Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder


Event type Conference


Our conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders aims to raise awareness and understanding of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) and provide an overview of how individuals and families affected by FASD can be supported. We are currently applying for 6 CPD credits from the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland, and 4 Learning Credits for the members of the PSI.

To book click on the ‘Book now’ button above, alternatively, and return our booking form, or call the office Mon-Fri 08.30-17.30 on +44 (0)20 7403 7458.

Key takeaways

  • To raise awareness of the prevalence, key features and outcomes of individuals affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
  • To understand the key components of an FASD assessment, including taking alcohol history and developing a profile of strengths and difficulties
  • To gain an overview of what interventions and approaches can benefit individuals and families affected by FASD
  • To understand more about the lived experience from those affected by FASD
  • To be able to consider wider implications from prevention to intervention: a whole system approach to responding to FASD

Listen to our FASD podcast with Dr. Jennifer Shields and Dr. Sarah Brown.

Confirmed speakers

Dr. Jennifer Shields
Dr. Jennifer Shields

Principal Clinical Psychologist for the Scottish Government Fetal Alcohol Advisory and Support Team (FAAST) based in NHS Ayrshire and Arran. Principal Educator for Autism (NHS Education Scotland).

Following two years working for the West Dunbartonshire Acquired Brain Injury Service, Dr. Shields completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Glasgow. Alongside her clinical post within the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service in North Ayrshire, she also completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Paediatric Clinical Neuropsychology at University College London. Dr. Shields has a longstanding interest in neurodevelopmental conditions and acquired brain injury. She was a member of the working group for the SIGN Guideline for Autism (145) and is currently a member of the working group for the SIGN Guideline for FASD.


Early Bird prices have up to 20% discount until 31 July

The events we organise are not profit-making, many are subsidised through our other commercial activities, without which they would not be able to run. As a charity, any surplus that we make is invested back into the business to benefit our Members and the sector. Members get a discounted rate and we hope you consider joining.

Publications/Digital member rate: €52.50 (limited spaces are available at this rate)

Platinum member: Early Bird €89 until 31 July, €110 thereafter

Gold member: Early Bird €99 until 31 July, €126 thereafter

Silver/Bronze member: Early Bird €109 until 31 July, €142 thereafter

Non-member: Early Bird €129 until 31 July, €158 thereafter