Events & Conferences

Australian events & conferences


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.

6TH NATIONAL BRAIN INJURY CONFERENCE  – Nov 13, 14, 2018. Brisbane Qld. Dr. Natasha Reid from The University of Queensland will be presenting a research snapshot on FASD at this conference, register now.

2nd Australasian FASD Conference – Nov 21, 22, 2018 – Perth WA. This Conference will bring together academics, health professionals, educators, lawyers, politicians, parents & carers, those who support parents and carers and individuals who have FASD. Topics to be covered will include FASD prevention, screening & diagnosis, epigenetics, education, justice, parent & carer support, management strategies, life-span issues, mental health, and economics. Conference Organisers are currently seeking support for travel grants and will be making further announcements via conference newsletters. Go here to register.


International events & conferences

7th Annual FASD Matters Conference: The Brain – November 7-9, 2018, Minneapolis. The conference will bring together experts, key stakeholders, and consumers. Over three days there will be a pre-conference, keynote presentations, and breakout sessions on the latest research, promising strategies, and innovative programs related to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).

8th International Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder – March 6-9, 2019, Vancouver. 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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