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GSA Webinar: Elevating Understanding of RSV in Older Adults

March 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, causes 177,000 hospitalizations and 14,000 deaths in older adults each year. Those over 65, adults with chronic heart or lung disease, and adults with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Yet RSV remains underdiagnosed.

In this one-hour webinar, experts will share what is known about the prevalence, incidence, and impact of RSV in older adults. Participants will understand the symptoms and differential diagnoses for the disease and identify the reasons for underdiagnoses in older adults. Recent coding changes to improve diagnosis will be discussed, along with specific tips for communication techniques for providers at each phase of interaction with older adults who have RSV.


  • Robin Jump, MD, PhD – Case Western Reserve University, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
  • Lindsay Kim, MD, MPH – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Helen “Keipp” Talbot, MD, MPH – Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Register at Geron.org/webinars.

This webinar is supported by Johnson and Johnson Health Systems, Inc. Content is developed by GSA.


March 31
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Gerontological Society of America