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Call for Abstracts Deadline Extended--Changing the Conversation, The 6th National Biennial Conference on Adolescents and Adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Deadline October 4, 2013

We have had numerous requests for an extension of the deadline for the call of abstracts and rather than extending on an individual basis the 2014 organizing committee decided to extend the submission deadline for everyone until Friday, October 4th.
The abstract must be submitted via the online submission form at Formats for abstract submission include 3-hour/90-minute sessions, oral papers, and posters. Details for abstract guidelines and topic areas can be found here.

Conference Description

It is imperative in a just society to acknowledge, address and support adolescents and adults with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder within the context of ethical service provision. Now is the time for the exploration, examination and deliberation of what we do, how we do it and how we might change.

The conference will bring together a diverse group of professionals, families and individuals with FASD to discuss research, evidence, model practice and ideas to expand how we sustain and enhance the lives of individuals with FASD. Participants will consider and debate how we continue to build on strengths and modify existing programs, services and systems to address barriers to ethical practice in healthcare, housing, social services, mental health, criminal and civil justice, employment and education. Participants will explore ideas for the creation and provision of integrated and collaborative approaches across systems with an emphasis on inclusion, creating a good life, social justice and practicality.

Keynote Speaker:  Ethicist Professor Arthur Schafer

April 9 to 12, 2014
Vancouver, British Columbia
Hyatt Regency Hotel

Please visit our conference webpage  at

  • Submit abstract
  • View advance notice
  • View call for abstracts
  • View keynote speaker(s)

Abstract Submission Deadline: September 13, 2013