Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Reminder: COCA Call Today On Influenza Activity & Clinical Recommendations















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A quick reminder that the CDC will hold a COCA call later today - geared to clinicians - on the expected late season arrival of influenza, and recommendations for treatment.


For those who can't make the live broadcast, an archived copy will be posted in the next couple of days.


Date:Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Time:2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern Time)
Participate by Phone:

  • 800-857-9697 (U.S. Callers)
  • 212-287-1833 (International Callers)
Passcode:4396514
Participate by Webinar: https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join.php?i=PW6927485&p=4396514&t=c

Presenter(s)


Fiona Havers, MD, MHS
Medical Officer
Influenza Division
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Overview

Influenza activity is increasing across the United States and CDC has received several reports of severe influenza illness. Since October 2015, CDC has detected co-circulation of multiple seasonal influenza virus types and sub-types, with recent reports of severe respiratory illness among young- to middle-aged adults with H1N1pdm09 virus infection. During this COCA Webinar, clinicians will learn about 2015-2016 influenza activity, hear an overview of CDC’s current recommendations for vaccination and antiviral medications, and gain insight into data supporting the recommendations.

Objectives

  • Describe the current status of influenza activity in the United States
  • Discuss the circulating influenza strains seen this season and the implications for clinicians
  • Discuss the use of influenza diagnostic tests and their role in clinical care
  • Discuss antiviral treatment and implications for patient evaluation, treatment and testing

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