UBC's 6th International Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
"Knowledge for knowledge’s sake is not good enough. Theory without practice is blind and practice without theory is empty."
- Kwame Nkruma, 1st President of Ghana
Next week is a week of conferences! We are so excited to be attending the 6th International Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder put on by UBC Interprofessional Continuing Education. This will be our first event focused on individuals with FASD, and we cannot wait to meet new people and share how Snug Vest and Deep Pressure Therapy can help individuals with FASD in addition to those on the Autism Spectrum.
The conference brings together a wide range of groups and individuals that work with or are impacted by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder including administrators, clinicians, community members, educators, policymakers, researchers, FASD specialists and women's service providers. We are so excited to be part of this multicultural and multidisciplinary group working together to help individuals with FASD.
The conference will have presentations on the science of FASD, prevention, diagnosis and interventions, with the goal of furthering the "understanding of the relationships between knowledge and research and critical actions related to FASD." Speakers include Ann Dowsett Johnston (Author (Drink), CEO of Pine River Foundation, Co-Founder of the National Roundtable on Girls, Women and Alcohol; Director of Faces and Voices of Recovery Canada, Toronto, ON), Michael Charness (MD, Physician, Harvard Medical School) and Kenneth R Warren (Deputy Director, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health). There are also presenters from Australia, France, Denmark and many from across the US and Canada. We cannot wait for this diverse crowd to try on Snug Vests!
The 2015 conference takes place March 5 - 7th at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver, BC. For more information about the conference or to register, click here.