Webinar: Zika Virus and Your Eyes

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Grace Prakalapakorn, MD, MPH is participating in a webinar about the Zika virus and how the Zika virus effects vision in babies whose mothers were infected with the virus during pregnancy and infants diagnosed with congenital Zika syndrome. In addition, the presenters will discuss how professionals working with expectant mothers and parents of babies with congenital Zika syndrome can provide direct support and increase access to supportive services for vision impairment and low vision services. Information provided in this presentation will be helpful to health care and public health professionals, family health information centers, and early intervention specialists in the United States.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 1:30-2:30 pm Central



Moderated by:

Laura Anderko, PhD, RN
Robert and Kathleen Scanlon Endowed Chair in Values Based Health Care
Director of the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children's Health and the Environment, & Professor
Georgetown University
Chair, National Center for Children's Vision and Eye Health

Scheduled speakers:

Emily Petersen, MD
Pregnancy and Birth Defects Task Force
CDC Zika Virus Response
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
S. Grace Prakalapakorn, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics
Duke University
David J Schonfeld, MD, FAAP
Professor of the Practice in the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and Pediatrics
University of Southern California and Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Director, National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement
Rebecca Sheffield, PhD
Senior Policy Researcher
American Foundation for the Blind

Register today at: www.preventblindness.org/webinar-registration

In addition, join The Focus Initiative LinkedIn group to encourage sharing of new research, information and events among the vision and public health community: www.linkedin.com/groups/Focus-Initiative-convened-Prevent-Blindness-8493....