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BFSS Conference 2010 Photos

SAMHSA's Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Center for Excellence held the seventh Building FASD State Systems (BFSS) conference May 4-6, 2010, in Nashville, Tennessee. Despite overwhelming weather conditions throughout the Tennessee region, BFSS 2010 attracted 189 participants from 48 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Virgin Islands, and numerous Native communities. This year’s activities and discussions focused on the need to move beyond raising awareness and establish the partnerships and local, regional, and national collaboration that will sustain the growing system of care for individuals impacted by FASD.

First-time BFSS attendees listen to Project Director Callie Gass’ orientation presentation.

First-time BFSS attendees listen to Project Director Callie Gass’ orientation presentation.

Brandan Gelo of Washington state does his Elvis impersonation during the Sharing Special Talents of Young Adults with an FASD session.

Brandan Gelo of Washington state does his Elvis impersonation during the Sharing Special Talents of Young Adults with an FASD session.

FASD Center for Excellence Project Director Callie Gass delivers the conference’s opening remarks.

FASD Center for Excellence Project Director Callie Gass delivers the conference’s opening remarks.

Dr. Cynthia Kane, President of the FASD Study Group, discusses recent scientific developments in the field.

Dr. Cynthia Kane, President of the FASD Study Group, discusses recent scientific developments in the field.

Dr. David Wargowski of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health reviews the challenges of diagnosing FASD during a breakout session.

Dr. David Wargowski of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health reviews the challenges of diagnosing FASD during a breakout session.

Virginia Mackay-Smith, Director of the Division of Systems Development at CSAP, delivers the keynote address.

Virginia Mackay-Smith, Director of the Division of Systems Development at CSAP, delivers the keynote address.

Morgan Strang of California performs on the Native American flute as part of his presentation on living with FASD.

Morgan Strang of California performs on the Native American flute as part of his presentation on living with FASD.

Dr. Patricia Getty, CSAP Task Order Officer for the FASD Center for Excellence, greets a conference attendee.

Dr. Patricia Getty, CSAP Task Order Officer for the FASD Center for Excellence, greets a conference attendee.

Members of the 2010 BFSS Planning Committee receive certificates of appreciation at the general session.

Members of the 2010 BFSS Planning Committee receive certificates of appreciation at the closing session.

Dr. Raul Caetano from the University of Texas School of Public Health discusses approaches to FASD prevention.

Dr. Raul Caetano from the University of Texas School of Public Health discusses approaches to FASD prevention.

Dr. Yasmin Senturias of the Weisskopf Child Evaluation Center in Kentucky shares her group’s notes during the report-out’s from the State Working Sessions.

Dr. Yasmin Senturias of the Weisskopf Child Evaluation Center in Kentucky shares her group’s notes during the report-out’s from the State Working Sessions.