Online Program

Lessons learned and next steps

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 11:30 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

Marion Lyons, Dr., Public Health Wales, UK, Cardiff, United Kingdom
The public health system in Wales has mounted an effective response to the largest measles outbreak in the United Kingdom in two decades. In this presentation we describe our evaluation of the response, share the lessons learned from our experience that are relevant to an international audience and explain what actions we are taking to prevent future measles outbreaks in Wales.

Learning Areas:

Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Protection of the public in relation to communicable diseases including prevention or control
Public health administration or related administration

Learning Objectives:
Evaluate a response to a major communicable disease outbreak. Describe transferable lessons for an international audience

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the Director of Health Protection, Public Health Wales. I have been a Consultant in Communicable Disease Control for 19 years. During the 2012/13 outbreak of measles in Wales I co-ordinated the public health response and played a key role in the media and messaging.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.