World FASD Awareness Day

Reunion celebrates the International FAS Prevention Day, every year since 2002, under the leadership of Dr. Thierry Maillard, with the support of many volunteers, yesterday from Réunisaf, today from SAF Indian Ocean, Resource Center and SAF France.



PLGF, a placental marker of fetal brain defects after in utero alcohol exposure

Lecuyer M1, Laquerrière A1,2, Bekri S1,3, Lesueur C1,3, Ramdani Y1, Jégou S1, Uguen A4, Marcorelles P4, Marret S1,5, Gonzalez BJ6. Most children with in utero alcohol exposure do not exhibit all features of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), and a challenge for clinicians is to make an early diagnosis of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) to avoid lost opportunities for care. In brain, correct neurodevelopment requires proper angiogenesis. Since alcohol alters brain angiogenesis and the placenta is a major source of angiogenic factors, we hypothesized that it is involved in alcohol-induced brain vascular defects. In mouse, using in vivo repression and [...]

« The consumption of alcohol during pregnancy, even high or low, can shortly cause significant risks to the child. This Alcohol taken during pregnancy is, according to the French Academy of Medicine, the first non-genetic cause of disability »

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3 Day conference followed by 2 day German Symposium
For all Professionals and other associated with FASD
To increase understanding about FASD
Keynote presentation from international experts
On-site accommodation available to book
further information: or
EUFASD 2018, 24th – 26th September : Ramada Hotel Berlin, Alexanderplatz
6 septembre 2017
à Goodwood, Cape Town
Afrique du Sud
FASD in South Africa, time for Stakeholders to engage