Webcast: Understanding Clinical Pathways for Individuals with FASD and Mental Disorder/Addictions

Register now for the May 16, 2018, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Webcast

Join us for this free webcast titled: Understanding Clinical Pathways for Individuals with FASD and Mental Disorder/Addictions.

In this webinar, experts will share information from an ongoing research project investigating the clinical pathways for individuals with FASD for mental health and addictions support. They will present themes derived from qualitative data gathered through multiple focus groups.

This presentation will be of interest to professionals working in clinical roles, frontline workers, individuals with FASD, caregivers and researchers.

Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Time: 9:00 p.m. – 9:40 a.m. MST
Speakers: Tara Anderson and Dr. Mansfield Mela
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Format: Presenters with PowerPoint Presentation
Cost: FREE! Please share with your networks
Q&A: You can pose questions to the speakers through the live chat functionality. Remember, the live webcasts are interactive and we encourage you to participate in the question and answer portions by typing questions for speakers in the chat window, which is located below the main video panel on the webcast page.

Tara Anderson is the research coordinator of the Psycholegal and FASD Research Lab in the Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, at the University of Saskatchewan. She has an MSc in health psychology. Her research experience includes clinical populations, specifically vulnerable individuals with cognitive impairments, as well as extensive involvement with various FASD and mental health related research projects.

Dr. Mela is a professor and forensic psychiatrist in the Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, at the University of Saskatchewan. In addition to working at the Forensic Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic at the Royal University Hospital, he is the adult diagnostic physician at Lakeland Centre for FASD and a consulting psychiatrist at the regional psychiatric centre and the Central Urban Métis Federation clinic. He is a co-lead of the diagnostic research team for the CanFASD Research Network. His research focuses on psycholegal aspects of forensic mental health, with specific interests and expertise in FASD.

Previous webcasts are available on the CSS Learning Series Website.

The FASD Learning Series helps individuals, caregivers, front-line workers and professionals learn more about FASD, and how to support persons with FASD. The educational sessions cover a broad range of topics and are accessible to all Albertans.

Alberta’s FASD 10-Year Strategic Plan outlines the government’s commitment to provide awareness and prevention of FASD, as well as assessment, diagnosis, and support for individuals with FASD and their caregivers. All services and activities are built on a foundation of stakeholder engagement.

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