To coordinate, expand capacity and standardise our approach relating to FASD referral, diagnosis and management in Australia.
Terms of reference
- To provide collegiate support in establishing and expanding FASD diagnostic services.
- To standardise our approach to assessment, diagnosis, data management and therapy.
- To provide opportunity for national and international collaboration in clinical research.
- To standardise the definitions of training related to FASD education and continuing professional development.
- To provide support for the development of continuing professional education tools for use by health professionals in Australia.
- To support the national accreditation of continuing professional development in FASD.
- To support workforce development in FASD assessment, diagnosis and therapy.
- To contribute to research in FASD assessment, diagnosis and therapy.
- To contribute to the development and maintenance of regional and national FASD databases.
Criteria for membership of the Australian FASD Clinical Network
3 membership categories
1. Lead clinicians/directors of an established clinic/service who are actively involved in FASD diagnosis and are multidisciplinary in nature.
- Providers of training in FASD diagnosis
- Collecting FASD diagnostic data that can contribute to a national FASD database
2. Researchers who are actively involved in FASD diagnostic research activity with an established FASD clinic.
3. Consumer/community/policy member
Bi monthly Meetings
Meetings will be coordinated by the FASD clinical network coordinator by liaising with invitees to confirm meeting dates, preparing the agenda, arranging teleconference facilities / venue and forwarding information/minutes.
Yearly rotation of roles
Co chair arrangement – Multi disciplinary representatives from different states
Dr Doug Shelton - Paediatrician (Australia)
Andi Crawford - Clinical Psychologist (New Zealand)
Contact them via email
The Clinical Network is a partner on the FASD Hub Australia and the dissemination and evaluation of the Australian Guide to the diagnosis of FASD and e-Learning modules.