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Public Health Response to Severe Influenza

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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”

Facilitated By:

John Iskander, MD, MPH, Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
Phoebe Thorpe, MD, MPH, Deputy Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
Susan Laird, MSN, RN, Communications Director, Public Health Grand Rounds

Our sessions are open to the public:
A live webcast will be available on our website.  The link will be live five minutes before the presentation. View our sessions on our archive page at your convenience. Sessions are archived 3-4 days after each presentation.

For non-CDC staff who want to attend in person:
Non-CDC staff must have prior security clearance. US citizens must submit a request to the Grand Rounds Team.  A US state-issued photo ID (e.g., driver’s license, US passport) is required.
Non-US citizens must submit their requests 20 days prior to the session to the Grand Rounds Team, and additional information will be required.

For individuals requiring reasonable accommodations:
It is the policy of CDC to provide reasonable accommodations (RA) for qualified individuals with disabilities to ensure their full inclusion in CDC-sponsored events. Employees are asked to submit RA requests at least 5 business days prior to the event. Please e-mail the request to grandrounds@cdc.gov.

For questions about this Grand Rounds topic:
Feel free to e-mail your questions before or during the session.

  • Page last reviewed: January 12, 2018
  • Page last updated: January 12, 2018
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