Plenary Session:
281. Influenza: Seasonal Challenges and Pandemic Preparations
Sunday, October 11, 2015: 9:30 AM-11:00 AM
Room: 20--ABCD

Learning Objectives:

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

  • summarize the pathogenesis of influenza
  • list seasonal and emergent strains of influenza
  • describe the global and national pandemic influenza preparations

Target Audience: Scientists, Vaccinologists, Researchers, Public health practitioners, Pharmacists, Nurses, Microbiologists, Members-in-training, Lab personnel, Investigators, Infectious diseases physicians, Infectious diseases pediatricians, Infection preventionists, Hospital epidemiologists, Hospital administrators, HIV specialists, HIV clinicians, Healthcare workers, Fellows, Epidemiologists, Clinicians, Academicians

Tracks: Pediatric ID, Investigative ID, HIV-STD-TB, Global ID, Epidemiology and Infection Control, Adult ID, Trainee

Moderators:  Ravi Jhaveri, MD, FIDSA, FPIDS, University of North Carolina School of Medicine and Andrew Pavia, MD, FIDSA, FSHEA, FPIDS, University of Utah School of Medicine

9:30 AM
Influenza Epidemics and Pandemics
Adolfo Garcia-Sastre, PhD

10:30 AM
Pandemic Influenza Preparations
Nicole Lurie, MD, MSPH

CME Credits: Maximum of 1.5 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM

ACPE Credits: ACPE 1.5 knowledge-based contact hours (0.15 CEU) of pharmacy CE

ACPE Number: 0221-9999-15-206-L01-P


R. Jhaveri, MedImmune: Grant Investigator , Research grant
Merck: Grant Investigator , Research grant
Genentech: Scientific Advisor , Consulting fee
GenMark: Grant Investigator , Grant recipient

A. Pavia, None

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