In 2012, we launched a series of Local Study Days for Medical and Healthcare
Professionals. The first three of these events took place at
Puxton Park, near Weston-Super-Mare in June, in Bury St Edmunds in
September, and in Peterborough in November. All three received very
positive ratings from attendees, and so, building on the success of these initial events, we are continuing the sequence of Local Study Days throughout 2013 and beyond.
Our most recent Local Study Day took place on May 9th near Derby. The next scheduled Local Study Day will be on Thursday, 27th June 2013 at the Eastpoint Centre, Southampton. The speakers will be Julia Brown, and Dr Raja Mukherjee. For more details of the event, click here. Dates for two further Local Study Days have been set:
The Peterborough workshop, entitled "FASD - Implications for Practice", looked at the nature of FASD, its impact both on the
affected individual and on the family, carers and professionals around them, and also considered the reality of the
implications for education, for healthcare and for social work practice.
The Local Study Days for Medical and Healthcare Professionals held so far have proved to be of real benefit to anyone working in paediatrics, occupational therapy, speech &
language therapy, nursing, teaching and other, related social and family support roles, including childcare and home visiting. Midwives, GPs and those working in the fields of psychiatry
and psychology have also gained value from these workshops.
So far, speakers at the workshops have included:
- Julia Brown CEO of The FASD Trust,
- Dr Mary Mather, Consultant Paediatrician
- Brian Roberts, Head of Learning & Opportunity for Looked-After Children, Peterborough, and
- Dr Shirin Howell, GP
- Friday, 18th October 2013, location - South East region
- Friday, 22nd November 2013, location - West Midlands region.
[More details, including specific locations to follow soon.]
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