Exhibitors/ Sponsors and Grant Providers

Thank you to our Sponsors, Exhibitors and Grand Providers!

Platinum Sponsors

  • National CMV Foundation
  • NCHAM

Gold Sponsors

  • Texas Department of State Health Services
  • VBI Vaccines Inc*

Bronze Sponsor

  • Dell Medical School, The University of Texas at Austin

Exhibitors

  • The Center for Hearing and Speech
  • Epilepsy Foundation Central & South Texas
  • MED-EL
  • Texas Hands & Voices

*We would like to thank VBI for their grant toward this educational activity.


The 2016 Congenital CMV Public Health and Policy Conference partners invite you to become a supporter and/or exhibitor at this year’s conference. This conference is the only international CMV conference to bring together scientists, researchers, policy makers, parents, and state public health officials to discuss public health and policy related to CMV.

CMV is the most common cause of congenital defects in babies in developed countries. Pregnant women who contract CMV can pass the virus onto their unborn baby, which can result in multiple disabilities. Congenital CMV causes more long-term problems and childhood deaths than Down Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, and neural tube defects.

Since 2013, five states have passed legislation requiring state departments of health to establish a public education program to raise awareness of CMV and ways to prevent its spread and/or to test newborns for CMV who fail their newborn hearing screening. Other states are considering legislation and we anticipate at least three additional states having legislation in place before the conference.

Regarding the 2014 conference, Michael Cannon, CMV expert at the CDC, stated: “It was an inspiring and well-run conference, and I was thrilled with the outcomes. Many people expressed to me how much value they derived from the conference.”

The next international CMV conference will be held in 2017 so this conference is a must-attend in 2016 for clinicians, researchers and public health experts. In addition, the conference will provide resources to increase awareness of CMV for department of health employees University faculty, childcare providers, parents, students and non-profits. We anticipate 300 to 500 participants.

The conference planners encourage you to give your support and help make this a productive meeting for our attendees, sponsors, and exhibitors. Early financial contributions maximize recognition, so please submit your application as soon as possible.

We appreciate your support and look forward to working with you!

For additional sponsor and exhibitor information, download the sponsorship packet [PDF].

For questions about sponsorship,
Contact Sara Doutre – Conference Planning Committee
801-620-0932