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The A to Z of Congenital Cytomegalovirus: Epidemiology, Burden of Disease, and Diagnosis

  • Authors: Giovanni Nigro, MD​; Chrissie Jones, MD
  • CPD Released: 3/22/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 3/22/2023
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  • Credits Available

    Non-US Physicians - maximum of 0.50 CPD

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    • Letter of Completion

Target Audience and Goal Statement

This educational activity is intended for an international audience of non-US primary care physicians (PCPs), obstetrician/gynecologists (ob/gyns), and pediatricians.

The goals of this activity are to improve knowledge among physicians of the epidemiology and burden of congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease and the importance of timely diagnosis of antenatal (maternal, fetal) or neonatal CMV infection.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Epidemiology of congenital CMV infection and disease
    • Best practices in diagnosing congenital CMV
    • Burden of congenital CMV infection and disease in neonates


Disclosures

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All relevant financial relationships for anyone with the ability to control the content of this educational activity are listed below and have been mitigated. Others involved in the planning of this activity have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.


Faculty

  • Giovanni Nigro, MD

    Professor of Pediatrics​
    Association of Mother-Infant Cytomegalovirus Infection​
    Rome, Italy

    Disclosures

    Consultant or advisor for: Biotest

  • Chrissie Jones, MD​

    Associate Professor​
    Honorary Consultant​
    Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology​
    Faculty of Medicine​
    University of Southampton
    Southampton, United Kingdom

    Disclosures

    Consultant or advisor for: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.; Pfizer, Inc.; Sanofi
    Research funding from: Medicago; MinervaX; Moderna, Inc.; Novavax, Inc.; Pfizer, Inc.

Editors

  • Shanthi Voorn, PhD

    Medical Education Director, WebMD Global, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Shanthi Voorn, PhD, has no relevant financial relationships.

  • Eloise Ballard, PhD

    Scientific Content Manager, WebMD Global, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Eloise Ballard, PhD, has no relevant financial relationships.

Compliance Reviewer

  • Susan L. Smith, MN, PhD

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Susan L. Smith, MN, PhD, has no relevant financial relationships.

Peer Reviewer

This activity has been peer reviewed and the reviewer has no relevant financial relationships.


Accreditation Statements

    For Physicians

  • The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom (FPM) has reviewed and approved the content of this educational activity and allocated it 0.50 continuing professional development credits (CPD).

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The A to Z of Congenital Cytomegalovirus: Epidemiology, Burden of Disease, and Diagnosis

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