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Upcoming AAP Webinar – Recognizing Microcephaly and Other Presentations of Zika Virus Syndrome


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American Academy of Pediatrics
Webinar Series on Zika Virus Syndrome
Recognizing Microcephaly and Other Presentations of Zika Virus Syndrome
Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at 2:00pm ET/1:00pm CT
Registration is Required

Dial-In Information

Phone: 844-216-1726
Conference ID: 18985179
Registration Link: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/viw68r9pls12&eom

Description

Over the past year, congenital Zika virus syndrome has captured the attention of the world because of the devastating effects it can have on infants’ development. In recognition that pediatricians (primary care providers, clinicians, and subspecialists) will require support and guidance, the American Academy of Pediatrics Webinar Series on Zika Virus Syndrome was created. During the first webinar in this series, expert speakers will provide an overview of the neurodevelopmental manifestations of congenital Zika virus syndrome. Experts will also describe how to monitor symptomatic and asymptomatic infants, including how to collaborate with specialists to ensure a continuum of care.

Speakers

Edwin Trevathan, MD, MPH, FAAP
Dr Trevathan is a child neurologist, an epidemiologist, and a public health leader, who is internationally known for his expertise in childhood epilepsy, disorders of the developing brain, developmental disabilities, and birth defects. Trevathan is a Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and a pediatric neurologist at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Dr Trevathan has held a number of senior leadership positions in academia and in government. He has served as Executive Vice President and Provost at Baylor University; Dean of the College for Public Health and Social Justice at Saint Louis University; Director of the Division of Pediatric and Developmental Neurology at Washington University in St. Louis, MO; and Director of the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Amy Houtrow, MD, PhD, MPH, FAAP
Dr Houtrow is pediatric rehabilitation medicine physician and health services researcher. She is an Associate Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She directs the Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship and is the Chief of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Services and the Medical Director of the Rehabilitation Institute at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr Houtrow’s main clinical focus is caring for children with disabling conditions to help to improve functioning and quality of life to the greatest degree possible. Her research focuses on improving how children with disabilities and their families access health care to optimize health care delivery.

Questions

Please email DisasterReady@aap.org with any questions prior to the webinar.