Web Seminar: "Screening fetal congenital syndrome in newborns - What to look for? How to do it?"

By Dr. Jorge Hermida | USAID ASSIST Project/URC (Proyecto ASSIST para América Latina)
16 Mar 2017
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The webinar was offered in Spanish and the recording of it can be found here.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017: 11h30 (El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua), 12h30 (Colombia, Ecuador), 13h30 (Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Paraguay, Washington DC), 14h30 (Uruguay, Brazil)

Zika virus infection during pregnancy can affect the fetus causing multiple problems which are summarized in the so-called congenital syndrome of newborns.

In this seminar, a global epidemiological overview and clinical practices for the detection and diagnosis of congenital syndrome Zika will be presented. The presentation will detail clinical manifestations and examination techniques in the identification of congenital syndrome and discussion of reference newborn affected.

Aa look at the situation faced by health services in Latin America for this type of diagnosis, taking as an example a country in Central America will also be presented.

Dr. Yvonne (Bonnie) Maldonado, FAAP
Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Health Research and Policy; Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and Associate Dean for Development and Diversity, Faculty of Medicine, Stanford University, United States Diseases. Member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Infectious Diseases Society of America, a member of the Society for Pediatric Research, the Society of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and the American Public Health Association.

Dra. Karen Cordova Yulissa Laínez
Pediatrician Graduated from the Autonomous University of Honduras. Technical Advisor Maternal and Child Health and Family Planning Project USAID ULAT- 2011-2016. Senior Technical Advisor Project ASSIST -USAID on the issue of Zika.

Dr. Jorge Hermida
Regional Director for Latin America Project ASSIST

To register for the seminar click here .

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It is recommended to enter the seminary 15 minutes before starting the session.

The duration of the webinar is 1 hour and 30 minutes.

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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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