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Research on Adolescents and Adults: If Not Now, When? The 7th National Biennial Conference on Adolescents and Adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Vancouver, British Columbia
April 6-9, 2016
The Hyatt Regency Vancouver

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. See our brochure for more information.

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.


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  • Register before/on February 29, 2016 to take advantage of early bird rates.  
  • New for 2016! For the first time a parent rate* ($275 incl. GST) is available for the main conference. This rate is for birth parents, foster parents, adoptive parents, and grandparents of adolescents and adults with FASD. *For the main conference and available ONLY for parents who do not work in the area of FASD.  
  • Bursary for professionals and parents: UBC Interprofessional is offering a few partial registration bursaries and are available to: birth parents, foster parents, adoptive parents, and grandparents of adolescents and adults with FASD. This year there are also a few partial registration bursaries available to professionals working with adolescents and adults with FASD.

For more information or to register, please visit the conference website at