1st Annual MOFAS Statewide Conference
7800 Normandale Blvd
Building Brighter Futures: Working Together to Create Change in Minnesota
This conference offers a unique opportunity for professionals, families and caregivers throughout Minnesota to learn more about the prevention and treatment of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD):
- Gain knowledge of best practices and the latest research in the field of FASD
- Exchange insights and experiences related to FASD
- Learn practical tools and tips to implement within your family, agency or system
It is estimated that 8,500 babies are born every year in Minnesota with brain damage caused by prenatal alcohol exposure. Indivuduals with an FASD face immeasurable challenges including difficulty in school, problems with employment, problems with chemical dependency, mental health issues and interaction with the justice system. The total cost for FASD in Minnesota is estimated at $131 million each year. Therefore, it is essential to educate all women on the dangers of drinking during pregnancy, identifying and intervening earlier, and providing proper care and support throughout a person’s lifetime.
Featuring Keynote Speaker Sterling Clarren, MD
Sterling Clarren is an internationally renowned FASD expert with over 35 years experience in the field. Dr. Clarren is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia Child and Family Research Institute. In addition, he is the CEO and Scientific Director of the Canada Northwest FASD Research Network. Dr. Clarren has written broadly on the topic and has testified before the US Congress and the Washington State Legislature on the needs of individuals with FASD. Don’t miss this chance to hear him speak about the current national research scene and how MN stacks up.
Registration includes admission to all sessions, program materials, refreshment breaks, breakfast and lunch.
Attend the Conference:
Exhibit at the Conference:
- $215 – Exhibitor Fee (includes table, meals and one registration to attend sessions)
- To access the exhibitor sign-up and payment form, CLICK HERE>>>
Note: A limited number of scholarships are available for family members or individuals affected by an FASD that live in Minnesota.