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              August, 2012     

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Scholarships for New Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) PediaLink Course Now Available!
Spurwink Offers Annual Conference
Lost In Transition...The Medical Role in Transition form Adolescence to Adulthood
Survey - Children with Autism...Sexual Development and Behavior in Children with Autism
2012 Teleconference Series Scheduled Programs
Scholarships for New Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) PediaLink Course Now Available!
Prenatal alcohol exposure is the leading preventable cause of intellectual and developmental disabilities in the western world. The effects of FASD can be lifelong but the best outcomes are seen when it is recognized early and treatment provided accordingly. A new AAP Pedialink course Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Identification and Management emphasizes the importance of the primary care provider in suspecting and/or diagnosing FASD, making proper referrals, and facilitating appropriate health care, education and community services. Scholarships for this course are available on a first come first serve basis. 
To request a scholarship simply complete the form at
For more information contact Faiza Khan at
Spurwink Offers Annual Conference
The 17th Annual Northern New England Conference on Child Maltreatment
Thursday, September 13th and Friday, September 14th, 2012
University of New England
Biddeford, Maine


An evidence-based educational program for professionals working with abused and neglected childrent


Topics include 
  • Tips for Interviewing Teenagers
  • Child Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence
  • Diagnonsis and Management of Physical Abuse in Primary Care
  • Policies and Practices to Support Recovery in Substance Exposed Infants


Registration fee - $100
For more information go to or email
Lost In Transition
The Medical Role in Transition form Adolescence to Adulthood
The American Academy of Pediatrics, New York Chapter 3 is holding an educational program on transitioning adolescents (with and without Special Health Care Needs) to adult care on October 3, 2012 in Westchester NY. 


To learn more about this event or to register please visit our events homepage at:

Or Click here to download a copy of the Brochure. 


Survey - Children with Autism

Sexual Development and Behavior in Children with Autism: The Pediatrician's Perspective

Drs. Paul Carbone, Nancy Murphy, and Michael Himle of The University of Utah are conducting an online survey of pediatricians regarding the sexual development and behavior of children with autism. You are invited to participate in this survey if you currently provide care for any families managing autism. Participation in the survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes. 


There is currently very little research on how families manage the sexual development of children/adolescents with autism. As a pediatrician on the front line, your perspective is invaluable to our understanding of this topic. Your responses will help us understand how pediatricians address and integrate these issues into medical care. Your participation in this study is sincerely appreciated. As a token of our appreciation, we will be happy to provide you with information and resources for pediatricians and parents regarding sexual development and autism upon completion of the study.

Please click on the following link if you wish to participate:

Thank you very much! Please address questions to Laura Graham, Research Coordinator, (801) 585-7114.
2012 Teleconference Series Scheduled Programs

Our popular teleconference series continues this fall with the following programs set to occur:


The Inter-relationship Between Pregnancy, Obesity and Breastfeeding, September 12th, Kathleen Marinelli, MD


Overuse Injuries of the Adolescent Athlete, September 20th, Carl Nissen, MD


Responding to the Rise in Pertussis, September 25th, Kathy Kudish, DVM, MSPH and Amanda Faulkner, MPH
Red Flags: Common Cutaneous Vascular Lesions in Childhood, October 2nd, Richard Antaya, MD


Working with DCF, 3rd in a series of 4, October 11th


Make-A-Wish Foundation, October TBA
Treating the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender Patient, November 7th 


Child Abuse in Infants, November 27th, Nina Livingston, MD
Click below to register for these conferences:

Jillian Wood
Executive Director

Tracey McDougall
Teleconference Coordinator

Yvette Moretti
Administrative Assistant

Judy Blei
Government Relations

104 Hungerford Street
Hartford, CT  06106 


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2012 Series
Upcoming Teleconferences


Wednesday, Sept. 12th

Obesity and Breastfeeding Teleconference

 Kathleen Marinelli, MD

Register Here 



Sept. 20th
Overuse Injuries of the Adolescent Athlete
 Carl Nissen, MD
Sept. 25th
Responding to the Rise in Pertussis
Kathy Kudish, DVM, MSPH 
Amanda Faulkner, MPH