We are pleased to announce the next session of Public Health Grand Rounds, “Global Introduction of New Vaccines: Delivering More to More,” which will be held on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. (ET). This session will be available for attendance or via live webcast from CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Open captions are provided.
Vaccinations save the lives of 2 to 3 million people every year, including children. Yet 1 child dies every 20 seconds from a disease that could have been prevented by a vaccine. Why? Because 1 in 5 children in the world do not have access to the life-saving immunizations that keep children healthy.
Immunization programs serve as the entry point for primary health care in many countries, often providing the only access to mothers and young children on a regular basis. However, immunization programs in resource-poor countries are faced with many barriers to success, including: shortages of trained staff and supervisors, vaccines, and reliable power supply. The result? Each year about 21.8 million children miss necessary vaccines, leaving them vulnerable to disability and death from serious infectious diseases.
Join us for this session to find out how CDC and its global partners work together to protect people of all ages from life-threatening,vaccine-preventable diseases. Learn about new vaccines and the successes and challenges of introducing new vaccines to communities and countries around the world.
CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds Presents:
“Global Introduction of New Vaccines: Delivering More to More”
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (ET)
Global Communications Center (Building 19)
Alexander D. Langmuir Auditorium
Anagha Loharikar, MD
LCDR, U.S. Public Health Service
Medical Officer, Vaccine Introduction Team
Immunization System Branch, Global Immunization Division
Center for Global Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Carsten Mantel, MD, MPH
Senior Advisor Immunization, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Robert Koch Institute, Berlin
MM Global Health Consulting, GmbH, Zürich
Craig Burgess, MBChB, MSc, MBA
Senior Technical Advisor
JSI Training and Research Institute, Inc.
“Financial and Economic Considerations”
John Iskander, MD, MPH, Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
Phoebe Thorpe, MD, MPH, Deputy Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
Susan Laird, MSN, RN, Communications Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
For non-CDC staff interested in viewing the session:
A live webcast will be available via the Webcast Links section of our website. For individuals who are unable to view the session during the scheduled time, a video of the session will be posted to our On Demand page 2-3 days after the presentation.
For non-CDC staff who want to attend in person:
Non-CDC staff must have prior security clearance. US citizens must submit a request to the Grand Rounds Team. A US state-issued photo ID (e.g., driver’s license, US passport) is required.
Non-US citizens must submit their requests 20 days prior to the session to the Grand Rounds Team, and additional information will be required.
For individuals requiring reasonable accommodations:
It is the policy of CDC to provide reasonable accommodations (RA) for qualified individuals with disabilities to ensure their full inclusion in CDC-sponsored events. Employees are asked to submit RA requests at least 5 business days prior to the event. Please e-mail the request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions about this Grand Rounds topic: Feel free to e-mail your questions before or during the session.
Grand Rounds is available for continuing education.
All continuing education credit for Public Health Grand Rounds (PHGR) is issued online through the CDC/ATSDR Training and Continuing Education Online system. If you have questions, you can email Learner Support . Those who view PHGR and wish to receive continuing education must complete the online seminar evaluation and posttest. Continuing education will be available for up to 2 years and 1 month after the initial offering. The course code for all PHGR sessions is PHGR10.
Target audience: physicians, nurses, epidemiologists, pharmacists, veterinarians, certified health education specialists, laboratorians, and others.
- List key measures of burden of disease involving morbidity, mortality, and/or cost.
- Describe evidence-based preventive interventions and the status of their implementations.
- Identify one key prevention science research gap.
- Name one key indicator by which progress and meeting prevention goals is measured.
CE certificates can be printed from your computer immediately upon completion of your online evaluation and posttest. A cumulative transcript of all CDC/ATSDR CE credits obtained through the TCE Online system will be maintained for each user. We hope that this will assist CDC staff and others in fulfilling the requirements for their professional licenses and certificates.
Learn more about continuing education on the Grand Rounds website.