9th International Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Research, Results and Relevance

PLEASE NOTE: This conference will integrate some accepted content from the cancelled 2020 Adolescent and Adults with FASD Conference

March 3-6, 2021

COVID-19 Update for 2021

As part of the conference development, the FASD 2021 expert planning committee is actively monitoring ongoing developments on COVID-19 and looking to the national and international public health agencies and governments as they manage the pandemic.

At this point, the committee is optimistic that this conference will be able to continue as scheduled in March. The situation will continue to be monitored closely and updates will be provided immediately if the conference has to be postponed.

Conference Description

This advanced level conference/meeting continues to bring together global experts from multiple disciplines to share international research. From the pure science, to prevention, diagnosis and intervention across the lifespan, the conference will address the implications of this research and promote scientific/community collaboration. It provides an opportunity to enhance understanding of the relationships between knowledge and research and critical actions related to FASD. First held in 1987, the conference brings together people passionate about this work in a stimulating environment where they can learn and forge new partnerships. Please note: due to COVID-19 the 2020 International Research Conference on Adolescents and Adults with FASD was cancelled. Some content from the cancelled 2020 conference will be integrated into this conference.


  • consider the implication and potential application of emerging evidence-based, and cutting edge research
  • expand and challenge their knowledge and understanding of hard science
  • explore different models of advanced practice from and across disciplines
  • engage in knowledge exchange and focused dialogue through formal sessions, networking and onsite meetings
  • develop connections and partnerships among global researchers, networks, governments, communities, service providers, families, and individuals with FASD

Who Should Attend

This interdisciplinary conference/meeting will be of interest to the following audiences: researchers; scientists; students; clinicians; health/mental health clinicians; physicians; addictions specialists; primary prevention workers; child welfare professionals, justice; FASD specialists; women’s service providers; educators; elected officials; policy-makers; administrators; community members; family members; individuals with FASD; and anyone interested in an advanced understanding in the field of FASD.

For Adults with FASD:

Please note, due to the COVID-19 the 2020 International Research Conference on Adolescents and Adults with FASD was cancelled. Some accepted content from the 2020 cancelled conference will be integrated to the 2021 conference and there will be an Adolescent and Adult stream scheduled Thursday – Saturday.