Consensus Development Conference on Legal Issues of FASD - past event


Delta Edmonton South Hotel and Conference Centre Edmonton , AB
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 to Friday, September 20, 2013
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This conference is a three-day juried hearing of evidence and scientific findings that allows for the engagement and collaboration of citizens and decision makers in government and the justice system in addressing a specific set of key questions on legal issues related to FASD.The Honourable Ian Binnie, former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, will serve as Jury Chair for this first-ever Consensus Development Conference on Legal Issues of FASD. He will lead a panel of 12-14 distinguished citizens who will hear evidence from experts over 3 days in front of an audience of over 300. Following the hearings, the jury will consider the evidence and develop recommendations, including suggestions of policy improvements, in a consensus statement. On the morning of the third day, the consensus statement is read aloud by the jury chair for consideration and discussion by the experts and audience. After clarification and elaboration, the statement is printed and widely disseminated to people interested in the subject.