Influenza Immunization Update: What you need to know about the 2018/2019 Flu Season

Influenza Immunization Update: What you need to know about the 2018/2019 Flu Season September 14, 2018 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST Presenter: Allison McGeer, MD, FRCPC Dr. McGeer completed an undergraduate and master's degree in biochemistry, then her medical degree at the University of Toronto. She specialized in internal medicine and infectious diseases followed by a fellowship in hospital epidemiology at Yale New Haven Hospital. Dr. McGeer is the Medical Director of Infection Control for Sinai Health System, and a Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology and at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. She is a member of the influenza working group of Canada's National Advisory Committee on Immunization, served on the infection control subcommittee of the Ontario Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee from 2004 to 2018, and is a member of several local, provincial and national pandemic influenza committees. She is an expert reviewer for many research funding agencies including the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and US National Institutes of Health, and has served on the editorial boards of several journals, including the Canadian Medical Association Journal, and Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. Learning Objectives: By the end of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
  • recognize the impact and burden of influenza, particularly in older adults
  • identify those at highest risk for complications of influenza
  • understand how to use the different influenza vaccines in your practice
  • apply National Advisory Committee on Immunization influenza vaccination guidelines
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