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Webinar: Impact of Zika on Women and Children – Realities and Recommendations

June 15, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This one hour webinar, hosted by the Centers of Excellence in Maternal & Child Health
at both the Boston University School of Public Health and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, will present current and emerging information about the Zika virus and its implications for practice in all MCH-related fields. The speakers 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 public health professionals, including in the areas surveillance and family planning;
  • summarize best practices for clinicians, including screening, counseling, and care of pregnant women and parents of Zika-affected newborns.

Dr. Brown, the Deputy State Epidemiologist for the State of Massachusetts Department of Public Health, will serve as discussant and conclude the webinar by describing how collaborations between local and state health departments and MCH organizations can vastly extend the reach and effectiveness of public education about Zika, prevention and preparedness. 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
Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Please register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8219217037132307713


June 15, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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