Professional Development

Zika: Recommendations for Prevention, Education and Care

Monday, June 26, 2017
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM


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Zika: Recommendations for Prevention, Education and Care

This program is a regional professional conference which presents the most up-to-date information available on Zika, and ways to prevent mosquitoes from breeding and transmitting the disease.  A thorough analysis will be provided regarding who should be tested and how to interpret test results.  In addition, we will discuss ways to protect pregnant women and their babies from being affected by this virus and what is currently available in terms of postnatal care and support for the families whose babies have been impacted by Zika.

Learner Outcomes 

  • As a result of attending this continuing education program, participants will be able to:
  • Provide current evidence-based information about Zika virus to consumers and other health care professionals to prevent infection
  • Identify populations at risk for infection with the Zika virus and initiate proper surveillance


  • Describe how to advise a parent or teen regarding travel to areas with Zika transmission, taking into consideration the epidemiology of the virus
  • Discuss how to evaluate a pregnant woman exposed to the Zika virus, as well as the infant born to a mother with a diagnosis of Zika
  • Review the biology of container inhabiting mosquitoes with a focus on the primary vector species responsible for transmitting Zika virus
  • Describe how to recognize potential larval habitats in the backyard setting and how to aviod mosquito breeding
  • Provide an overview of the current state of the disease in New Jersey
  • Discuss how to reduce the risk of sexual transmission of Zika for pregnant women and their partners
  • List the various tests for Zika that can be performed
  • Detail who to test and why
  • Discuss the challenges of providing clinical care to the pregnant woman who has been exposed to Zika
  • Review the challenges faced when treating infants born with congenital Zika syndrome and other birth defects related to the virus
  • List the array of clinical services which may be required when caring for a baby impacted by Zika
  • Describe the available community support for families affected by the virus

Target Audience

  • Physicians; perinatal, pediatric, school and public health nurses; health educators and public health professionals.

Conference Pricing

  • We are happy to be able to offer this conference to you free of charge, however those who register and neither attend nor transfer their registration will be invoiced for $25 to cover food and conference costs.

To transfer a conference registration, please contact Amy Gole at [email protected] or 973-268-2280 x100 by June 21, 2017.

When registering for the conference, please use your home (personal) email address if possible ias emails with attachments are not always permitted through hospital filters

Last Updated: 05/16/17