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2014

The Differential Diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
February 10, 2014

2013

Ray Flemming: A Child's View of Maternal Drinking in Pregnancy
November 21, 2013

Validation of the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) 4-Digit Diagnostic Code
November 15, 2013

Identifying the Neurobehavioral Phenotype of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Young Children
October 21, 2013

Alcohol Exposure Among Pregnant Women in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Systematic Review
October 18, 2013

Pharmacokinetics of Ethanol in the Maternal-Fetal Unit
September 10, 2013

Clinical Correlates of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Among Diagnosed Individuals in a Rural Diagnostic Clinic
September 10, 2013

FACE Poster Competition Abstracts - 14th Annual Meeting of the Fetal Alcohol Canadian Expertise (FACE) Research Association
Meeting held September 7, 2013

Sensory Control of Balance: A Comparison of Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders to Children with Typical Development
September 6, 2013

Alcohol Consumption Among Women
August 20, 2013

Potential Impacts of the Alberta Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Service Networks on Secondary Disabilities: A Cost-Benefit Analysis
July 13, 2013

Is Mild-Moderate Drinking in Pregnancy Harmless? New Experimental Evidence to the Opposite
May 13, 2013

Use of Health, Education, and Social Services by Individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
April 26, 2013

Transcendental Phenomenology and Classic Grounded Theory as Mixed Data Collection Methods in a Study Exploring Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in New Zealand
April 22, 2013

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder - Poverty Trap?
March 4, 2013

Towards Identifying A Characteristic Neurospsychological Profile for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Specific Caregiver-and Teacher-Rating
March 4, 2013

Towards Identifying a Charactersitic Neuropsychological Profile for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Analysis of the Motherisk FASD Clinic
March 4, 2013

The Maternal Drinking History Guide: Development of a National Educational Tool
February 7, 2013

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Knowledge and Screening Practices of University Hospital Medical Students and Residents
January 23, 2013

2012

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Clinical Practice Guidelines for Ontario
November 23, 2012

The Detection and Quantification of Ethyl Glucuronide in Placental Tissue and Placental Perfusate by Headspace Solid-Phase Microextraction Coupled with Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry
October 31, 2012

Cocaethylene as a Hair Biomarker to Predict Heavy Alcohol Exposure Among Cocaine Users
October 24, 2012

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Clinical and Biological Diagnosis Screening and Follow-up
October 21-24, 2012

Ethical Considerations When Communicating a Diagnosis of a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder to a Child
October 11, 2012

To Accept or Reject? A Guide to Peer Reviewing of Medical Journal Papers
August 10, 2012

Recording a History of Alcohol Use in Pregnancy: An Audit of the Knowledge, Attitude and Practices at a Child Development Service
June 23, 2012

The History of Alcoholic Fetopathies
June 3, 2012

The First Description of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome by French Pediatrician Paul Lemoine
June 3, 2012

Are Infants Exposed to Methadone In Utero at an Increased Risk for Mortality?
May 1, 2012

Social Problem Solving in Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
April 19, 2012

The Opioid Dependent Mother and Newborn- An Update. The 6th Annual Ivey Symposium
March 7, 2012

A Model for Estimating the Economic Impact of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
February 25, 2012

An Exploration of the Experiences and Perspectives of New Zealanders with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
February 5, 2012

Alcohol -Induced Behavioural Problems in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Versus Confounding Behavioural Problems
January 10, 2012

Clinical Use of Meconium Fatty Acid Ethyl Esters for Identifying Children at Risk for Alcohol-Related Disabilities: The First Reported Case
January 10, 2012

2011

When a Physician has Major Congenital Malformations
November 5, 2011

The Canary's Warning: Lessons from Patients with Spina Bifida
November 5, 2011

Meconium Testing for Fatty Acid Ethyl Esters: A 2011 Status Report
November 5, 2011

The Canadian Guidelines and the Interdisciplinary Clinical Capacity of Canada to Diagnose Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
October 16, 2011

An Analysis of Third Year Medical Students' Knowledge and Perceived Self-Efficacy to Counsel and Screen for Alcohol Use Among Pregnant Women
October 10, 2011

Feeling Different: The Experience of Living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
October 3, 2011

Legal and Ethical Considerations in Meconium Testing for Fetal Exposure to Alcohol
October 1, 2011

Review of: FASD Relationships - What I Have Learned from About Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
September 7, 2011

A Differential Approach for Examining the Behavioural Phenotype of Fetal Alcohol Research Disorders
September 5, 2011

A Need for Closer Examination of FASD by the Criminal Justice System: Has the Call Been Answered?
September 1, 2011

2011 Fetal Alcohol Canadian Expertise (FACE) Poster Competition Abstracts
September 1, 2011

Comparing Daily Living Skills in Adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) to an IQ Matched Clinical Sample
July 29, 2011

Language Impairments in Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
June 21, 2011

Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy Among Women in Israel
May 10, 2011

Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder - Bringing Schools and Teachers on Board
May 2, 2011

Canadian Palpebral Fissure Length Growth Charts Reflect a Good Fit for Two School and FASD Clinic-Based U.S. Populations
April 8, 2011

Executive Functioning and Working Memory Deficits The Process and Benefits of a University and State Health Agency Collaboration for Alcohol-free Pregnancies in Oregon
February 2, 2011

Executive Functioning and Working Memory Deficits on the CANTAB Among Children with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure
January 28, 2011

Reinforcement Learning in Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
January 28, 2011

2010

Training Needs of Healthcare Providers Related to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Core Competencies for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
November 1, 2010

Role of Central Nervous System Insulin Resistance in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
October 26, 2010

A Long Journey: Biological and Non-Biological Parents' Experiences Raising Children with FASD
August 20, 2010

