STD CLINICAL UPDATE WEBINAR
Congenital Syphilis Update for CA Women's Jail Proividers
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 | 12:00PM-1:15PM (PDT)
REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE:
MONDAY, JULY 26, 2021 AT 4:00PM (PDT)
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) continues to see dramatic statewide increases in congenital syphilis (CS), a severe yet preventable condition when syphilis is passed from mother to fetus. In California, many infants with CS are born to parents who were recently incarcerated, suggesting syphilis screening in adult correctional facilities may offer an important opportunity for CS prevention.
This webinar features Dr. Rosalyn Plotzker and Ms. Laura Kovaleski, co-authors of the CDPH Expanded Syphilis Screening Recommendations for the Prevention of Congenital Syphilis, who will provide a clinical overview of CS prevention and discuss the recommendation to screen women in correctional facilities for syphilis. Finally, Dr. Kristin Walsh, physician with Santa Clara County’s Adult Custody Health Services and HIV specialist at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center’s PACE clinic, will present the county's experience implementing such screening practices.
• Describe California's CS epidemiology and incorporate data into screening
• Discuss the importance prenatal syphilis diagnosis, evaluation, and management
• Explain and apply CDPH recommendation to screen women for syphilis in adult correctional facilities
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and the California Prevention Training Center. The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education to physicians. The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Nurses may receive continuing nursing education credit for this educational activity as the ANCC accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ through its reciprocity agreement. The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Elizabeth Olson 510.625.6016 Elizabeth.Olson@ucsf.edu