The congenital CMV (cCMV) series presents the latest research on diagnosis and treatment, raise awareness, delineate prevention efforts, provide information about early intervention options, and disseminate family support resources in an effort to reduce the number of babies infected with cCMV.
Course created on June 29, 2023
- After this course, participants will be able to define congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) and populations most at risk for seroconversion.
- After this course, participants will be able to recognize clinical features of hearing loss unique to infants/children with cCMV.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe US legislative mandates involving congenital CMV.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the pathophysiology of CMV infection in pregnancy.
- After this course, participants will be able to list three ways to reduce the transmission of CMV.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the incidence, prevalence, and complications that can be present with a CMV diagnosis.
- After this course, participants will be able to list 3 major identifiable values of early intervention for children with dual sensory loss.
|0-60 Minutes||CMV 101|
|60-120 Minutes||Hearing Loss in cCMV|
|120-180 Minutes||Congenital CMV: Advocacy and Legislation|
|180-240 Minutes||Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment of Fetal CMV|
|240-300 Minutes||cCMV: Essential Knowledge for Audiologists|
|300-360 Minutes||CMV and the Medical Home|
|360-420 Minutes||Understanding the Impact of Dual Sensory Loss in Children with CMV|
Kathleen M. Muldoon, Ph.D. is an anthropologist and Professor of Anatomy at Midwestern University, Glendale. She is the course developer and director of Humanity in Medicine and the facilitator training course Medical Improv. Through her experiences with disability, she became interested in science communication, and the effectiveness of professional education on public health knowledge, empathy, and humanity in medicine. She has given more than 100 research seminars and outreach workshops nationally and internationally. Her work has been featured on National Public Radio, USA Today, and several podcasts. Dr. Muldoon has served or led the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine Curriculum Taskforce on Diversity, as well as a member of several academic and state committees relating to diversity advocacy and disability services. She is a consultant for Moderna and the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix, and the Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee at the National CMV Foundation.
Dr. Page is the director of the cochlear implant team at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and the EHDI Chapter Champion for the Arizona chapter of the AAP. He is a founding member of StopCMVAZ and is actively involved in efforts to improve education and understanding of CMV in Arizona.
Dr. Bhuskute is a fellowship trained pediatric otolaryngologist and practices in the full range of pediatric ear, nose and throat disorders at UC Davis Medical Center. She has special interests in hearing loss, cochlear implantation, chronic ear disease, and aerodigestive disorders. She is interested in quality improvement and resident education, and strongly supports multidisciplinary care for children.
Stephanie Browning McVicar
Dr. Stephanie Browning McVicar is the Director of the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Program, the Children’s Hearing Aid Program, and the Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Public Health Initiative in Utah. She works for the Utah Department of Health and Human Services’ Children with Special Healthcare Needs Office in Salt Lake City. Dr. McVicar is a pediatric audiologist, an advocate for CMV testing in newborns, and passionate about the prevention of congenital CMV infection. She is originally from Western New York and has extensive experience and knowledge in Audiology and the management of health care programs in both the public and private sectors.
Stephen L Pedron
Stephen Pedron, MD, MBA is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and a member of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. He is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) in MFM and Obstetrics and Gynecology.
He earned his medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine, served his Obstetrics & Gynecology residency in Phoenix, his MFM subspecialty training at the University of Wisconsin, and earned his MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He lives and works as a hi-risk OB subspecialist in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Dr. Pedron regularly delivers instructional seminars to working groups, on expert panels, and at conferences. He has taught and rendered care during missions work in Haiti and China. He is heavily embedded in community work. His other passions include family, travel, cooking, racing (anything that uses motive force) and German Shepherds, among others. Dr. Pedron has a gaggle of children and grandchildren.
Deborah Flynn is the Audiology Lead for Cochlear Implants at Phoenix Children's Hospital. She has extensive experience in identification, intervention, and management of infants, children, and teens with hearing loss.
Alissa Nickerson is a clinical audiologist at Phoenix Children’s specializing in the diagnosis and management of childhood hearing loss.
Wendy Steuerwald, AuD, is the Director of Audiology at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. She works with hospital leadership and audiologists to create an environment where exceptional patient care is the norm. This includes use of evidence based practice, process improvement initiatives, expansion of services offered, the addition of new locations, and hiring the best audiologists. Wendy’s overall focus is to improve the patient’s experience within audiology. Professional leadership includes committee work with the American Academy of Audiology, American Speech Language Hearing Association, and multiple state organizations. Wendy also participated in numerous presentations and publications. Local committee work includes participation in the interdisciplinary Stop CMV AZ partnership.
Dr. Harold Magalnick was in private pediatric practice for 42 years caring for many children with special healthcare needs. He currently works for the Division of Developmental Disability as a medical records reviewer.
Mimi Pruniski has been an occupational therapist for 40+ years with experience working with young children with visual impairments in preschool, elementary school and early intervention settings. She has served as a program director as well as direct service provider serving families with children with a wide variety of special needs and abilities. She specializes in working with infants and young children with complex medical needs, feeding issues and sensory concerns.
Pat Jung is a Deafblind Specialist and has worked with the Arizona Deafblind Project for the past 20 years. She serves educators and families of children and youth across the state of Arizona who have a dual sensory loss. Pat has been in education for over 35 years and has degrees in Deafblind, Vision, Hearing, Intellectual Disabilities, Elementary and Early Childhood Education as well as Administration of Special Education.
Non-financial: Kathleen Muldoon has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Financial: Kathleen Muldoon is employed by Midwestern University, Glendale. In lieu of accepting an honorarium, a donation has been made to the Ear Foundation of AZ.
Non-financial: Kathleen Muldoon has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Financial: Stephanie Browning McVicar is employed by Utah Department of Health and Human Services’ Children with Special Healthcare Needs Office. She received an honorarium for this presentation.
Non-financial: Stephanie Browning McVicar has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Financial: Stephen L Pedron received an honorarium for this presentation. Non-financial: Stephen L Pedron has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Financial: Deborah Flynn is employed by Phoenix Children's Hospital. Non-financial: Deborah Flynn has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Financial: Alissa Nickerson is employed by Phoenix Children's Hospital. Non-financial: Alissa Nickerson has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Financial: Wendy Steuerwald is employed by Phoenix Children's Hospital. Non-financial: Wendy Steuerwald has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
In lieu of accepting an honorarium, a donation has been made to the Ear Foundation of AZ.
Financial: Harold Magalnick is employed by the Division of Developmental Disability. He received an honorarium for this course. Non-financial: Harold Magalnick has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Financial: Mimi Pruniski received an honorarium for this course. Non-financial: Mimi Pruniski has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Financial: Patrice Jung received an honorarium for this course. Non-financial: Patrice Jung has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented in partnership with Midwestern University and Phoenix Children's Hospital.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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