On Friday 11th May 2018, Adoption UK will host a conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), entitled FASD: Diagnostic challenges and implications for support – seeking a brighter future for our children.
The conference is aimed at adoptive parents, carers – including kinship carers – practitioners and clinicians from across the UK. The event will provide opportunities for attendees to further their knowledge, not only about the impact of FASD on our children, but also on how we can better support them with the life long implications.
The event will be chaired by Professor Moira Plant, Emeritus Professor in Alcohol Studies at the University of West England, Bristol; and will feature contributions from a range of speakers, including Dr Raja Mukherjee, consultant psychiatrist and internationally accalimed expert in FASD; Lee Harvey-Health, an adult living with FASD; and consultant paediatricians Dr Patricia Jackson, Dr Chris Steer and Dr Sarah Brown.
Afternoon workshops will be facilitated by Eileen Calder from FASD Scotland, Sleep Scotland, Dr Mukerjee and Dr Brown, Rena Philips from PACS and Susanna McKay. Workshops will provide opportunities to address practical issues around gaining a diagnosis, supporting young people, education and strategies rather than solutions to support those affected by the disorder to reach their full potential and thrive in life.
What: Adoption UK FASD Conference
Where: Norton Park Conference Centre, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5QY
When: Friday 11th May 2018, 9:15 – 16:00