AAP Webinar Series on FASD for Pediatric Primary Care Clinicians - Jan. 18, Jan. 25, Feb. 1

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is offering a series of three 30-minute educational webinars focused on enhancing the education of pediatric primary care clinicians regarding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs). The educational webinars will feature clinical practices including identification, diagnosis and care planning for children with FASDs. The webinars are open to all clinical personnel, with practicing primary care clinicians strongly encouraged to attend.

Webinar #1: FASD: Screening, Assessment, and Diagnosis

Faculty: Carol Weitzman, MD, FAAP

Wednesday, January 18 at 4 pm ET | 3 pm CT | 2 pm MT | 1 pm PT

About the Webinar

This webinar will focus on defining the terms used to describe the conditions that fall under the umbrella of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs), describing the signs that may indicate prenatal alcohol exposure and a possible condition along the continuum of FASDs. Participants will be oriented to the diagnostic assessment including the areas of the brain affected by prenatal alcohol exposure, approaches to delivering the diagnosis, and indications for referral. Faculty will reinforce the benefits of a diagnosis and demonstrate how to address issues around stigma in both assessing for prenatal alcohol exposure and delivering a FASDs diagnosis.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Define FASD and its component conditions and explain its relevance to pediatric practice.
  2. Describe the neurobehavioral and physical characteristics of FASDs.
  3. Explain diagnostic criteria and the diagnostic process.

Register here for this webinar!

Webinar #2: Neurobehavioral Disorder associated with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure (ND-PAE)

Faculty: Douglas Waite, MD, FAAP

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 4 pm ET | 3 pm CT | 2 pm MT | 1 pm PT

About the Webinar

This webinar will focus on the factors in a patient’s medical history and clinical presentation that may indicate the presence of Neurobehavioral Disorder Associated with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure (ND-PAE). Participants will learn about the three domains in which children with this disorder struggle with behavior and developmental tasks. The definition of ND-PAE from the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) and related issues regarding more than minimal exposure to alcohol will be shared. The ways that ND-PAE may present in clinic through the developmental stages and strategies for managing care will be covered.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the signs and symptoms that may indicate the presence of Neurobehavioral Disorder Associated with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure (ND-PAE). ND-PAE is one of the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.
  2. Discuss the diagnostic criteria for ND-PAE, including relevant testing.
  3. Describe management strategies for ND-PAE.

Register here for this webinar!

Webinar #3: Treatment Across the Lifespan for Persons with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Faculty: Yasmin Senturias, MD, FAAP

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 4 pm ET | 3 pm CT | 2 pm MT | 1 pm PT

About the Webinar

This webinar will aim to provide primary care clinicians with the tools they need to treat children with FASDs across the lifespan. The session will focus on identifying and managing neurobehavioral and medical concerns at different developmental stages. Participants will learn about medical, therapeutic, and pharmaceutical considerations. Faculty will present evidence-based interventions that are applicable to community-based primary care pediatricians. Specifically, approaches to building parent knowledge and working with the school system on individualized education programs (IEPs) and 504 Plans will be discussed. Support services and resources for providers, families, and teachers/schools will also be covered.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe developmental and functional concerns for individuals with FASDs and management strategies across the life span.
  2. Explain various treatment approaches, including evidence-based approaches specific to FASDs
  3. Explain support services and resources for families, providers, and schools.
  4. Discuss issues related to children with FASD and the criminal justice system.

Register here for this webinar!

For questions regarding the webinar series, please contact Josh Benke at jbenke@aap.org, or Nkem Chineme at nchineme@aap.org

 

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