We are pleased to present the April session of CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds, “Autism Spectrum Disorder: From Numbers to Know-How.” This session will be available via live webcast from CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday, April 22, at 1 p.m. (EST) at http://www.cdc.gov/about/
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. Global prevalence of autism has increased twenty- to thirty-fold since the earliest studies 40–50 years ago. Just-published CDC data shows an estimated prevalence of 1 in 68 children affected by an autism spectrum disorder. ASD occurs in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups, and is almost five times more common among boys than girls. Tracking and diagnosing ASD can be difficult, since there is no single biological marker, and diagnostic criteria have recently changed. Although signs may appear early in life, many children with ASD do not receive a final diagnosis until they are over the age of 4. This delay means that children with ASD and their families might not get the help they need during the most critical periods of development.
Please join us to discuss the challenges of understanding and diagnosing this complex disorder and the opportunities for early identification and screening. This session of Grand Rounds will also explore some of the evidence-based interventions that can help individuals with autism make gains in their development.
Future Grand Rounds topics include PrEP for Prevention of HIV and Hepatitis C.
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Julie Daniels, MPH, PhD
Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Maternal and Child Health,
Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“Autism Etiology – What We Know and How to Learn More”
Jon Baio, EdS
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, CDC
“Surveillance for Autism Spectrum Disorder: Key Findings and Trends”
Susan L. Hyman, MD
Division Chief, Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics,
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Rochester Medical Center
“Early Identification and Screening”
Samuel L. Odom, PhD
Director, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“Evidence-based Intervention for Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder”
John Iskander, MD, MPH, Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
Phoebe Thorpe, MD, MPH, Deputy Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
Susan Laird, MSN, RN, Communications Manager, Public Health Grand Rounds
For non-CDC staff or those outside of the CDC firewall:
A live external webcast will be available. Presentations are archived and posted 48 hours after each session. Due to security measures at CDC’s Roybal campus, non-CDC staff who wish to attend these sessions in person must have prior clearance and a U.S. state-issued photo ID (e.g., driver’s license, U.S. passport).
Names of non-CDC staff (both domestic and international) should be submitted to the Grand Rounds Team.Please note that all information for international visitors must be submitted at least 10 days in advance.
For CDC staff requiring reasonable accommodations:
It is the policy of CDC to provide reasonable accommodations (RA) for qualified individuals with disabilities to ensure their full inclusion in CDC-sponsored training events. Employees are asked to submit RA requests at least two weeks prior to the training event. Please e-mail the request to email@example.com.
Grand Rounds is available for Continuing Education.
ALL Continuing Education hours for PHGR are issued online through the CDC/ATSDR Training and Continuing Education Online system. If you have questions, e-mail or call Learner Support at1-800-418-7246 (1-800-41TRAIN).
Those who attend PHGR either in person, Envision, IPTV, or “web on demand” and who wish to receive continuing education must complete the online seminar evaluation. Thirty days from the initial seminar the course number will change to WD2346 and will be available for continuing education until February 18, 2016. The course code for PHGR is PHGR10.
Target Audience: Physicians, nurses, epidemiologists, pharmacists, veterinarians, certified health education specialists, laboratorians, others
- List key measures of burden of disease involving morbidity, mortality, and/or cost.
- Describe evidence-based preventive interventions and the status of their implementations.
- Identify one key prevention science research gap.
- Name one key indicator by which progress and meeting prevention goals is measured.
CE certificates can be printed from your computer immediately upon completion of your online evaluation. A cumulative transcript of all CDC/ATSDR CE’s obtained through the TCE Online System will be maintained for each user. We hope that this will assist CDC staff and other public health professionals to fulfill the requirements for their professional licenses and certificates.
Learn more about continuing education on the Grand Rounds website.