Speaker: Edward Belongia, MD, Center Director of Epidemiology, MCRI

Event Date: 12/22/2017

Event Times: 12:15-1:00pm

Location: Froehlke Auditorium

Grand Rounds presentation by Dr. Edward Belongia, Director of the Center for Clinical Epidemiolgy and Population Health.

Target Audience
This activity is intended for physicians, residents, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and other interested allied health personnel.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
Providers/Pharmacists/Pharmacy Technicians:
      Review current influenza activity and composition of 2017-18 vaccine
      Discuss current research on within-season waning of vaccine protection 
      Discuss evidence regarding reduced LAIV effectiveness in children and policy implications 
      Review recent evidence on influenza vaccine safety in early pregnancy 
      Explain the rationale and potential strategy for development of a near-universal influenza vaccine