Last month, Health Canada released their new information page on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). This update is a huge step forward towards increased consistency, reduced confusion, and improved understanding of FASD in Canada.
The Canada FASD Research Network is pleased to announce the selection of the recipient of the Dr. Sterling Clarren Research Award. The Award has been named in honor of Dr. Sterling Clarren to recognize his pioneering contribution and leadership in the field of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). The award is presented annually to an individual in recognition of a … Read More
Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/cmajpodcasts/141593-guide Ottawa, December 14, 2015 — Diagnosing fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is important to help children and adults, and their families, who have the disorder. A new Canadian guideline published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) http://www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.141593, provides recommendations for diagnosing FASD, specifically for multidisciplinary diagnostic teams. FASD is a neurodevelopmental disorder resulting from prenatal alcohol exposure. Individuals … Read More
PREVENTING FASD: MCHP FINDS INSIGHT MENTORING PROGRAM SUPPORTS WOMEN WHO USE ALCOHOL DURING PREGNANCY A new report by the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy at the University of Manitoba finds the InSight Mentoring Program is helping women with alcohol addictions make healthier choices while pregnant and once they’ve given birth. The study: Long-Term Outcomes of Manitoba’s InSight Mentoring Program: A … Read More