Congenital Cytomegalovirus: Overcoming Challenges in Identification, Awareness, and Reducing Risk

Sunday, October 22, 2023

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm  EDT



Every year in the United States, nearly 30,000 babies are born with congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV). Approximately 20% of newborns will develop symptoms such as hearing loss, neurological impairment and/or other symptoms. Even with these staggering statistics, awareness is low and diagnosis in newborns is often missed. This symposium will serve as a platform to discuss the pathophysiology, prevalence, and clinical manifestation of congenital CMV. Faculty will discuss current screening approaches, challenges with diagnosing congenital CMV, as well as strategies for reducing the risk. Finally, faculty will discuss latest treatment interventions as well as vaccine in development.


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This activity is intended for pediatricians, OB/GYNS, infectious disease specialists, primary care clinicians, nurse practitioners, physicians, and nurses.


The goal of this program is that learners will be better able to increase their awareness on cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection for clinicians to implement increased testing, diagnosis, prevention, and classification of different types of CMV along with new and emerging data.


Upon completion of this activity, participants will: Have increased knowledge regarding the[list][item]Burden of congenital CMV infection[item]CMV lifecycle and pathogenesis[/list]Have greater competence related to[list][item]Identifying congenital CMV in newborns[/list]Demonstrate greater confidence in their ability to[list][item]Educate parents/caregivers on the significance of congenital CMV [/list]


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[bold]For Physicians[/bold] Medscape, LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.50 [bold][italic]AMA PRA Category 1 Credits[/bold][/italic]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. [bold]​​For Nurses[/bold] ​Awarded ​1.50​ contact hour(s) of nursing continuing professional development for RNs and APNs

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