Meet-the-Professor Session:
148. Infections in Pregnancy and their Prevention
Saturday, October 5, 2013: 7:00 AM-8:15 AM
Room: The Moscone Center: 130-131 (Hall E)

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • recognize the impact of influenza infection and importance of vaccine prevention in pregnant women
  • discuss the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice's recommendations and supporting data on maternal Tdap vaccination for the prevention of both maternal and infant pertussis infection
  • discuss recent developments in maternal group B streptococcus (GBS) vaccination for the prevention of fetal and neonatal invasive GBS disease
  • report on the latest advances in maternal screening and prevention, and infant treatment for congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection

Target Audience: vaccinologists, scientists, researchers, public health practitioners, pharmacists, nurses, members-in-training, investigators, infectious diseases physicians, infectious diseases pediatricians, infection preventionists, health care workers, fellows, epidemiologists, clinicians, academicians

Tracks: Pediatric ID, Global ID, Adult ID

Meet-the-professors:  Kathryn Edwards, MD, FIDSA, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Geeta Swamy, MD, Duke University Medical Center


7:00 AM
Kathryn Edwards, MD, FIDSA

7:35 AM
Geeta Swamy, MD

CME Credits: Maximum of 1.25 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM

ACPE Credits: ACPE 1.25 knowledge-based contact hours (0.125 CEU) of pharmacy CE

ACPE Number: 0221-9999-13-071-L01-P


K. Edwards, None

G. Swamy, None

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