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Zika Virus, Still a Threat - Updates and Implementation
Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Time: 4:00pm ET/3:00pm CT
US/Canada Toll-Free Phone: 866-519-2796
International Toll-Free Phone: +1 323-794-2095
Participant Passcode: 234101
Registration Link: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/1518u166tmfj&eom
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ Available
Zika virus infection during pregnancy can cause serious fetal brain anomalies and microcephaly. The research in this area is still evolving as more babies exposed to congenital Zika virus are born. Experts are seeing a wide range of severity of issues, and are using different methods to treat these infants. During this webinar, participants will learn more about the recently released Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), "Update: Interim Guidance for the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Management of Infants with Possible Congenital Zika Virus Infection - United States, October 2017". The new guidance provides updated information for pediatric clinicians on how infant laboratory testing results should be interpreted as plans for evaluation and related follow-up are considered. Recommendations for vision and hearing screening have been updated. Some of the previously recommended screenings are no longer recommended because data are lacking to show that these screenings might be needed. By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the new recommendations for the screening, diagnosis, evaluation, and management of infants with possible congenital Zika virus infection, including:
    • Interpretation of infant laboratory testing results
    • Guidance for vision and hearing screening
    • Which screenings are no longer recommended
  • Describe the need for physicians to be vigilant in screening infants who are relocated to the United States from hurricane-impacted areas with Zika outbreaks
  • Identify how to find the latest AAP and CDC resources

Submit questions ahead of time to DisasterReady@aap.org or live during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

2018 AAP Legislative Conference
Date: April 8-10, 2018
Location: Washington, DC
Each year, the conference brings together pediatricians, residents and medical students from across the country who share a passion for child health advocacy. Participants attend skills-building workshops, hear from guest speakers, learn about policy priorities impacting children and pediatricians and go to Capitol Hill to urge Congress to support strong child health policies. In addition, the conference will feature a Pediatric Subspecialty Advocacy Track offering specific legislative and skills building workshops uniquely focused on the interests and needs of pediatric medical subspecialists and surgical specialists. Visit aap.org/legcon for more information and how to register. ​

Columbia Regional Learning Center

The Columbia Regional Learning Center (CRLC) provides free, online certificate training courses, webinars, and lectures designed for individuals working in health systems. All of the CRLC's certificate courses are developed based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Preparedness and Response Competencies and Public Health Emergency Preparedness Capabilities. See the List of Courses.

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