Tag: CMV Awareness

Universal CMV Screening Bill Introduced in Manitoba

November 25, 2020 – MLA Uzoma Asagwara introduces a historic bill that would make universal newborn CMV screening mandatory in the province of Manitoba. It’s time to #StartScreening across Canada! To find out how you can support this bill or lead advocacy efforts in your region, please contact us at info@cmvcanada.com

Pragmatic Skills and Mental Health in Children with cCMV Infection and Cochlear Implants

November 25, 2020 – Thank you to Dr. Ulrika Löfkvist for delivering such an informative and engaging presentation! Ulrika Löfkvist, PhD is and Associate Professor and researcher in the Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences at Uppsala University, Sweden. We also want to thank our wonderful partners at National CMV Foundation, NCHAM and Merck for making this series possible.

The Florida CMV Collaborative: Another Approach to Impacting Change

November 11, 2020 – Thank you to Cedric Pritchett, Janel Cosby and Frances Saccoccio for the wonderful presentation today. The Florida CMV Collaborative is a working group of vested stakeholders concerned and committed to advancing better outcomes for children in Florida with congenital CMV. They are a true testament to the power of passionate advocacy and collaboration. Thanks to their tireless efforts, they have made great strides in educational awareness, research and legislative advocacy. Check out their presentation to learn… Read more »

CMV in Pregnancy: Women’s Choice and Attitudes Regarding Screening and Prevention Behaviors

October 28, 2020 – Thank you to Dr. Isabelle Boucoiran for presenting her latest research findings about women’s attitudes regarding CMV testing and prevention! Women want the opportunity to be screened. Parents have a right to know. Dr. Boucoiran is gynecologist-obstetrician and a Clinical Associate Professor at Université de Montréal. She is also the co-director of the Women and Children Infectious Diseases Centre at the CHU Sainte-Justine, a provincial referral centre for congenital infections. She is a member of the… Read more »

Interview With Audiologist, Marie Pigeon

October 14, 2020 – We had the great pleasure of catching up with audiologist and advisor to CMV Canada, Marie Pigeon. She gave insights into an audiologist’s perspective on CMV, Ontario’s screening programs, and the beautiful city of Ottawa (where we will be meeting next summer for the CMV Public Health & Policy Conference!). Marie provides support in the development and implementation of program protocols, training, and continuous quality improvement for the Ontario Infant Hearing Program. She is proud to… Read more »

Spreading CMV Awareness: How You Can Get Involved In Your Community

September 30, 2020 – Amanda Devereaux and Kim Hill from National CMV Foundation delivered a fantastic presentation for us filled with helpful tips and great ideas. We are so grateful to have such wonderful partners in the CMV community! You definitely want to check this one out. For more information about the amazing work being done in the U.S., visit: www.nationalcmv.org and follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Background on the presenters: Amanda Devereaux is the Program Director for… Read more »

CMV-PHP LIVE Launch with Dr. Jessica Dunn

September 16, 2020 – It was an absolute pleasure to kick off the CMV Public Health and Policy Conference Live series with Dr. Jessica Dunn! Dr. Dunn is a Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist and was one of the key members of the team responsible for Newborn Screening Ontario‘s universal CMV screening program. Starting Wednesday, September 16, 2020, we will be bringing you live presentations bi-weekly at 12:00 pm EST. Tune in to learn about all of the latest in CMV… Read more »

Interview with Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist, Dr. Fatima Kakkar

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 – We are so grateful to have Dr. Fatima Kakkar on our team! In this video, we chatted about the amazing work being done at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Sainte-Justine, the important research being conducted by Dr. Kakkar and her colleagues and the impact of COVID-19 on the CMV community. In addition to being on CMV Canada’s medical advisory commitee, Dr. Kakkar is an infectious disease pediatrician at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Sainte-Justine as well as… Read more »

Emmett’s Story

Emmett was born in January 2018 at 40 weeks after a relatively uncomplicated pregnancy. His hearing was tested within the first 24 hours, and while his right ear passed, he got a ‘refer’ result for his left ear. Otherwise, he was perfectly healthy.  We were told it’s normal to get a ‘refer’ during the infant hearing screening, particularly with C-section babies, and were advised to follow up a month later.   At one month old, Emmett again got a ‘refer’ in… Read more »

Ontario’s Universal CMV Screening Program – Interview with Dr. Jason Brophy

July 21, 2020 – Dr. Brophy is a Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist with the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and the University of Ottawa, and a member of CMV Canada’s medical advisory committee. Rob and Jason chatted about Ontario’s Universal CMV Screening Program, the impacts of COVID-19 and the upcoming CMV Public Health and Policy Conference and webinar series.