The 5th International Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is being held February 27 – March 2, 2013 in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

If you’re attending the conference, you might be interested in a new evening session that has just been announced.

Shining a Light on Canada’s Multi-layered Approach on FASD Prevention

Thursday, February 28 (5:30 – 8:30pm at The Westin Bayshore)

FASD prevention involves much more than providing information about the risks of alcohol use in pregnancy. Over the past two decades, Canada has developed a multi-layered approach to FASD prevention. This session will use current examples of FASD-related policies, programs, and initiatives from across Canada.

After providing an overview of the different levels of FASD prevention, the session will highlight the perspectives and work of individuals working in a range of contexts, including government, university and community-based research, program development and service provision, community advocacy, municipal and provincial alcohol policy development.

The session will include highlights from individuals working across Canada, opportunities for networking and dialogue, and group exercises to stimulate reflection and integration of key ideas and principles. Learn more about registering for the session here.

As well, members of the Canada FASD Research Network will be presenting on prevention-related work throughout the conference.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013


Session A2

Who Drinks Alcohol during Pregnancy? How Results from a Universal Screening Program can Inform Policy and Practice (Ana Hanlon-Dearman and Holly Gammon)

Patterns of Alcohol Use Among Women of Childbearing Years in Canada: Implications for FASD Prevention (Gerald Thomas and Nancy Poole)

Session A4

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Among Women Who Have FASD (Therese M Grant, Dan Dubovsky, Nancy L Whitney)

Thursday, February 28, 2013


Session C6

Evaluating Community-based FASD Prevention and FASD Support Programs Phase Two: Promising Approaches, Frameworks and Resources (Deborah Rutman, Nancy Poole, Carol Hubberstey, Sharon Hume, Marilyn van Bibber)

Friday, March 1, 2013


Session E2

The Politics of Alcohol and Pregnancy Campaigns (Nancy Poole and Tasnim Nathoo)

Session E5

Brightening Our Home Fires: The Application of Photovoice as a Means of Community Engagement in FASD Prevention (Dorothy E Badry, Arlene Hache, Amy Salmon, Aileen Wight Felske)


Session F4 (A4 repeated)

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Among Women Who Have FASD (Therese M Grant, Dan Dubovsky, Nancy L Whitney)

Webcasts and presentations from the 4th International Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder are available on-line. You can also take a look at earlier posts: