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Alcohol. 2012 Feb;46(1):101-5. doi: 10.1016/j.alcohol.2010.12.008. Epub 2011 May 28.

Proceedings of the 2009 annual meeting of the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Study Group.

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Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN 46032, USA.


The annual meeting of the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Study Group (FASDSG) was held on June 20, 2009 in San Diego, CA, as a satellite of the Research Society on Alcoholism Meeting. The FASDSG membership includes clinical, basic, and social scientists who meet to discuss recent advances and issues in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders research. The main theme of the meeting was "Epigenetics and Development." Two keynote speakers, Dr. Randy Jirtle and Dr. Michael Skinner, addressed the role of epigenetics and environmental inputs, including alcohol, during critical stages of development and their potential critical and long-lasting effects. Members of the FASDSG provided new findings through brief "FASt" data reports, and national agency representatives provided updates on activities and funding priorities. Scientific presentations were made by recipients of the Student Research Merit Award and Rosett Award.

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