This book includes the plenary presentations made at the first international conference on prevention of FASD, which was attended by about 700 people from 35 countries around the globe. The issues addressed are FASD as a priority in health policy making; its prevalence and incidence; strategies for prevention; current applied and basic research in the field; the role of the medical…
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Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is of growing concern around the world. A range of disabilities caused by prenatal exposure to alcohol, FASD is estimated to affect 2% to 5% of all newborns in the industrialized countries of Europe and North America, and the rates may be significantly higher in some developing countries and certain defined populations. Epidemiological studies…
This in-depth book contains an introduction to prevention of FASD and to the different methods that are used. There is also a systematic review of the effectiveness of prevention approaches and an overview of reviews on FASD. The book ends with a chapter called “Five perspectives on prevention of FASD” written by professionals in the field who are working to prevent…
The IHE has produced a book of the proceedings from the Consensus Development Conference: FASD - Across the Lifespan. Hardcover copies are available for purchase at a unit cost of $25.00 CAD plus $2.50 shipping and handling. Click on the Add to Cart button at the bottom of this page to proceed with your purchase. In followup to the conference, the Institute has produced two…
Reflecting the recent increased public awareness of the topic, this is the first and most comprehensive resource for over a decade on the molecular basis, prevalence, treatment options, socioeconomic impact, and prevention strategies of FASD. Edited by world-renowned experts, this compendium includes the latest research results to provide new insights and realistic estimations…