Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Zika Clinical Guidance COCA Call Today












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Just a quick head's up for clinicians and other interested parties, the CDC will hold the latest in their growing list of clinical updates on the Zika Virus later today. 


You can attend the COCA conference live (details below), or catch it a few days later when the session is archived.


Updated Interim Zika Clinical Guidance for Pregnant Women and Data on Contraceptive Use to Decrease Zika-affected Pregnancies

Date: Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm (Eastern Time)

Participate by Phone:

    888-942-9686 (U.S. Callers)
    517-308-9076 (International Callers)

Passcode: 4687942

Participate by Webinar: https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join.php?i=PW9512922&p=4687942&t=c
Presenter(s)

Charlan D. Kroelinger, PhD, MA
Team Lead
Division of Reproductive Health
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Erin Berry-Bibee, MD, MPH

Guest Researcher/ Assistant Professor
Division of Reproductive Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Titilope Oduyebo, MD, MPH
Medical Officer
Division of Reproductive Health
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Overview

CDC’s top priority for the Zika response is to protect pregnant women and their fetuses from the adverse effects of Zika virus infection in pregnancy. As a result, CDC continues to evaluate all available evidence and update recommendations as new information becomes available. CDC has updated its interim guidance for U.S. healthcare providers caring for pregnant women with possible Zika virus exposure based on emerging evidence about laboratory testing for the diagnosis of Zika. A primary strategy to reduce Zika-related pregnancy complications is to prevent pregnancy among women who want to delay or avoid pregnancy. CDC published contraceptive use data for states where mosquito-borne transmission of Zika is possible. During this COCA Call, clinicians will learn about the updated CDC interim guidance for caring for pregnant women with possible Zika virus exposure, and strategies for increasing access to contraceptive methods and services to minimize the number of pregnancies affected by Zika.


Objectives

  • Discuss revised diagnostic testing for Zika virus infection among pregnant women.
  • Discuss clinical management of pregnant women with confirmed or possible Zika virus infection.
  • Review use of a range of contraceptive methods in states, with a focus on highly effective methods.
  • Define strategies for increasing access and availability to highly effective contraception.
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