Good morning – I trust everyone is well – there has been a lot happening in the world of FASD over the last few weeks. Especially interesting is that the House Standing Committee Inquiry will be in Cairns on the 31st January – details below.

I thought I would share with you my favourite quote:

“[O]ne of the challenges has been determining what are the windows of risk and the patterns in timing and quantity of alcohol use, and this [study] addresses that,” Tom Donaldson, president of the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in…

Youth bail service proving successful: Burch

The after-hours bail support service aims to keep young people out of custody. (ABC TV)

The ACT Government is claiming success with a new program aimed at keeping young people out of custody.

Alcohol-Related Birth Defects and the Law:

How Should Attorneys & Judges Respond to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)? A free Continuing Legal Education Program, will be held on Friday, February 3rd at the 2012 American Bar Association’s Midyear Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. For more information and to register visit the link above.

Banff XLIV: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Challenges in Practice, Research and Policy

The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Challenges in Practice, Research and Policy conference will be held on March 18-21, 2012 in Banff, Alberta Canada to discuss many of the issues surrounding alcohol-use during pregnancy. Conference Announcement, University of British Columbia, January 2012

Online FASD Courses

The CDC’s Arctic FASD Regional Training Center is now offering a series of three intensive one-credit courses online through the Department of Psychology at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Course, Arctic FASD RTC, January 2012

Study: No alcohol intake safe during pregnancy

A new study suggests that the alcohol risk to a fetus is highest in the late first trimester. Article, USAToday, January 16, 2012

SDSU researchers develop an assessment tool to identify birth defects

Leading FASD expert, Dr. Eugene Hoyme and South Dakota State University have collaborated to develop a standardized assessment tool to identify birth defects in infants. Article, Medical Express, January 16, 2012

Drink Think projects targets the city’s new mums and dads

The Drink Think project of Ireland provides education to expecting and new parents about the dangers of alcohol-use during pregnancy.


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