September is international FASD awareness month.

Babies exposed to alcohol in utero represent some of the most vulnerable individuals in Australia. The adverse effects of FASD are seen across generations with children achieving poorly at school, experiencing behavioural problems (including early criminality), and being prematurely affected by chronic diseases later in life.


SEMINAR Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

Tue 26 Sep 2017 8:45am12:00pm

This seminar is an opportunity to draw attention to this important issue and to feature experts in the field of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Healthcare professionals, students, caregivers, and families are invited to attend.

This event is an initiative of the Maternal and Child Health Theme of Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners and the National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.

FASD in Australia
Dr Doug Shelton, Community Child Health, Gold Coast Hospital & Health Service

FASD for Indigenous Australians carries an immense transgenerational burden
Dr Jan Hammill, Perinatal Research Centre, The University of Queensland

Prenatal alcohol exposure and long term health outcomes
Professor Karen Moritz, Child Health Research Centre, The University of Queensland

FASD interventions: what works?
Dr Natasha Reid, Child Health Research Centre, The University of Queensland

Challenges within the family unit
Mr Stephen Finkel, Parent

When: Tuesday 26 September 2017 from 8:45am - 12 noon
Where: Level 7C Auditorium, Lady Cilento Children's Hospital, 501 Stanley Street, South Brisbane
Contact: Kate Gadenne,
Refreshments will be provided following the event.