NFID Sponsors Clinical Vaccinology Course

The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) will offer a two-and-a-half day course focuses on new developments and issues related to the use of vaccines. The course will be held Nov. 4-6, 2011 at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Atlanta.

Leading infectious disease experts will provide the latest information on both current vaccines and vaccines in the pipeline, updated recommendations for existing vaccinations across the lifespan, and innovative and practical strategies for ensuring timely and appropriate vaccination, as an essential component in improving disease prevention efforts. The course format includes lectures, clinical case discussions, and 'meet the expert' small group interactions.

Keynote presentations include: "An Overview of Vaccinology" presented by Walter A. Orenstein, MD, of Emory Vaccine Center; "Global Immunization Disparities: Reaching Every Child," presented by Orin S. Levine, PhD, of Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health; and "Point/Counterpoint debate on Pneumococcal Vaccines for Adults: Conjugate vs. Polysaccharide" with Daniel M. Musher, MD, of VA Medical Center and Lisa Jackson, MD, MPH, of Group Health Research.

Additional topics include: How Vaccines Work, The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Update on Vaccine Recommendations, Childhood & Adolescent Immunization, Clinical Cases in Vaccinology, Special Vaccine Issues, Adult & Adolescent Immunization Challenges, Childhood Immunization Challenges, Communication Issues, and Special Populations

The full program and additional details are available at