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BFSS Conference 2008 Photos

SAMHSA's FASD Center for Excellence convened the fifth Building State Systems Conference in Colorado Springs, CO, in May 2008. Forty-seven States were represented, as well as the District of Columbia, the Navajo Nation, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The 161 attendees sought to advance the goal of building State capacity to address FASD. Participants included FASD State Coordinators, treatment and public health professionals, Federal officials, and individuals and family members who have been impacted by FASD.


SAMHSA FASD Center for Excellence Task Order Officer Patricia Getty, Ph.D., welcomes participants to the 2008 BFSS Conference.

FASD Center Project Director Callie Gass provides an orientation to the BFSS Conference for first time attendees.

FASD Center Project Director Callie Gass provides an orientation to the BFSS Conference for first time attendees.

FASD Center Specialist Dan Dubovsky facilitates a regional networking session for participants from three U.S. territories and Hawaii

FASD Center Specialist Dan Dubovsky facilitates a regional networking session for participants from three U.S. territories and Hawaii

2008 BFSS Planning Committee members receive recognition at the Conference.

2008 BFSS Planning Committee members receive recognition at the Conference.

FASD Center Expert Panel and National Association of FASD State Coordinator member L. Diane Casto serves as a moderator for a panel discussing increasing diagnostic capacity.

FASD Center Expert Panel and National Association of FASD State Coordinator member L. Diane Casto serves as a moderator for a panel discussing increasing diagnostic capacity.

Jasmine Suarez O’Connor talks about her life as a young adult with an FASD during the Sharing Personal Stories panel session.

Jasmine Suarez O’Connor talks about her life as a young adult with an FASD during the Sharing Personal Stories panel session.