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Special Training Opportunities
  • Zika Virus: Protecting Pregnant Women and Babies
    Join CDC subject matter experts and other public health professionals for a town hall teleconference.
    April 11, 2017
    2:00 - 3:00 PM (ET)
    Phone (U.S. only): 800-857-0764
    Passcode: 795-4413

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  • Interactive Core Curriculum on Tuberculosis: What the Clinician Should Know
    This curriculum was designed to present basic information about TB for health care professionals in a web-based format. It is intended for clinicians caring for persons with or at high risk for TB disease or infection. This course has Continuing Education available.

  • Grand Rounds
    Public Health Grand Rounds is a monthly webcast created to foster discussion on major public health issues. Each session focuses on key challenges related to a specific health topic, and explores cutting-edge scientific evidence and potential impact of different interventions. The Grand Rounds sessions also highlight how CDC and its partners are already addressing these challenges and discuss the recommendations for future research and practice.

    April 18, 2017: National ALS Registry: Impact, Challenges, and Future Directions
    1:00 P.M.–2:00 P.M. EST
    Registration is not required. Watch live and archived broadcasts.
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COCA Quiz!

Clinician's Corner
Ibad Khan, PharmD

How much do you know about the U.S. Zika Pregnancy Registry?

To understand more about Zika virus infection, CDC established the U.S. Zika Pregnancy Registry (USZPR) and is collaborating with state, tribal, local, and territorial health departments to collect information about pregnancy and infant outcomes following laboratory evidence of possible Zika virus infection during pregnancy. The data collected through this registry will be used to update recommendations for clinical care, plan for services for pregnant women and families affected by Zika virus, and improve prevention of Zika virus infection during pregnancy.

Clinicians, do you know who is eligible to be included in the U.S. Zika Pregnancy Registry?

A. Pregnant women in the United States and US territories (with the exception of Puerto Rico) with laboratory evidence of possible Zika virus infection (regardless of whether they have symptoms) and periconceptionally, prenatally, or perinatally exposed infants born to these women.

B. Infants with laboratory evidence of possible congenital Zika virus infection (regardless of whether they have symptoms) and their mothers.

C. Men with laboratory evidence of possible Zika virus infection (regardless of whether they have symptoms) whose partners are pregnant women.

D. Choices A and B.

Find the Answer Button

Check out CDC's Zika Pregnancy Webpage for the answer and more information! If you are in Puerto Rico, be sure to check out the Zika Active Pregnancy Surveillance System (ZAPSS)/Sistema de Vigilancia Activa de Zika en Embarazos (SVAZE) webpage as well.

If you are a healthcare provider or health department and you have questions about the registry, please email or call 770-488-7100 and ask for the Zika Pregnancy Hotline.

Ibad Khan, PharmD

Welcome to the Clinician’s Corner! Each month we will feature a CDC clinician or a clinician who has collaborated with COCA or presented on a COCA call.

This month, we’re featuring Dr. Ibad Khan. Dr. Khan is currently serving as the Deputy Lead for the COCA team. He recently returned from a deployment to Puerto Rico, where he served as the communications lead and directed communications for the Zika Response.

When Dr. Khan deployed to Puerto Rico in October 2016, it wasn’t his first deployment for CDC. In fact, it wasn’t even his first deployment to Puerto Rico for the Zika Response. Over the past few years, Dr. Khan has constantly been involved in emergency responses. He has worked in CDC’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) since August 2012, and has completed multiple tasks for different emergencies, from fungal meningitis, to Hurricane Sandy, to Ebola.

In 2016, Dr. Khan supported the Zika Response, and much of that time was spent leading the Puerto Rico Joint Information Center (JIC). Read more about Dr. Khan’s communication work in Puerto Rico.


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