Thursday September 26, 2013 at 7:45 AM EDT
Friday September 27, 2013 at 4:30 PM EDT

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Atlantic City Convention Center 
One Convention Blvd.
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

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Jerisa Maseko 
The Arc of New Jersey 
732-246-2525 x23 

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Hotel Reservations- Sheraton Atlantic City

Group rate ($139 a night) available until August 20, 2013. Subject to Availability 

Back (and) To The Future

1973-2013: 40 years of Prenatal Alcohol and FASD

 40th Anniversary Professional Summit

In 1973, Drs. Kenneth Jones, David Smith and others published two clinical reports regarding Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS). These seminal articles began an accumulation of scientific evidence lasting the past 40 years. A wealth of knowledge on the nature of prenatal alcohol exposure, the underlying mechanisms of damage, its specificity, concurrent risk factors, and the clinical distinction of alcohol-related difficulties has been generated. 

Confirmed Speakers:                                                                                                                                                          Opening Keynote Address:                                                                                  Dr. Kenneth L. Jones -- the lead author for the 1973 articles                                                                                       Other Keynote Speakers Include:                                                                                                 Dr. Luther Robinson, Dr. Jennifer Thomas, Dr. Grace Chang,                                               Dr. Claire Coles and Dr. Natalie Novick-Brown

Goals and Objectives:  Attendees will be able to:
  1. Describe the history and international research regarding prenatal alcohol exposure and FASD;
  2. Explain the damage to the brain from prenatal alcohol exposure;
  3. Understand the gender related issues and interventions for women who use alcohol prenatally;
  4. Recognize the most recent findings in the special topic areas of nutrition, intervention with young children, and justice issues

Who should attend: Physicians, medical students, nurses, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, allied health personnel, addiction prevention and treatment providers, child welfare, administrators, school personnel, legal and justice systems personnel, families and individuals with FASD, as well as professionals who work with families.

CEUs applied for:   Determination of CME credits for physicians is pending. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-- Center for Alcohol Studies awards 13.25 Continuing Educational  hours for the educational time in this summit.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This summit will provide approved continuing education hours for recertification to New Jersey Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, LCADC/CADC, Teachers, and National Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselors.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Nurses who complete the program will be awarded 13.25 Nursing Contact Hours.

The Southern N J Perinatal Cooperative is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission On Accreditation P# P106-11/12-15

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by NJSNA, SNJPC, or ANCC or any commercial products or services. There is no commercial support for this activity. The speakers have declared that they have nothing to disclose.

Registration Fee:  (Includes  Continental Breakfast, Lunch, and materials)                                                                                                One Day:  $100  ($125 Early-bird deadline extended to August 9,2013)                               Two Day: $ 175  ($195 Early-bird deadline extended to August 9, 2013)

Registration Deadline: September 6. No reservations will be accepted the days of the conference: Payment is refundable until September 1, 2013



  • NJ Task Force on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
  • NJ/NE FASD Education and Training Center, NJ Medical School
  • NJ Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
  • NJ Governor's Council on Prevention of Developmental Disabilities
  • The Arc of NJ - NJ Coalition for Prevention of Developmental Disabilities
  • Southern NJ Perinatal Cooperative
  • Rutgers University- Center for Alcohol Studies
  • National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome-- New Jersey
  • MRFASTC- Midwest Regional FASD Training Center
  • NJ Council on Developmental Disabilities 
  • Federation of New Jerey Child Evalution Centers
  • Daniel J. Tichio-- Allstate Agency, The Tichio Financial Group, Inc
  • Advocates for Children of New Jersey
  • Central Jersey Family Health Consortium
  • Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern NJ