Impact of Zika on Women and Children: Realities and Recommendations for Public Health Professionals and Clinicians

In this one hour webinar, Drs. Hamer and Yarrington will present current and emerging information about the Zika virus and its implications for practice in all MCH-related fields. As Infectious Disease and Maternal and Fetal Medicine physicians (respectively) with expertise and experience in the spread of Zika, its prevention and management, Drs. Hamer and Yarrington 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 MCH professionals, including in the areas of family planning,
  • public education, and surveillance;
  • summarize best practices for clinicians, including in the areas of screening, counseling, and care
  • of pregnant women and parents of Zika-affected newborns; and
  • raise key discussion questions about how to collaborate across state and country boundaries
  • for prevention of Zika spread.

The webinar will conclude with brief comments by Dr. McCloskey and discussion about how public health practitioners and leaders can best prevent and prepare for the spread of Zika among women and children in the United States.

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 & State Public Health Veterinarian
Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Register here.

If you live in the Boston area, you can also attend in person:
Please RSVP to Judy (
Room L-203, L Building, BUMC
72 East Concord St., Boston MA

Co-sponsored by: Center of Excellence in Maternal & Child Health at Boston University School of Public Health & Center of Excellence in Maternal & Child Health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 12:00 to 13:00
Boston, MA, USA
Boston University and Harvard University
Contact Name: 
Judy Margo
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