Welcome to CanFASD Connect!

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The Canada FASD Research Network (CanFASD) is pleased to announce our new blog, CanFASD Connect. We’ve created this space for sharing research and policy about FASD, and engaging and interacting with our partners and followers about important issues in the field. Join us each week to read about newly published FASD research, book reviews, researcher profiles, program highlights, and more.

For our first post, we have a message from CanFASD Board Chair Tim Moorhouse:

I am pleased to announce that Audrey McFarlane has been appointed by the Board of Directors as the Executive Director of CanFASD. Audrey has been in the position of interim Executive Director since November of 2015. Audrey has provided significant leadership and support while the Network worked through several areas of development and growth. Audrey is a familiar person to many individuals and organizations across Canada in relation to her professional and personal work in FASD. This has included several years as a member of the CanFASD Board of Directors.

Audrey is well known for her knowledge, experience and leadership in the field of FASD, and her ability to work with a broad range of community based organizations and all levels of government. Audrey’s work as Executive Director to date has proven to be exceptional in providing administrative leadership to the organization and high quality support to the Board, our Committees, and researchers.

I would like to express my appreciation for the work that Audrey has done over the past 14 months. On behalf of the Board of Directors, we greatly anticipate working with Audrey as we continue to move forward as an organization in support people living with FASD, their families and caregivers, communities, practitioners and policy makers.


Tim Moorhouse

Chair, Canada FASD Research Network

In upcoming posts we will share CanFASD’s selections for the “Top FASD Articles of 2016” and discuss a new article, Ethical Challenges in Contemporary FASD Research, published in Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics.

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