Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder focus of international UBC conference

The prevalence, costs and prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) are the focus of more than 1,000 participants from 14 countries during March 2-5.   Convened by UBC Interprofessional Continuing Education, the fourth annual conference on FASD will advance knowledge about diagnosis, assessment and support for those with FASD – the most common known cause of developmental disability in the western world. UBC experts such as Dr. Christine Loock, associate professor, Dept. of Pediatrics, BC Children’s Hospital and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children, will explore new findings and strategies.

View the conference agenda at: http://www.interprofessional.ubc.ca/Brochures/FASD2011_Brochure.pdf