Participants wanted for a group interview study about FASD!

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Participants wanted for a group interview study about FASD!

 We want to talk to you about your experiences with FASD. In particular, we want to hear your thoughts and feelings about examples of Canadian FASD media coverage, to think about how to communicate effectively in the future. Your perspective is invaluable for understanding FASD.

Who can participate?

We want to include key stakeholders, like: 1) adults with FASD; 2) parents of and caregivers for people with FASD; 3) healthcare professionals with experience diagnosing or caring for patients with FASD; and 4) FASD communicators (e.g., journalists, public health official). We are almost done the interviews, so we are only looking for adults with FASD and biological moms right now.

What does the study look like?

This study will involve participation in a 90-minute group interview in English. Each group interview will only include one stakeholder group (e.g., only adults with FASD, only parents). You will be compensated for your time.

How can I get involved?

If you feel you match the above criteria, please send an email to:

We will send you a brief online questionnaire to fill out, as well as the informed consent document for you to look over when deciding whether or not to participate. Sending us an email does not mean you have agreed to participate, and you can choose to stop at any time.

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact John Aspler at:, or at (514) 987-5500 (extension 3356).

Study Title: Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in the Canadian print news media: A study of media discourse and key stakeholder perspectives

This study is conducted by an interdisciplinary team of bioethicists and scientists:

John Aspler, BSc, Doctoral candidate, Neuroethics Research Unit, Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM).

Eric Racine, PhD, Director of the Neuroethics Research Unit, Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM), 110 avenue des Pins Ouest, Montréal QC H2W 1R7, Tel.: 514 987-5723, email:

James Reynolds, PhD, Centre for Neuroscience Studies, Queens University.

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