8th International Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Research, Results and Relevance


8th International Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Research, Results, and Relevance

Integrating Research, Policy and Promising Practice Around the World


March 6-9, 2019

This advanced level conference/meeting continues to bring together global experts from multiple disciplines to share international research. From the pure science to prevention, diagnosis, and intervention across the lifespan, the conference will address the implications of this research and promote scientific/community collaboration. It provides an opportunity to enhance understanding of the relationships between knowledge and research and critical actions related to FASD. First held in 1987, the conference brings together people passionate about this work in a stimulating environment where they can learn and forge new partnerships.


  • consider the implication and potential application of emerging evidence-based, and cutting-edge research
  • expand and challenge their knowledge and understanding of hard science
  • explore different models of advanced practice from and across disciplines
  • engage in knowledge exchange and focused dialogue through formal sessions, networking, and onsite meetings
  • develop connections and partnerships among global researchers, networks, governments, communities, service providers and families

Who Should Attend

This interdisciplinary conference/meeting will be of interest to the following audiences: researchers; scientists; students; clinicians; health/mental health clinicians; physicians; addictions specialists; primary prevention workers; child welfare professionals, justice; FASD specialists; women’s service providers; educators; elected officials; policy-makers; administrators; community members; family members; and anyone interested in an advanced understanding in the field of FASD.


March 6 – 9, 2019


The Westin Bayshore
1601 Bayshore Dr, Vancouver, BC V6G 2V4 Canada


Call for Abstracts is now open for submissions! See here for more information on how to submit your abstract.

The advanced notice is available online! Click here to see (pdf)

If you are interested in finding out more about how you financially can support this initiative, please contact Kristina Hiemstra at Kristina.ipce@ubc.ca


If you have any questions about this conference, please contact Kristina by email kristina.ipce@ubc.ca


I always enjoy the opportunity to see what is happening across the country, in the US, and around the globe. I come away from the conference feeling excited as I do think work is being done to advance the field in all areas.

– (Social Worker – FASD 2017)


Registration is currently not available.


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