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CDC Public Health Grand Rounds: Measles – Maintaining Disease Elimination and Enhancing Vaccine Confidence

February 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join CDC for Public Health Grand Rounds, “Measles – Maintaining Disease Elimination and Enhancing Vaccine Confidence” on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. (ET).

Last year marked the highest number of measles cases in a single year in the United States since 1992, with a total of 1,282 confirmed cases. More than 73% of these cases were linked to outbreaks in New York, affecting under-vaccinated communities. Measles was declared eliminated in the United States in 2000; however, the sustained transmission of almost 12 months nearly led to the loss of our elimination status.

This session of Public Health Grand Rounds will focus on measles in the United States and the response to and lessons learned from the outbreaks in New York in 2018-2019. Presenters from New York City and New York State will share details about their outbreaks and response efforts. Presenters from CDC will discuss the national picture of measles in the United States and the agency’s strategy for strengthening vaccine confidence and increasing coverage of vaccine-preventable diseases.

Presented By:

CDR Manisha Patel, MD, MS
Medical Officer, Domestic Measles Team Lead
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, CDC
“Measles in the United States”

Howard Zucker, MD, JD
New York State Public Health Commissioner
“The 2018-2019 Measles Epidemic in New York: Successes and Challenges”

Oxiris Barbot, MD
New York City Public Health Commissioner
“The New York City Experience: Measles Outbreak Management”

Amanda Cohn, MD
Chief Medical Officer
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, CDC
“Strengthening Confidence in Vaccines”

To attend:
A live webcast will be available on the CDC website. Open captions are provided. The link will be live five minutes before the presentation. Sessions are posted 3-4 days after each presentation to the On Demand page of our website.

Free Continuing Education is available for Grand Rounds Sessions
In order to receive continuing education (CE) for Public Health Grand Rounds sessions, please visit TCEO and follow these 9 Simple Steps. To find courses use the search term “Public Health Grand Rounds”. To receive continuing education, you must complete the online seminar evaluation and post-test. Continuing education will be available for up to 2 years and 1 month after the initial session offering.


February 18
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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