August 2018 Town Hall Teleconference

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Zika in Babies: Opportunities for Monitoring Health and Development

August 14, 2018 • 2:00 to 3:00 PM (EDT)

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June 2018 Town Hall Teleconference Agenda
Time (EDT) Agenda Item Speaker(s)
2:00 PM Welcome & Introduction José T. Montero, MD, MHCDS
Director, Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support
2:05 PM Vital Signs Overview Coleen A. Boyle, PhD, MSHyg
Director, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
2:15 PM Presentations S. Grace Prakalapakorn, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Duke University
V. Fan Tait, MD, FAAP
Chief Medical Officer, American Academy of Pediatrics
Meg Fisher, MD, FAAP
Medical Director, The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center and Professor of Pediatrics, Drexel University College of Medicine
2:35 PM Q&A and Discussion Dr. José T. Montero
3:00 PM End of call

Speakers' Biographies

Portrait of Coleen A. Boyle, PhD, MSHygColeen A. Boyle, PhD, MSHyg

Director, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Dr. Boyle began her career at CDC in 1984, working in the area of birth defects and developmental disabilities. She held various positions in CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) prior to her appointment as center director in 2010. She also has served on the HHS Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborn and Children. Most recently, Dr. Boyle helped guide CDC’s emergency response to the Zika virus infection and its devastating impact on the developing fetus. Dr. Boyle has twice received CDC’s highest award for scientific excellence, the Charles C. Shepard Award for outstanding scientific publication, and has authored or co-authored many peer-reviewed and other scientific publications.

Portrait of S. Grace Prakalapakorn, MD, MPHS. Grace Prakalapakorn, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Duke University

Dr. Prakalapakorn, an associate professor of ophthalmology and pediatrics at Duke University, is a fellowship trained pediatric ophthalmologist and a board certified ophthalmologist. Dr. Prakalapakorn’s interests lie in public health ophthalmology and international health. She is currently the director of International Outreach at the Duke Eye Center. A former Fulbright scholar, Dr. Prakalapakorn has worked with the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Orbis International, a nonprofit organization that networks with various partners to prevent blindness.

Portrait of V. Fan Tait, MD, FAAPV. Fan Tait, MD, FAAP

Chief Medical Officer, American Academy of Pediatrics

As a pediatric neurologist, Dr. Tait has years of experience in child health and wellness, family-centered care in medical homes, children with special needs, and healthcare delivery systems. In her current position as chief medical officer of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), she provides leadership and oversight for disaster preparedness activities, the Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence (Tobacco Control), CME education, and the Division of Innovation, which houses all ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) activities. Dr. Tait also leads all AAP Zika initiatives. For more than 10 years, she directed the AAP Department of Child Health and Wellness, focusing on many of the organization’s strategic priorities including Early Brain and Child Development and the National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness, which addresses health in childcare programs. For the past year, she also directed all AAP global health and life support initiatives.

Portrait of Meg Fisher, MD, FAAPMeg Fisher, MD, FAAP

Medical Director, The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center and Professor of Pediatrics, Drexel University College of Medicine

Dr. Meg Fisher is medical director of The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center in New Jersey and professor of pediatrics at Drexel University’s College of Medicine. She co-chairs the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Global Immunization Collaboration and is a current member of the AAP Disaster Preparedness Advisory Council. Dr. Fisher has authored or co-authored more than 30 articles published in peer-reviewed journals. She also has been involved in global health initiatives through the Gavi Vaccine Alliance, a partnership committed to increasing access to immunization; the International Pediatric Association; and CDC and AAP. Dr. Fisher received her medical degree from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine. She completed her residency and fellowship training in pediatric infectious diseases at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia.

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