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Population-based Prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in Canada, CHNET-Works!

March 27, 2018

1:00 to 2:30 p.m. EDT

This webinar will be facilitated/presented in English with simultaneous interpretation available in French.

Given that FASD is the leading known preventable birth defect and cause of developmental delay among Canadians, it is crucial to estimate the prevalence of this disorder. To date, there have been no rigorous population-based active case ascertainment epidemiological studies of FASD previously undertaken in the general population of Canada. Join Dr. Svetlana Popova as she discusses her ground-breaking study which provides the first population-based estimate of the prevalence of FASD among elementary school children in Canada.

During the webinar, Dr. Popova will present the study methodology, including the assessment and diagnostic procedures, the results and will also speak to the implications of the study findings from a Canadian perspective and globally.

Who Should Attend?

  • Researchers, epidemiologists, policy makers and workers in the field of health promotion and prevention
  • Health care professionals working with women and children
  • Community-based organizations raising awareness and providing supports for individuals with FASD

For more information or to register online, visit