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Call for Abstracts--8th International Research Conference on Adolescents and Adults with FASD

Deadline September 12, 2017

Although there have been thousands of published articles on FASD, there remains to be limited research specifically on adolescents and adults with FASD. As individuals diagnosed with FASD continue to age, the “need to know” across a broad spectrum of areas continues to be critically important for identifying clinically relevant research questions and directions. Continuing on the work of seven previous conferences, there remains a clear need to examine relevant global research, programs and policies. What does existing or emerging research tell us? Are the results transferable from country to country and/or from laboratory to real life? Are there clinical implications of results from any of these areas of which we should be aware? What are the changes in our thinking, practice and directions that will be required to improve outcomes? What are the implications for the future? This interactive 2018 conference will provide an opportunity to be at the forefront of addressing these relevant global issues.

Vancouver, British Columbia
April 18 - 21, 2018
The Hyatt Regency Vancouver

In addition to the call for presentation abstracts, a call for submissions from Adolescents and Adults with FASD is also open.

The Adults with FASD Leadership Committee for the conference recognizes how important it is to give time and attention to the experiences and stories of teens and adults with FASD, especially to those who are not able to attend the conference. This year, they have added new ways for everyone to share their opinions, experiences, talents and abilities.

Call for Poster Submissions: “This Is Me”

“This Is Me” is a poster format presentation that will showcase the work of teens and adults who have FASD. We invite individuals with FASD to share photos, poetry, artwork, written personal stories, crafts, opinion pieces (what you think about something that is important to you or to others), ideas for change, and any other topic or idea that can be displayed on a poster. These posters will be exhibited at the conference and everyone attending will be able to see them.

For details and online submission form, please visit http://interprofessional.ubc.ca/initiatives/adults2018/abstracts/.

Submission Deadline: September 12, 2017