Next Public Health Grand Rounds
Understanding the Causes of Major Birth Defects: Steps to Prevention
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 1pm EST.
Birth defects are serious conditions that involve changes to the structure of one or more parts of the body. While the causes of many birth defects are still unknown, their importance and the impact on peoples’ lives are quite clear. Birth defects are common, occurring in 1 of every 33 babies born every year in the United States. Additionally, birth defects are a leading cause of pediatric hospitalizations and medical expenditures. It is estimated that 2.6 billion US dollars are spent annually in caring for infants, children, and adults living with a birth defect.
CDC and its partners are working together to identify both genetic and environmental risk factors that may contribute to the development of birth defects. We have made great advances, but there is still much that can be done to understand and prevent birth defects.
Please join us for this session of Grand Rounds as we discuss some of the research underway to identify the risk factors for birth defects, and develop the key intervention strategies that can be used to help ensure that every child is born in the best possible health.
CDC Grand Rounds Sessions
- February 17, 2015: Global Polio Eradication
- March 17, 2015: Emergency Preparedness Challenges
- April 21, 2015: Prevention and Control of Skin Cancer
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Understanding the Causes of Major Birth Defects: Steps to Prevention
- Climate Change and Health – From Science to Practice
- Unusual Transplant-associated Infections: Just How Unusual?
- How Pharmacists Can Improve Health
- Million Hearts Initiative
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