Vaccine Hesitancy: An Evolving Public Health Threat

The United States is experiencing one of the largest outbreaks of measles since its elimination in 2000. Measles is highly contagious and can be dangerous to any individual who is not vaccinated. The number of confirmed cases in New York State and across the nation is continuing to rise. This session will expand healthcare providers' capacity to address vaccine hesitancy among patients and families. Presenters will discuss the epidemiology of the measles outbreak in New York, the science underlying infectious diseases such as measles, and share their experiences engaging with vaccine hesitant patients and families.

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Session details:

Host:

  • Howard A. Zucker, MD, JD
    Commissioner, New York State Department of Health
  • David L. Reich, MD
    President, The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai Queens

Presenters:

  • Philip LaRussa, MD
    Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Columbia University Medical Center
    Presentation (PDF)
  • Kristin Oliver, MD, MHS
    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Environmental Medicine & Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    Presentation (PDF)
  • Corinna Manini, MD
    Chief Administrative and Medical Officer, Refuah Community Health Collaborative
    Presentation (PDF)
  • Chanie Sternberg
    President and CEO, Refuah Health Center
    Presentation (PDF)

Location

  • Thursday, June 13th, 2019, 9:00AM-11:00AM
    Annenberg Building, Room 13-01
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    1468 Madison Avenue
    New York, NY 10029

Continuing Medical Education Credits

The School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Public Health, University at Albany designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.