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Addressing an Epidemic: Clinicians' Role in Preventing Pertussis

Available for on-demand viewing! Pertussis webinar featuring Mark Sawyer, MD, pediatric infectious disease specialist and professor of clinical pediatrics, University of California San Diego School of Medicine. Dr. Sawyer is a distinguished member of the federal Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and President of the California Immunization Coalition (CIC).

View Webinar Now Exit Disclaimer – You Are Leaving (WMV) (1 hour, including recorded Q&A session)
Download PPT slide handouts Exit Disclaimer – You Are Leaving (PDF 590KB) (15 pages)

Recommended for physicians and allied health care personnel in clinical practice, particularly:

  • Pediatricians
  • Physicians Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Family practice physicians
  • Community clinics
  • OB-GYNs
  • Adult medicine physicians

This 1 hour presentation, originally debuted on September 2, 2010, provides the latest information on California's 2010 pertussis epidemic including epidemiological distribution and vulnerable populations along with a detailed review of California's expanded recommendations for immunizing children and adults.

Participants will learn how to:

  • recognize pertussis disease for early intervention
  • get appropriate diagnostic testing
  • deliver effective treatments for at-risk patients
  • reduce disease transmission and
  • explain Tdap and DTaP recommendations to your patients and community

This webinar is cosponsored by the California Immunization Coalition.