Conferences and symposiums are an essential part of a researchers life, especially for early and mid-career researchers.
Networking with other researchers can help researchers become known in a particular field of research, provide opportunities for future collaboration, and grant partnerships which can help build their career.
They also provide an opportunity to get experience in presenting, learn from others, and improve skills and knowledge.
Importantly, they give researchers the chance to hear from those with lived experience where this may not be available in some settings.
FASD Research Australia has a particular focus on providing these opportunities to not only the team, but to the broader research community across Australia and to community members.