Meeting Archive:
The Role of Healthcare Professionals in Protecting Older Adults against Influenza



 

Meeting Description:
Join NFID Medical Director, William Schaffner, MD; Martha Gulati, MD, MS, Chief of Cardiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and Editor-in-Chief of CardioSmart, representing the American College of Cardiology; and Robert H. Hopkins, Jr., MD, Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, representing the American College of Physicians, as they discuss the critical role healthcare professionals play in protecting adults age 65 years and older against influenza. The presenters will discuss the annual burden of influenza on older adults as well as safe and effective influenza vaccines specifically developed to protect the 65+ population.
 
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
  • Describe the phenomenon of immunosenescence and how the immune system grows weaker with aging
  • Discuss the importance of safe and effective influenza vaccines specifically developed for adults age 65 years and older
  • Describe resources available to help healthcare professionals talk with adult patients about specific influenza vaccines most beneficial for them.
 
Note: Continuing education credit will not be available for this activity. This activity is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Seqirus. NFID policies restrict funders from controlling program content. 
Details
Date: Wed, Sep 6, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

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 Presenter Information
Moderator: 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

Martha Gulati, MD, MS
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Editor-in-Chief, CardioSmart
American College of Cardiology
Chief of Cardiology
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Phoenix, AZ

Robert H. Hopkins, Jr., MD
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Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Director, Division of General Internal Medicine
Director, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, AR