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FASD Conference 2018

FASD Conference 2018

Hosted by the NHMRC FASD Research Australia Centre of Research Excellence the two-day conference (21 - 22 November 2018) saw leading international FASD researchers take the stage alongside health, justice and education sector professionals, as well as families, carers, and advocates for people with FASD.

Co-Chair of the conference Professor Bower, said the conference theme 'Our Science Our Stories' gave scientists and community members equal billing, highlighting the strong partnership that exists between researchers, practitioners and families in the FASD field.

The conference attracted over 370 participants to the venue in Perth, and we heard many positive comments and feedback on the range of speakers, including the family stories.



Conference Highlights 

Ms Marie Taylor

Welcome to Country

The Hon Greg Hunt & Mr David Laffan

Opening address

Professor Elizabeth Elliott

FASD - the state of play in Australia

Mrs Claire Gyde

All is not lost - The art of living with hope

Professor Svetlana Popova

Global prevalence of prenatal alcohol consumption & FASD'

Dr Kerryn Bagley

Bridging the sector-based knowledge divide

Dr Michael Kobor

Epigenetic signatures of FASD

Mr Michael Thorn

What will FASD policy look like in five years?

Panel discussion

Voices of parents and carers: How can we help each other?

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

Conference Sponsors

We would like to thank all the conference sponsors. Your funding allowed us to conduct an amazing conference and allow many families, students and representatives from Indigenous organisations to attend.

CRE logo

Aust Gov DoH logo

FARE logo

CCYP logo

Dept social services logo

WA DoH logo

FASD Hub logo

Healthway logo

Women want to know logo


City of Perth logo

Alcohol Healthwatch logo

Conference Supporters

We acknowledge the conference supporters who provided information and advice about Perth for visitors and the tremendous support by staff in finance and communications at Telethon Kids Institute.

Telethon Kids Institute logo

Perth Convention Bureau logo

Tourism WA logo

Preconference workshops

FASD and Justice Workshop

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FASD Clinical Workshop

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