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For Medical and Healthcare Professionals
to The FASD Trust home page for Medical
and Healthcare Professionals.
FASD Trust runs the UK
Medical and Healthcare Professionals FASD Forum.
The mandate of the Forum is to raise
awareness and share medical research and experience with regards to
the prevention, diagnosis and management of FASD. [To join the Forum,
or to view a copy of our latest membership form, click here.]
Forum has members from a diverse range of medical and healthcare
professions, including CAMHS, paediatrics, educational psychology,
child psychiatry and nursing. It is led by a National Steering
Committee, which meets on a quarterly basis. The list of current
Committee members can be viewed by clicking here.
aim of the Forum is to ‘educate’ medical professionals about FASD
so that we can improve the care offered to patients. This goal can
only be realised through collaboration between the medical world and
the community at large. In this way we hope to reverse the worrying
trends of FASD case-prevalence in this country.
Medical & Healthcare Professionals Forum has already developed a
Consensus Statement, which The FASD Trust published in February 2013,
exploring the need to develop diagnostic clinical pathways for FASD
in the UK. This resulted from the first meeting of the Medical Forum
in October 2011.To obtain a copy of the Consensus Statement, please email email@example.com.
of joining the Medical & Healthcare Professionals Forum include:
Study Days across
the country have been organised and will feature Forum members
sharing their knowledge of FASD with their colleagues, in the hope of
developing regional ‘hubs’ of the Medical Forum to better
coordinate a national strategy.
The next scheduled event is the Northern Area Conference, to be led by Dr Raja Mukherjee, which will take place on Thursday, 20th March 2014 at Headingley Stadium, Leeds.
of the Study Days held so far have led to the formation of Local Special
Interest Groups on FASD, some of which are multi-disciplinary and
involved colleagues who are members of The FASD Trust’s Forums for
Education and Social Work. To find your nearest Special Interest
Group, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mukherjee, member of the Forum Steering Committee and Clinic Lead at
the National FASD Clinic, is always willing to speak to fellow
clinicians regarding specific cases. His contact details and that for
the National Clinic can be found by clicking here.