Massey is the venue for a large health conference starting today, which will focus on fetal alcohol syndrome.

The three-day conference is part of National Aboriginal Addictions Awareness Month.

Over the next three days there will be a training session on fetal alcohol/ neuro-behavioral condition with trainer Nancy Hall, the lead facilitator and founder of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Consultation, Education, and Training Services of Canada.

It will be held at the Massey Arena with host Sagamok-Anishnawbek First Nation.

The training provides information about the spectrum, the effects of other drugs on fetal development and the long-term effects of such exposure on children,

Participants will include teachers, health professionals, attorneys and employers, among others.