Did you register to attend the EHDI Conference but haven’t had a chance to view all of the presentations? You have less than a week before the platform will close! Don’t miss out. All registrants (those who registered for the live version or the on-demand version) can view the recorded conference content until May 5, 2021.
Continuing education credit is also available for registrants. You will find instructions and applicable forms you need to complete at https://ehdimeeting.org/CEU.cfm. You MUST complete the forms in order to receive CEU credit.
Mark your calendars! The CMV Public Health and Policy Conference has been postponed again due to Covid concerns. It will be held August 21-23, 2022 in Ottawa, Ontario Canada.
Dear CMV Public Health and Policy Conference Friends,
As you know, we postponed the 2020 conference to be held in 2021. Like all of you, we have been continuing to closely monitor the global pandemic of COVID-19 and what it could potentially mean for our conference. We also recognize that this may be international travel for many of you, which can take several months to plan. Based on current travel restrictions and the desire to allow more time for people to be fully vaccinated and prepared to travel, the CMV Public Health and Policy Conference (CMV-PHP) planning committee has made the difficult decision to postpone the CMV-PHP once again. Our plan is to have the conference August 21-23, 2022 in Ottawa, Ontario!
The landscape of CMV prevention, screening, and treatment is always changing and one of the goals of the CMV-PHP is to provide the most current research and practice. In an effort to stay true to our goals, we will host some virtual learning opportunities in lieu of the conference. Stay tuned for more information.
For those of you who submitted abstracts in 2020, again, we thank you. Prior to the 2022 conference, we will reach out to see if you would like your 2020 abstract submission to be considered and give you the option to edit it. We will also be opening the abstract submission for new submissions for those of you who were unable to submit or have new research you would like to present. We may also reach out to a few of you to present your research and practice during our virtual learning opportunities.We look forward to welcoming you to Ottawa in 2022 for a great conference.
CMV-PHP Planning Committee
Where do babies in your state stand?
Zero to Three just released The State of Babies Yearbook: 2021. This provides a snapshot of how the nation’s babies are faring nationally and by state across nearly 60 indicators essential for a strong start in life.
See how your state measures up: go.stateofbabies.org/2021data
A study published in the journal of Developmental Science states infants as young as five months old possess “sign-watching behavior.”
It’s National Public Health Week! Did you know that since EHDI data tracking began in 2005, that over 50,000 babies have been identified as deaf or hard of hearing? Now that is a public health win! Check out the CDC’s EHDI data tracking at https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/hearingloss/ehdi-data.html
It’s National Public Health Week! Did you know that the Health Services and Resources Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide grant funding for newborn hearing screening? These grants include state-based programs [http://www.infanthearing.org/states/index.html] as well as a technical resource center [http://www.infanthearing.org/index.html], a family support center [https://handsandvoices.org/fl3/index.html], a medical home initiative [https://www.aap.org/…/Early-Hearing-Detection-and-Intervent…], and training to pediatric audiologists [https://www.aucd.org/template/page.cfm?id=754].
Together, all these organizations comprise our nation’s EHDI System.
Journal of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention: Volume 6 Issue 1 is now available! You can see the current issue of JEHDI, as well as past issues, at the link below.
It’s National Public Health Week! Did you know that EHDI is a relatively new public health program? In 2002, congress passed legislation that provided funding to 2 national organizations to oversee EHDI—these organizations are the Health Services and Resources Administration (https://mchb.hrsa.gov/maternal-child-health-initiatives/early-hearing-detection-and-intervention.html) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/hearingloss/index.html).