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Special Event - Measles Symposium - February 9, 2015

Agenda

Monday, February 9, 2015
Sommer Hall, E2014
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

 

By 2000, measles was all but eliminated in the United States. But as the severity of the disease became a more distant memory, an increasing number of parents have been opting not to vaccinate their kids. The current measles outbreak, which started spreading at Disneyland in Southern California in late-December, has now sickened more than 100 people across multiple states.

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health convened world experts on measles, vaccine safety and vaccine acceptance to discuss how the virus has re-emerged and what can be done to reverse the tide.

Richard Besser, MD, Moderator

Q&A sessions were built into the last 5 minutes of each presentation and the end of both panels. Cards were handed out to the audience and questions were passed up to the moderator for selection.

The symposium ran from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Registration
8:30 a.m.
Introductory Remarks
9 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.Dean Klag, MD, MPH ’87, Dean, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Josh Sharfstein, MD, Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and Training, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Richard Besser, MD, Chief Health and Medical Editor, ABC News
Measles: The Virus, the History, the Disease
9:15 a.m.Diane Griffin, MD, PhD, Professor and Former Chair, W. Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Measles in 2015:  Situational Update
9:30 a.m.Jane F. Seward, MBBS, MPH, Deputy Director, Division of Viral Diseases, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), CDC
Measles Vaccine Development and Safety
10:00 a.m.Neal Halsey, MD, Director, Institute for Vaccine Safety, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Understanding Increasing Rates of Vaccine Hesitancy and What We Can Do About It
10:15 a.m.Daniel Salmon, PhD ’03, MPH, Deputy Director, Institute for Vaccine Safety, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Reflections on Patient-Centered Discussions About Childhood Vaccines
10:30 a.m.Debra Roter, MPH ’75, DrPH ’77, University Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Health, Behavior and Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Break
10:45 a.m.
Q&A Panel Discussion
11:00 a.m.Diane Griffin
Neal Halsey
Daniel Salmon
Debra Roter
Outbreak and Vaccination on the Front Lines: Perspectives from Public Health Officials
11:30 a.m.Laura Herrera Scott, MD, MPH ’05, Deputy Secretary, Public Health Services, Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

Gregory Wm. Branch, MD, MBA, CPE, Director, Baltimore County Department of Health and Human Services; Health Officer, Baltimore County Department of Health; President, Maryland Association of County Health Officers; Faculty, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health

Leana S. Wen, MD, MSc, FAAEM, Baltimore City Health Commissioner

Luke Greeves, Executive Director, International Services, American Red Cross

Josh Sharfstein, MD, Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and Training, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
The Politics of Vaccines
12:00 p.m.Henry A. Waxman, JD, Former U.S. Representative (D-Calif.)
The Baltimore Statement on Childhood Vaccination
12:30 p.m.Leana S. Wen, MD, MSc, FAAEM, Baltimore City Health Commissioner

Several pediatric chairs from Baltimore-area hospitals

View the statement here.
Closing
12:40 p.m.Richard Besser, MD, Chief Health and Medical Editor, ABC News