Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

July 27, 2017
Location: Colby College, Waterville, Maine
Costs:

Conference Fee:  $60

Lobster Bake:  Lobster $40, Steak $30, Vegetarian $30

Northeast Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Sponsored by Colby College, National Organization for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Maine Developmental Disabilities Council

Thursday July 27, 2017
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Followed by a Downeast Lobster Bake Dinner

Children prenatally exposed to alcohol show disabilities in social and adaptive function that persists throughout the lifespan. This conference will provide an expansive overview of diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and implications of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Attendees will leave with an understanding of FASD and how to advocate for needed intervention in the medical, social services, mental health, educational, and juvenile justice systems. There will be an opportunity to network & build local coalitions with professionals working with children and adults with FASD.

Target audience includes physicians, nurses, disability rights lawyers, child advocates, juvenile and criminal attorneys, teachers, early intervention specialists and parents of children with FASD 

Presenters: 

Carl Bell, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Public Health
University of Illinois, Chicago

Larry Burd, Ph.D., Director, North Dakota Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Center
University of North Dakota

Radhika Chimata, M.D.
Rush Presbyterian Hospital

Nancy Cronin, Executive Director
Maine Developmental Disabilities Council

Diane Smith Howard, Esq., Senior Staff Attorney
National Disability Rights Network
Washington D.C.

Anne Uecker, Ph.D., Pediatric Neuropsychologist
Edmund N. Ervin Pediatric Center
Maine General Medical Center

Douglas Waite, M.D., Medical Director
The Children’s Village and FASD Regional Education and Awareness Liaison American Academy of Pediatrics

Contact Information
Teresa Van Deventer
Office of Special Programs Colby College
4730 Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME 04901
Phone:  (207) 859-4731
Email:  tvdevent@colby.edu


Approved by the State of Maine for 7 Continuing Legal Education credits.

Approved by Maine Medical Education for 6.75 hours of Continuing Medical Education credits.

CEU credits for psychologists under CME, pursuant to Board of Examiners of Psychologists Rules Chapter 8 Section 3 (2).


Social workers apply at: http://www.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/professions/social_workers/laws.html

CEU credits for psychologists under CME

CEU for social workers available through Maine State Board following individual submission of conference hours

8:30-9:00 am
Registration 

9:00-9:15 am
Opening Remarks
Nancy Cronin, Executive Director
Maine Developmental Disabilities Council

9:15-10:15 am
A Disability By Any Other Name: Why Children with Fetal Alcohol Neurodevelopmental Disorder Have Not Been Diagnosed and Treated (and what you can do about it)
Douglas Waite, M.D., Medical Director
The Keith Haring Clinic
Children’s Village New York, NY

10:15-11:30am
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Implications for Service Systems
Larry Burd, Ph.D., Director
North Dakota Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Center
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics

11:30 am -12:30 pm
Neuropsychology of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome:  Methods and Findings
Anne Uecker, Ph.D.
Pediatric Neuropsychologist
Edmund N. Ervin Pediatric Center
Maine General Medical Center

12:30-1:30 pm
Lunch

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Advocating for Children and Youth with FASD in the Public Education and Juvenile Justice Systems
Diane Smith Howard, Senior Staff Attorney
National Disability Rights Network
Washington, D.C.

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Exposure in Chicago
Radhika Chimata, M.D.
PGY-2 Rush Presbyterian Hospital

Possibility of Choline as a Prenatal and Postnatal Intervention
Carl Bell, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Public Health
University of Illinois, Chicago

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Nancy Cronin
Executive Director
Maine Developmental Disabilities Council

4:00-5:00 pm
Panel and Discussion

5:30 pm
Downeast Lobster Bake
Johnson Pond Picnic Area