Satellite Symposium:
Challenges for Champions: Immunizing Older Adults (Not Official IDWeek Programming - Supported by Merck & Co. - See Affiliated Event Guide)
Wednesday, October 7, 2015: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Room: 28--ABCDE

Learning Objectives:

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Katherine Galluzzi, DO, CMD, FACOFP dist.

Professor and Chairperson, Department of Geriatrics

Director, Comprehensive Care at

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Stefan Gravenstein, MD, MPH, MA

Professor of Medicine, Director, Center for Geriatrics and Palliative Care

University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, Ohio


H. Keipp B. Talbot, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Nashville, Tennessee


Program Overview

Even with access to exceptional healthcare, the fatality rate for invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) is approximately 10% in the United States. These deaths occur largely in patients over age 65 years. At the same time, herpes zoster or “shingles” caused by the varicella-zoster virus causes untold morbidity in the form disabling pain and often affects the same patient population. Both IPD and herpes zoster are largely preventable and are included as part of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice’s recommended vaccinations for adults. This educational activity will provide the information necessary to understand the current adult vaccine schedule, reporting requirements for vaccine-related adverse events, and barriers to patient adherence.


Accreditation Statement—CME/CE Credit provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare.  This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  This activity is eligible for ACPE, ANCC, and AANP credit; see final CE activity announcement for specific details.  Full accreditation information available


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Target Audience: Infectious diseases physicians

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