(You only need to register once for all three workshops and please note, these meetings are limited to 300 participants)
Congenital syphilis rates have skyrocketed in recent years, leading many jurisdictions to institute new programs and protocols to address this troubling trend. With no easy, one-off solution, bringing together diverse perspectives for peer-to-peer discussion and information sharing is critical. NCSD is hosting a series of workshops on congenital syphilis to highlight some of the innovative approaches jurisdictions are taking to combat these increasing numbers and create space for community action planning and problem solving.
Increasing Rates of Congenital Syphilis: Overall Trends and Themes
Thursday, January 20 at 1:00 pm ET
To set a strong foundation for the workshop series, Dr. Bobby McDonald from DSTDP will present on CS epidemiology data, overall trends and themes related to congenital syphilis around the country, and lead an initial discussion on potential barriers and solutions to combatting CS.
Surveillance, Case Review, and Data-Driven Approaches to Congenital Syphilis
Tuesday, January 25 at 2:00 pm ET
In this session, Texas will speak to their robust surveillance system and case review boards and New York City will share their data-driven approach to using and assigning Congenital Syphilis Prevention Investigators. These two jurisdictions will dive into how surveillance, case review boards, and field services go hand in hand to address CS from all angles.
Innovative Testing and Treatment Programs
Wednesday, February 2 at 2:00 pm ET
We often hear about missed opportunities in screening, diagnosis, and treatment when it comes to congenital syphilis. However, Los Angeles has gotten creative with testing and treatment in non-traditional settings and will share case studies that highlight their approach. Additionally, Louisiana will showcase their innovative Bicillin delivery programs. And since we know rapid syphilis tests are instrumental to timely diagnosis, particularly in non-traditional settings, Diagnostics Direct will discuss their Syphilis Health Check test and offer a free supply to select jurisdictions.