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Welcome to the Western Regional
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Conference

Reno, NV
May 19-21, 2013

14 CEHs/14 CMEs*

*includes 3 hours of Ethics

Conference Objectives

By offering the Western Regional Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Conference, CASAT intends to meet NCBDDD Performance Goals (CDC): Priority 1. Develop and implement comprehensive research-to-practice initiatives that promote early identification, referral, and intervention for prioritized health conditions; Priority 2. Identify major new factors leading to healthy birth outcomes; and Priority 3. Determine the natural history of secondary conditions throughout the lifespan to identify promising interventions.


Download the Agenda, which includes times, speakers, keynote and workshop descriptions - updated as of 05.09.2013. [PDF Download, Simple Agenda] | [PDF Download, Full Program]

The conference will cover the objectives above, within the context of the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Competency-Based Curriculum Development Guide for Medical and Allied Health Education and Practice. All participants will receive a digital manual (CD-Rom).


Sunday, May 19 - Opening Banquet Dinner and Conference Check in (5:00 - 6:00 pm check in; 6:00 - 8:00 pm session)
Monday, May 20 - Full Day of Workshops (8:00 am - 4:00 pm)
Tuesday, May 21 - Full Day of Workshops (8:00 am - 4:30 pm)

Handouts and PowerPoint Downloads

Elizabeth Dang, MPH, Behavioral Scientist, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Prevention Team, National Center on Birth
Defects and Developmental Disabilities – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  [PDF Download, PowerPoint]

Susan Doctor, M.Ed., Ph.D., FASD Specialist, University of Nevada, Reno [PDF Download, PowerPoint]

Carolyn Szetela, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Meharry Medical College [PDF Download, PowerPoint]

David Wargowski, M.D., School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin [PDF Download, PowerPoint]

Anthony (Tony) P. Wartnik, Judge (retired)/ L.L.B./ J.D., Legal Consultant, APW Consultants [PDF Download, Handout] | [PDF Download, PowerPoint - revised]

Georgiana Wilton, Ph.D., Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin [PDF Download, PowerPoint]


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the University of Nevada School of Medicine and CASAT. The University of Nevada School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education to physicians.

The University of Nevada School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The conference has approvals by the following boards for 14 CEHs.

NAADAC (The Association for Addiction Professionals) #279
NBCC (National Board for Certified Counselors) #6492
NASW (National Association for Social Workers) #886621393-1763

Nevada Board of Examiners for Drug and Alcohol Counselors
Nevada Marriage and Family Therapists
State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers: #CEP-18-0810
Nevada State Board of Continuing Legal Education #B13281-RN
State of Nevada Board of Nursing: NV110294-2
Peace Officer Standards Training (POST) - #P2850002
State of Nevada Board of Psychologists - #NV13-0519CE

CAADAC/CFAAP: #OS-85-201-1013 (up to 10 CEHs only)
State of California Board of Behavioral Sciences: #PCE 1480

Who Should Attend

Medical and Health Practitioners and Other Allied Health Professionals, as well as those working in counseling, community and related fields such as:

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Counselors
  • Coalition Director/Representatives
  • Medical Students
  • Pharmacists
  • Social Workers
  • Educators
  • Parole & Probation Officers
  • Court Personnel
  • Foster Guardians


Registration is closed.

We are happy to offer the conference at the low rate of $125 for cost recovery. There are no student rates, faculty rates, scholarships, group rates, early-bird rates, or volunteer rates being offered.

Credit Card

Interested participants may register online with a credit card. Please be prepared to enter your credit card number, expiration date and security code to pay for the conference.


In order to pay for the conference by purchase order and/or check, please contact CASAT at 866.617.2818 or email


On-site registration and payment will also be available on Sunday (5/19) and Monday (5/20). A certificate will not be provided until payment is received.

Space is limited, and seating is first-come, first served.


The lodging block has expired.

Room reservations are charged separately:
The event will take place at the Atlantis Convention Center in the Atlantis Resort. Room reservations should be made at the Atlantis Resort in Reno, Nevada. To reserve a room at a special rate of $79 for Sun-Tuesday, please call 1-800-723-6500 and refer to the "FASD" block. Reserve your room before May 1, 2013. Rate based on availability. Space is limited.

Atlantis Resort
3800 S. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89502
Phone: 1-800-723-6500
Code: "FASD"
Rate: $79
Check in: 3:00 pm
Check out: Noon
Airport Transportation: Yes/shuttle

Cancellation/Refund Policy

The cancellation deadline has expired.

If a cancellation/substitution notice is received after the deadline, a refund/substitution will not be possible. Absolutely no refunds or substitutions will be made after May 1 past 5pm. A notice must be sent to with “Cancellation/Substitution” in the subject line.

FASD Save the Date 2013


Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.