Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Reminder: CDC Grand Rounds Today - Public Health Response to Severe Influenza











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Although I blogged on it in some detail on Saturday (see CDC Grand Rounds: Nuke Detonation Postponed, Severe Flu Response Instead), a quick reminder that the presentation will be held live today at 1pm EST. 


Public Health Response to Severe Influenza
 

January 16, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Note: January 16 CDC Public Health Grand Rounds topic change to: “Public Health Response to Severe Influenza”

Registration is not required to watch our free Grand Rounds presentations. The webcast link below is only active during the date and time of the session, but all sessions are archived for future viewing.

CDC Grand Rounds Live Web stream
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/eSsrrwp9qKQ

The topic for CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds on January 16 will now focus on influenza. With the spike in flu cases around the country, this Grand Rounds will provide key and timely information for public health professionals on how to reduce the spread of seasonal flu in communities and adjust to spot shortages in antiviral drugs because of high influenza activity in some areas.

To date, this influenza season is notable for the sheer volume of flu that most of the United States is seeing at the same time which can stress health systems. The vast majority of this activity has been caused by influenza A H3N2, associated with severe illness in young children and people 65 years and older.

Join us for this session of Grand Rounds to learn what steps can be taken to reduce the spread of flu in communities and adjust to spot shortages in antiviral drugs in some places experiencing high influenza activity.

Note: The previous public health topic will be rescheduled for a future Grand Rounds.

CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds Presents:

“Public Health Response to a Sharp Increase in Severe Seasonal Influenza”
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (ET)

Global Communications Center (Building 19)
Alexander D. Langmuir Auditorium
Roybal Campus
Presented By:

Anne Schuchat, MD (RADM, USPHS)
Principal Deputy Director
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
“Introduction”

Dan Jernigan, MD, MPH, Captain, USPHS
Director, Influenza Division
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
“Chasing Flu”

David Wentworth, PhD
Chief, Virology, Surveillance, and Diagnosis Branch, Influenza Division
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
“The Problem of H3N2”

Alicia Fry, MD, MPH, Captain, USPHS
Chief, Epidemiology and Prevention Branch, Influenza Division
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
“Mitigating Influenza with Vaccines and Antivirals”

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