Medical & Psychiatric Diagnosis & Intervention for FASD Across the Lifespan
This workshop includes a half-day training on the medical and psychiatric diagnosis of FASD in Canada. The sessions will seek to educate physicians in the importance of recognizing and diagnosing FASD. Physicians will be introduced to the steps of diagnosis and the role they can play. They will be provided with the required Washington Lip-Philtrum guide and Ruler. Lastly, physicians will be educated on the relevant interdisciplinary requirements to complete a diagnosis and the appropriate support to follow. This will be in accordance with the new Canadian guidelines for FASD diagnosis (2015). Physicians will earn 3.25 CME points for attending.
For Regina, we are video conferencing this workshop to 2 locations: Regina General Hospital room 0D and at Regina Child and Youth telehealth suite. Please still complete the registertion and email firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate you will be attending in Regina.
Thank you to the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation, the University of Saskatchewan; College of Medicine & Department of Psychiatry, CanFASD Research Network, and The Lakeland Centre for FASD for their generous support of this event!
7:30 - 8:30 Registration and Breakfast
8:30- 9:00 Opening and Introductions – Dr. Mansfield Mela
Keynote Addresses – Dr. Dorothy Reid
Psychiatry and FASD – Prof Marilyn Baetz; Head of Psychiatry Department
CanFASD – Prof Alan Bocking; Scientific Director, Audrey McFarlane; Executive Director
Welcome to June Draude; CanFASD Ambassador Chair
9:00 -10:00 The 2016 Canadian guidelines for FASD diagnosis (CGD), origins, application and utility in teams
Presenters -Dr. Hasu Rajani
Dr. Hasu Rajani is the pioneer of the diagnostic teams of the Lakeland center for FASD diagnosis. He participates in the children and youth teams of the Lakeland Centre for FASD, Cold Lake, AB. He is a member of the Department of Paediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB. He is a member of the training team and has trained diagnostic teams in Alberta, Nunavut, Yukon, Saskatchewan and North West Territories.
10:00 – 11:00 The 2013 DSM criteria for Neurobehavioral disorder due to PAE, origins, applications and utility in psychiatric practice
Presenter – Dr. Mansfield Mela
Dr. Mela is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Saskatchewan. He is the Co-Lead Researcher for the Diagnostic Research Team of the Canadian FASD Research Network. He is also the physician on the Adult diagnostic team for the Lakeland Centre for FASD in Cold Lake, AB. His clinical practice is out of the Forensic Outpatient Clinic at the University of Saskatchewan and the Forensic Inpatient Services at the Regional Psychiatric Centre in Saskatoon where he specializes in diagnosing and treating patients with FASD. He is part of the faculty for FASD diagnostic training.
11:00 – 12:00 Practical demonstration of medical measurements and implications according CGD and DSM
Presenters – Drs, Christine Loock, Hasu Rajani and Mansfield Mela
Dr. Chris Loock MD, FRCPC, is a developmental pediatrician at Children's and Women's Health Centre of British Columbia, including Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children and BC Children's Hospital. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia (UBC). Her clinical and research work has been focused on children and youth with congenital conditions and developmental disorders, including FASD. Dr. Loock has also treated children and youth with congenital anomalies, including FASD and other craniofacial conditions in the cleft palate clinic for over 20 years. Dr. Loock was invited to sit on Health Canada's first National FAS Advisory Committee, and was appointed to its sub‐committee on Diagnosis and Screening. She is the co‐author of the Canadian Medical Association's publication "Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Canadian Guidelines for Diagnosis." She was on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) from 2000 to 2006. Her credentials as an expert witness on FAS have been accepted in the Provincial and Supreme Courts of British Columbia.
12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch and Body Break Exercise