Events & Conferences

Australian events & conferences

9th International Criminal Justice Conference – Balancing the costs of prisons and community safety: building strategies to reduce offending and unnecessary incarceration – 20 – 22 November 2019, Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Early bird closes 18 October 2019.

Preventive Health Conference 2020 – PREVENTION: effective action in a volatile world – 13-15 May 2020, Perth. Abstract submissions close 10 November 2019.

6 th Australian & New Zealand Addiction Conference 11 – 13 May. Led by multi-disciplinary experts, the 2020 Australian & New Zealand Addiction Conference offers a three-day program of innovative treatment strategies, current evidence-based findings and lived experience speakers.

2020 ATDC Conference – Courage, Change, Impact – 25-26 May 2019, Hobart, Tasmania. Registrations open.

Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium – Shaping the future – 25-26 May 2020, Alice Springs.

NADA Conference 2020: Enhancing connections – 4–5 June 2019, Sydney. Early bird registrations open 1 February 2020. Abstracts close 21 February 2020 All enquiries should be sent to

Conference, November 2020: The FASD Centre of Research Excellence will be hosting the 3rd Australasian FASD Conference in Sydney, on the 11th and 12th November. They are currently seeking Expressions of Interest in joining the FASD2020 Organising Committee. Read more or download the EOI form.

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. Applications for 2020 close on the 31st October.

Telethon Kids Institute Research Project Online Survey – Telethon Kids are inviting individuals with a neurodevelopmental condition, parents/carers of individuals with a neurodevelopmental condition and professionals with experience in neurodevelopmental conditions to participate in an online survey regarding the assessment and support processes of neurodevelopmental conditions. They hope the findings from this project will inform a shared framework that will streamline the process of identification, assessment of functioning and diagnosis of neurodevelopmental conditions, and improve access to support for those living with neurodevelopmental conditions.


International events & conferences

9th International Research Conference on Adolescents and Adults with FASD
Review Respond and Relate: Integrating Research, Policy and Practice Around the World
April 22-25, 2020
Call for Abstracts is now OPEN! Abstract submission deadline: September 13, 2019

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.

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