National Awareness & Prevention Campaign and Research Presentations Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
About this event:
Protecting the Unborn Child: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, A Collective National Responsibility
Following the successful launch of the premier international conference on FASD in Accra in May, 2013 to stimulate and create a national awareness on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in Ghana, we are pleased to announce the second Conference with a focus on Prevention of FASD and ARND (Alcohol Related Neurodevelopmental Disorder) are known in Ghana though not commonly by the general population. This is a Silent Creeping Health Crisis which is totally preventable.
The conference will bring together Ghanaian and International researchers, policy makers, practitioners, educators, graduate students, NGOs, government representatives and people whose lives have been affected by FASD from around the world to present information on their current research that has been done around the world by leading institutions, researchers and the World Health Organization. These are people from diverse fields of who work on prevention, intervention and assessment of FASD. There are many children in Ghana who have been born and living with various forms of disabilities as a result of alcohol consumption by their mothers during pregnancy. Their disabilities are not understood by their parents, communities and the schools they attend.
Dr. Michael Baffoe
Conference Program Coordinator
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada