The 2018 Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Study Group (FASDSG) meeting was entitled "Sex Differences and Vulnerability." The theme reflected the ongoing NIH initiative to address sex differences in both clinical and preclinical research. The first keynote speaker, Jill Becker, Ph.D., addressed sex differences in addiction in preclinical studies. The second keynote speaker, Meeyoung Min, Ph.D., discussed effects of gender on adolescent outcomes in poly-drug exposed children. The conference presented updates from three government agencies, a discussion panel of new data on FASD prevalence, and short presentations by junior and senior investigators showcasing late-breaking FASD research. The conference was capped by the presentation of Dr. Sarah Mattson, Ph.D., the recipient of the 2018 Henry Rosett award for career-long contributions to the field.
Keywords: Annual study group meeting; Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders; Proceedings.
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