Conference fees can be found on the registration page or the last page of the brochure.
February 27 - March 2, 2013
The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, BC, Canada
This conference brings together experts from many disciplines to share international research, to discuss the implications of this research, and to promote scientific/community collaboration. It provides an opportunity to expand our understanding of the relationships between knowledge and research, and how this can apply to critical actions needed to address FASD prevention, intervention and research. For the past ten years, the conference has brought together people who are passionate about this area of work and have provided a stimulating environment for them to make new connections and partnerships.
The conference goal is to highlight international research and promising practice and enhance scientific collaborations around the world.
By the end of FASD 2013, participants can expect to:
This interdisciplinary conference will be of interest to the following intersectorial audience: researchers; policymakers; people with FASD; family members; FASD specialists; clinicians; counselors; educators; health/mental health; addictions; justice; service providers; elected officials; community members; child welfare professionals and administrators; and anyone interested in the field of FASD.
Please consider contributing towards tuition fee bursaries for parents and extended family of children, adolescents and adults with FASD who have financial difficulty attending this conference. Our goal is to provide the opportunity for as many family members as possible to attend this event as they will benefit greatly from the knowledge shared at the conference. Please support the family bursaries and help make a difference.
Two evening sessions will take place on Thursday, February 28.
TH1: Shining a Light on Canada’s Multi-layered Approach on FASD Prevention Evening Session at the 5th International Conference on FASD
Thursday, February 28 (5:30 - 8:30pm at The Westin Bayshore, Room TBD)
Audience: Open to all FASD 2013 delegates
Audience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
FASD prevention involves much more than providing information about the risks of alcohol use in pregnancy. Over the past two decades, Canada has developed a multi-layered approach to FASD prevention. This session will use current examples of FASD-related policies, programs, and initiatives from across Canada. After providing an overview of the different levels of FASD prevention, the session will highlight the perspectives and work of individuals working in a range of contexts, including government, university and community-based research, program development and service provision, community advocacy, municipal and provincial alcohol policy development. The session will include highlights from individuals working across Canada, opportunities for networking and dialogue, and group exercises to stimulate reflection and integration of key ideas and principles.
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TH2: Personalized Medicine: Phenotyping Sleep-Wake Behaviours in Children with FASD. Listening & Visualizing Sensory Processing Abnormalities [SPA] & Willis Ekbom Disease [WED] through Participatory Research
Thursday, February 28 (5:30 - 6:30pm at The Westin Bayshore, Room TBD)
Audience level: Advanced
Audience Level: Invitation-only; please contact us if you are interested in attending this session but have not received an invite.
Sleep problems (SPs) are inherently associated with many conditions perpetuating existing functional deficits, and there is growing evidence that therapeutic interventions, which improve sleep, result in considerable functional improvements and developmental progress. We will present the CANADIAN FASD & SLEEP n=1 STUDY utilizing personalized medicine methodologies to establish evidence for clinical treatment concepts.
"Great, knowledgeable keynote speakers and presenters."
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