8th International Research Conference on Adolescents and Adults with FASD

Although there have been thousands of published articles on FASD, there remains to be 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 seven previous conferences, there remains a clear need to examine relevant global research, programs and policies. 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 2018 conference will provide an opportunity to be at the forefront of addressing these relevant global issues.

Goals and Objectives

  • Identify, explore and examine existing, new and emerging research and the implications for those 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 ofintegrated 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 those with FASD

Who Should Attend:

This interdisciplinary conference will be of interest to the audiences listed below, as well as anyone interested in an advanced understanding in the field of FASD. And as always, we are honoured to have individuals with FASD as our guests.

Addictions, Administrators, Child Welfare Professionals, Clinicians, Community Members, Educators, FASD Specialists, Family Members, Health/Mental Health, Justice, Physicians, Policy Makers, Researchers, Scientists, Students, Women’s Service Providers, as well as anyone interested in an advanced understanding in the field of FASD.