FASD Symposium

26 Jan, 2021

FASD Symposium 2022 – Call for Abstracts

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What is it?

The FASD Symposium is Eastern Canada’s largest annual gathering of everyone connected to the FASD community. This one-day interactive, educational event, with content available in English and French, attracts 300+ people each year. Our theme for 2020 is ‘Managing Challenging Behaviours in Children, Youth and Adults with FASD’.

2021 Event

The FASD Symposium 2021 was a fantastic event with over 450 virtual attendees featuring over 25 sessions and presentations in English and French and 33 speakers/presenters (experts with lived experience and professionals who support those with FASD). We were also lucky enough to be featured on the CBC Ottawa Morning show on Monday, January 25 – listen here.

Who Attends?

  • People with FASD
  • Healthcare Professionals
  • Families and Caregivers of People with FASD
  • Educators
  • Justice Professionals
  • Social Services Professionals
  • Those with an interest in FASD

Why Should You Attend?

This Symposium is for anyone who recognises that they interact regularly with people with FASD – at work, at school, at home and in the community – and want advice on strategies to improve these interactions. If you want to learn more about how to support people with FASD, need support yourself, or wish to learn from others, the FASD Symposium is for you.

This conference is designed to not only provide tools for working with individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, but will also provide in-depth learning for those working in the education, health, mental health, child development, law enforcement, corrections, child welfare, and social services sectors.

We all have a role to play in increasing awareness about how alcohol impacts unborn babies, and supporting people with FASD and their families. FASD affects +/– 1.5 M Canadians – There is no safe amount, no safe type, and no safe time to drink alcohol during pregnancy.


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