Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Module 1: Prevention

The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder series will provide you with the opportunity to gain knowledge, learn practical approaches and carefully consider the complexities associated with drinking in pregnancy, multidisciplinary practice, and working with invisible disabilities.

Series Overview

In these three courses on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) you will have the opportunity to gain knowledge, learn practical approaches and carefully consider the complexities associated with drinking in pregnancy, multidisciplinary practice, and working with invisible disabilities. Presentation of evidence, discussions, and links to further resources are all part of the learning modules.

Why design a series like this?

These courses were designed in a way that has been found useful in Canada’s world leadership on FASD policy and practice: linking the work of maternal health and addictions experts, pediatricians and parents and caregivers, to create integrated and effective approaches to prevention, diagnosis, intervention and support. In no other educational forum have these three aspects of FASD work been brought together in this way.

Educational objectives of this approach to FASD

The overall objectives of these three linked courses are: to engage practitioners in learning and critical thinking about alcohol use in pregnancy and alcohol-related disabilities; and to inspire best practice when working with women of childbearing years, with pregnant women who drink alcohol, and with people affected by in-utero alcohol exposure, with and without diagnoses.





This program was supported in part by educational funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada.

The Subject Matter Experts

Nancy Poole, PhD (c).
Well known for her collaborative work on FASD-related research, training and policy initiatives with governments and organizations on local, provincial, national and international levels.

Dr. Christine Loock MD, FRCPC, DABP
Developmental pediatrician at Children’s and Women’s Health Centre of British Columbia. A distinguished teacher clinician, she is a grant tenured Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia.

Jan Lutke
Clinical Research Manager for the Canada FASD Research Network of the Canada Northwest FASD Partnership

The Courses