STD Clinical Update Webinar – Congenital Syphilis Update for CA Jail Providers

July 27, 2021

This webinar features Dr. Rosalyn Plotzker and Ms. Laura Kovaleski, co-authors of the CDPH Expanded Syphilis Screening Recommendations for the Prevention of Congenital Syphilis, who will provide a clinical overview of CS prevention and discuss the recommendation to screen women in correctional facilities for syphilis. Finally, Dr. Kristin Walsh, physician with Santa Clara County’s Adult Custody Health Services and HIV specialist at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center’s PACE clinic, will present the county’s experience implementing such screening practices.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe California’s CS epidemiology and incorporate data into screening
  2. Discuss the importance of prenatal syphilis diagnosis, evaluation, and management
  3. Explain and apply CDPH recommendation to screen women for syphilis in adult correctional facilities