4025.0 Vaccine Preventable Disease Epidemiology

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 8:30 AM
Oral
This interesting session will focus on the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable disease. Presentations will include a discussion of pediatricians' experience with parental vaccine safety concerns and vaccine refusals; awareness, perceptions and knowledge among men regarding Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection and vaccination; the impact of public health interventions to control an outbreak of pertussis; and, knowledge of HPV infection and vaccination in men who have sex with men. One session will provide an overview of measles epidemiology in the United States.
Session Objectives: 1. Explain how parental concerns about childhood vaccines impacts personally on the attending pediatricians. 2. Identify the need for targeted education of males on the prevalence of HPV disease and its consequences to improve HPV vaccine acceptance. 3. Describe the epidemiology of measles in the United States.
Moderator:
Sonja Hutchins, MD, MPH, DrPH

8:35 AM
8:50 AM
Measles in the United States, 2008
Gregory Wallace, MD, MS, MPH, Amy A. Parker, MSN, MPH, Susan B. Redd, Kathleen M. Gallagher, DSc, MPH, Paul Rota, PhD, Jennifer Rota, MPH and William J. Bellini, PhD
9:05 AM
Impact of public health interventions to control an outbreak of pertussis in an elementary school Ś Pennsylvania, 2008
George S. Han, MD, Nancy Rea, PhD, MHSA, Donna Leffler, RN, BSN, CIC, MÓria Moll, MD, FACP and Perrianne Lurie, MD, MPH
9:35 AM
Men's awareness, perceptions and knowledge of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and vaccine
Tina Q. Tan, MD, Leena Bhattacharya, MD and Melvin V. Gerbie, MD

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Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: Statistics

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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