September 24, 2019
Our Global Birth Defects Research Fellow, Dr Leke Aminkeng, returned from Bratislava, Slovakia last week invigorated. Why? Because his presentation about our Birth Defects App was met with great enthusiasm and interest from conference participants.
August 12, 2019
We are always updating and expanding our comprehensive resource inventory to ensure it contains the tools you seek in order to develop or enhance your local surveillance system. Today, under our Registration Manuals/Software section, we added a downloadable curriculum for health personnel on perinatal infections transmitted by the mother to her infant.
June 20, 2019
Our Global Birth Defects initiative has gathered into its resource inventory essential atlases, manuals, and instructional tools under our Diagnosis and Coding section. One of the ready-to-use instructional manuals—a guide for the description and classification of congenital limb defects—comes from a European surveillance network.
June 3, 2019
Phase I testing of our App began June 1 and continues throughout this month. During this phase, expert clinician reviewers will download, register, and use the Basic Version of the App. These reviewers will provide feedback through a questionnaire that asks about the functionality, clinical content, and the utility of the App.
May 28, 2019
Have you heard about the birth surveillance network in Latin America called ECLAMC? ECLAMC stands for Estudio Colaborative Latino Americano de Malformaciones Congénitas—Latin American Collaborative Study of Congenital Malformations. Their network of 35 hospitals voluntarily register infants with malformations with the aim of the prevention of birth defects through research.
May 15, 2019
Did you know that our website contains a comprehensive resource inventory for improving congenital anomaly surveillance in low-resource areas? We have a section dedicated to registration manuals and software.
March 28, 2019
Webinar: "Communicating with Others: What Is a Teratogen?" featuring Dr. Anthony Scialli - April 10 at 11 am Eastern. The webinar is hosted by the Teratology Society in collaboration with the American College of Toxicology, Organization of Teratology Information Specialists, and National Birth Defects Prevention Network. This webinar is free and open to anyone, but registration is required.
February 28, 2019
The newly launched Global Birth Defects website has been funded by ZikaPLAN. We are therefore happy to mark World Birth Defects Day by highlighting actions to address birth defects caused by the Zika virus. Today, we throw the spotlight on the outreach activities of the Zika Engagement and Support Team (ZEST).
February 25, 2019
Join the World Birth Defects Day Twitter Chat on Friday, March 1 at 11am. It is a bilingual chat hosted by the March of Dimes. On Friday, 12 questions will be tweeted out under the hashtag #ManyBirthDefects1Voice and #WorldBDday. Tweet your responses. Find more information at the World Birth Defects Day website.
January 21-22, 2018
Our team of public health and clinical experts have been meeting to finalise the content that will be on the App we're developing. This App is intended for the description and coding of birth defects in areas and regions of low-resources.
December 13, 2018
Welcome. See our inventory of birth defect surveillance tools and resources.