Legal Issues: Presentations

Wed 18 Sep 2013 | Thu 19 Sep 2013 | Fri 20 Sep 2013

Legal Issues of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) – Final Program

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

8:45 – 10:25

QUESTION 1: What are the implications of FASD for the legal system?
a) An overview of FASD and its general implications

10:45 – 12:15

b) Legal Implications of FASD

13:00 – 14:30

QUESTION 2: How can efforts to identify people with FASD in the legal system be improved?

14:50 - 17:00

QUESTION 3: How can the criminal justice system respond more effectively to people with FASD?

Thursday, 19 September 2013

9:05 – 10:40

QUESTION 3 continued

11:00 – 12:45

QUESTION 4: How can family courts and the family/child welfare legal system address the specific needs of people with FASD?

13:30 - 15:05

QUESTION 5: What are best practices for guardianship, trusteeship and social support in a legal context?

15:25 - 16:45

QUESTION 6: What legal measures are there in different jurisdictions to contribute to the prevention of FASD, and what are the ethical and economic implications of these measures?

  • Legal measures to contribute to prevention of FASD, effectiveness and ethical issues
    Nancy Poole, Director, Research and Knowledge Transition, British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Womans Health; Research Consultant, Woman and Substance Use Issues, British Columbia Womans Hospital
  • Legal and ethical aspects of meconium testing to identify alcohol use during pregnancy
    Gideon Koren, Director, The Motherisk Program, The Hospital for Sick Children; Professor of Pediatrics, Pharmacology, Pharmacy and Medical Genetics, University of Toronto; Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Physiology/ Pharmacology; Ivey Chair in Molecular Toxicology, University of Western Ontario; Scientific Chair, CFFAR

Friday, 20 September 2013

9:00 – 12:00

Reading of the Consensus Statement, open discussion, comments on the statement, and closing remarks