CHNET-Works! - Free webinars in Population Health

CHNET-Works! is a project of the Population Health Improvement Research Network at the University of Ottawa. It is a network of networks linking researchers, decision-makers and practitioners in population health and stakeholder sectors from across Canada.

On September 9, 2014 (International FASD Awareness Day), CHNET-Works! will be hosting a “fireside chat” or free webinar on “Awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): Making the Connections! / Sensibilisation à l’ensemble des troubles causés par l’alcoolisation foetale (ETCAF): Relier les points!”

Learn about the connections and progress of collaborative efforts from three compelling perspectives of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), including:

  • What’s crucial to know about living with FASD and mental health issues– if you’re a parent, care-giver, front line provider or community member;
  • The important role of front line health providers in prevention, and in talking to women about alcohol use throughout life – especially during pregnancy;
  • What exciting new research is telling us about the differences and similarities between the brains of children and youth with FASD, autism and cerebral palsy.

Speakers will include:

  • Dan Dubovsky, MSW –  FASD specialist for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) FASD Center for Excellence in the United States – http://www.fasdcenter.samhsa.gov
  • Dr. Jennifer Blake, MD MSC FRCSC – Chief Executive Officer of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) – http://sogc.org/
  • Dr. Daniel Goldowitz, PhD -Scientific Director of NeuroDevNet , Canada Research Chair in Developmental Neurogenetics and Professor in the Department of Medical Genetics at the University of British Columbia – http://www.neurodevnet.ca/ab)

Who should attend? Front line providers who work with people with FASD, health and allied practitioners or providers concerned about prevention, those interested in the social determinants of health across the lifespan, policy makers interested in innovative research findings, and communities interested in learning more about preventing FASD and how to better support individuals and families living with FASD.

Visit the CHNET-Works! website for registration information.