Last year we launched the CanFASD Trainee Program. Lead by Dr. Kelly Harding, the goals of this program are to build research capacity in the field of FASD, foster mentorship, networking, and collaboration among Trainees and leading Canadian researchers, and to encourage the next generation of up-and-coming FASD researchers to self-identify with the field of FASD.
This year, over the past several months, ten trainees have participated in the program. Nominated by Network members, the Trainees represent a pan-Canadian group of interested students and research support staff from a wide range of disciplines and levels of training. Trainees have had the opportunity to advance their skill sets by having the opportunity to learn from CanFASD staff, research leads, the prevention network action team (pNAT), members of the CanFASD Family Advisory Committee (FAC) and the CanFASD Adults FASD Expert Collaboration Team (AFECT).
Split across two webinars, the ten trainees will now present on a research project that has recently been completed or is under way. This is a chance for webinar attendees to learn what the next generation of Canadian FASD researchers are accomplishing, to hear new research findings, and to look forward to forthcoming study results. Please join us to support our trainees and learn about emerging Canadian FASD research!
The webinars will be held June 9th and 16th. Register now to attend one or both. Each webinar will be 1.5 hours long, to allow for presentations from 5 trainees. You will also get the opportunity to read about their work in an upcoming blog series.