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Criteria for membership of the Network

There are 3 membership categories within the Network:

  • Lead clinicians/directors of an established clinic/service who are actively involved in FASD diagnosis. These clinics/services will also be:
    - multidisciplinary in nature
    - providers of training in FASD diagnosis, management and support
    - involved in the collection of FASD diagnsotic data that can contribute to a national FASD database
  • Research Group Leaders who are actively involved in FASD research activity in diagnosis, management and support in collaboration with an established FASD clinic/service
  • Consumer/community/policy members who represent and advocate in the interests of individuals, carers and families of those with FASD

Terms of reference

  • To provide collegiate support in establishing and expanding FASD diagnostic services
  • To standardise our approach to assessment, diagnosis, data management and therapy
  • To provide opportunity for national and international collaborations in clinical research
  • To standardise the definitions of training related to FASD education and continuing professional development
  • To provide support for the development of continuing professional education tools for use by health professionals in Australia
  • To support the national accreditation of continuing professional development in FASD
  • To support workforce development in FASD assessment, diagnosis and therapy
  • To contribute to research in FASD assessment, diagnosis and therapy
  • To contribute to the development and maintenance of regional and national FASD databases

Communication

Bi-monthly meetings

Meetings will be coordindated by the FASD Clinical Network Coordinator by liaising with invitees to confirm meeting dates, sending out calls for agenda items, arranging teleconference facilities, venues and forwarding minutes after the meeting

Purpose of the FASD Clinicians Forum

To provide an opportunity for health professionals to discuss current issues related to FASD diagnosis and therapy interventions.

Who should attend?

Health professionals interested in FASD assessment - paediatricians, geneticists, psychiatrists, psychologists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, physiotherapists

Join us in person, by phone or video conference (when you RSVP you will be provided with phone or video conference details)

Previous Forums

18 August 2016
23 March 2016
16 June 2015
18 November 2014
13 May 2014

For more information about the Australian and New Zealand FASD Clinical Network, contact the Co-Chairs:

Dr Doug Shelton (Paediatrician Australia)

Andi Crawford (Clinical Psychologist New Zealand)

To find health professionals and services with FASD experience and expertise or to register as a health professional on the Service Directory go to the FASD Hub Australia Service Directory