Omninet-Medword LLC coordinates websites dedicated but not limited to the dissemination of information regarding the care and prevention of human developmental disorders - implicitly inclusive of scientific and humanistic aspects of Clinical Teratology, Genetics and the discipline of Dysmorphology.
Omninet-Medword LLC and Ukrainian Health Care Professionals established “OMNI-Net Ukraine”, a not-for-profit international organization registered in Kyiv to promote the goals mentioned above and to engage in research projects to ascertain causes, reduce the burden and prevent developmental disorders. Currently, as members of the European network of population-based registries for the epidemiological surveillance of congenital anomalies (EUROCAT) and the International Clearinghouse for Birth Defects Surveillance and Research (ICBDSR), OMNI-Net Ukraine conducts population based surveillance of the prevalence of congenital malformations. In partnership with Collaborative Initiative on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (CIFASD) and in close coordination with teams from the University of California San Diego, Emory University and other academic institutions, OMNI-Net conducts investigations of the impact of prenatal alcohol exposures on human development. The results are published in a considerable number of articles in prestigious journals. Concurrently, our teams conduct investigations concerning potential impacts of ionizing radiation and other teratogens on child health, the results of which are likewise reported in a considerable number of articles in prestigious journals.
Our organization sustains several websites to promote the goals outlined above: CLINICAL EYE OPENERS is dedicated to graphic illustrations of symptoms and signs to prompt clinical recognition and prevention of birth defects and other developmental anomalies; PANDORA WORD BOX concentrates on matters of medical terminology; UTIS is a teratology information system in Ukrainian; IBIS (International Birth Defects Information System) provides information about international sources of information.
Most recent additions include: WEBINARS, both descriptive and thematic, visually intensive (clinical videos), with an emphasis on the diagnosis process; CAROUSELS, a novel format to link notions in words with images and vice versa; and WORTH KNOWING, stories and news to promote the understanding and memorization of human developmental disorders.
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