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Cytomegalovirus in Newborns: The Who, How, and What to Talk About With Parents

  • Authors: Gail Demmler-Harrison, MD; Mark R. Schleiss, MD; Megan H. Pesch, MD, MS
  • CME / ABIM MOC Released: 11/2/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 11/2/2023, 11:59 PM EST
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    Physicians - maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

    ABIM Diplomates - maximum of 0.75 ABIM MOC points

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    • ABIM MOC points

Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for pediatricians, infectious disease specialists and other healthcare practitioners (HCPs) who have an interest in CMV.

The goal of this activity is for learners to be better able to appreciate the burden of CMV, identify patients to screen for CMV, and screen for congenital CMV in newborns.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Burden of congenital CMV infection
    • CMV lifecycle and pathogenesis
    • Risk reducing strategies for congenital CMV
  • Have greater competence related to
    • Identifying congenital CMV in newborns
  • Demonstrate greater confidence in their ability to
    • Educate parents/caregivers on significance of congenital CMV


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  • Gail Demmler-Harrison, MD

    Professor of Pediatrics
    Division Infectious Diseases
    Baylor College of Medicine
    Attending Physician
    Infectious Diseases Service
    Texas Children's Hospital
    Houston, Texas



    Gail Demmler-Harrison, MD, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Consultant or advisor for: Microgen; Moderna
    Research funding from: Merck; Microgen
    Contracted researcher for: Merck; Microgen


  • Mark R. Schleiss, MD

    Professor of Pediatrics
    University of Minnesota Medical School
    UMN Masonic Children's Hospital
    American Legion and Auxiliary Research Foundation
    Minneapolis, Minnesota



    Mark R. Schleiss, MD, has no relevant financial relationships.

  • Megan H. Pesch, MD, MS

    Assistant Professor  
    Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
    C.S. Mott Children's Hospital
    University of Michigan Medical School
    Ann Arbor, Michigan



    Megan H. Pesch, MD, MS, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Consultant or advisor for: DiaSorin Molecular
    Speaker or member of speakers bureau for: DiaSorin Molecular


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    Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC 


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  • Amanda Jett, PharmD, BCACP

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC


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Cytomegalovirus in Newborns: The Who, How, and What to Talk About With Parents

Authors: Gail Demmler-Harrison, MD; Mark R. Schleiss, MD; Megan H. Pesch, MD, MSFaculty and Disclosures

CME / ABIM MOC Released: 11/2/2022

Valid for credit through: 11/2/2023, 11:59 PM EST


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