results transferable from country to country and/or from laboratory to real life? Are there clinical implications of results from any of these areas of which we should be aware? What are the changes in our thinking, practice and directions that will be required to improve outcomes? What are the implications for the  future? This interactive conference will provide an opportunity to be at the forefront of addressing these relevant global issues.

Learning Objectives

During the Early Years 2020 Conference, participants can expect to:Identify, explore and examine existing, new and emerging research and the implications for individuals with FASD, families
and caregivers, systems and services

  • Connect the identified needs of community workers, healthcare providers, and families with the research community
  • Recognize emerging research findings and how they might better assist ethical policy and decision making and the development of
    integrated and collaborative approaches across systems
  • Examine practice-based evidence, projects and programs to understand the potential connections to research and potential
    longitudinal studies
  • Engage in knowledge exchange and dialogue through sessions, networking and the direct experience of individuals with FASD and families