FASD Trust Medical Professionals Forum - Annual Conference
Further details of the 2013 Annual Conference of the FASD Trust Medical Professionals Forum, which has been accredited with 5 CPD points, are available via our home page for Medical and Healthcare Professionals. There you will find a link to the event organiser's website, where you can find out about the agenda, speakers, registration details etc.
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If you are a medical professional and wish to become a registered member of The FASD Trust Medical Professionals Forum, please print and complete the registration form and send it to The FASD Trust office. The annual membership fee is £30.
The forthcoming Annual Conference will the third meeting of the Forum since its formation in 2011. Here is more on the range of topics discussed at the first two meetings of the Forum.
Over the course of the two-day, first meeting held in 2011, the following topics were discussed: - Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Physical findings of FASD - Cognitive profile & difficulties recognising phenotypes of FASD - Carers perspective and needs - Attachment - Possible Interventions for FASD - Long-term Outcomes: Into Adulthood. - Practical workshops
Seeking to build on the progress made at the first meeting, the second meeting of The FASD Trust Medical Professionals Forum, held in 2012, had as its general theme, the management of "challenging behaviour in FASD children in the community". It was therefore of particular value to medical professionals active in the fields of Paediatrics, CAMHS and Educational Psychology, and was also be of interest to those working in behaviour support or family therapy roles.
An additional aim of the second Forum meeting was to seek consensus on guidelines around diagnosis and recognition of FASD in the UK, drawing on work both in the UK and internationally. Research opportunities on FASD in the UK were also considered. Expert speakers, both from the UK and overseas, included Dr Raja Mukherjee, a neuro-developmental psychiatrist who runs the UK national referral centre for FASD, and Professor Ed Riley of San Diego State University in the USA.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of Archer Yates in organising this sequence of events.