Workshop #7 – Policy and Practice to Tackle Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

The next and final FAR SEAS Thematic Workshop in the series, ‘Policy and Practice to Tackle Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders‘ , will take place as a 1-day on-site participatory event as part of the EUFASD 2022 conference in Arendal, Norway.

FAR SEAS will invite and cover the participation of around 45 participants – policymakers, multi-sectoral professionals and the scientific community – with the aim of exchanging knowledge and experiences, discussing barriers and solutions in carrying out national prevalence estimates of FASD, and effective policy and practice to reduce prenatal alcohol exposure in European contexts.

The workshop will consist of 2 consecutive and linked sessions:

  • Session 1 (morning): The population impact of FASD: Implementing large-scale prevalence of FAS/FASD studies
  • Session 2 (afternoon): Where we go next – Policy and practice to reduce the risk and prevalence of FAS/FASD

Outputs will include a peer-reviewed scientific summary; a set of short videos introducing the evidence and on-going European initiatives and experiences; and a workshop report, including recommendations for research and policy at the national and European levels.