Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder


Event type Conference

Union Jack Club, Sandell St, Lambeth, London SE1 8UJ

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. Listen to Dr. Jennifer Shields & Dr. Sarah Brown discuss FASD in this podcast.

To book click on the ‘Book now’ button above, alternatively, download and return our booking form, or call the office Mon-Fri 08.30-17.30 on 020 7403 7458.

SPECIAL OFFER for Nurses, Midwives, Family Nurse Partnership workers, and Health Visitors, all of whom can access this event at £47.25, until the end of July (saving over £100 on the standard non-member price)

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.


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: Early Bird £47.25 until 31 July, £52.50 thereafter (10 spaces are available at this rate)

Nurses, Midwives, Family Nurse Partnership workers, and Health Visitors: £47.25 until 31 July

Platinum member: Early Bird £88 until 31 July, £110 thereafter

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

Silver/Bronze member: Early Bird £113 until 31 July, £142 thereafter

Non-member: Early Bird £125 until 31 July, £158 thereafter


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.

Dr. Raja Mukherjee
Dr. Raja Mukherjee

Adult Learning Disability Consultant Psychiatrist for Surrey and Border’s Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Dr. Mukherjee started the first NHS based specialist Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders behavioural clinic and since then has seen over 150 cases for specialist second opinion. He completed his PhD on the subject of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in 2014. He has also acted as an invited advisor to the BMA board of science, The Department of Health and the World Health Organisation on the subject of FASD. Dr Mukherjee also gave evidence to the first All Party Parlimentary Group on FASD at the House of commons. Dr. Mukherjee is also Clinical lead for adult Autism Services for SABP provides diagnostic services to Surrey, Hampshire and Portsmouth.

Dr. Sarah Brown
Dr. Sarah Brown

Consultant Paediatrician, Rainbow House Child Development Centre, NHS Ayrshire & Arran

Dr Brown has longstanding interests in advocating for the needs of Looked After and Accommodated Children and is the Lead Paediatrician for LAAC Health within Ayrshire. Dr Brown is the Lead Clinician for the Scottish Government Fetal Alcohol Advisory and Support Team and is committed to supporting the nationwide development of FASD services and improving clinician confidence in the diagnosis of FASD. She regularly teaches and presents at conferences on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and is a member of the FASD SIGN Guideline Group.

Sandra Butcher
Sandra Butcher

Chief Executive of NOFAS UK

Sandy has nearly 30 years of campaigning, fund-raising and organisational experience, working with diverse networks to create positive change in public policy. She previously served as executive director of the international Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, recipients of the 1995 Nobel Peace Prize.

Prof. Moira Plant
Prof. Moira Plant

Emeritus Professor of Alcohol Studies at the University of West of England in Bristol UK and Adjunct Professor at Curtin University Perth Australia

Moira’s main interests include women, alcohol and mental health, drinking in pregnancy and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. She has published on these and related subjects in peer reviewed journals and books. Moira is the UK lead on the Gender Alcohol and Culture: An International Project (GENACIS) which includes over 40 countries worldwide. She has acted as consultant to the World Health Organisation, the UK and other governments, the Centre for Addiction Research & Education Scotland (CARES) and is a UK consultant to the US Collaborative Initiative on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (CIFASD). Moira is a psychotherapist and trains and supervises counsellors.