Scholarships for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) PediaLink Course
Prenatal alcohol exposure is the leading preventable cause of intellectual and developmental disabilities in the western world. The effects of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) can be life-long but the best outcomes are seen when it is recognized early and treatment provided accordingly.
Through a partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD), a new FASD PediaLink course has been developed to enhance the education of a wide-range of child health professionals on the topic of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. The course, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Identification and Management, emphasizes the importance of the primary care provider in suspecting and/or diagnosing FASD, making proper referrals, and facilitating appropriate health care, education, and community services.
The AAP FASD program has a number of scholarships for this course that need to be awarded by the end of August. Please consider sharing this opportunity with members for your respective chapter to utilize the remaining scholarships. To request a scholarship simply complete the form at http://www2.aap.org/cgi-bin/forms/pcs.cfm. Scholarships will be awarded on a first come, first served basis.
FASDs is one topic area addressed as part of the AAP Program to Enhance the Health and Development of Infants & Children (PEHDIC) cooperative agreement between the AAP and the NCBDDD. To learn about the program, contact Faiza Khan, MPH, Program Manager, AAP Division of Children with Special Needs at 847/434-4924 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faiza Khan, MPH
AAP Division of Children with Special Needs
American Academy of Pediatrics
141 Northwest Point Blvd.
Elk Grove, IL 60007-1098
Phone: (847) 434-4924
Fax: (847) 434-8000