Register today and join us on Wednesday, September 21 (11:00 am PT /2:00 pm ET ) for the next VICNetwork webinar, What’s New With The Flu” featuring Litjen (L.J.) Tan, M.S., PhD., Director, Medicine and Public Health, American Medical Association, Co-Chair National Influenza Vaccine Summit.
This webinar will summarize the previous influenza season and assist public health communicators and healthcare professionals with understanding their important role in promoting influenza vaccination during the 2011-12 season and why we need to take advantage of every opportunity to get these important messages out to the public.
Dr. Tan will also discuss the importance of healthcare professionals getting immunized to prevent influenza, as a matter of self protection and patient safety.
At the conclusion of this Webinar, participants will be able to:
- Describe the role of health professionals in communicating recommendations for and the availability of the 2011/2012 influenza vaccine
- Explain the rationale for yearly influenza vaccination of health care personnel
- Identify two ways to engage employers in annual influenza vaccination promotion
Litjen (LJ) Tan,MS, PhD, Director, Medicine and Public Health American Medical Association, Co-Chair, National Influenza Vaccine Summit
Dr. Tan is a PhD in medical science and specializes in medical and public health policy pertaining to infectious diseases (eg, immunizations, emerging infections, antimicrobial resistance). He is the Director of the American Medical Association’s Division of Medicine and Public Health whose mission is the complete integration of the disciplines of medicine and public health into a collaborative structure that supports primary, secondary and tertiary prevention and wellness across the lifespan. Nationally recognized for his passion in infectious disease and public health advocacy, for organizing innovative summits to address important public health policy needs with respect to immunizations and infectious diseases, and for dynamic presentations within these fields.
For more information about this webinar or other VICNetwork presentations, contact us at [email protected]