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2017 Conference

We are happy to invite you to join us and our partners at the 2017 National Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Conference in Calgary, Alberta on October 24-27, 2017. 

This important multi-disciplinary conference will focus on FASD and its impact on individuals, families, communities and society at large. It will feature a variety of keynote presentations, panel discussions and over 50 breakout sessions. 

The event will take place at the Westin Calgary on Oct 24-27, 2017. It will include an optional evening event on the Tuesday night, two full days of conference Wednesday and Thursday and a final half day on Friday.

The Government of Alberta will be hosting this event on behalf of the Canada Northwest FASD Partnership (CNFASDP) and the Alberta FASD Cross-Ministry Committee. It will combine the CNFASDP and the annual Alberta FASD Conferences.


Most importantly this national event will connect new research and innovative policy to community and front-line services. This will include meaningful discussion on the latest practices in FASD prevention, assessment and supports. Over the course of the three-day conference, participants can expect to:

  • Increase their knowledge on recent developments in the field of FASD from across the nation
  • Network and share with people from all areas of the FASD community
  • Learn about best-practice and new evidence-based tools to navigate through different stages of life, supports and services
  • Increase their understanding and awareness of the impact of FASD on the lives of individuals and caregivers


This conference will be of interest to:
  • Caregivers and families
  • Individuals with FASD
  • Community agency staff 
  • Front-line service workers
  • Government ministries and policy-makers
  • Academics and researchers
  • Justice and corrections workers
  • Family support workers
  • Medical professionals        
  • Teachers and educational administrators 
  • Social workers
  • Mental health workers
  • Alcohol and drug workers
  • Elected officials                                             


Registration will open May 2017 and at this time a link to register and to find special rates for accommodations will be provided on this page.

Call for Abstracts:

The Call for Abstracts will be open from March 1 to April 5, 2017. Please visit Abstract Submission for the guidelines.

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