FASD Screening Tool Kit WEBINAR SERIES

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A CAPHC Webinar Series:  National Screening Tool Kit for Children ad Youth Identified and Potentially Affected by FASD

Join us for the first of several informative Webinars on March 7, 2011

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is not a diagnosis, but an umbrella term that describes the range of effects that can be caused by prenatal exposure to alcohol. These effects may include physical, mental, behavioral and/or learning disabilities with possible lifelong implications. The prevalence of FASD in Canada is estimated at 9.1 per 1,000 live births, and the estimated lifetime cost for one individual with FASD is one million dollars.

In March 2005, the Public Health Agency of Canada endorsed the Canadian Guidelines for the diagnosis of FASD. However, the capacity of diagnostic clinics has continued to be low compared to the prevalence of FASD. The validity and reliability of available screening tools had not yet been systematically investigated, limiting the ability of health care and allied professionals across Canada to consistently screen for FASD and refer for further assessment and diagnosis.

In partnership with many FASD experts, researchers, and organizations, the Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres (CAPHC) has facilitated the development of the National Screening Tool Kit for Children and Youth Identified and Potentially Affected by FASD. The upcoming Webinar series will introduce participants to the components of the Tool Kit, as well as engage them in an interactive dialogue with content experts from across Canada.

To access and explore the Tool Kit, click on CAPHC’s Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN) at www.ken.caphc.org

Registration is free and all are welcome – invite your colleagues to join the discussion!

Title: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder - An In-depth Overview and National Dialogue with the Experts”.

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Presenters: Dr. Sterling Clarren, Clinical Professor of Paediatrics, University of British Columbia – Faculty of Medicine, CEO, Canada Northwest FASD Research Network; Dr. Christine Loock, Developmental Paediatrician, BC Children’s Hospital and Associate Professor in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of British Columbia

Title: "Screening with the Tool Kit: Introduction and Overview"

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Presenters: Dr. Gideon Koren, Professor of Paediatrics, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Medicine and Medical Genetics, University of Toronto, National Lead – The Motherisk Program at the Hospital for Sick Children and Fetal Alcohol Canadian Expertise - FACE; Elaine Orrbine, President and CEO, the Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres

Title: Pre-Natal Exposure Screening Tools: The Maternal History Guide and Meconium FAEE Testing

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Presenters: Dr. Gideon Koren, Professor of Paediatrics, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Medicine and Medical Genetics, University of Toronto, National Lead – The Motherisk Program at the Hospital for Sick Children and Fetal Alcohol Canadian Expertise - FACE; Moumita Sarkar, PhD candidate, Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Hospital for Sick Children

Title: Maladaptive Behaviour Screening Tools: The NST and Screening for Youth Probation Officers

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Presenters: Dr. Albert Chudley, Professor, Department of Paediatrics & Child Health, and Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, University of Manitoba, Health Sciences Centre; Dr. Julianne Conry, Research Psychologist, Asante Centre for FAS, Vancouver, British Columbia; Kelly Nash, PhD candidate, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education – University of Toronto Neuroscience and Mental Heath Program

Title: Medicine Wheel Screening Tools

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Presenter: Dr. Lori Vitale Cox, Educational Psychology Coordinator – Education Division, Eastern Door FASD Diagnostic Team

Title: The Ethics of Meconium Screening

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Presenters: Dr. Stuart McLeod, Professor, Paediatrics, Child and Family Research Institute, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Colombia


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