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Zika Virus: Impact, Issues, and Updates

Medical Team Provider in Home with Senior Patients

Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET.

The New England Quality Innovation Network—the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut—is hosting an upcoming webinar on the Zika virus featuring a prestigious panel of physician experts who will discuss recent updates and concerns related to Zika virus infection. Participants will learn the latest information about Zika and gain a better understanding of the role of clinicians  in patient education, prevention, early recognition, testing, and reporting of suspected cases.


  • Moderator: Chris Campanile, MD, family physician, Coastal Hillside Family Medicine, Pawtucket, RI, NE QIN-QIO Consultant
  • Panelist: Michael Smit, MD, Hasbro Children's Hospital; Specialties: Infectious disease medicine
  • Panelist: Jeffrey Bratberg, PharmD, BCPS, clinical professor, University of Rhode Island; Specialties: infectious disease, emergency preparedness, public/population health
  • Panelist: Erica J. Hardy, MD, MA, MMSc, Woman & Infants Hospital; Specialties: infectious disease and obstetric medicine


  • Describe the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, testing, reporting, management, and prevention of Zika virus disease
  • Provide recommendations to patients about possible Zika virus exposure and implications
  • Discuss evaluation of infants with with microcephaly and the relationship of Zika with microcephaly
  • Identify pharmacist-driven interventions that will increase awareness of and promote Zika virus disease prevention in the community

For more information on the event, contact Russell Cooney at or 401.528.3226.