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Presented by The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Made possible by an independent educational grant from Roche

In collaboration with Gullapalli & Associates, LLC


The presentations and case studies below were presented at the Influenza Educational Initiative Consensus Meeting on January 11, 2007.  They have been posted on the IEI website only as a reference; if you wish to earn CME credit for activities based n these presentations, please go to the CME page.  The Consensus Meeting was:

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Intended Audience: The Influenza Educational Campaign will seek to educate hospital administrators, epidemiologists, emergency room physicians, primary care physicians, infectious disease specialists, pharmacists, nurses/nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other related healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Examine the impact of seasonal and pandemic influenza on the healthcare system
  2. Identify the risk factors and warning signs for specific influenza epidemics/pandemics, in particular avian influenza
  3. Describe specific measures for managing and preparing for an influenza pandemic
  4. Explain pandemic influenza planning and management strategies within various healthcare settings


 “It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that the faculty and provider disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s).  Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine OCME has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity.  Detailed disclosure will be made in the course handout materials.

Presentation/Case Study Faculty Download PDF
Presentation 1: Seasonal Flu Kristin Nichol, MD, MPH, MBA
Case Study 1: Seasonal Influenza and Its Impact on the Healthcare System Thomas Talbot, MD, MPH
Presentation 2: Pandemic Flu: Where are we? William F. Glezen, MD
Presentation 3: Avian (H5N1) Influenza John Bartlett, MD
Case Study 2: Key Policy Challenges of Pandemic Flu and Implications for Local Leaders Thomas Inglesby, MD
Presentation 4: Influenza and Challenges for Healthcare: The Nursing Home Perspective Suzanne F. Bradley, MD
Presentation 5: Current Pandemic Preparedness Plans and Their Challenges Kenneth E. Sands, MD, MPH
Presentation 6: Implementation of a Plan of Action in an Institution/Hospital Setting Trish Perl, MD, MSc
Presentation 7: Pandemic Influenza Preparedness for Healthcare Facilities:
National Mandate, Community Planning,
Local Implementation
Jeffrey S. Duchin, MD, FACP, FIDSA
Case Study 3: Lessons Learned From a National Plan of Action for Influenza Preparedness Donald Low, MD, FRCPC
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