Free CME: Zika virus webinar

August 18, 2017
Area(s) of Interest: Professional Development & Education Public Health 

In 2015, a global Zika virus outbreak led the World Health Organization to declare it a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. While Zika virus may have since fallen from the headlines, it continues to have a significant impact in both clinical and public health spheres. The evolving virus outbreak and science have presented challenges for providers who are asked to screen, monitor and manage patients with Zika virus exposure.

To help physicians better advise, diagnose and treat patients with respect to Zika virus, the California Medical Association (CMA) is collaborating with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to offer a free one-hour webinar from 12:15 to 1:15pm on August 23. The program is open to the public and will offer 1 unit of continuing medical education (CME) credit*.

The webinar will review the recently updated guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, current epidemiology, research, and symptoms and risks of Zika virus. It will describe the clinical impact of the virus, especially on pregnant women and their children. The webinar will also provide information about patterns of infection in California, in the United States and globally, which physicians can relay to patients in their efforts to encourage prevention.

Featured Presenter:

Neil Silverman, M.D., is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology/Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He currently practices at the Center for Fetal Medicine and Women’s Ultrasound in Los Angeles, where he provides consultative care for high-risk obstetric patients on a daily basis. He also serves as a CDPH perinatal consultant for the current Zika outbreak and as a member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ Zika Expert Work Group.

Participants should register at least one hour before the webinar. If you do not register an hour before the webinar start time, we cannot guarantee your attendance.

To register, click here.

Contact: CMA Resource Center (800) 786-4262 or memberservice@cmadocs.org.


*The California Medical Association/Institute for Medical Quality (CMA/IMQ) is accredited by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The California Medical Association/Institute for Medical Quality designates this live internet activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


On-demand webinars are not available for CEU or CME credits. 



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