The Canada FASD Conference is now sold out!

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Logo for the Canada FASD Conference 2023, November 7-9, 2023 in Saskatoon, SK featuring a line drawing of the Saskatoon skyline.

We are thrilled to announce that the Canada FASD Conference is officially a sold-out event. The incredible response from our community to this event shows how much a conference like this – that focuses on coming together to address FASD at a national level – is greatly needed in Canada.

If you were lucky enough to secure tickets, we look forward to seeing you in November. Read on to find out about the latest news about what the conference has in store for you. If you missed out, sign up to join our waiting list! You’ll be notified if additional tickets become available for purchase.

We are delighted to announce, due to the overwhelming response, we will be making this a biennial event. Stay tuned for more details about the 2025 Canada FASD Conference!

Keynote presentations

Sterling Clarren will present ‘View from the mountain path’: a review which looks at the history of FASD and what the future will hold.

Jocelynn Cook, Jacquie Pei, Darren J, Dorothy Reid and Mansfield Mela will be on the keynote panel discussing FASD research.

Nancy Poole, Lindsay Wolfson, Muehling, Melanie, Lisa Lawley and Mary Motz will be on the prevention panel. According to Lindsay, the panel will diverse perspectives on FASD prevention research, policy, and practice including the values that drive their area of work and promising trends in the field”.

Conference streams

The Canada FASD Conference will feature presentations, workshops and posters spanning a wide variety of topics, including the following:

  • Current trends and new issues
  • Wellness including resiliency, physical health, and healthy approaches
  • Reconciliation, community and culture-driven approaches
  • Supporting at-risk or priority populations (e.g., youth and emerging adults, incarcerated and justice involved-persons, older adults, people who are unhoused, new Canadians, LGBTQ2S+, etc.)
  • Stigma reduction and discrimination
  • Innovative and novel approaches to delivering care
  • The continuum of care: promoting health, services, and support across the lifespan
  • Building capacity
  • Clinical research
  • Prevention efforts that span the spectrum of FASD prevention approaches
  • Assessment and diagnosis
  • Intersections of FASD with child welfare, justice, housing, employment, education, and parenting
  • International work
  • Personal experience

Sponsor the conference

The Canada FASD Conference is being held in partnership with the Alberta Government, the Canada Northwest FASD Partnership and the Saskatchewan Government. We are still seeking sponsors. This is an unparalleled opportunity to reach a community of people invested in addressing FASD and supporting those with this disability.

Local Saskatoon companies, healthcare organisations and organizations aligning with the conference’s values can raise their profile and connect with a niche audience by becoming a sponsor. There are opportunities for a variety of budgets. Download the sponsorship package to find out more on how your business can support this important event.

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