Friday, April 08, 2016

Upcoming COCA Call: Updated Zika Clinical Guidance (April 12th)

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Over the past couple of months we've looked at a number of seminars, summits, and clinician updates on the Zika virus - geared primarily for health care providers and researchers - that ranged from hour-long updates to all-day presentations.

A few that are currently available online, and well worth viewing, include:

CDC / IDCareLive Clinician Update On Zika Virus 

NIH Webcast: Zika Virus - A Pandemic In Progress
COCA Call - Interim Zika Virus Clinical Guidance : Webcast, Audio, Slides & Transcript

Video: UCSF Zika Symposium Now Available Online

CDC COCA Call On Zika Virus - Webcast & Audio Online

Since the Zika virus, its likely impact on rates of Microcephaly and GBS, and its modes of transmission continue to be a bit of a moving target, old data and assumptions are constantly updated and re-evaluated.   

So next week the CDC will hold another COCA (
Clinician Outreach Communication Activity) Call to provide healthcare providers the latest information available.   Mark your calendars to attend live, and I'll try to post the archive information when it becomes available. 

Date:Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Time:2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern Time)
Participate by phone:

  • 888-769-8519 (U.S. Callers)
  • 1-517-308-9276 (International Callers)
Passcode: 1002827

Participate by Webinar:


Christine K. Olson, MD, MPH
Medical Officer
Division of Reproductive Health
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Jefferson M. Jones, MD, MPH
EIS Officer
Division Of Scientific Education And Professional Development
Center For Surveillance, Epidemiology And Laboratory Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

John T. Brooks, MD
Senior Medical Advisor
Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


As we learn more about how the Zika virus is transmitted, health-care providers need clear guidance to inform discussions with their patients about possible exposure to Zika virus and how to prevent its transmission to developing fetuses and sexual partners. During this COCA Webinar, clinicians will learn about the updated CDC interim guidance for caring for reproductive age women and men with possible Zika exposure, CDC interim guidance for prevention of sexual transmission of Zika, preventing transmission of Zika virus in labor and delivery settings, interpreting pediatric testing guidance, and the US Zika pregnancy registry.


  • Discuss current CDC guidance for clinicians caring for women and men of reproductive age with possible Zika exposure
  • Understand the purpose and scope of the US Zika Pregnancy Registry and their role in ensuring its success
  • Interpret pediatric testing guidance in newborns and infants with possible Zika virus infection

Call Format

  • Audio conference call on 4/12/16: 2:00 - 3:00 PM EST
  • Web-on-demand training after 3:00 PM EST on 4/12/16
  • Materials: PowerPoint slide set
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