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15th Annual Meeting - Fetal Alcohol Canadian Expertise (FACE) Research Network

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, Toronto, Ontario



The FACE Research Network is pleased to announce its 15th annual meeting to be held September 17, 2014, at the new Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning, SickKids, 686 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario.

Keynote Address

Kenneth Lyons Jones, MD, the renowned paediatrician and researcher who was one of two doctors who identified Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), will deliver the Keynote Address via live video feed from The Hospital for Sick Children.

Dr. Jones is the President of the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS), and Chief of the Division of Dysmorphology/Teratology at the Department of Pediatrics at UCSD. Dr. Jones is considered to be the father of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) as he was one of two doctors at the University of Washington who first identified FAS in the United States in 1973. Over the past 40 years, he has continued to make significant contributions to our understanding of the prenatal effects of alcohol.

Poster Competition

FACE 2014 will feature the annual FACE Poster Competition. We invite poster submissions on all topics of medical and social science research related to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

NEW! This year each poster presenter will get 5 to 10 minutes (depending on the number of participants) to speak before the entire delegation, to describe their research objective, methodology and findings.

DEADLINE for submitting poster abstracts: April 15, 2014. All applicants will be notified of acceptance within 2 weeks of receipt of abstract submission.

All accepted abstracts will be published in Canadian Journal of Clinical Pharmacology/Fetal Alcohol
Research at

Posters will be judged by an expert panel and a winner will be selected to receive a cash award of $200.00

Guidelines for Preparing Abstracts

Please read the following guidelines before preparing your abstract(s).

1.0 Please submit abstracts by e-mail to
2.0 The text of the abstract must not exceed 300 words.
3.0 There is no limitation to the number of abstracts an author may submit.
4.0 Please ensure that your abstract includes:
  • Title: The title should clearly indicate the content of the paper.
  • Lead Author: Please provide a 75 word biosketch, describing current title and affiliation, educational background and research focus.
  • Co-Authors: Please provide the last name(s), first name(s) and organizational affiliation(s) of all co-authors.
  • Source of funding for the study: All sources of funding for the study must be listed. If no source of funding, please indicate "none."
  • Conflict of interest: Conflict of interest or lack thereof must be declared on behalf of all authors.
  • Student/ trainee: Please indicate whether you are a full-time or part-time student. State "No" if you are not a student.
  • Background / Objectives: Clearly state the problem, study goal, research question and/or hypothesis.
  • Methods: Please include a brief description of the research design, study population, setting, procedures for data collection and the analysis (including statistical techniques) used.
  • For conceptual, institutional, educational, or policy papers: Please include approaches used, institutional, organizational, or theoretical frameworks applied, or development of rationale discussed.
  • Results: State important study findings.
  • Conclusions / Discussion: Provide a concise statement of the conclusions drawn from the data.
  • Keywords: Please provide up to three key words. At least one should refer to the methodology used for the study.
5.0 Please format your abstract as follows:
  1. All letters in the title of the abstract should be capitalized.
  2. Author names should be listed as Last Name, Initials of First Name (e.g. Smith, MJ)
  3. Ensure the presenting author's name is listed.
  4. The text should be single-spaced.
  5. No tables, charts or graphs will be accepted.
  6. Do not leave spaces between paragraphs.
  7. Use indenting to indicate each new paragraph.
  8. Abstracts exceeding 300 words may be truncated.

Note: You will receive notification via email that your abstract has been received by the FACE secretariat within 24 hours. If you do not receive confirmation please contact

All poster presenters must register for the FACE Research Roundtable. A registration form will be sent to all those chosen to participate in the competition.

Posters will be displayed in or near the main conference hall. Poster Presenters will be asked to be at their posters during conference registration, and all breaks in the regular proceedings.

For questions about abstract submission please contact:
Tel: (416) 813-8084

FACE (Fetal Alcohol Canadian Expertise) was established in 2000 to promote open discussion and collaboration in all areas of medical and social science research related to the effects of alcohol use during pregnancy and lactation. Today the FACE Network includes researchers, clinicians, front-line workers, government and industry representatives, policy-makers and other stakeholders from across Canada.

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