Department Of Pediatrics Grand Rounds - May 2009

Department Of Pediatrics Grand Rounds - May 2009

Wednesdays: 8:30-9:30a.m. 3RD FLOOR AUDITORIUM

Date: May 6, 2009

Topic: Neglected Tropical Diseases: Integration of trachoma and lymphatic filariasis disease elimination

Speaker: Charles Knirsch, MD, MPH – Vice President, Clinical Affairs and Disease Area Lead, Infectious Diseases Specialty Therapeutics – Pfizer Inc

Date: May 13, 2009

Topic: Honors Day, No Grand Rounds

Speaker: All Residency Programs

Date: May 20, 2009

Topic: Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Speaker: Benita Shah, MD. Kings County Hospital/Downstate

Date: May 27, 2009

Topic: The Impact of Rotavirus Vaccine

Speaker: Penelope H. Dennehy, MD – Professor and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs Dept. of Pediatrics, Alpert Medical School of Brown University; Director of Pediatric ID, Hasbro Children's Hospital, Providence RI

Target Audience: Attending physicians, residents, medical students, midwives, nursing staff.

Course objective: Upon conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
1. To review the epidemiology and disease burden of rotavirus infection in the United States
2. To describe the efficacy and safety profiles of the two currently available rotavirus vaccines.
3. To discuss the impact of rotavirus immunization on disease burden in the United States

Speaker Disclosure: Research Grant: Merck and GSK; Off Label usage: None; Commercial Support: None


The State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians

The SUNY Downstate Medical Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement

SUNY Downstate Medical Center Office of CME (OCME) and its affiliates are committed to providing educational activities that are objective, balanced and as free of bias as possible. The OCME has established policies that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. All participating faculty are expected to disclose to the audience, verbally or in writing, any commercial relationships that might be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of their presentations, and unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs and devices. Detailed disclosures will be made verbally and/or in writing during the program.

ADA Statement

Special Needs: In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, SUNY Downstate Medical Center seeks to make this conference accessible to all. If you have a disability which might require special accommodations, please contact Lisa Oliveri at (718) 250-6935.

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