129 The Changing Face of Influenza: The Global Impact of a Novel Strain

Monday, March 22, 2010: 8:00 AM-10:00 AM
Centennial Ballroom (Hyatt Regency Atlanta)
CME Credits: 2
Type: Oral
Summary: The world was taken by surprise with the emergence of a novel strain of influenza that rapidly progressed to a pandemic. This session will explore the evolution of the pandemic, as well as the impact of this new strain and the challenges posed to public health, healthcare providers in various settings, and the vaccine industry.
Learning Objectives:
Daniel B. Jernigan, MD, PhD and Mark Loeb, MD
8:00 AM
Epidemiology at the Epicenter
Samuel Ponce de Leon, MD, Institution Nacional de la Nutricion
8:30 AM
Evolution of a Pandemic
Lyn Finelli, DrPH, MS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
9:00 AM
Pandemic Preparedness: Implementation of Infection Prevention Emergency Plans
Terri Rebmann, PhD, RN, CIC, Saint Louis University
9:30 AM
Vaccine Challenges in Pandemic Response
Kathleen M. Neuzil, MD, MPH, University of Washington