Learning Lounge:
The Importance of Vaccination Against MenB (Not Official IDWeek Programming - This activity is supported by Pfizer, Inc. - See Affiliated Events Guide)
Friday, October 28, 2016: 11:15 AM-12:00 PM
Room: IDExpo Hall H, Learning Lounge 1 ( Booth 1300)

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Lunch will be provided.


Archana Chatterjee, M.D., Ph.D

Chair, Department of Pediatrics

Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Development

University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine



Serogroup B meningococcal disease (MenB) is an uncommon but serious disease that can attack without warning. During this program, we discuss MenB epidemiology, disease burden, and risk factors along with the potential to help prevent infection with a MenB vaccine, and review the ACIP recommendations for vaccination against MenB

Target Audience: Infectious diseases physicians

11:15 AM
Welcome and Introductions
11:20 AM
Disease State Overview and Epidemiology
11:30 AM
Meningococcal Group B Vaccine: Indication, Mechanism of Action, Clinical Data, and Safety
11:40 AM
ACIP Recommendations for MenB
11:50 AM
Summary, Closing and Audience Questions

CME Credits: Maximum of 0.75 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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