DiaSorin Elevates the Discussion of TORCH Infections During Pregnancy in Educational Webinar

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Through this webinar, which LabRoots will host October 16, participants will gain a better understanding of the epidemiology and burden of these infectious diseases in pregnancy and newborns.

Tiziana Lazzarotto Professor of Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology at Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna (Italy) Laboratory of Virology of the Operative Unit of Microbiology at St. Orsola

This webinar, which is sponsored by DiaSorin, will provide an overview on some pathogens that can be transmitted from mother to fetus during pregnancy (prenatal infections) or delivery (perinatal infections). The most prevalent prenatal infections include cytomegalovirus, parvovirus B19, rubella virus and Toxoplasma gondii; the perinatal infections include Herpes Simplex Virus 1-2.

All these pathogens belong to the TORCH complex and can lead to severe fetal/neonatal anomalies or even loss of life. This webinar will review the state of congenital TORCH infections, including incidence, importance of early detection, diagnosis, and disease management.

Most infections in the mother are asymptomatic and/or accompanied by aspecific symptoms and/or aspecific laboratory findings, as a result clinical diagnosis is unreliable. Therefore, today, viro-microbiological laboratory techniques represent a decisive approach in the management of TORCH infections in pregnancy.

During this webinar, attendees will learn to illustrate the setting of the collaborative diagnostic and clinical pathway for the management of infections in pregnant women and newborns. They will learn of the advantages and limitations of the viro-microbiological diagnosis, as well as best practices for prevention and therapy of these infections.

The speaker for this event will be Dr. Tiziana Lazzarotto, Professor of Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology in the Department of Specialised, Experimental and Diagnostic Medicine, in the School of Medicine and Surgery at Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna.

Lazzarotto is the Head of the Laboratory of Virology at the Operative Unit of Clinical Microbiology at St. Orsola Malpighi University Hospital, Bologna, as well as the Director of the Post-graduate school in Microbiology and Virology at Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna. She has made significant contributions in the study on the pre and postnatal diagnosis of congenital CMV infection and study of the management of CMV and EBV infections in solid organ and hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients.She is a founding member of the “European Congenital CMV Initiative (ECCI)”, the European group founded to devise and implement concrete actions to deal with the problems linked to congenital CMV infection.

LabRoots will host the webinar October 16, 2018, beginning at 3 p.m. CEST, 6 a.m. PDT. To learn more about this event, discover the continuing education credits that will be offered, or to register for free, click here.

About DiaSorin Group
Headquartered in Italy and listed in the FTSE Mid Cap Index, DiaSorin is a global leader in the In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) field. For over 50 years the Company has been developing, producing and marketing reagent kits for IVD worldwide. Through constant investments in research and development, and using its own distinctive expertise in the field of immunodiagnostics to deliver a high level of innovation, DiaSorin offers today the broadest range of specialty tests available in the immunodiagnostics market and new tests in the molecular diagnostics markets, which identify DiaSorin Group as the IVD “Diagnostics Specialist.”

About LabRoots
LabRoots is the leading scientific social networking website, offering top scientific trending news and premier educational virtual events and webinars. Contributing to the advancement of science through content sharing capabilities, LabRoots is a powerful advocate in amplifying global networks and communities. Founded in 2008, LabRoots emphasizes digital innovation in scientific collaboration and learning. We have become a primary source for trending scientific news, webinars, virtual conferences and more. Offering more than articles and webcasts that go beyond the mundane and explore the latest discoveries in the world of science, LabRoots users can stay atop their field by gaining continuing education credits from a wide range of topics through their participation in the webinars and virtual events. Join for free and become part of the largest scientific learning community in the world.

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