Drinking Alcohol during Pregnancy: Evidence from Canadian Community Health Survey 2007/2008
August 17, 2010

2010 FACE Poster Competition Abstracts
August 12, 2010

Reviewers' Bias Against the Null Hypothesis: the Reproductive Hazard of Binge Drinking
July 20, 2010

The Motherisk Alcohol and Substance Use Helpline: 10 Years of Experience and Counting
June 30, 2010

A Review of Substance Abuse Monitoring in a Social Services Context: A Primer for Child Protection Workers
April 15, 2010

The Impact of an ADHD Co-Morbidity on the Diagnosis of FASD
April 6, 2010

Profile of the First 1,400 Patients Receiving Diagnostic Evaluations for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder at the Washington State Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Diagnostic & Prevention Network
March 26, 2010

Normal Distribution of Palpebral Fissure Lengths in Canadian School Age Children
February 10, 2010

Managing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in the Public School System: A Needs Assessment Pilot
February 10, 2010

Alcohol Content in Declared Non - or Low Alcoholic Beverages: Implications to Pregnancy
January 4, 2010

2009

Motherisk Drug Testing Newsletter for Children's Aid Societies
December 2009

Estimating the Neurocognitive Effects of an Early Intervention Program for Children with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure
November 19, 2009

Physical and Neurodevelopmental Evaluation of Children Adopted from Eastern Europe
October 29, 2009

The Relation between Theory of Mind and Executive Functions in Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
July 26, 2009

Ethylglucuronide and Ethylsulfate in Meconium to Assess Gestational Ethanol Exposure: Preliminary Results in Two Mediterranean Cohorts
June 24, 2009

Were our Forebears Aware of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure and its Effects? A Review of the History of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
May 13, 2009

Screening and Recording of Alcohol Use Among Women of Child-Bearing Age and Pregnant Women
April 16, 2009

Concordance of Three Methods for Palpebral Fissure Length Measurement in the Assessment of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
April 16, 2009

Neuropsychological and Behavioral Outcomes from a Comprehensive Magnetic Resonance Study of Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
March 27, 2009

Child Guardianship in a Canadian Home Visitation Program for Women who use Substances in the Perinatal Period
January 30, 2009

The Burden of Prenatal Exposure to Alcohol: Revised Measurement of Cost
January 23, 2009

Costs of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Alberta, Canada
January 16, 2009

2008

Gender and attention deficits in children diagnosed with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
October 24, 2008

Development of Canadian Screening Tools for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
September 5, 2008

2008 FACE Poster Competition Abstracts September 9, 2008 Montreal, Quebec
August 19, 2008

Knowledge and Attitudes of Criminal Justice Professionals in Relation to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
August 4, 2008

Building Clinical Capacity for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Diagnoses in Western and Northern Canada
June 10, 2008

Needs Assessment and Current Practice of Alcohol Risk Assessment of Pregnant Women and Women of Childbearing Age by Primary Health Care Professionals
June 1, 2008

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: New Zealand Birth Mothers' Experiences
June 1, 2008

What human service professionals know and want to know about fetal alcohol syndrome
February 26, 2008

Fetal alcohol syndrome disorder pilot media intervention in New Jersey
February 26, 2008

Perspectives of mothers with substance use problems on father involvement
February 1, 2008

Fetal alcohol syndrome related knowledge assessment and comparison in New Jersey health professional groups
January 9, 2008

Memory patterns of acquisition and retention of verbal and nonverbal information in children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
January 9, 2008

2007

POSTER COMPETITION ABSTRACTS
September 7, 2007

Hearing in Children With Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
November 1, 2007

Rural FASD Diagnostic Services Model: Lakeland Centre for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
November 1, 2007



Fetal Alcohol Research (FAR) - The official journal of the FACE Research Network

Advancing FASD prevention and care through research

On November 1, 2007, the Journal of FAS International - JFAS Int - was amalgamated with the Canadian Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, a peer-review, on-line journal @ www.jptcp.com. The Section in the amalgamated Journal dedicated to FASD is called Fetal Alcohol Research (FAR). This amalgamation will ensure that original research published in CJCP/FAR will be cited in PubMed - Medline, hence increasing the exposure of new findings in fetal alchol research within the scientific community.

Past issues of the Journal of FAS International will be maintained in the JFAS archives. You may view them any time. We will also continue to post the FACE Research Roundtable Webcasts, Scientific News andConferences and Events notices @ http://www.motherisk.org/FAR. So keep that page bookmarked.

FASD is the most prevalent cause of developmental delay and brain insult. Affecting an estimated 0.3% to 1% of all offspring, victims of FASD face debilitating, and often devastating effects that last a lifetime. Unlike other developmental brain impairment,the etiology of FASD is known. Yet progress in prevention, diagnosis and management has been painfully slow. Many factors need to be addressed, including the role of poverty, homelessness, psychiatric morbidity, social disparity, other drugs of abuse, poor nutrition and lack of medical care during pregnancy. It is our hope that this new journal and on-line resource will advance the search for new knowledge and solutions.

The amalgamated CJCP/FAR will continue to be web-based and freely available to clinicians, researchers, teachers, individuals affected by FASD (including parents, partners, siblings), program providers, community leaders and the public at large. We hope you find the content and format of Fetal Alcohol Research (FAR) useful in your practice, research and programs. We welcome your ideas about how to improve FAR and invite you to submit papers and letters.

Cordially,
Gideon Koren, MD, FABMT, FRCPC
Director, The Motherisk Program
Professor of Paediatrics, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Medicine and Medical Genetics, The University of Toronto
Senior Scientist, The Research Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
The Ivey Chair in Molecular Toxicology, University of Western Ontario, Canada

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