FASD Nordic


Welcome to FASD Nordic! This is a platform for sharing information, research and experiences between the Nordic countries, about fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, FASD, and other drug-related birth defects.

Would you like to share materials from your own country, either in your own language or in English? Please go to About in the menu above for more information.


Doctoral Theses, MD Emelie Gyllencreutz. Dissertation Mars 19th 2021. Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Abstract and full text avalable.


Regional Kompetansetjeneste – Medfødte Russkader Helse Sør-Øst (RK-MR) har i samarbeid med KoRus Sør og Helsedirektoratet gitt ut temamagasinet «Føtalt Alkohol Spektrum Forstyrrelser». Magasinet inneholder informasjon om forebygging, diagnostisering og forskning.


In October 2019, NIAAA held a meeting of international experts to identify essential elements for developing a single research classification system for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).

FASD resources in Sweden

The FAS association in Sweden is a non-profit organization working to increase knowledge about FASD in society and giving support to those affected and their families. The organization works to create networks, collect research materials and other information and present it on the FAS-portal. The association is open to members from all Nordic countries.

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FASD resources in Denmark

Resources for families: Familieambulatoriet: Outpatient clinics in each of the five regions of Denmark taking care of vulnerable pregnant women.
Resources for professionals: Network at the Ministry of Social Affairs and the Interior: for practitioners, officials and researches working with the topics of pregnancy, alcohol and other substances.

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FASD resources in Iceland

For information about FASD in Island, please contact the Consultant Midwife Specialist Valgerður Lísa Sigurðardóttir at Landspitali University Hospital in Reykjavik.

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FASD resources in Norway

Competence centers/research groups working with FASD in Norway:

  • Regional Kompetansetjeneste – Medfødte Russkader (RK-MR),
  • KoRus Sør – Borgestadklinikken
  • Kompetansesenter Rus (KoRus) Midt-Norge.

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FASD resources in Finland

FAIDD, Kehitysvammaliitto, serves as a strong agent and pioneer of change in work towards a Finland where everyone is equal. We carry out research, offer training, engage in development, communicate, exercise influence and produce materials with the aim of bringing people with disabilities out of the margins.

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Swedish FAS-portal

The FAS portal offers comprehensive and quality-guaranteed information in Swedish about alcohol and drug-related birth defects. The FAS portal is primarily aimed at professionals who meet children in their work, but also at students and others who need information about FASD.

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