WEBINAR: Common ophthalmological findings in children with congenital syndrome associated with Zika: clinical and functional diagnosis and development milestones (in Spanish)

By Dr. Jorge Hermida | USAID ASSIST Project/URC (Proyecto ASSIST para América Latina)
21 May 2018
ASSIST Zika

Infants and children with congenital syndrome associated with Zika virus (CSaZ) often face a host of neurological, motor and learning problems along with hearing and vision problems, with serious eye damage. The Zika virus can cause irreversible injury in the ocular retina, affecting the macula and the optic nerve and causing severe visual impairment in babies born with microcephaly, as revealed by studies conducted by the Altino Ventura Foundation (FAV), in Pernambuco, Brazil, in association with the Federal University of São Paulo (Unifesp).

Pernambuco, in the north of Brazil, was badly hit by the Zika virus during the initial part of the epidemic, with around 3900 Zika cases reported by the Brazilian Government. Over a third of these cases showed complications such as neurological strabismus, nystagmus, atrophy and spots on the retina.

Please join us on Monday, May 21st at 1pm (Washington, D.C.) for this webinar (in Spanish) discussing some of the main ophthalmological findings in infants and children with congenital syndrome associated with Zika, factors affecting the clinical and functional diagnosis, and perspectives on how best to support the development of affected infants and children.

Presenter:

  • Dr. Liana Ventura, MD, MSc, Phd. President of the Pan American Ophthalmology Foundation. President of the Altino Ventura Foundation. Member of the Board of Directors of Hospital de Ojos de Pernambuco (HOPE), Brazil.

Moderator:

  • Dr. Jorge Hermida, MD. Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, USAID ASSIST Project/URC.

Date:

  • Monday, May 21

Time:

  • 11:00am El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua
  • 12:00pm Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
  • 1:00pm Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Washington D.C.
  • 2:00 pm Brazil, Paraguay

Duration:

  • 1 hour

Register here (password: seminario), and email Ximena Gudiño for further information. We recommend joining the webinar 15 minutes before the session begins.


Seminario web: Hallazgos oftalmológicos más comunes en los niños con síndrome congénito asociado al Zika: diagnóstico clínico, funcional e hitos del desarrollo

Seminario web: Hallazgos oftalmológicos más comunes en los niños con síndrome congénito asociado al Zika: diagnóstico clínico, funcional e hitos del desarrollo

Entre las afectaciones provocadas por el virus del Zika se encuentran problemas neurológicos, motrices y de aprendizaje, así como los problemas de visión y audición, con graves daños oculares, sobre los que se abordará en este seminario web. Se tratará además sobre aspectos relacionados con el diagnóstico y las perspectivas para el desarrollo de los bebés afectados.

El virus Zika puede ser la causa de una lesión irreversible en la retina ocular, que afecta la mácula y el nervio óptico, y provocar deficiencia visual grave en los bebés nacidos con microcefalia, según revelan estudios realizados por la Fundación Altino Ventura (FAV), en Pernambuco, en asocio con la Universidad Federal de São Paulo (Unifesp).

En Pernambuco, estado al norte del país, se registra el mayor porcentaje de afecciones (35%) entre los 3900 casos informados por el Gobierno brasileño. Entre las complicaciones más observadas por los investigadores brasileños se encuentran casos de estrabismo neurológico, nistagmo, atrofia y manchas en la retina.

Presentadora:

  • Dra. Liana Ventura, MD, MSc, Phd. Presidenta de la Fundación Panamericana de Oftalmología. Presidenta de la Fundación Altino Ventura. Integrante de la Junta Directiva del Hospital de Ojos de Pernambuco (HOPE), Brasil.

Moderador:

  • Dr. Jorge Hermida, Doctor en Medicina. Director Regional del Proyecto ASSIST de USAID para América Latina y El Caribe.

Fecha:

  • Lunes 21 de mayo

Horario:

  • 11h00 El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua
  • 12h00 Colombia, Ecuador, Perú
  • 13h00 Bolivia, República Dominicana, Washington D.C
  • 14h00 Brasil, Paraguay

Duración:

  • 1 hora

Registración:

Para registrarse en el seminario, haga clic aquí. Contraseña: seminario

Se recomienda entrar al seminario 15 minutos antes de iniciar la sesión.

Dr. Jorge Hermida
Dr. Jorge Hermida
USAID ASSIST Project/URC (Proyecto ASSIST para América Latina)

Dr. Jorge Hermida is a Medical Doctor with postgraduate studies in Public Health and International Health who serves as the Director for University Research Corporation’s programs in Latin America: Nicaragua, Honduras, Belize, Guatemala, Ecuador and Bolivia. He provides technical direction to country programs’ activities, supports country teams, coordinates with national governments and international agencies. He has worked for the Panamerican Health Organization (PAHO) and for the Central American Institute for Health and Nutrition Research in Guatemala. He has also been a consultant to UNICEF, PAHO, WHO, the World Bank. He currently concentrates his work on spreading and institutionalizing QI programs in developing countries, mainly in the areas of maternal and child health and infectious diseases, as well as in the application of QI in the context of health sector reforms.

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