Friday, April 15, 2016

Zika COCA Call (4/12) Audio & Transcript Now Online


For those who were unable to attend live, Tuesday's COCA call on Zika is now available for viewing on from the CDC's COCA website.

Geared primarily for clinicians, COCA (Clinician Outreach Communication Activity) calls are designed to ensure that health care providers have the most up-to-date information available for their practice.

Date:Tuesday, April 12, 2016


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 Materials

You'll find additional Zika online presentations available at the following links:

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

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