Arlington, Va. – The NACDS Foundation today launched “Zika Prevention Strategies: Patient & Community Health” – an online webinar featuring the expert content from a live webinar presented on May 25.

We appreciate the partnership on this online webinar, which will foster much-needed education on this urgent issue.

The online webinar features presentations by Paul E. Jarris, MD, MBA, senior vice president, maternal child health, March of Dimes Foundation, and Jeffrey Bratberg, PharmD, BCPS, clinical professor of pharmacy practice, University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy. This course provides pharmacists with knowledge surrounding the zika virus, risks associated, prevention techniques and how to utilize behavioral counseling to ensure patients are reducing contraction and transmission of the Zika Virus.

“The NACDS Foundation appreciates the leadership and expertise of our presenters and everyone at the March of Dimes Foundation and the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy for helping to develop this high-quality CE program in a timely fashion, given the pressing needs associated with the ZIka Virus,” said NACDS Foundation President Kathleen Jaeger. “We appreciate their partnership on this online webinar, which will foster much-needed education on this urgent issue.”

The webinar and the continuing education (CE) credit are open to all interested parties. One hour of CE credit will be available for this program, which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). Interested participants will find information on a dedicated page on the Learner Community website.

The NACDS Foundation’s online webinar complements the organization’s radio messages and online displays in Puerto Rico that encourage women and their families to seek advice from physicians and pharmacists about ways to protect themselves and their unborn children from the effects of Zika.

Photo with Caption: The March of Dimes Foundation’s Paul E. Jarris and the NACDS Foundation’s Kathleen Jaeger, at a Zika-related National Press Club event on May 26, 2016, featuring Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden.