Meeting Archive:
College Students and Meningococcal Disease: Are Students Protected?


Meeting Description:
William Schaffner MD, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) Medical Director, and Susan Even, MD, Executive Director of the University of Missouri Student Health Center, will discuss the burden of meningococcal disease, immunization coverage rates, current recommendations for meningococcal vaccination, and an overview of recent cases on US college campuses.
The webinar will also feature a panel discussion including representatives from colleges that have experienced recent meningitis outbreaks. They will share their experiences, best practices, and lessons learned about related prevention, mobilization, and campus health communications and educational efforts. The webinar will highlight new NFID educational tools and resources, including a public service announcement, to support awareness efforts in college communities.
This webinar is supported by unrestricted educational grants from GSK and Pfizer Inc. NFID policies restrict funders from controlling program content.
Date: Tue, Aug 2, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Host(s): National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
 Presenter Information
William Schaffner, MD
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Medical Director, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
Professor of Preventive Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN

Susan Even, MD
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Executive Director
University of Missouri Student Health Center
Columbia, MO

Mary Ferris, MD, MA, MSEd
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Student Health Executive Director
University of California, Santa Barbara 
Santa Barbara, CA

Jonathan Pletcher, MD
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Director, Medical Services
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ

Jillandra C. Rovaris, PhD
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Director of Health and Counseling
Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA

Chris Shay
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Interim Vice President for Finance and Administration
Assistant Vice President for University Operations
Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA