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BFSS Conference 2011 Photos

SAMHSA's Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Center for Excellence held the eighth Building FASD State Systems (BFSS) conference May 11-13, 2011, in Phoenix, Arizona. BFSS 2011 attracted 230 participants from 49 states, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana 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.

The Center’s FASD Specialist, Dan Dubovsky, makes a presentation at his well-attended pre-conference session, Is Accurate Diagnosis Necessary? Behavioral Issues in FASD.

The Center’s FASD Specialist, Dan Dubovsky, makes a presentation titled Is Accurate Diagnosis Necessary? Behavioral Health Issues in FASD, at the pre-conference session.

Brie A. Reimann, of the Colorado FASD team, shares information on the collaborative prevention process in Colorado.

Brie A. Reimann, of the Colorado FASD team, shares information on the collaborative prevention process in Colorado.

2.	The FASD Center’s Project Director, Callie B. Gass, helps orient first-time attendees with a pre-conference session on the history, goals, and stucture of the Building FASD State Systems Conference.

The FASD Center’s Project Director, Callie B. Gass, helps orient first-time attendees with a pre-conference session on the history, goals, and stucture of the Building FASD State Systems Conference.

Dr. Carolyn T. Szetela provides information on the FASD Regional Training Centers’ role in training and supporting health professionals.

Dr. Carolyn T. Szetela provides information on the FASD Regional Training Centers’ role in training and supporting health professionals.

L.Diane Casto, the Alaska State FASD Coordinator and Prevention Manager for the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, introduces a plenary session.

L. Diane Casto, the Alaska State FASD Coordinator and Prevention Manager for the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, introduces a plenary session.

Eileen B. Bisgard, a Project Director for the Colorado Judicial Department, discusses strategies for shaping policies to prevent and address FASD.

Eileen B. Bisgard, a Project Director for the Colorado Judicial Department, discusses strategies for shaping policies to prevent and address FASD.

Enid Watson, Massachusetts State FASD Coordinator and Director of Screening and Early Identification Projects for the Institute for Health and  Recovery, discusses the need for and benefits of early screening and intervention.

Enid Watson, Massachusetts State FASD Coordinator and Director of Screening and Early Identification Projects for the Institute for Health and Recovery, discusses the need for and benefits of early screening and intervention.

Kendra L. Nelson, Community Grants Coordinator for the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, discusses ways in which Minnesota has engaged prenatal care providers in the State.

Kendra L. Nelson, Community Grants Coordinator for the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, discusses ways in which Minnesota has engaged prenatal care providers in the State.

Karen Pressman and Dr. Pamela Gillen exchange information at the poster and exhibit display session, during which the FASD Center’s 23 subcontractors and other presenters shared posters and various materials about the FASD activities in their States.

Karen Pressman and Dr. Pamela Gillen exchange information at the poster and exhibit display session, during which the FASD Center’s 23 subcontractors and other presenters shared posters and various materials about the FASD activities in their States.

Millicent Ledbetter, Chair of the Mississippi Advisory Council for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, shares the benefits of a comprehensive system of care and the steps States can take to develop their own systems.

Millicent Ledbetter, Chair of the Mississippi Advisory Council for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, shares the benefits of a comprehensive system of care and the steps States can take to develop their own systems.

Dr. Susan Smith, President of the FASD Study Group, provides current science and research trends in FASD.

Dr. Susan Smith, President of the FASD Study Group, provides current science and research trends in FASD.

Thea B. Carruth, of Health TeamWorks, shares information on the one-page, evidence-based guidelines and accompanying tools that her organization develops and distributes for providers throughout Colorado.

Thea B. Carruth, of Health TeamWorks, shares information on the one-page, evidence-based guidelines and accompanying tools that her organization develops and distributes for providers throughout Colorado.

Trisha Hinson, Mississippi State FASD Coordinator and State Project Director, discusses the need to connect the dots, that is, amass resources and identify strengths, during the closing plenary session on sustainability.

Trisha Hinson, Mississippi State FASD Coordinator and State Project Director, discusses the need to connect the dots, that is, amass resources and identify strengths, during the closing plenary session on sustainability.