As you may know, many Teratology Society members are involved in Zika virus response and research efforts. They include members working in government, academia, and industry, ranging from basic scientists to epidemiologists to clinicians. While much of this important work is taking place out of the spotlight in laboratories, hospitals, government agencies, and the field, several members’ efforts and expertise have been featured publicly.
I am pleased to announce a new section of the Teratology Society’s website that features information about our members’ involvement in the response effort, as well as a new CDC “microsite” which provides up-to-the minute news and guidance from the CDC.
Please take a moment right now to visit this new section of our website and refer others to it. If you are involved in the Zika response effort we would like to hear from you! To share what you are doing with the public and/or Society membership, please contact Heather Carskaddan, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope to see you at the Teratology Society’s 56th Annual Meeting this June in San Antonio. Among our cutting-edge scientific sessions, we will convene a special session where experts will explore the potential link between Zika virus and microcephaly. Speakers will include Lavinia Schuler-Faccini, MD, PhD, Brazilian Society of Medical Genetic, and Margaret A. Honein, MD, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Looking forward to seeing you there!