Prenatal Environmental Influences on Fetal Growth and Development

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This webinar was originally presented on November 17, 2021. Leslie Rubin, MD, FAAP  presented a National PEHSU Grand Rounds webinar on prenatal environmental influences on fetal growth and development. Rapidly developing fetuses could potentially be exposed to harmful chemicals through fetal bloodstream and reach developing organs and organ systems. This could potentially disrupt the programmed development directly through interference at the cellular level. This presentation examines some of the signal events and discoveries that have informed health professionals’ awareness of fetal vulnerability to environmental toxins and provide strategies to prevent potential harm to the fetus and assure a safe and healthy outcome of pregnancy.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Identify the vulnerability of the developing fetus to maternal exposures
  2. Identify signs of neurodevelopmental disabilities
  3. Describe environmental factors that can impact brain function in the developing fetus
  4. Develop strategies to reduce the likelihood of adverse environmental exposures to prenatal development

Speakers

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Leslie Rubin, MD, FAAP  

Leslie Rubin, MD, FAAP is a developmental pediatrician, who is clinically active in caring for children with developmental disabilities and their families. Dr Rubin is part of the Southeast PEHSU based at Emory University, where he actively promotes children’s environmental health awareness. He is also active in exploring the social, economic, and environmental determinants of health. He provides strategies to reduce health disparities in children through his not-for-profit, Break the Cycle of Health Disparities, Inc. Break the Cycle of Children’s Environmental Health Disparities cultivates the interest of university and college students to raise awareness of environmental health disparities and cultivate future leaders to address these challenges. His clinical experience is in developmental pediatrics and children’s environmental health and health disparities. 

CE Origination date: November 17, 2021
CE Expiration date: November 17, 2023

ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS:

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

CME:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this activity for 1.0 nursing contact hours.

CEU:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEU's for this program.

CECH: Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 0. Continuing Competency credits available are 1.0. CDC provider number 98614.

For Certified Public Health Professionals (CPH).

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a pre-approved provider of Certified in Public Health (CPH) recertification credits and is authorized to offer 1.0 CPH recertification credits for this program.

Disclosure: In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use. CDC, our planners, our presenters, content experts and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planning committee reviewed content to ensure there is no bias. Presentation will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use. CDC did not accept commercial support for this continuing education activity.

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