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FASD Conference – Adoption UK

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.

For more information about the conference and booking, please visit the conference’s Eventbrite page. For any further questions about the event, please contact

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


2 Responses

  1. David Gerry

    please forward my email address to Dr. Patricia Jackson whom I met at the NDPAE conference May 21 in London. I have information/critique on the revised Canadian FASD guidelines for her
    David Gerry

    1. Ben Thurman

      Hi David,
      Unfortunately we are not in contact with Dr Patricia Jackson and we were just promoting the event on behalf of Adoption UK insofar as it might be relevant to kinship carers. You may be able to get in touch with Dr Jackson through Adoption UK, using the email address in the news piece:
      Hope that helps.
      Best wishes.

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