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STAT-MD Training

Date: November 07, 2019 to November 08, 2019

Time: 8:00AM to 1:30PM

Location: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Room 241,110 Magnolia Circle, Nashville TN

Event Flyer: STATMD-vumc-Nov19.pdf

Thursday, Nov 7 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov 8, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Early Identification of ASD for Pediatric Health Care Providers

STAT-MD Training is designed to teach enhanced diagnostic consultation and screening procedures to pediatric medical providers serving young children. These 1.5-day workshops provide training in conducting autism-focused assessments with children between 18 and 36 months of age. Training components include: Performing interactive screening with the Screening Tool for Autism in Toddlers and Young Children (STAT) Conducting developmentally sensitive caregiver interviews Formulating diagnostic impressions and communicating them to caregivers Identifying appropriate billing and coding procedures.


This program was developed through a partnership of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD), the Tennessee Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND), in response to AAP guidelines mandating ASD screening at 18 and 24 months. While many tools are widely available for preliminary screening, waits for appropriate diagnostic services and early intervention services following positive screens are often in excess of 6-12 months. The STAT-MD program provides a mechanism for pediatric clinicians to incorporate diagnostic consultation into their own practices within a time sensitive framework (i.e., 1 hour expanded consultation). Preliminary evaluation results of this training program have been published in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics. Findings suggest that incorporating enhanced diagnostic screening based on the STAT-MD model can help accurately identify approximately 3/4 of young children with autism referred for evaluation. Breakfast and Lunch are provided on both days.

STAT-MD Presenters

Zachary Warren, PhD
Executive Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD)
Clinical Psychologist
Associate Professor in Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Special Education

Jeff Hine, Ph.D., BCBA
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Licensed Psychologist

Program Coordinator

For more information, contact Amy Swanson, MA, at amy.r.swanson@vumc.org or (615) 322-6533.


Non-TN providers; $750 per person
TN providers: Free


Click the registration link above to be directed to the online registration.

Continuing Education

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Vanderbilt University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Vanderbilt University School of Medicine maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Vanderbilt University Medical Center designates this educational activity for 13.0 CE credits toward the continuing education of psychologists. No partial credit may be awarded.

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This course is offered for 1.30 ASHA CEU’s (intermediate level; professional area).

This education activity received no commercial support.

All course directors, planners, and speakers have no financial relationships to disclose.

For accessibility information or to request an accommodation

Contact kc@vumc.org or 615-322-8240 for disability access information; 2 weeks advance notice is recommended for some accommodations (e.g., Braille, signing).