NeuroDevNet's FASD Project, CAPHC and PHAC Partnered for CAPHC's Webinar Series

November 16, 2012

Canadian Association of Pediatric Health Centres (CAPHC)'s Canadian Network for Child and Youth Rehabilitation (CN-CYR), in partnership with Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and NeuroDevNet, is facilitating a series of webinars to extend the discussion of FASD to include more in depth information on various areas of interest including diagnosis of FASD, interventions and service delivery models. 

The three webinars currently scheduled are: 

Dec 5th, 2012 at 11:00 ET - Beyond Screening: Understanding the Core Deficits and Diagnosis of FASD
Screening for FASD can be an important tool to help identify children that may benefit from further diagnostic investigation. This webinar will provide a high level overview of the core deficits that define FASD, and will walk through some of the diagnostic options available to clinicians today. 

Presentors:
Dr. Gail Andrew MD, MDCM FRCP(C), Medical Director of Preschool Services and FASD Clinical Services, Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, and Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

Dr. Carmen Rasmussen PhD, Assistant Professor, Section of Pediatric Neurosciences, Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

Dr. James Reynolds, PhD, Professor, Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario

Jan 9, 2013 at 11:00 ET - What's Working in FASD? Interventions That Are Making a Difference!
Screening and diagnosis are important issues, but if we see a positive diagnosis, what then? Join us as we take a look at what the research is telling us about what is working to help children affected FASD.

Presentors:
Dr. Gail Andrew MD, MDCM FRCP(C), Medical Director of Preschool Services and FASD Clinical Services, Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, and Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

Dr. Jacqueline Pei, Ph. D., R.Psych, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

Dr. Carmen Rasmussen PhD, Assistant Professor, Section of Pediatric Neurosciences, Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

Feb 13, 2013 at 11:00 ET - NeuroDevNet: FASD Research from the Lab to the Community
Many are familiar with NeuroDevNet, one of Canada's Research Centres of Excellence, and their research in genetics and structural alterations in the brain as a result of fetal alcohol exposure. What you may not be aware of is how far beyond this their research in FASD goes. Neuroethics and neuroinformatics are two other arms that bring a variety of research lenses to the issue of FASD. Join us as we walk through an overview of the spectrum of FASD research and findings being generated by NeuroDevNet.

For more information and to reserve seats, please visit the CAPHC website