What is FASD
Vision Statement (Long Term)
Mission Statement (5 Year)
The Brain: Mental Health
MR Images Show How Fetal Alcohol Exposure Affects Children’s Brains Children exposed to alcohol during fetal development show brain structure and metabolism alterations that can be seen using various imaging techniques.
The study’s findings were presented November 25, 2012, at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), held in Chicago (IL, USA). Alcohol use by expectant mothers can lead to problems with the mental and physical development of their children – a disorder known as fetal alcohol syndrome.
Conferences & Events
Research: Results and Relevance Integrating Research, Policy, and Promising Practice Around the World Conference Updates: Abstract Submissions are now closed. Thank you.Conference Date: February 27 – March 2, 2013.
Preventing harm from alcohol use during pregnancy. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada September 23 – 25, 2013
On this day, FASD International Awareness Day, Sept. 9/13, the Grand Council of the Crees, in collaboration with the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay (CBHSSJB) and the Cree School Board (CSB), is pleased to announce that the Crees of Eeyou Istchee are in the process of launching the first Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder […]
You might have heard of the two back-to-back conferences in Edmonton dealing with the problem of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). What you probably haven’t heard of is the total cost: $1.4 million. And what you likely didn’t know is that the Alberta government is covering almost half the bill: $600,000. But what you should […]
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome can be mistaken for ADHD I have a foster son who has Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. South Africa has the highest incidence on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in the world. There are hardly any support systems in place for sufferers, nor nearly enough awareness made or even acknowledgement of the dangers of drinking alcohol […]
Alberta is collaborating on an international charter to help prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder – and developing new strategies to curb prenatal alcohol consumption altogether. September 26, 2013 Alberta is collaborating on an international charter to help prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder — and develop new strategies to curb prenatal alcohol consumption altogether. The provincial […]