Online Self-paced Course on Birth Defect Surveillance and Prevention

New edition, extensively revised and expanded, with videos, quizzes, discussion forum, and publications/resources

Developed for clinicians, epidemiologists, public health professionals, and anyone interested in understanding birth defects and improving their prevention and care

Self paced: go at your own pace, in your own time zone, on your schedule

Developed by the International Center on Birth Defects (ICBD) and supported in part by funding from the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through Agreement 2016-2017 with Task Force for Global Health

Language: English and Spanish versions

Topics include
1. The newborn exam (focus on congenital anomalies)
2. Selected major birth defects: from embryology to surveillance and prevention
3. Congenital infections as teratogens
4. Teratogenic medications and exposures
5. Short course on microcephaly (clinical evaluation, neuroimaging, genetics, surveillance) including basic elements of Zika assessment and response

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