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Consensus Statement on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) - Across the Lifespan
The Consensus Statement on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) - Across the Lifespan was produced by a panel of experts led by the Hon. Anne McLellan, former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada.
This consensus statement on fetal alcohol spectrum disorder is the product of a unique conference: The IHE Consensus Development Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder - Across the Lifespan held in October 2009. The event featured a range of leading national and international experts who presented scientific evidence on FASD to a broad-based, independent panel in order to develop the following practical recommendations on how to improve prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of FASD.
The Institute of Health Economics conducts a number of evidence dissemination activities and deliberative processes designed to get the latest evidence into policy and practice. One approach is our Consensus Development Conference (CDC) Program series modelled on the successful National Institutes of Health (NIH) consensus development program in the United States.
It is hoped that this consensus statement will be a useful guide to policy and decision makers in order to provide effective prevention programs, treatment, and supports for people affected by FASD.