Meeting Archive:
CDC Webinar for PAs on Zika & Pregnancy

Meeting Description:

Zika Virus

Implications for Pregnant women  


2:00 – 2:10: AAPA Introduction


2:10 – 2:40: Zika virus


2:40 – 2:55: Q & A Session


2:55 – 3:00: Wrap-up

At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to:
  • List the ways pregnant women become infected with the Zika virus.
  • Describe CDC Recommendations for testing of pregnant women with possible exposure.
  • Describe CDC Recommendations for testing of couples interested in conceiving who reside in an active Zika virus transmission area.
  • Describe the implications of Zika virus infection.
  • Identify the cases that meet criteria for inclusion in the U.S. Zika Pregnancy Registry.

PAs - AAPA Category 1 CME Credit


This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 0.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits by the PA Review Panel. PAs should claim only those hours actually spent participating in the CME activity. This program was planned in accordance with AAPA's CME Standards for Live Programs and for Commercial Support of Live Programs. At the conclusion of the webinar, PA participants will receive a link to complete the post assessments and access their CME certificate via Learning Central.




CME:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


CNE:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


This activity provides 0.7 contact hours.


CEU:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEU's for this program. 






Date: Thu, Jul 28, 2016
Time: 02:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Jacqueline Wilkins
 Presenter Information
AAPA CEO Jennifer L. Dorn, MPA
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Jennifer (Jenna) L. Dorn serves as the CEO of the American Academy of PAs, the national professional society for PAs. She has led multibillion-dollar federal agencies, start-ups and nonprofits. She brings 30 years of management experience in healthcare, research and policy to AAPA.

She is inspired by PAs and their team-centered approach to healthcare. Under her leadership, AAPA and its constituent organizations have achieved unprecedented progress in breaking down legislative barriers to PA practice.

Her previous healthcare leadership roles include senior vice president of the American Red Cross and president of the National Health Museum. She has also served as the U.S. representative on the Board of Directors of the World Bank. Prior to that she was the administrator of the Federal Transit Administration.

A graduate of Oregon State University, she has a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Connecticut. 

Evelyn Rodriguez, MD, MPH, MBA, Medical Epidemiologist
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Commander, United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps

CDR Evelyn Rodriguez is a Medical Epidemiologist in the Division of Global HIV/AIDS in the Center for Global Health, CDC, working for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). She has worked in diverse areas of public health and epidemiology including HIV/AIDS, TB, pharmacoepidemiology, and pharmacovigilance.

CDR Evelyn Rodriguez is a board certified pediatrician and received her M.D. from the Harvard Medical School, her M.P.H. in Epidemiology from the Columbia University School of Public Health, and her M.B.A. from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She interned at Children’s Hospital in Boston and completed her pediatric residency at Columbia’s Babies Hospital in her native N.Y.C. She has received numerous honors and awards, including the U.S. Surgeon General's Exemplary Service Medal and the Arthur Flemming Award for Excellence in Science from George Washington University.