International Research Conference on Adolescents and Adults with FASD

Updated: April 15, 20201

It is with heavy hearts that we inform you, due to circumstances beyond our control, Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) is winding down all operations.

We want to acknowledge and thank everyone who has been involved with IPCE initiatives over the years for their efforts and commitment to IPCE and the communities they served beyond UBC. This includes committee members, exhibitors, financial contributors and attendees; thank you all for your support of our initiatives over the years. It has been a privilege to serve you, and your communities, and we wish you all the best in your future endeavors.

Due to COVID-related issues the 2021 FASD conference has been cancelled. The Expert Planning Committee and the ALC are working to plan future FASD conferences. You will automatically receive updates as they become available if you attended a conference in the last three years. If you did not attend our conferences but would like to receive updates please fill out this form.

2020 Conference: Review Respond and Relate: Integrating Research, Policy and Practice Around the World

April 22-25, 2020

COVID-19 Update

Due to COVID-19 this event has been CANCELLED. Please see here for more info.

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 2020 Conference, participants can expect to:

  • 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