FASD Sessions 2019

The FASD Network is pleased to announce the third annual “FASD Sessions.”

This two-day conference will be held in Saskatoon on February 26th and 27th, 2019 at the Travelodge (106 Circle Dr West). 

Focusing on a theme of “Strategies & Support” attendees will learn tips and strategies for support taken from our speakers’ first-hand experiences. FASD Sessions 2019 will provide rich content, key takeaways, and opportunities to network with other professionals from across the province. The two-day ticket price is $200.00 with resources and meals provided.

This conference will be of interest to:

FASD Sessions 2019 is sold out. 


Tuesday, February 26th 2019

8:30 a.m. - Registration
9:00 a.m. - "The Brain Domains of Impairment" - Dr. Mansfield Mela
12:00 p.m. - Lunch
1:00 p.m. - "Modifying Environments & Adjusting Expectations" - Shana Mohr
4:00 p.m.- Day 1 concluded

Wednesday, February 27th 2019

9:00 a.m. - "FASD Workshop" - Nate Sheets
12:00 p.m. - Lunch
1:00 p.m. - "FASD Workshop" continued 
4:00 p.m.- Day 2 concluded


Speaker Information

Dr. Mansfield Mela

Dr. Mansfield Mela is an academic forensic psychiatrist at the University of Saskatchewan and a founder of the forensic sub-specialty in Canada. He is also a consultant psychiatrist at the Regional Psychiatric Center in Saskatoon and runs an outpatient clinic for offenders that suffer from a mental disorder. He is an associate faculty member of the College of Law He is a member of the Saskatchewan Review Board and a member of the Saskatchewan Physician Health program. Dr. Mela is the head of the interdisciplinary research team consisting of academic professionals in the area of forensic mental health at the University of Saskatchewan. His area of research is the medico-legal implications of cognitive disorders, specifically FASD and ADHD. His other research interests and focus of contribution include the role of forgiveness in reducing criminal activity, clozapine and increased functioning and therapeutic jurisprudence. He is currently conducting a major systematic review of the impact of prenatal substance exposure on criminality.   Dr. Mela runs a research team whose collaborative work is yielding significant results for the field, have published over twenty peer review articles and have presented on FASD in national, local and international conferences.

Shana Mohr

Shana Mohr is the Training Coordinator for the FASD Network of Saskatchewan and member of the CanFASD Family Advisory Committee. She has trained hundreds of professionals, caregivers, and individuals with intellectual disabilities about the complexities of FASD. Shana is also the mom to an amazing daughter who lives with FASD and motivates her unlimited passion for the cause. She is where Shana’s dedication started and continues to be her most important teacher in the world of FASD. 

Nate Sheets

Nate Sheets is an international FASD behavior consultant, speaker, and advocate. He has a decade of experience in the developmental disability field, and helps families, schools, mental health programs, and government agencies to understand the needs of people with FASDs. Nate is interested in taking neuropsychology concepts and finding practical ways to apply them to challenging behaviors in a way that values the dignity and respect of all people involved. Nate works with both children and adults, and provides free videos to parents and professionals at www.youtube.com/oregonbehavior. He is a producer and co-host on the "It's a Brain Thing" podcast, and is producing two video series on FASDs. He lives in Salem, Oregon and watches an unreasonable amount of television.