Reminder – There is still time to register for the 2014 Alberta FASD Conference taking place on October 20 & 21, 2014!
The Government of Alberta invites you to join us in this important multidisciplinary conference focused on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and its impact on individuals, families, communities and society at large. The conference will feature keynote presentations by Hayley Wickenheiser, Dr. Michael J. Kendrick, Dr. Peter Choate and Drew Dudley, and over 35 breakout sessions discussing the latest practices in FASD prevention, assessment and support. More information on presenters can be found at fasd.alberta.ca. The registration fee for this two-day conference if $200.
Conference Location: Delta Edmonton South Hotel & Conference Centre (4404 Gateway Blvd NW, Edmonton, AB T6H 5C2)
Objectives: Over the course of the two-day conference, participants can expect to increase their knowledge on recent developments in the field of FASD, including the areas of prevention, assessment and supports; network and share with people from all areas of the FASD field; and, increase their understanding and awareness of the impact of FASD on the lives of those living with it and their support systems. This conference will be of interest to: caregivers and families, individuals with FASD, teachers, teacher aides, social workers, nurses, speech language pathologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, physicians, alcohol and drug workers, mental health workers, community workers, family support workers, program providers, vocational rehab service providers, elected officials, government ministries, lawyers and policy-makers.
Accommodation: A room block and special rates have been secured for conference delegates at the Delta Edmonton South at a conference rate of $149 per night (based on single or double occupancy) plus applicable taxes. Occupancy beyond two people per room will be subject to an additional $10 charge per night per person, plus applicable taxes. You are able to book hotel rooms at the Delta either online or by calling 780-434-6415 or 1-800-661-1122. If you are calling to reserve, please mention the name “FASD” or “2014 Alberta FASD Conference” to get the special room rate. Please note that the room block at the Delta is almost full and you should book your hotel room by September 19 to avoid disappointment!
Please direct any inquiries about the 2014 Conference or registration to Theresa Bosko at 780.643.9283 or firstname.lastname@example.org.