Webinar: Impact of Zika on Women and Children: Realities and Recommendations for Public Health Professionals and Clinicians
Thursday, June 15, 2017 -- 12:00-1:00pm EST
In this one hour webinar, the speakers will present current and emerging information about the Zika virus and its implications for practice in all maternal child health (MCH)-related fields. As Infectious Disease and Maternal and Fetal Medicine physicians (respectively) with expertise and experience in the spread of Zika, its prevention, and management, Drs. Hamer and Yarrington will:
- frame the topic for clinical and public health practitioners;
- highlight key areas of current debate and practice;
- present facts about the virus, its epidemiology and what we know about modes of transmission and clinical manifestations including the congenital Zika syndrome;
- summarize best practices for MCH professionals, including in the areas of family planning, public education, and surveillance;
- summarize best practices for clinicians, including in the areas of screening, counseling, and care of pregnant women and parents of Zika-affected newborns; and
- raise key discussion questions about how to collaborate across state and country boundaries for prevention of Zika spread.
The webinar will conclude with a brief discussion about how public health practitioners and leaders can best prevent and prepare for the spread of Zika among women and children in the United States. The final 10 minutes will be open for audience questions and comments.
- David Hamer, MD, Professor of Global Health and Medicine, Boston University Schools of Public Health and Medicine
- Christina Yarrington, MD, FACOG, Maternal & Fetal Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Boston University School of Medicine
- Catherine Brown, DVM, MSc, MPH, Deputy State Epidemiologist & State Public Health Veterinarian, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
- Center of Excellence in Maternal & Child Health, Boston University School of Public Health
- Center of Excellence in Maternal & Child Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Both Centers are supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number T76MC00017.
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