Jan
24
to Jan 25

FACS Conference - Meeting of the minds

Call for Abstracts – 2 July – 3 September 2018

for FACS “Meeting of the minds” conference

The “Meeting of the minds” conference will be held 24-25 January 2019, at Heritage Hotel in Auckland, New Zealand.

Aim of the conference

With the medical knowledge versus the reality of living with foetal anticonvulsant syndrome (FACS), it is time that there is a meeting of the minds.  Together, working collaboratively, there can be a reduction of FACS, and for those already affected the opportunity to assist and empower them to reach their full potential.  It is about collaboration, a holistic approach, equal partnership conversations, informed consent, and making a positive change.  Everyone’s voice is valid. 

Abstract format

Abstracts submitted should:

·     Be no longer than 350 words

·     Highlight two or three key points you will address

·     Contain all presenters names who will be speaking

·     Contain a title of your presentation or workshop

·     Link to the aim of the conference

·     State whether it will be a presentation or a workshop

·     State if it is a 25 minute presentation (20 minute talk, with 5 minute question time), or 55 minute presentation (45 minute talk, with 10 minute question time).  For workshops it is 55 minutes only.

 

Selection process

A panel will look at all the abstracts and select suitable ones.

 

You will be notified from 1 October 2018 if you have been successful or not.

 

Presenter’s costs

All presenters will be required to be registered for the conference and cover all of their own costs, including registration, accommodation, and travel.

 

Where to submit

Please send all your abstract submissions to denise@facsnz.com.

 

"Meeting of the minds"

With the medical knowledge versus the reality of living with foetal anticonvulsant syndrome (FACS), it is time that there is a meeting of the minds. Together, working collabroatively, there can be a reduction of FACS, and for those already affected the opportunity to assist and empower them to reach their full potential. It is about collaboration, a holistic approach, equal partnership conversations, informed consent, and making a positive change. Everyone’s voice is valid.

The cost for registration for the 2 day conference is

FACS Families - $175.00

Organisations  & Individuals- $300.00

Healthcare professionals - $450.00

Early bird rates maybe available by contacting events@facsnz.com. Please also contact events@facsnz.com for a registration form.

Confirmed key note speakers

Prof. Amanda Wood - Professor of Developmental Neuropsychology, Aston University 

Janet Williams & Emma Murphy - Leading Advocates for Sodium Valproate Awareness, UK

Denise Astill, Executive Officer and founder FACS NZ

 

 

 

For more information please email events@facsnz.com

 

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