Meeting Archive:
Flu Season is Here - Learn How to Keep You, Your Baby & Family Healthy!

Meeting Description:
Moms are so busy, though during flu season, taking the time to protect yourself and your family from this highly-contagious and serious disease can be life-saving. 
As a mom or mom-to-be, it’s important to stay informed and to always be prepared. To help, Families Fighting Flu (FFF) invites you to join a FREE educational webinar to learn about protection from the flu for pregnant women, new moms, including those who are breastfeeding, and young children. Dr. Kevin Ault, professor, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Emory University School of Medicine will be discussing what moms and moms-to-be should know and do to keep themselves and their families healthy during flu season. Julie Moise, a parent and FFF board member, will also share her personal story about her infant’s battle with influenza and her involvement with FFF.
Date: Thu, Nov 29, 2012
Time: 12:00 PM EST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Laura Scott
 Presenter Information
Kevin Ault, MD, FACOG, FIDSA
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Dr. Kevin Ault is the Professor in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. He is also a Medical Advisor to Families Fighting Flu. His research clinical interests are infectious diseases and women’s health. Recent research projects include HPV vaccine development and immunology, HPV detection in pap smears and the use of molecular techniques to examine the normal vaginal flora. Dr. Ault also participates as an investigator in the Emory Vaccine Center, and this work includes maternal vaccination for influenza.

Dr. Ault is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a fellow of the Infectious Society of America. He is also an examiner with the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In addition, Dr. Ault is the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ ad hoc liaison from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Julie Moise
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Julie Moise is a board member of Families Fighting Flu, a nonprofit volunteer-based advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the lives of children by helping to increase annual influenza vaccination rates, especially among children aged 6 months and older and their families. As a mother, Julie knows personally how important it is to vaccinate children against influenza. In December 2003, Julie lost her 6-month-old son, Ian, to influenza. Julie has now dedicated herself to raising awareness about the seriousness of the disease and reducing the number of childhood hospitalizations and deaths caused by the flu each year.

Julie has spoken at nearly a dozen immunization coalition conferences, meetings, events and health care facilities across the country, passionately retelling her son’s tragic story and reminding everyone why annual vaccination is so important.

Julie and her husband live in Kansas City, MO with their three other children.

Laura Scott (Moderator)
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Laura Scott has been the Executive Director of Families Fighting Flu since August 2009. Prior to that position, she led all public relations and strategic communications activities for the organization since its founding in 2004.

Working with a dedicated volunteer board, Laura has helped the organization grow from several dedicated families to a sustainable, mission-specific, professionally-run organization, with an active board of directors and medical advisory board, in addition to a membership base consisting of members and advocates all supporting the goals of the organization.

Laura is married and has two daughters, ages seven and five. She has become a tireless advocate for families who have suffered the devastating loss of a child due to influenza. She is passionate about increasing awareness and educating others about the seriousness of the disease and the importance of annual vaccination.