Fetal Alcohol Prevention Program Celebrates a Successful Grantee Meeting

FASNCBDDD held a 2-day Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Grantee Meeting April 21-22 in Decatur, GA. Grantees shared collaborations and successes on preventing alcohol use during pregnancy. Discussions focused on moving forward the work of the various health-related disciplines (including the fields of family medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, medical assisting, nursing, pediatrics, and social work) to prevent FASDs.

The meeting also highlighted talks on stigma by Kathy Mitchell, Vice President and International Spokesperson of the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS), and Dr. Patrick Corrigan, Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the Lewis College of Humanities, Illinois Institute of Technology.  Dr. Corrigan is Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, and a prolific researcher, having published eleven books and more than 250 papers. Dr. Kenneth Lyons Jones, Chief of the Division of Dysmorphology & Teratology and Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics at University of California San Diego’s School of Medicine, discussed a future project on stigma and bias.

Top row, L-R: Joe Sniezek (Centers forDisease Control and Prevention), Emily Knapp (University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing), Nancy Cheal (CDC), Bridget Hanson (University of Alaska, Anchorage/UAA) Bottom row, L-R: Ann Mitchell (Pitt Nursing), Lela McKnight-Eily (CDC), Irene Kane (Pitt Nursing), Holly Hagle (Pitt Nursing), Diane King (UAA)

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