The Measles Outbreak: An Illinois Public Health Perspective
ISMS members: Free
Non-ISMS members: $75.00
Cases of measles in the first five months of 2019 were higher than the total for any year since 1992, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If this outbreak continues for just a few more months, the United States risks losing the status of a country that has “eliminated” measles.
Learn from the Illinois Department of Public Health’s (IDPH) Chief Medical Officer and State Epidemiologist Jenifer Layden, MD, PhD, about the growing nationwide measles epidemic, as well as how you can work with IDPH to prevent further outbreaks. Dr. Layden will also discuss the latest vaccine recommendations.
At the completion of this program, learners should be able to:
- Describe the epidemiologic and demographic aspects of the growing nationwide measles outbreak.
- Outline the critical role and collaboration needed between Public health and clinical practice in preventing measles outbreaks, and responding to cases.
- Summarize the most up to date vaccine recommendations for children, adults, and high risk individuals.
All faculty, content reviewers and planners who have had input into or contributed to the content have indicated they have no relevant financial relationships with any commercial entities that may have an impact on the activity.
ISMS Members and their staff
The recommendations contained in this resource are not intended to define conduct that is appropriate in every case, should not be considered as establishing any standard of care, and do not constitute legal advice. Physicians, clinicians and health care providers should take care to ensure that all care rendered reflects the best clinical judgment and complies with the laws and regulations of the state or location at which the care was provided.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Illinois State Medical Society and ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company. The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Illinois State Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 Participation Credit
ISMS member cost: Free
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