Banff XLIV: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Challenges in Practice, Research and Policy

When: March 18 – 21, 2012

Where: Banff, AB

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is unusual among neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs) in that its prevalence rate in Canada has not been scientifically ascertained. Furthermore, the importance of prevention is much clearer for FASD than for other NDDs.

For this three-day conference, assembled plenary speakers and workshop leaders from across North America will be provocative in their approaches to ascertaining FASD from the clinical and basic principles in brain development; discussing evidence-based interventions to ameliorate or prevent the disorder; and discussing the legal, educational, and prevention challenges that are part of the complexities associated with FASD. The target audience for this conference includes clinicians, educators and researchers.