7th National Biennial Conference on Adolescents and Adults with FASD

Research on Adolescents and Adults: If Not Now, When?
Deadline for abstract submission is September 11, 2015.

April 6-9, 2016
The Hyatt Regency, Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Advance Notice & Call for Abstracts Now Available

Although there have been thousands of published articles in FASD in general, there has been limited research specifically on adolescents and adults with FASD or on individuals across the lifespan. As those individuals diagnosed with FASD continue to age, the “need to know” across a broad spectrum of areas is becoming critically important for identifying clinically relevant research questions and directions. This is especially true for questions which answers have the potential to prevent the long-lasting effects of fetal alcohol exposure on cognition, behaviour, physical and mental health, addiction, immune function, and metabolism, and to improve quality of life.

Arising from the work from previous conferences and experience-based practices, there is a clear need to examine relevant global research (especially in areas that are new and emerging in animal models and both basic and clinical science), literature, programs and policies and the ethics surrounding them with implications for the future. What do the highlights of 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 ethical issues and implications for the future?

This interactive 2016 conference will provide an opportunity to be at the forefront of addressing these issues. We will leverage the experience of the diverse group of professionals, researchers, students, families and individuals with FASD who attend to stimulate the discussion of research, evidence for practice, models, and ideas to expand our knowledge of how we can sustain and enhance the lives of those with FASD.

Goals and objectives
•Identify, explore and examine existing, new and emerging research and the implications for those with FASD, families and caregivers, systems and services
•Connect the identified needs of community workers, healthcare providers, and families with the research community
•Discuss emerging research findings and how they might better assist ethical policy and decision making and the development of integrated and collaborative approaches across systems
•Examine practice-based evidence, projects and programs to understand the potential connections to research and potential longitudinal studies
•Engage in knowledge exchange and dialogue through sessions, networking and the direct experience of those with FASD

View the Advance Notice (PDF)

Submit an abstract online

We are now accepting abstract submissions! Formats include 3-hour or 90-minute sessions, oral papers, and posters. View our Advance Notice (PDF) for guidelines. Submissions from students are strongly encouraged.

The abstract must be submitted online. Deadline for abstract submission is September 11, 2015.

Book your stay at conference hotel

The Hyatt Regency Vancouver
655 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6C 2R7

Please reserve your room at a special rate of $165.00 + taxes until February 10, 2016 for single/double occupancy. The price will increase to $173.00 after that date. Specify that you are booking under ‘Adults with FASD 2016 Conference’ and call the hotel local: +1.604.683.1234 or toll-free: 1.800.421.1442 to reserve.

Please forward this information on to your colleagues who would benefit from being a part of the conference. It would also be greatly appreciated if you would post the conference information on your organization’s website.

Contact us
Jo Nam, Acting Associate Director
UBC Interprofessional Continuing Education
Phone: +1.604.822.4965, Toll-Free (within Canada/US): +1.855.827.3112
Email: jo.ipce@ubc.ca