14. september 08:00

Research conference from 14th to 16th September 2020, Clarion Hotel Tyholmen, Arendal, Norway

Research conference from 14th to 16th September 2020, Clarion Hotel Tyholmen, Arendal, Norway

Pre-conference EUFASD Continuing professional training day, 13th September 2020, Clarion Hotel Tyholmen, Arendal, Norway: "Diagnostics using the 4-digit-code" by Prof. Susan J. Hemingway, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA


Dear friends!   Welcome to EUFASD 2020 in the charming town of Arendal in Southern Norway! The first Regional Competence Center for children with prenatal  alcohol/drug exposure in the Nordic countries is proud to host this exciting cutting-edge conference for the first time in Norway.

The conference will bring together clinicians, academics, educators, non-governmental organisations and charities, legislators and politicians,  lawyers and individuals involved in the criminal justice system, birth and adoptive families together with individuals who themselves have FASD. The aim is to increase knowledge and awareness, and to help promote the understanding of FASD in Norway, the Nordic countries, Europe and internationally.  The conference will cover a wide range of topics including prevention, prevalence / epidemiology, social determinants, biomarkers,  epigenetics, diagnosis, psychological profiles, secondary disorders/ comorbidity, intervention, clinical management and care,  behavioral management, education, family support, and legal & ethical issues. The list is not final and may grow depending on submitted abstracts.

Application is being made to the Norwegian Medical Association and The Norwegian Psychological Association (NPF) for both the conference activity  and the pre-conference training day for approval for CPD in accordance with the current Norwegian CPD Guidelines.

  • Susan J Hemingway, USA--Contrasts in current FASD diagnostic guidelines: The need for consensus
  • Catherine Lebel, USA--Brain growth trajectories in FASD
  • Ulrik Kesmodel, Denmark--What do we know about small doses of alcohol?
  • Sylvia Roozen, Netherlands--Effective strategies concerning prevention
  • Raja Mukherjee, UK--The psychiatric and neurodevelopmental comorbidities linked to FASD
  • Gro CC Løhaugen, Norway--Experience-based intervention for children with FASD and their families

The host town, Arendal, is a typical Norwegian coastal "summer" town with beautiful beaches and archipelago.  We are sure that this will provide an excellent context in which to host this outstanding international research and  education conference in September 2020. We cordially invite you to join us at the EUFASD 2020 Conference in magic Norway!

Gro CC Løhaugen Conference Chair

Jon Skranes Head of scientific planning committee

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