SAC Webinar: CMV & Ontario’s Hearing Loss Risk Factor Screening

Marie Pigeon, M.Sc.A.
November 16 2021
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Registration deadline is November 16, 2021 - 11:30 a.m. (ET)

November 16, 2021 – 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Time Zone Time
Pacific Time 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Mountain Time 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Central Time 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Eastern Time 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Atlantic Time 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Newfoundland Time 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.



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*All registered participants must be SAC members/associates



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 at as soon as possible.



Intended audience: Speech-language pathologists, speech-language pathology assistant, audiologists, audiology assistant, speech and hearing assistant, students

This session pertains to: Pre-School (0-4)

Level: Introductory (Assumes that the participant has little or no familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.)



In 2019, Ontario became the first place worldwide to add hearing loss risk factors to the dried blood spot newborn screening. One of those risk factors was cytomegalovirus, or CMV. Come join me to find out why we did it, how it works and what the outcome has been. 

Learning objectives: 

At the end of this presentation participants will be able to: 

1) explain the rationale behind the addition of CMV as part of the Hearing Loss Risk Factor Screening in Ontario 
2) describe the care pathways for the congenital CMV positive cases
3) summarize the outcome of the first 2 years of Hearing Loss Risk Factor Screening for CMV 


This webinar is eligible for SAC CEEs (Category A).


Presenter Biography

Marie Pigeon, M.Sc.A. 

Marie Pigeon received her degree from McGill University School of Human Communication Disorders. She provides support in the development and implementation of program protocols, training and continuous quality improvement for the Ontario Infant Hearing Program (IHP). Marie has been involved in the addition of Hearing Loss Risk Factor Screening Program from conception to implementation. She currently works on the genetics team of the Newborn Screening Ontario Hearing Loss Risk Factor Screening program, as well as running the CHEO IHP Designated Training Centre and providing clinical audiology care at CHEO.


Accessing the Webinar

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Note about internet: 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.


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