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CDC to Hold First Public Health Grand Rounds on Autism

UPDATE: If you missed the live event, you can view an archived video here 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will webcast “Autism Spectrum Disorder: From Numbers to Know-How” as part of its “grand rounds” public health training series.

The event will feature presentations on causes, surveillance, early identification and screening for autism. The course is designed as continuing education for health professionals, but is also open to the public.

Participants can attend in person* at the CDC’s Global Communication Center, in Atlanta, or join via live webcast. Professionals interested in continuing education credits must register in advance here.

Presentations will include:

Autism Etiology – What We Know and How to Learn More,” by Julie Daniels, associate professor, epidemiology and maternal and child health, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Surveillance for Autism Spectrum Disorder: Key Findings and Trends,” by Jon Baio, behavioral psychologist, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities 

Early Identification and Screening,” by Susan Hyman, division chief of neurodevelopmental and behavioral pediatrics, University of Rochester Medical Center

Evidence-based Intervention for Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder,” by Samuel Odom, director, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 * Due to security measures at the CDC campus, non-staff wishing to attend in person must have prior clearance and a U.S. state-issued photo ID (e.g., driver’s license or U.S. passport).  Please send your request to attend in person to the CDC Grand Rounds Team. International visitors must submit a copy of passport and U.S. state-issued photo ID 10 days prior to the session for clearance. 

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