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Development of the first screening and diagnostic service for Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) in NSW

 

Overview

This project will establish the first diagnostic clinic for Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) in News South Wales (NSW).  It involves the collaboration between health professionals, researchers, community organisations and government. A key component of the project is testing and refining a new diagnostic tool for FASD and building consensus on nationally agreed clinical guidelines.

The project aims to inform evidence-based practice and provide training and education to health professionals in the use of screening and diagnostic tools. As part of the project evaluation, the research team will estimate the costs of setting up and running a FASD assessment service to inform the development of screening and diagnostic services elsewhere in Australia.

The project was funded by Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE).

Abstract adapted from Telethon Kids Institute

Contacts

Professor Elizabeth Elliott
Dr Elizabeth Peadon
The Children's Hospital at Westmead
Cnr Hawkesbury Road and Hainsworth Street
Locked Bag 4001
Westmead NSW 2145

Professor Elizabeth Elliott
Ph: (02) 9845 3448
Fax: (02) 9845 3389
Email: elizabeth.elliott@health.nsw.gov.au

Dr Elizabeth Peadon
Ph: (02) 9845 3382
Email: elizaP5@chw.edu.au

Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE)
Level 1, 40 Thesiger Court
PO Box 19
Deakin ACT 2600
Ph: (02) 6122 8600
Fax: (02) 6232 4400
Email: fare@fare.org.au

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Last updated: 6 November 2014
 
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