In London, we have been working to build capacity in the diagnosis, management and support of individuals and families living with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). For the past three years, the Child and Parent Resource Institute (CPRI, www.ontario.ca) has hosted annual FASD-focused educational events that have brought together researchers, clinicians, academics, support workers, and community members to share their research, experiences, and learn from one another.
The London and Region FASD Conference (LFASDC), strives to be informative, innovative, educational, and inclusive. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Science, Knowledge, and Experience: A Shared Journey”, highlighting the benefits of engaged and meaningful cross-disciplinary partnerships that can facilitate the translation of academic theory into practice, as well as allow personal and community experience to inform effective research and clinical strategies. Scheduled sessions for this year include:
• current, multi-disciplinary findings from basic science, translational, and clinical research
• strategies for evidence-based treatment
• a customizable selection of breakout educational workshops that enhance knowledge exchange, dialogue, and community partnerships
• informational resources from regional agencies who provide support and services
• compelling and informative lived-experience accounts from caregivers and individuals with FASD
Looking for the virtual conference rooms? Find them on the agenda page.
Questions? Contact CPRI.Educate@ontario.ca