FASD Webinar Series

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is not a diagnosis, but an umbrella term that describes the range of effects that can be caused by prenatal exposure to alcohol. These effects may include physical, mental, behavioral and/or learning disabilities with possible lifelong implications.. The prevalence of FASD in Canada is estimated at 9.1 per 1,000 live births, and the estimated lifetime cost for one individual with FASD is one million dollars.  

In partnership with many FASD experts, researchers, and organizations, the Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres (CAPHC) has facilitated the development of the National Screening Tool Kit for Children and Youth Identified and Potentially Affected by FASD.

This CAPHC FASD Webinar series introduces participants to the components of the Tool Kit, as well as engaged them in an interactive dialogue with content experts from across Canada. The webinars originally took place from March to September 2011. You can view a recording of each presentation by clicking on the titles.

Part 1 

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder - An In-depth Overview and National Dialogue with the Experts

Presenters: 

Dr. Sterling Clarren, Clinical Professor of Paediatrics, University of British Columbia – Faculty of Medicine, CEO, Canada Northwest FASD Research Network

Dr. Christine Loock, Developmental Paediatrician, BC Children’s Hospital and Associate Professor in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of British Columbia

Part 2 

Screening with the Tool Kit: Introduction and Overview

Presenters: 

Dr. Gideon Koren, Professor of Paediatrics, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Medicine and Medical Genetics, University of Toronto, National Lead – The Motherisk Program at the Hospital for Sick Children and Fetal Alcohol Canadian Expertise - FACE

Elaine Orrbine, President and CEO, the Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres 

Part 3 

Pre-Natal Exposure Screening Tools: The Maternal History Guide and Meconium FAEE Testing

Presenters: 

Dr. Gideon Koren, Professor of Paediatrics, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Medicine and Medical Genetics, University of Toronto, National Lead – The Motherisk Program at the Hospital for Sick Children and Fetal Alcohol Canadian Expertise - FACE

Moumita Sarkar, PhD candidate, Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Hospital for Sick Children

Part 4

Maladaptive Behaviour Screening Tools: The NST and Screening for Youth Probation Officers

Presenters: 

Dr. Albert Chudley, Professor, Department of Paediatrics & Child Health, and Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, University of Manitoba, Health Sciences Centre; Dr. Julianne Conry, Research Psychologist, Asante Centre for FAS, Vancouver, British Columbia

Kelly Nash, PhD candidate, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education – University of Toronto Neuroscience and Mental Heath Program

Part 5 

Medicine Wheel Screening Tools

Presenter: 

Dr. Lori Vitale Cox, Educational Psychology Coordinator – Education Division, Eastern Door FASD Diagnostic Team

Part 6 

The Ethics of Meconium Screening

Presenters: 

Dr. Stuart MacLeod, Professor, Paediatrics, Child and Family Research Institute, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Colombia

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