10 april alcohol webinar EN

On Wednesday, 10 April 2019, PAHO will held the webinar  "Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD): Epidemiology and Diagnosis" that will provide an overview of what are fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, current diagnostic criteria, clinical signs, and on how to identify people who could be affected. It will also cover the prevalence of: alcohol use among childbearing age and pregnant women globally; Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and FASD among general and special sub-populations such as children in care, correctional populations, special education populations, specialized clinical populations, and Aboriginal populations in comparison with the global prevalence of FASD in the general population, as well as predicted estimates for Latin America and the Caribbean.

The panelists are Dr. Svetlana (Lana) Popova, a Senior Scientist at the Institute for Mental Health Policy Research and Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) whose research focuses on substance abuse and disease burden, and evidence-based policy development, and Dr. Omar-Abdul Rahman, current Director of Genetic Medicine and Friedland Professor at the Munroe-Meyer Institute at the University of Nebraska Medical Center whose interests lie in the research and development new approaches to systematically capture phenotypic information relevant to clinical genetics and he has a particular focus on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).

          –   Spanish: https://paho.webex.com/paho/lsr.php?RCID=4b66b40ee03da69f3bc40e21177dab45

Note: The registration link will serve to register to the whole webinar series. If you are already registered for the webinar series, there is no need to do it again.

Alcohol and Health Webinar Series

alcohol webinar series square 2The Mental Health and Substance Abuse Unit will be coordinating a series of webinars on Alcohol and Health throughout 2019. The webinar series is aimed at disseminating up-to-date and accurate information about alcohol epidemiology, harms, policies and research in the Region of the Americas and globally, which in turn can be used for advocacy, policy development and implementation. 

Time Correspondence

  • 9:30 am - Los Angeles
  • 10:30 am - San Salvador, Tegucigalpa
  • 11:30 am - Bogotá, Lima, Mexico City, Quito, Kingston
  • 12:30 pm - Bridgetown, La Paz, Sto. Domingo
  • 1:30 pm - Brasilia, Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile

For other cities, you can estimate the time in the following link. Please, note that on 10 March, Washington DC will change to Daylight Saving Time. Take that in account when you estimate the time in your zone