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Join Us for an Online Webinar!

Date: Thursday, December 15, 2016
Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m. EST

Massachusetts AAP Chapter and Boston University School of Medicine will provide a free CME webinar, “Why Aren’t We Preventing the Preventable? Updates in Meningococcal B and Other Vaccine Hot Topics.” 

How to Join

After registering through the link on the right, you'll receive a confirmation email containing instructions and a link to join the webinar. No need to dial in! Listen on the run through your mobile device or computer speakers. If you have trouble listening, the phone operator will be able to assist. 

About the Program

Meningococcal disease, specifically serotype B (MenB), is an ongoing problem in this country, particularly in light of recent university outbreaks. The disease can develop from initial symptoms to death within 24 hours, and as many as 20% of survivors have permanent sequelae. Notably, incidence rates are often a misconception due to under-detection and under-reporting. Given how disabling diseases can be that could have been prevented with vaccination, it is essential that healthcare workers delivering vaccinations enhance their standards of care in practice in order to deliver the highest rates of preventative care.

 

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Speakers

Gary Marshall, MD


Professor of Pediatrics, Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases University of Louisville School of Medicine Chief, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Norton Children’s Hospital Louisville, KY
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Stephen Pelton, MD


Course Director Professor of Pediatrics - Boston University School of Medicine Professor of Epidemiology - Boston University School of Public Health Director, Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases - Boston Medical Center
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Amanda Smith, MD


Course Co-Director Internal Medicine/Pediatrics KentuckyOne Primary Care Associates Lexington, KY
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Accreditation

Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRACategory 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAP Accreditation:
This continuing medical education activity has been reviewed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and is acceptable for a maximum of 1.00 AAP credits. These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the American Academy of Pediatrics