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Volunteers Needed for Study of Brain Development
Participants are being recruited who have an FASD diagnosis who are 5 years of age and older. The study involves an MRI of the brain (~40 mins), followed by cognitive testing (~35 min) done on an iPad. The study takes ~2 hours in total, and is conducted at the University of Alberta Hospital. To apply to take part in the study, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 780-492-3908. To learn more about the study, see here.
British Columbia Centre on Substance Abuse - Free Online Course
The Online Addiction Medicine Diploma is a free online certificate course targeted at health care professionals interested in learning more about providing care to patients with alcohol, tobacco, and opioid substance use disorders. The course is also open for anyone wishing to improve their knowledge of substance use and addiction. For info and how to register, see here.
AHS Complex Needs Initiative Webinar Series
AHS presents monthly webinars on topics related to complex needs clients. To see the list of webinars and how to register, click here.
Lakeland FASD Summer Camp
Lakeland FASD Summer Camp is taking registrations for children and youth ages 7 - 17. Campers are boys and girls with an FASD diagnosis and they can come from anywhere in Canada. For more information and to register, call 780-594-9905 or visit www.lcfasd.com.
Take Part in a U of C/Alberta Children's Hospital Study on the Effects of Alcohol on a Child's Brain
Researchers are seeking participants in this study aged 3-6 years old who were exposed to alcohol during pregnancy. Participants will undergo a cognitive and behavioural assessment and MRI scan. Caregivers will receive a summary of the child's cognitive and behavioural function, an image of the child's brain and reimbursement of travel costs. The child will also receive a toy.
If you're interested in this study, please contact Preeti Kar at email@example.com or call 403-955-2966. For more information, visit www.developmentalneuroimaginglab.ca.
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Register now for FASD Day, September 9! This year, we're having a pancake breakfast at Riverbend Community Centre. For more details and to register, go to the Eventbrite page.
At 9:09 on September 9 (the ninth day of the ninth month) – a time inspired by the nine months of pregnancy – people across the world gather every year to celebrate the successes of families and individuals affected by FASD.
STOP FASD Run
Thanks to Kari Weber for organizing the first STOP FASD Run at Edworthy Park and everyone who came out to raise awareness about FASD! To see more, click here.
Caregivers Night Out
The CFAN Caregivers Advisory Committee presented the Caregivers Night Out February 25, 2017. See here for pics of this fun evening!