Web seminar "The use of ultrasound in detecting problems associated with congenital syndrome Zika"

By Dr. Jorge Hermida | USAID ASSIST Project/URC (Proyecto ASSIST para América Latina)
14 Nov 2016
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The webinar was offered in Spanish and the recording of it can be found here.

WEDNESDAY November 23, 2016, 11h00 (El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua), 12:00 (Colombia, Ecuador, Washington, DC), 13:00 (Bolivia, Dominican Republic) 14h00 Paraguay, Uruguay), 15h00 (Brazil)

Congenital syndrome virus Zika is a pattern of birth defects observed in fetuses and infants infected with the virus during pregnancy Zika. Presents problems such as severe microcephaly, brain tissue decreased with a specific pattern of brain damage, damage to the back of the eye, joints with limited movement and too much muscle tone that restricts the movement of the body just after birth.

Detect congenital syndrome virus Zika early to inform about risks to pregnant and guide the actions of more pertinents monitoring.

During this seminar the use of ultrasound to detect the resulting complications of congenital infection syndrome virus Zika, in the central nervous system of the developing fetus and other markers of importance in assessing the fetus exposed to Zika be discussed.

Presenter: Dr. Jorge E. Tolosa, MD, MSCE

Specialist in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Master in Clinical Epidemiology, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Antioquia, NACER extension, Sexual and Reproductive Health in Medellin, Colombia and Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon, USA. Leads the Global Health Committee of the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine US. He is a consultant to USAID on the topic of pregnancy specifically Zika and developing training programs using ultrasound.

Moderator: Dr. Jorge Hermida

Regional Director for Latin America Project ASSIST

To register for the seminar click here .

Password: seminar

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

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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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