AAP established the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Regional Education and Awareness Liaisons (REAL) Champions Network in 2016. 

The goals of the FASD champions network are to meet the identified needs to improve pediatricians' capacity for early identification of at-risk individuals and to address the role of stigma and bias in addressing prenatal alcohol exposure with families and caregivers. The Champions promote the AAP goal of obtaining a history of prenatal alcohol exposure to ALL pediatric patients. The FASD champions are available to work with pediatricians to facilitate educational, outreach, and practice change activities within their AAP region.

The FASD REAL Champions Network leads training sessions and facilitate webinars, present at conferences, and are available to respond to questions from chapter and district membership. Pediatricians can work within the FASD peer coaching program to improve skills and gain confidence with recognizing clinical and behavioral indicators of FASDs and increase their capacity to care for children and families affected by prenatal alcohol exposure.

For more information on the FASD champions network or to submit an inquiry about grand-rounds presentations, contact us.


AAP District Map

District 1 – CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT: Carol Weitzman, MD, FAAP
District 2 – NY: Douglas Waite, MD, FAAP
District 3 – DE, Washington, DC, MD, NJ, PA, WV: Renee Turchi, MD, MPH, FAAP
District 4 – KY, NC, SC, TN, VA: Yasmin Senturias, MD, FAAP
District 5 – IN, MI, OH: Prachi Shah, MD, FAAP
District 6 – IL, IA, KS, MN, MI, NE, ND, SD, WI
District 7 – AR, LA, MS, OK, TX: Susan Buttross, MD, FAAP
District 8 – AK, AZ, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, UT, WA, WY: Phil Mattheis, MD, FAAP
District 9 – CA: John Stirling, MD, FAAP
District 10 – AL, FL, GA, PR: Maribel Campos, MD, MSc, MBA, FAAP

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