2016 CMV Public Health & Policy Conference

2016 CMV Public Health & Policy Conference

Come join the National CMV Foundation at the second CMV Public Health & Policy Conference on September 26th and 27th in Austin, Texas as we present the latest research on diagnosis and treatment of CMV, delineate prevention efforts, provide information about early intervention options, and disseminate family support resources. 

The first CMV Public Health & Policy Conference was held in 2014 in Salt Lake City after Utah’s successful passage of the first CMV legislation in the country in 2013. “It was an inspiring and well-run conference, and I was thrilled with the outcomes,” says Dr. Michael Cannon, CDC epidemiologist and CMV expert. “Many people expressed to me how much value they derived from the conference.”

Karl White, Director of the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management and chair of the 2016 Planning Committee expects upwards of 500 participants at the Austin conference. “In 2014, we anticipated that about 50 persons would attend the inaugural CMV conference; however, we were delighted that 301 persons attended from 31 states within the U.S. and 13 different countries”.  

Conference tracks include topics such as Research to Practice, Public Health Implications, Early Intervention, and Family Support with abstract submission closing on April 11th. Clinicians, researchers, public health professionals, and university faculty, as well as parents and students, are encouraged to register starting April 22nd. Early registration ends in August 1st. 

Parent scholarship applications are available on a first come, first serve basis with awards of $250 going to parent recipients within Texas and $500 to parent recipients from out of state. Parent scholarship applications will be accepted until August 15th.

The DoubleTree By Hilton Austin is the host hotel for the 2016 CMV Public Health & Policy Conference and reduced room rates are available for $154 per night by calling the hotel at 512-454-3737. 

For more information, visit http://cmvconference.org/. See you in Austin!