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Tue, 31 Jan


The University of Surrey

FASD Research and Networking Workshop

A research workshop aiming to expand the UK FASD research network by facilitating new collaborations between researchers and professionals.

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FASD Research and Networking Workshop
FASD Research and Networking Workshop

Time & Location

31 Jan 2023, 09:00 – 17:00

The University of Surrey, Stag Hill, University Campus, Guildford GU2 7XH, UK


About the event

The University of Surrey in collaboration with the Surrey and Borders NHS foundation trust present a research workshop on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). The aim of the workshop is to create greater awareness of FASD and to expand the UK FASD research network by facilitating new collaborations between researchers and professionals.

FASD represents a range of conditions caused by exposure to alcohol in utero. It is one of the most common neurodevelopmental conditions and the UK is estimated to have the seventh highest prevalence rates of FASD in the world, at 3.2% meaning that at least 250,000 children are affected. Despite the elevated risk for poor clinical outcomes in children with FASD, understanding and awareness of this population is limited. However, awareness is growing and new government guidelines specify that health services must improve access to diagnosis and provide support services to support those with FASD.

As an attendee, you will have the opportunity to:

1. Present your most recent research findings, key clinical developments, or future plans for research

2. Network with other key researchers and professionals, and foster new collaborations

3. Identify overlapping interests with fellow attendees and develop optimal research designs to improve FASD research within the UK

We hope the connections made during this workshop will lead to long-term, multidisciplinary collaborations, and in doing so stimulate further research and funding into FASD.

Sandwiches and refreshments will be provided.

Following registration, you will be required to provide a short biography of your current and future work, why you are interested in FASD research and how you could contribute to this field. 

If you would like to present your current or future work, you will be asked to provide an abstract for this work as part of the registration process. All topics relevant to people with FASD are welcome. The deadline to submit an abstract is the 28th of November. 


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