As the only program of its kind nationally, the Human Teratogens Course provides balanced and comprehensive information on the current knowledge and controversies in the field of teratology and counseling for pregnancy exposures. The faculty, teratology and toxicology experts, present lectures that cover basic principles of teratology, embryology, and epidemiology as well as detailed information regarding maternal conditions and environmental exposures which may pose teratogenic effect in pregnancy and lactation. The course provides up-to-date information on common exposures and hot topics such as Zika and Opioids, which providers are likely to encounter in their practice. The target audience for this course includes: obstetricians, maternal fetal medicine specialists, genetic counselors, pharmacists, and allied health professionals. This course takes place every two years in Tampa, Florida. Click “details” to access the 2019 course brochure. The next course will be held virtually November 2-4, 2021. Details will be posted and registration will open for this virtual course in late Spring 2021.
This joint Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention / American College of Toxicology course is designed to provide a basic understanding in reproductive and developmental biology and principles of various testing approaches for reproductive and developmental toxicology, with strong emphasis on the practical application of these principles and interpretation of nonclinical safety data as well as risk assessment. The intended audience for this course includes industrial and regulatory scientists, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows.
This online course was developed by the International Centre on Birth Defects (ICBD Centre) and supported, in part, by funding from the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, through Agreement 2016-2017 with the Task Force for Global Health. The course is designed for clinicians, epidemiologists, public health professionals, and anyone interested in understanding birth defects and improving their prevention and care. The course includes videos, quizzes, a discussion forum, and publications/resources. It is available in English and Spanish.