Events & Conferences

Australian events & conferences

2nd Australasian FASD Conference – Nov 21, 22,  2018 – Perth WA.  Registration is now open

Deadline for Submission of Abstracts Friday May 18

Conference Organisers are currently seeking support for travel grants and will be making further announcements via conference newsletters.  Register your interest in receiving updates by completing the Expression of Interest form here:

It’s a Brain Thing! FASD Webinar Series  – April 12, May 24 and June 21 – NOFASD Australia and Oregon Behavior Consultation are partnering to bring Australian parents and foster carers a webinar series about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). In this series, we will talk about the various cognitive skill challenges people with FASD experience, and how we can practically support them in their everyday lives. Further information and registration

Alice Springs Carers NT – NDIS Related Information Sessions June 5 & 6 – The NDIS Full Scheme Ahead Information Session for Carers in the Northern Territory is designed to provide a Carers Guide to the NDIS.

International events & conferences

The European Conference on FASD – Sep 24-26 2018.  This conference will bring together academics, educators, non-governmental organisations and charities, legislators and politicians, lawyers and individuals involved in the criminal justice system, birth and adoptive families alongside individuals who themselves have FASD; shared learning will help promote the understanding of this disorder in Germany, Europe and internationally.

8th International Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder – March 6-9, 2019. Research, Results and Relevance: Integrating Research, Policy and Promising Practice Around the World. This advanced level conference/meeting continues to bring together global experts from multiple disciplines to share international research. From the pure science, to prevention, diagnosis and intervention across the lifespan, the conference will address the implications of this research and promote scientific/community collaboration.

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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