University of Salford Conference on Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

University of Salford

The UK has one of the highest estimated rates of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) in the world, but these conditions are commonly misunderstood, under-recognised and under-diagnosed. A specialist FASD conference, approved by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, was held at the University of Salford Media City campus in Salford Quays on […]

2nd UK FASD Research Collaboration RESEARCH SEMINAR


Presentations Chair: Penny Cook 13:30 Mike Suttie (Nuffield Department of Women’s and Reproductive Health, University of Oxford) Identification of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) using image analysis 14:00 Lesley Smith (University of Hull) and Alan Price (University of Salford) The first UK-funded research studies into FASD: updates from Hull and Salford 14:30 Miranda Eodanable (University of Edinburgh) FASD […]

Developing the first UK parents’ training programme for FASD


Research Seminar by Dr Alan Price, University of Salford Abstract Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are the range of conditions that can be caused by prenatal alcohol exposure. Current estimates put the prevalence of FASD in the UK at around 3%, making it the most common neurodevelopmental disorder in the country; yet knowledge, understanding and […]

Preventing Alcohol Exposed Pregnancies in Greater Manchester


Over the last two years progress has been made to prevent the life-long harm caused by pre-natal alcohol use in Greater Manchester through the delivery of the ground-breaking Alcohol Exposed Pregnancy (AEP) programme.  This proof of concept programme contributes towards an ambition within the Greater Manchester Drug and Alcohol Strategy to eliminate new cases of […]

Embracing Complexity Webinar: Trauma and neurodevelopmental conditions


Experts discuss the links between neurodevelopment and adverse childhood experiences, and how we can support those who think differently. People with neurodevelopmental conditions (NDCs) are more likely to face adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). For some, the effects of trauma can complicate or overshadow neurodiverse traits, making it harder to get a diagnosis and the right […]

Research Seminar by Dr Luisa Zuccolo, University of Bristol


Better safe or better worry? Evidence and messaging around abstaining from alcohol during pregnancy This talk will first provide an overview on what we currently know about the consequences of prenatal alcohol exposure, reviewing the evidence base, its robustness and remaining uncertainties. The talk will then discuss messaging, including current and historical official advice on […]