190091 A global perspective on impact of flour fortification on NTD rates

Monday, October 27, 2008: 2:45 PM

Joseph Mulinare, MD , 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: Birth Defects, Maternal Care

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Activities include authorship of research studies on folic acid and prevention of neural tube defects; participation in development of USPHS guidelines for use of folic acid by women of childbearing age; consultant to local, state, regional, federal and international organizations to promote and evaluate NTD prevention activities related to the use of folic acid.
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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