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Events & Conferences

Australian events & conferences

Study for a qualification in FASD

The Graduate Certificate in the Diagnosis and Assessment of FASD, offered through UWA, is an online program offered nationally to those with a background in psychology, speech pathology, social work, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, nursing, medicine and other relevant disciplines. The aim of the course is to provide students with the specialist knowledge and clinical skills required to participate in team-based assessment and diagnosis of FASD.

FASD Information & Self-Regulation Strategies Workshop

Join NOFASD Australia to learn early intervention strategies for educators, service providers and parents/caregivers in Shepparton. This training is designed to provide knowledge and strategies to enable workers to increase their knowledge of FASD, to better understand the complexity and apply strategies to help work in different ways with children, adolescents, and adults.

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International events & conferences

Stay tuned for upcoming International events and conferences.

International FASD Awareness Day

International FASD Awareness Day is observed every year on 9 September at 9:09am in recognition of the importance of being alcohol-free for the nine months of a pregnancy. There is no known safe amount of alcohol which can be consumed during pregnancy and the National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia (NHMRC) and the Australian Government Department of Health and other affiliated medical bodies all advise that no alcohol is the safest choice during pregnancy or when planning a pregnancy.

The FASD Forum '22 Conference

The NOFASD team was proud to present this landmark virtual conference held on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th May 2022. It was wonderful to see such a diversity of attendees from across Australia – and overseas –  engaging with each other and with the line-up of expert speakers. We were honoured to welcome as our Keynote speaker, Professor Kenneth Lyons Jones MD, who was one of two doctors at the University of Washington in the United States who first identified in 1973, what was then called Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (now FASD). As the 50th anniversary of the publication of that research article approached, Professor Jones shared his insights on this complex disability in his presentation “[email protected]”.

The conference provided a wonderful opportunity for professionals to share their FASD knowledge and research expertise with parents and carers – and for parents and carers to enhance the knowledge of professionals by sharing their lived experiences.  Over 200 delegates registered for the conference and attended ‘live’ online to participate in the conference sessions and/or accessed the recordings of the conference sessions which were available to all delegates for 90 days after the conference .

NOFASD acknowledges with grateful thanks the support of our Presenting Partner – the Australia Government Department of Health – whose support made it possible for NOFASD Australia to present The FASD Forum ’22 conference.

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