Events & Conferences

Australian events & conferences

You are invited to the launch of the Victorian Fetal Alcohol Service (VicFASD) with guest speaker Prof. Dorothy Badry  For further information

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.

Explained by Brain” is a group program specifically designed for parents and carers of young people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) or at risk of FASD. The program will start 12 of April 2019 and will be held on the second Friday of each month in Brisbane.

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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