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Brown Bag Lunch Series for the NECO Community Linda Lawrence, MD presents “Congenital Zika Syndrome”

Please join us on Friday March 24, 2017 at 12:00 pm for a presentation in the Brown Bag Lunch Series for the NECO Community.

Topic: Congenital Zika Syndrome (CZS): The First 18 Months of a New Syndrome
Speaker: Linda Lawrence, MD
Date: Friday, March 24, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

It is important for the eye care specialist to understand the common findings, and interventions for CZS as this becomes more common in the USA.

This talk will illustrate lessons learned in assessment and early intervention for babies in the first 18 months of life with Congenital Zika Syndrome (CZS) in Brazil. Practices in the habilitation for visual impairment, both ocular and neurological, and how to integrate with overall early intervention will be presented. Attendees will learn how to integrate the use of vision for the child with severe multiple and visual disabilities into their clinical practice regardless of etiology, using CZS as an example. 

Case presentations will be used to represent integration of use of functional vision into other early interventions strategies including social/emotional, loco-motor, speech/language, and early literacy. 

The presenter, Linda Lawrence, MD is a comprehensive ophthalmologist with special interest in pediatric vision rehabilitation. She has examined nearly 200 babies with CZS and is currently in Brazil as a volunteer where an additional 150 babies will be examined with the local eye care and early intervention teams.

All are welcome to attend. MA CE approved.