Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Action Summit

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Action Summit
September 26, 2014 8:00 am
September 26, 2014 3:45 pm
$25 ($10 for students)
June 3, 2014
Black Hawk College Quad-Cities Campus
6600 34th Ave., Moline, IL, 61265, United States

Fetal  Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Action Summit

Please note – As of Monday, Sept. 22, this event is FULL.
Registrations are no longer being accepted.

Parking - Attendees should park in Lot 1 off 70th Street. The summit will be in Building 1, Room 306 (theatre). From Lot 1, you will enter on the third floor. The theatre is to the left on the south end of the building.

Lifetime effects of alcohol use during pregnancy

Join national experts in the field of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) as they present the latest research and practices regarding prevention, diagnosis and strategies for living with the neurodevelopmental conditions associated with the use of alcohol during pregnancy.

This summit will highlight the impact that alcohol use during pregnancy has on the individual, families and communities. While the incidence of the more well-known fetal alcohol syndrome is approximately 1 in 1,000 births, there is a wide range of other neurodevelopmental health effects – FASDs – that can be caused by prenatal exposure to alcohol. The incidence of those effects is estimated to be as high as 1 in 100 births, making FASDs more common than autism or Down syndrome. Experts and community members will address this urgent problem.

View summit brochure.

Presentations from the summit available for download:

Keynote: Brave new world: after 40 years, what do we know about FASD (PowerPoint)
Leigh E. Tenkku Lepper, PhD, MPH, University of Missouri
Associate Research Professor, School of Social Work and Public Health
Principal Investigator: Midwest Regional FASD Training Center (MRFASTC)
Principal Investigator: Mental and Reproductive Health FASD Practice Implementation Center (MRPIC)

Understanding and treating FASD: When things are not as they seem… (PowerPoint)
Christopher Boys, PhD, LP – PowerPoint
Pediatric Neuropsychologist
Co-Director, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Program
Department of Pediatrics

Providing Integrated Care for Individuals on the Spectrum and Caregivers (PowerPoint)
Ajeet Charate , MA, LCPC, CDAC, BCIA Board Certified
Chris McCarthy, MA, LPC

FAS Across the Lifespan (PowerPoint)
Joni Bosch, PhD, ARNP

FASD Initiatives in Iowa  (PowerPoint)
Timeline of National Efforts to Prevent Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancies (pdf.)
Stephanie Trusty RNC BSN

For more information, contact Pam Davies at daviesp@bhc.edu or Val Koster at kosterv@bhc.edu or call 309-796-8223.

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