Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Biology and Infection Update


Friday, June 15, 2018


Wilf Family Center, UMN Masonic Children’s Hospital

Cytomegalovirus Biology and Infection Update: Increasing Knowledge and Awareness of Congenital CMV Infection

Increase your knowledge and awareness about the problem of congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, the most common infectious disease that causes deafness in children. If You Don't Pass (the newborn hearing test), Screen (for CMV infection)!


Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the most common infectious disease that causes deafness in children, as well as other birth defects, including microcephaly, mental retardation, and developmental disabilities. Not passing their newborn hearing test may be the only symptom of CMV infection at birth. Early detection is essential to create opportunities for additional evaluation for other problems that might be associated with CMV, and alerts the family and primary care doctor that careful, prospective hearing testing should be undertaken. In addition, early detection of CMV allows consideration of treatment with anti-viral medications that can improve the outcome.

Although CMV is far more common in the United States than Zika virus, most parents have never heard of CMV. We strive to increase awareness of this important cause of newborn disability, toward the goal of improved child health. View Agenda.


This conference is ideal for primary care physicians, obstetrician-gynecologists, pediatricians, audiologists, occupational and physical therapists, public health advocates and officials, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners and those interested in increasing awareness and treatment of CMV.

Educational Objectives

Following completion of this activity, learners should be better able to:

  • Describe the role of CMV in causing disabilities in newborns.
  • Explain how CMV causes hearing loss in infants and what options are available for treatment and prevention.
  • Identify resources in the community for management and therapies for infants with CMV.
  • Discuss current initiatives in newborn screening and maternal screening during pregnancy.
  • Discuss current protocols in place at the UMN and nationally for CMV research, including screening of newborn infants.
  • Explain how CMV plays a part in the evaluation of an infant who does not pass the newborn hearing screen. 

Vikings Foundation ImagePresented by

Department of Pediatrics
Minnesota Vikings Children's Fund


Mark R. Schleiss, M.D.
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Medical School
Co-Director, Center for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Translational Research (CIDMTR)


Joint Accreditation LogoIn support of improving patient care, University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Credit Designation Statements

American Medical Association (AMA)

The University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals

Other healthcare professionals who participate in this CE activity may submit their statement of participation to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.


Regular Rate:

Physician: $50
Other Healthcare Professional: $25
Resident/Fellow/Student: $0
Community Member $0

Registration includes lunch and light refreshment breaks.

Printed course materials cannot be guaranteed for onsite/walk-in registrants. Access to online course materials is provided in advance of the activity to registered learners. To ensure you receive all course materials before the start of the activity, please register in advance.


Special needs such as dietary restrictions, lactation room, etc. should be indicated in advance; requests cannot always be honored on site.

 How to Register


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Parking costs are not included in registration fees.