Overview

The Inland Empire Infectious Disease Conference for Prenatal and Pediatric Providers is a collaborative event that will bring together prenatal and pediatric practitioners and their clinical staff from various local health jurisdictions in the Inland Empire. The purpose of the Conference is to update providers and their clinical staff on current guidelines regarding screening, testing, reporting and clinical management of emerging prenatal, congenital and infant infectious diseases – Zika virus, infant pertussis and congenital syphilis. Subject matter experts include Dr. Niel S. Silverman from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Dr. Cameron Kaiser from the County of Riverside and Dr. Juliet Stoltey from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). The conference is a collaborative effort between:

  • Representatives from California Department of Public Health
  • County of Riverside, Public Health, Disease Control Branch
  • San Bernardino County Public Health, Communicable Disease Section 
  • Immunization, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) sections from various jurisdictions
  • California State University, Sacramento

The conference will conclude with a panel of local program staff that will host a question and answer session for the attendees. Educational materials and resources will be displayed at several resource tables hosted by various Public Health sections.

Learning Objectives

The following are the learning objectives for the conference:

  • Update providers and their clinical staff on current guidelines regarding screening, testing, reporting and clinical management of emerging prenatal, congenital and infant infectious diseases – Zika virus, infant pertussis and congenital syphilis
  • Provide prenatal and pediatric critical teaching points regarding Zika prevention, perinatal and pregnancy counseling, travel, sex and infant care
  • Provide updated serological testing guidelines, clinical assessment and management of β€œat risk” Zika prenatal patient and infant populous
  • Provide American Center of Obstetrics and Gynecologist (ACOG), Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recommendations for the Tdap vaccine and pregnancy
  • Update providers and clinical staff on the CDC pertussis vaccinations guidelines and the effectiveness of using the pertussis vaccine as tool to prevent death in infants
  • Review the current epidemiology of syphilis in women and congenital syphilis in California
  • Describe clinical manifestations of syphilis and staging
  • List and describe the serologic tests for syphilis and their application and interpretation in the diagnosis of infection
  • Identify the key resources for questions about management of syphilis among pregnant women and infants

Continuing Education Units

CME & BRN credit will be available free at the conference (up to 3 elective credits). Upon arrival, please be sure to check-in at the registration/CEU desk for instructions.

Registration

Please click on the button above or below to secure your free registration. (Registration will close when capacity is reached)

Questions?

For program questions, please contact Shellie Whalen swhalen@rivcocha.org or Claudia Doyle cdoyle@dph.sbcounty.gov.
For registration assistance, please contact cts_registration@csus.edu and reference the conference title.

 

 

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