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September October 2007

News from the Secretariat

04/09/2007

Lunch meeting on FASD (Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders) European Parliament - Strasbourg. 4 September 2007

To mark the International FASD Day (9 September) Eurocare organised, together with Dutch MEPs, Mr. Jules Maaten (ALDE) and Ms Dorette Corbey (PSE), a lunch meeting at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on the 4th of September.

The aim of the meeting was to raise awareness among MEPs of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) as well as different policy options to curb its incidence

The speakers included:

  • Dr Kieran O'Malley, a Doctor and a Psychiatrist from Ireland who has worked with FASD patients for 17 years and has researched and published extensively on FASD. View presentation
  • Dr Nicolaas van der Lely, a paediatrician from the Netherlands who last year launched a multidisciplinary alcohol outpatient clinic for children with problems related to alcohol use.