SAC Webinar – Congenital CMV: What Families Need You to Know

Presented By Kayla McNally & Lisa Robinson, MSLP, R.SLP, S-LP(C)


Access to SAC webinars and webcasts are an exclusive benefit of SAC membership.

  • This webinar will be recorded and will be available as a webcast in our webcast library within a week of the live event.


Intended Audience
  • audiologists
  • speech-language pathologists
  • communication health assistants
  • students
This Session Pertains To:
  • Pre-School (0-4)
  • School Aged (5-17)
  • Introductory – Assumes little or no familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.


Congenital Cytomegalovirus (cCMV) is the most common non-genetic cause of hearing loss in infants. cCMV is also a leading cause of neurological delays and disabilities. With universal newborn screening for cCMV rolling out across Canada, audiologists and SLPs will see an increasing number of children with a cCMV diagnosis. In this webinar, we will introduce what audiologists and SLPs need to know to be better prepared to serve affected families.

Learning objectives:
By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe cCMV infection and its impact on affected children and families.
  • Understand how cCMV is managed across Canada and how to find out more about service pathways in their own province.
  • Adopt best practices for serving the diverse spectrum of clients affected by cCMV.
  • This webinar is eligible for SAC CEEs.
Cancellation Policy
  • Because we have limited spaces available for participants, if you are unable to attend the webinar you registered for, please contact Bev Cooper as soon as possible.
  • Zoom is used to host this webinar. Before joining, be sure to check system requirements to avoid any connection issues.
  • We suggest you DO NOT use a Wi‑Fi connection to view the webinar as it can be unreliable and you may lose connectivity during the presentation.


Kayla McNally

Kayla became a valued member of the Canadian CMV Foundation in January 2020. Her dedication to supporting non-profits’ success has been unwavering, as evidenced by her prior roles with organizations including United Way, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Ronald McDonald House Charities. Today, she considers herself fortunate to collaborate with a passionate team who share her commitment to preventing cCMV infections and improving quality of life for those affected.

Lisa Robinson, MSLP, R.SLP, S-LP(C)

Lisa is an SLP who received her master’s from the University of Alberta in 2004. Specializing in early education and intervention, Lisa provided services for children with complex developmental needs for eight years before her own daughter was diagnosed with a severe cCMV infection at 23 weeks gestation. Becoming a parent to a child with complex differences and disabilities has been one of the most valuable teaching experiences of Lisa’s life and has profoundly shifted her work as a therapist.

Registration Fees

SAC Members & Associates* FREE
Non-Members Not eligible
* All registered participants must be SAC members/associates.
Registration closes on September 18 at 7:00 pm  (ET).

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