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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Webinar

        

 

 Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Webinar - Presented by Dr. Kenneth Lyons Jones

                                                     June 17, 2015

                                                     11:00 am EDT

 

On Wednesday, June 17 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT, a webinar on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome will be presented by Kenneth Lyons Jones, MD, Chief of the Division of Dysmorphology/Teratology at the Department of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego.

 

This webinar will provide a retrospective look at 40 years of the Fetal Alcohol syndrome. The presentation will be broken into three parts: recognition of the disorder; reaction to that recognition; and finally, where we are today. 

 

The webinar will be moderated by Christina Chambers, PhD, MPH, Professor, University of California, San Diego.

 

This webinar, hosted by the Teratology Society with the support of OTIS MotherToBaby, is FREE and open to the public.

 

REGISTRATION is required.

 

Members of the Teratology Society and OTIS MotherToBaby will be able to view the webinar in recorded form if they miss the live presentation.

About the Presenter:

Dr. Kenneth Lyons Jones is the Chief of the Division of Dysmorphology/Teratology at the Department of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego and Medical Director of MotherToBaby California. In these activities he has been involved in research, teaching, clinical work and University and public service. His research has focused on the clinical delineation of birth defects, mechanisms of normal and abnormal morphogenesis and the recognition of new human teratogens. Dr. Jones has authored over 400 publications in scientific journals as well as several books, and is the author of Smith’s Recognizable Patterns of Human Malformation which is now in its 7th edition. He was one of two doctors at the University of Washington who first identified Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) in the United States in 1973.  Over the past 40 years he has continued to make significant contributions to our understanding of the prenatal effects of alcohol, most recently as the head of the Dysmorphology Core of the large NIAAA consortium studying this disorder. Dr. Jones is a Past President of the Teratology Society, Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS), and Western Society for Pediatric Research. He is a member of the Association of American Physicians.


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