The 2017 Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Study Group (FASDSG) meeting was titled “Prenatal alcohol exposure in the context of multiple factors affecting brain development.” The theme was reflected in the interactions between members of the Teratology Society and the FASDSG this year. The first keynote speaker, Elaine Faustman, Ph.D., was a liaison between the societies and spoke about systems biology and the multiple genetic and environmental influences on development. The second keynote speaker, Rebecca Knickmeyer, Ph.D., discussed population neuroscience and multiple influences on brain development. The conference presented updates from three government agencies and short presentations by junior and senior investigators showcasing late-breaking FASD research. The conference was capped by Dr. John Hannigan, Ph.D., the recipient of the 2017 Henry Rosett award for career-long contributions to the field.
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Funding for this conference was made possible in part by funds from NIAAA and NICHD ( R13 AA015661 ). The views expressed in written conference materials or publications, and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor imply endorsement by the U.S. government.
The 2017 Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Study Group (FASDSG) annual meeting was held on June 24, in Denver, Colorado as a satellite of the Research Society on Alcoholism conference. The meeting was supported by members and by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). Over 200 investigators attended, including individuals from the United States (from 31 states and the District of Columbia), Canada, Israel, New Zealand, Romania, South Africa, South Korea, and Uruguay. The program included keynote presentations, 14 FASt Data talks (2-slide, 5-min presentations of original data), and two student-award talks. Many of the presentations were given by graduate students and post-doctoral associates, and eight were supported by travel awards.
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