Whooping Cough at Record Levels…and Not Slowing Down

Originally aired: November 14, 2012

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This Webinar featured an update on pertussis epidemiology and recent additions to ACIP recommendations for pertussis vaccination, along with new campaign materials that can be used for National Influenza Awareness Week.

Featured Speakers:

Alison Patti, MPH, CHES
Health Communications Specialist
Division of Bacterial Diseases
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Veronica McNally
Parent Advocate

Yvonne Garcia
Health Communications Specialist
CDC/NCIRD
Atlanta, Georgia

 

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Tweens, Teens and Vaccines: Can’t Live With Them; Can’t Live Without Them?

Originally aired: August 28, 2012

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This Webinar featured data and information about the vaccination status of our nation’s teens and tweens and discuss upcoming campaigns to promote vaccination of this sometimes hard to reach population and their parents.

Featured Speakers:

Anne Schuchat, M.D.
Director, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Rear Admiral, US Public Health Service

Jill B. Roark, MPH
Project Manager, Carter Consulting Inc
Health Communication Science Office
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Influenza Outlook: Strategies and Plans for the 2012-13 Flu

Originally aired: July 25, 2012

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This Webinar featured three great presenters from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who provided updates on the upcoming flu season, shared campaign plans for promotion efforts during the 2012-13 influenza vaccination season and discussed opportunities for maximizing traditional and new media to share information about influenza vaccination activities and messaging.

Featured Speakers:

Lisa Grohskopf, M.D.
Medical Officer
Influenza Division
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases

Teresa Smith
Health Communication Specialist
Health Communication Science Office
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases

Yvonne Garcia
Health Communication Specialist
Health Communication Science Office
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases

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Vaccine Hesitancy: Understanding Parents’ Concerns and the Impact of Anti-Vaccine Rhetoric

Originally aired: February 29, 2012

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This webinar included two great presentations on the factors that influence a parent’s decision to delay or skip vaccines and the strategies that health professionals and media specialists can employ to reassure vaccine hesitant parents. The program concluded with a presentation on several important resources that can be used to enhance state or local media and advocacy campaigns.

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Featured Speakers:

Douglas S. Diekema, MD, MPH is the director of education for the Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics. He is professor in the Division of Bioethics, Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Steven P. Novella, MD, Clinical Neurologist, Assistant Professor and Director of General Neurology at Yale University School of Medicine. President and co-founder of the New England Skeptical Society and host of that organization’s podcast, The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe.

Amy A. Pisani, MS, Executive Director, is a leading authority in pediatric health advocacy. As the executive director of Every Child By Two (ECBT), Amy has played an integral part in setting standards for childhood immunization in America today.

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What’s New With Flu: Info for Health Care Professionals

Originally Aired: September 21, 2011

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This webinar summarized the previous influenza season and assisted public health communicators and healthcare professionals with understanding their important role in promoting influenza vaccination during the 2011-12 season.

Featured Speaker:

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.

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