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 supports for those living with neurodevelopmental conditions.

The Sunshine Coast are having a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Community Forum on 3 September in Bokarina.

Gold Coast Health are having a FASD International Awareness Day on the 6 of September at the Southport Health Precinct.


FASD awareness day Lady Cilento 2018 is holding a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Lunch and Seminar on 7 of September at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital. 

FASD information session is being held on the September 10 at FamilyCare Shepparton for parents, carers and service providers.

Train it Forward FASD Masterclass is being held on the September 11 at FamilyCare Shepparton for parents, carers and service providers.

Train it Forward FASD Masterclass  is being held on the September 12 at the Wallen Family & Children’s Centre Wallen for parents, carers and service providers.

The Victorian FASD Special Interest Group are running an event for International FASD Awareness Day on the 13 of September. Click here for the program.

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 included 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.

6TH NATIONAL BRAIN INJURY CONFERENCE call 4 papers. Conference is to be held in Brisbane on the 13 and 14 of November




International events & conferences

The European Conference on FASD – September 24-26, 2018, Berlin.  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.

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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