9th International Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Research, Results and Relevance


COVID-19 Update for 2021

Updated on February 25, 2021:

Due to COVID-related issues there will not be an International FASD Conference in 2021.  The Expert Planning Committee and the ALC are working to plan the FASD conferences for 2022 and 2023.

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.


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