April 25, 2018

Upcoming Events

Note: This special edition of The Summit Buzz consists completely of upcoming events of interest. Be sure to mark your calendar with these special programs.


NFID Webinar on Increasing Influenza Immunization Rates among College Students

The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) offers professional education activities, led by key opinion leaders in the field of infectious diseases, designed to provide practical knowledge, tools, and resources.

Join NFID and the American College Health Association (ACHA) for their upcoming webinar, Increasing Influenza Immunization Rates among College Students, being conducted on April 30 at 12:00 pm ET. Registration for this event is available on the webinar website.

NFID Medical Director William Schaffner, MD will moderate the webinar with presentations by Lisa S. Ipp, MD, NFID Director and Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine, along with Linda Dudman, MPA, Associate Director of Health Promotion and Ann McMican, MS, Associate Director for Administration, University Health Service at University of Rochester. Speakers will share insights based on a recent NFID-sponsored national survey of college student attitudes toward influenza and a qualitative research assessment of US colleges and universities with active, on-campus influenza prevention programs.

Symposium on 100 Years of Influenza Pandemics and Practice to be conducted by CDC and Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health

The Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, in partnership with CDC, is hosting a one-day symposium, 100 Years of Influenza Pandemics and Practice: 1918-2018, on May 7 from 8:30 am–5:30 pm EST.

One hundred (100) years after the 1918 influenza pandemic, experts from academia and government will convene to discuss and debate current pandemic influenza threats, and the future of pandemic preparedness and influenza prevention and control. The event is free, but registration is required in order to attend the symposium.

Educational Dinner Program on Empowering Clinicians to Become Champions for Influenza Vaccination

Sanofi Pasteur invites you to attend an educational dinner program, Empowering Clinicians to Become Champions for Influenza Vaccination, to be held during the 48th National Immunization Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The program will take place on Wednesday, May 16, from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM at the Southern Exchange Ballrooms in downtown Atlanta.

The program includes a multidisciplinary group of experts:

  • Tracy Bieber, RN, BSN, Clinical Services Manager, Enterprise Clinic Services, at Sanford Health in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Ruth M. Carrico, PhD, DNP, APRN, Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Founding Co-Director, Global Health Center, and Clinical Director, Global Health Center-Travel Clinic at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Serese Marotta, Chief Operating Officer at Families Fighting Flu in Arlington, Virginia
  • Barbara A. Pahud, MD, MPH, Associate Director, Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit, at Children’s Mercy Hospital and Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine in Kansas City, Missouri

This panel will examine why immunization rates are well below national goals, as well as share and demonstrate effective communication techniques to overcome common vaccine hesitancy concerns.

Pre-registration is required for this educational program. You may register by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page.

This is a non-CME/CE educational event. CME/CE credit will not be offered for this program.

Note: In accordance with Sanofi Pasteur’s policies and the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Health Care Professionals, attendance at this educational program is limited to health care professionals. Value transfers to licensed health care professionals by pharmaceutical companies may need to be reported according to certain state laws, as well as federal Sunshine Act provisions.

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