This Symposium aimed to strengthen existing relationships and foster new ones to facilitate future cross-disciplinary FASD research.
The Symposium was attended by 45 delegates with 21 delegates participating in the Centre Scientific, Capacity Building and Consumer Committee meetings on the day before. WA Government representatives and stakeholders from the Justice, Education, Disability, Health and Child Protection sectors attended as well as representatives from NOFASD and research leaders from across Australia. Attendance numbers were strictly limited for this event as the Centre leaders wanted to encourage open dialogue during the day and enable the entire group to participate.
The program was a mix of short presentations highlighting current FASD-related research in Australia as well as discussion and workshops within our three focus areas: Prevention, Diagnosis and Therapy (The Symposium Program can be viewed here). The level of engagement between delegates was high throughout the day and a long list of great ideas were gathered. These have been made available on-line to all attendees and other key partners.