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Alcohol. 2009 Jun;43(4):333-9. doi: 10.1016/j.alcohol.2009.04.004.

Proceedings of the 2008 annual meeting of the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Study Group.

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Department of Psychology, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92120, USA. thomas3@mail.sdsu.edu

Abstract

The annual meeting of the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Study Group (FASDSG) was held on June 28, 2008 in Washington DC, as a satellite to the Research Society on Alcoholism meeting. The FASDSG membership includes clinical, basic, and social scientists who meet to discuss recent advances and issues in FASD research. The main theme of the meeting was "Factors that Influence Brain and Behavioral Development: Implications for Prevention and Intervention." Two keynote speakers, Dr. Stephen Suomi and Dr. Carl Keen addressed how early environment and nutrition may influence outcome after prenatal alcohol exposure. The final keynote speaker, Kathy Mitchell, addressed issues regarding the relationship between scientists and the families with children with FASD. Members of the FASDSG provided updates on new findings through brief (FASt) data reports and national agency representatives provided updates of activities and funding priorities. Presentations were also made by recipients of the Student Research Merit award and Rosett award.

PMID:
19560631
PMCID:
PMC2709793
DOI:
10.1016/j.alcohol.2009.04.004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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