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8/22/2022  |   9:15 AM - 10:30 AM   |  Governor General I

Universal cCMV Screening: The Ontario Experience

Ontario is the first jurisdiction in the world to offer universal screening for congenital CMV. This session will discuss how cCMV screening was adopted as an expansion of the provincial Infant Hearing Program to include risk factors for hearing loss. Development of this policy arose from a unique collaboration between two government ministries, along with Newborn Screening Ontario, the Pediatric Infectious Diseases community, and the provincial Infant Hearing Program. Policy implementation, as well as the structure and delivery of the CMV screening program across Canada’s most populous province, will be described. There will be an opportunity to learn about the initial outcomes of this first-of-its-kind screen and share key lessons learned to date.

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Pranesh Chakraborty (Primary Presenter), pchakraborty@cheo.on.ca;


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