It’s a Matter of Justice: 5th National Biennial Conference on Adolescents and Adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Vancouver, British Columbia
April 18-21, 2012

Hyatt Regency Hotel

Pre-Symposium: Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Main Symposium: Thursday, April 19 – Saturday, April 21, 2012

This conference will provide a forum to share research, experience and practice in order to discuss how we can effectively sustain and enhance the lives of adolescents and adults with FASD, their families, service providers, and communities. Are we adequately addressing and supporting the needs and rights of adolescents and adults with FASD within our society? Do individuals with FASD have timely and appropriate access to health care, housing, social services, legal and civil justice and employment? How can we build on the strengths of existing systems to identify and address barriers and move forward to provide effective ethical support? How do we provide focused and targeted approaches across services, and systems to create an integrated and collaborative approach to supporting individuals with FASD? These are the essential elements for social justice and we are just starting to explore and understand what will be required to put these into action.

For more information, please visit http://www.interprofessional.ubc.ca/AdultsWithFASD/default.asp.