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Beyond the Basics: The Impact of Zika Virus on Vision and Hearing
Date: Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Time: 1:00pm ET/12:00pm CT
Phone: 888-632-5004
Participant Passcode: 987450
Registration Link:

Babies born with Congenital Zika Virus Syndrome (CZVS) can have other findings beyond microcephaly. Often, these infants are seen with vision and hearing abnormalities that may be present at birth, however, these can emerge later. The research in this area is still evolving as more and more babies 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 vision and hearing findings seen in infants with CZVS, new research in this area, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance for evaluation and treatment, and about long term care strategies. By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the vision and hearing findings seen in infants born with CZVS

  • Understand the landscape of research in the area the Zika virus' impact on vision and hearing

  • Know what guidance for evaluation, treatment, and long term care a pediatrician can use when seeing a patient with possible or confirmed CZVS

​Submit questions ahead of time to or live during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

​Credits Statement:

  • The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • The AAP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 
  • This activity is acceptable for a maximum of 1.0 AAP credits. These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • ​The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.
  • This program is accredited for 1.0 NAPNAP CE contact hours of which 0 contain pharmacology (Rx) content, (0 related to psychopharmacology) (0 related to controlled substances), per the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) Continuing Education Guidelines.

MOC Part 2 Points Statement:

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 1 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics' (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

​Disclosure of Financial Relationships and Resolution of Conflicts of Interest:

The AAP Policy on Disclosure of Financial Relationships and Resolution of Conflicts of Interest is designed to ensure quality, objective, balanced, and scientifically rigorous AAP CME activities. All individuals in a position to influence and/or control the content of AAP CME activities are required to disclose to the AAP and subsequently to learners that they either have no relevant financial relationships or any financial relationships with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services discussed in CME activities. All potential conflicts of interest are identified and resolved prior to an individual's confirmation of service at an AAP CME activity. Beyond disclosure of financial relationships, AAP CME faculty are required to disclose to the AAP and to learners when they plan to discuss or demonstrate pharmaceuticals and/or medical devices and/or medical or surgical procedures that involve "off label" use of a device or pharmaceutical. The AAP is committed to providing learners with commercially unbiased CME activities.

The content of this CME activity (OR STATE these CME activities) does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the AAP.

This webinar is supported by cooperative agreement number, 6NU38OT000167-04-06 funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.

Disaster Health Education Symposium: Advancing the State of the Art
Date: Thursday, September 7, 2017
Time: 7:30am - 6:00pm ET
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland
Registration: There is no registration fee to attend this symposium. Click here to register.

The National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health and the Uniformed Services University School of Medicine will be hosting the Disaster Health Education Symposium: Advancing the State of the Art on September 7, 2017, at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. This symposium will provide a forum with a specific focus on education and training in disaster medicine and public health. The symposium will:

  1. Highlight approaches, science, and practice for education and training in disaster medicine and public health.
  2. Present a forum for collaboration and networking among disaster medicine and public health professionals.
  3. Explore the implications of the latest practice and research for disaster medicine and public health learning and performance.
  4. Identify key areas for future research.

The symposium will include an oral and poster abstract competition. Submissions are due by June 30, 2017. Please visit the abstract submission Web site for more details. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Victoria Klimczak at (240) 833-4438 or

American Academy of Pediatrics 2017 National Conference
Date: September 16-19, 2017
Location: Chicago, IL

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference registration opens April 26, 2017. Below are details about sessions and events that focus on disaster medicine:

  • Friday, September 15, 2017, 11:30am CT– 5:30pm CT
    Peds 21- Pediatricians Leading Change in Physician Health and Wellness
    Presenters: Hilary McClafferty, MD, FAAP; David Schonfeld, MD, FAAP; Janet Serwint, MD, FAAP; Carol Bernstein
    Physician wellness is a key force impacting the future of pediatrics. Burnout occurs across the spectrum of the pediatric professional career, from trainee to retiree, with nearly half of medical students, residents, and practicing physicians reporting symptoms of burnout. In caring for ourselves, we cultivate our ability to care for children. Join the AAP National Convention and Exhibition pre-conference session, "Pediatricians Leading Change in Physician Health and Wellness". Discover the relationship between burnout, job satisfaction, and quality care. You will leave this session with the skills to implement individual, practice, and organizational wellness strategies on a daily basis and during a disaster.
  • Saturday, September 16, 2017, 8:30am CT – 10:00am CT
    Zika: The Evolving Story – The Latest & What You Need to Know
    Presenters: James Bale, Jr, MD, FAAP; Eric Dziuban, MD, DTM, FAAP
    This session will familiarize pediatricians with the epidemiology, presentation, and diagnostic approach for newborns and infants with a history and/or signs of Zika virus syndrome. The current guidance regarding laboratory testing of infants with possible congenital Zika as well as outpatient management for infants with laboratory evidence of Zika infection with or without abnormalities consistent with Congenital Zika Syndrome will be discussed. Participants will learn about the role of public health in outbreak situations and professional resources available regarding Zika.​
  • Sunday, September 17, 2017, 7:30am CT-8:15am CT
    Disaster Preparedness 101
    Presenter: Shana Godfred-Cato, DO, FAAP
    Participants will be provided with an overview of who responds to disasters and what their role is. The presenters will discuss different types of disasters including natural, chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive events. The role of trainees and physicians in disasters will also be discussed. Disaster preparedness techniques for patients and families at home and work/school will be shared.

    **This session repeats on Monday, September 18, 2017, at 9:30am CT-10:15am ​CT.​"​

Global Health & Disasters Course
Date: October 9-20, 2017
Location: Anschutz Medical Campus at the University of Colorado in Aurora
Registration: Register early to lock in your participation!
This international health course is a two-week training offered once a year as part of the University of Colorado School of Medicine Global Health Track. The first week of the course is the Global Health section (October 9-13, 2017) and the second week of the course is the Disasters section (October 16-19, 2017). This course prepares its participants for international experiences and future global health work. The interactive training incorporates readings, lectures, small group problem based learning exercises, technical skill sessions, and a disaster simulation exercise. Have questions? Please contact Molly Moss, Program Assistant, Center for Global Health, at

2017 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Expo
Date: November 4-8, 2017
Location: Georgia World Congress Center
The 2017 American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting & Expo is taking place November 4-8, 2017, in Atlanta, GA. The APHA Annual Meeting is the largest public health meeting in the world. During the four-day meeting, more than 4,000 scientific abstracts will be presented, offering opportunities learn about new research and practice, conduct hands-on assessments of the latest tools and services, network with industry experts and colleagues, and professional horizons. Registration and housing opens June 1, 2017. See additional information about registration fees and travel information. Click here for information on continuing education.  

2017 National Healthcare Coalition Preparedness Conference
Date: November 28-30, 2017
Location: Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
The National Healthcare Coalition Preparedness Conference (NHCPC) is taking place November 28-30, 2017, in San Diego, CA. The conference is intended for health care, public health, emergency medical services, emergency management, health care coalitions, and other professionals to share best practices, training models, plans, tools, and other resources that promote and advance development of health care coalitions and describe effective coalition work in preparedness and response. Registration for the conference is TBD. If you would like to submit your abstract for a chance to present at the 2017 NHCPC, click here. Abstracts are due June 29, 2017.

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.