ERIC Number: ED181627
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
International Summit on Prevention of Mental Retardation from Biomedical Causes.
Koch, Jean, Ed.
Proceedings from the International Summit on Prevention of Mental Retardation from Biomedical Causes are provided. After a list of participants and summary of the highlights of the conference, the keynote address by H. Moser is presented. The following 13 papers are provided along with workshop recommendations and a list of main points elicited from the discussions (which are included for most papers): "Preventing Mental Retardation--More Can Be Done" (J. Dion); "A National Program to Prevent Neural Tube Disorders" (A. Milunsky); "Regionalization and Expansion of a Metabloic Screening Program for New Borns" (R. Guthrie); "Prevention of Rh Hemolytic Disease" (R. MacCready); "Strategies for Prevention of Mental Retardation at the Federal Level" (E. Boggs); "Nutrition, Brain Growth, and Prevention of Mental Retardation" (P. Rosso); "Prenatal Supplements and Breast Feeding" (R. Acosta); "Regionalization of Perinatal Care" (L. Gluck); "A Model Program for Lead Screening" (S. Piomelli); "Immunizations and What Can Be Done to Improve Their Use" (J. Browder) with comments and concerns expressed by T. Tjossem; "Maternal Alcoholism and Fetal Abnormalities" (K. Jones); and "Down's Syndrome and Its Potential Prevention" (M. Giannini). A list of commitments made by participants is followed by a concluding statement by R. Koch. (PHR)
Descriptors: Alcoholism, Biology, Conference Reports, Congenital Impairments, Down Syndrome, Etiology, Federal Government, Immunization Programs, Infants, Lead Poisoning, Medical Research, Mental Retardation, Models, Mothers, National Programs, Nutrition, Perinatal Influences, Prenatal Influences, Prevention, Screening Tests, Workshops
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: President's Committee on Mental Retardation, Washington, DC.; Canadian Association for the Mentally Retarded, Toronto (Ontario).; National Association for Retarded Citizens, Arlington, TX.; American Association on Mental Deficiency, Washington, DC.
Note: Held in cooperation with The Johnson Foundation (Wingspread, WI, December 15-16, 1977)