BC Association of Pregnancy Outreach Programs Conference 2015

2015 Conference

The BC Association of Pregnancy Outreach Programs (BCAPOP) is made up of Pregnancy Outreach Programs from across British Columbia.

Pregnancy Outreach Programs provide free prenatal and early parenting support to women who experience health or lifestyle challenges during pregnancy, birth and the transition to parenting. The BCAPOP supports POPs in their work to enhance maternal and infant health for the long-term benefit of communities. Many of the programs work with women who are at high risk of having a child with FASD.

The 19th Annual BCAPOP Conference and Annual General Meeting will be held October 27-29, 2015 in Richmond, BC. The theme of this year’s conference is “Embracing Diversity and Celebrating Inclusion.” Keynote speakers include Diane Malbin who will be talking about “FASD — Normalizing Discomfort and Creating Comfort” and Jessica Ball who will discuss “Ensuring Cultural Safety in Services for Indigenous Children and Families.

Learn more about the conference here.

FASD Throughout the Lifespan Conference and 14th National FACE Research Roundtable: Call for Abstracts

2013 National FACE roundtable and FASD conference banner

The FASD Newfoundland & Labrador Network (fasdNL) will be hosting a national FASD Conference & the 14th National FACE Research Roundtable in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador in September 2013.

September 5 & 6, 2013 – Conference: FASD Throughout the Lifespan: from prevention to lifelong support

September 7, 2013 – 14th Annual Fetal Alcohol Canadian Expertise (FACE) Research Roundtable

The event has three key components: 1) professional training sessions on FASD screening and diagnoses; 2) best practices on FASD prevention campaigns, strategies, programs & policies; and 3) evidence-based approaches to FASD intervention & lifelong support for people living with FASD.

The conference is open to family members, physicians, medical specialists, allied health professionals, service providers in health/mental health, addictions, justice, education, prevention, child welfare, and anyone interested in FASD.

Information about submitting abstracts to the conference can be found on the fasdNL website and you can take a look at the keynote speakers here.