190090 A time to reassess our NTD prevention strategies

Monday, October 27, 2008: 2:30 PM

Coleen Boyle, PhD , National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

Learning Objectives:
Describe the world-wide benefit of folic acid fortification in the prevention of neural tube defects Articulate the strategies to minimize the racial/ethnic disparities in NTD prevention impact List some of the unique partnerships in the global effort to fortify flour Recognize some of the other and emerging health effects of folic acid beyond NTD prevention

Keywords: Maternal Health, Birth Defects

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I direct the Division of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities at CDC and oversee folic acid research and prevention activities.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.

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