Vaccines, Autism, and Blue Marble Health

In this presentation, Dr. Peter J. Hotez, Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine and Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology and Microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine, discusses the progress in combatting vaccine preventable illnesses since the launch of The Global Goals for Sustainable Development and in the light of the growing antivaccine movement. He outlines the history of global health vaccine initiatives and their success, with an emphasis on Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance.

CME Information

CME Credit Available

You may claim CME credit after watching this activity.

Needs Statement

Faculty and trainees within the Department of Medicine who are involved in the care of patients need to be regularly updated with the recent advances and guidelines in the fields of medicine and quality improvement to increase clinical knowledge. This Grand Rounds series also aims to provide learners with the appropriate skills to implement the advances and guidelines in clinical practice to enhance the quality of patient care and outcomes.

Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Discuss the progress in vaccine preventable diseases since the launch of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
  • Discuss the threat of a growing global antivaccine movement to national and international public health.
  • Judge the complexities surrounding the innovation of new vaccines.

Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Medical Students
  • Fellows
  • Residents

Accreditation/Credit Designation

Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Baylor College of Medicine designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Program Director

  1. Richard J. Hamill, M.D.

    Richard J. Hamill, M.D.

    Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

Term of Approval

July 2019 to July 2021. Original release date: July 2019.

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Disclosures

The following individual(s) has/have reported financial or other relationship(s) with commercial entities whose products/services may relate to the educational content of this activity:

Presenter

  1. Peter J. Hotez, M.D., Ph.D.

    Peter J. Hotez, M.D., Ph.D.

    Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine | Professor. Pediatrics and Molecular Virology & Microbiology | Chief, Section of Pediatric Tropical Medicine
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

Program Director

  1. Richard J. Hamill, M.D.

    Richard J. Hamill, M.D.

    Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

Planning Committee Members

  1. Stephen B. Greenberg, M.D.

    Stephen B. Greenberg, M.D.

    Distinguished Service Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

  2. Richard J. Hamill, M.D.

    Richard J. Hamill, M.D.

    Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

  3. Erica Lescinskas, M.D.

    Erica Lescinskas, M.D.

    Assistant Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

  4. Zaven Sargsayan, M.D.

    Zaven Sargsayan, M.D.

    Assistant Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine and Ben Taub Hospital

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

  5. Chirayu Shah, M.D., M.Ed.

    Chirayu Shah, M.D., M.Ed.

    Associate Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

  6. Stephanie Sherman, M.D.

    Stephanie Sherman, M.D.

    Assistant Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

Contributor

  1. Peter J. Hotez, M.D., Ph.D.

    Peter J. Hotez, M.D., Ph.D.

    Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine | Professor. Pediatrics and Molecular Virology & Microbiology | Chief, Section of Pediatric Tropical Medicine
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

CME Credit Available

You may claim CME credit after watching this activity.

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Presenter:

  1. Peter J. Hotez, M.D., Ph.D.

    Peter J. Hotez, M.D., Ph.D.

    Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine | Professor. Pediatrics and Molecular Virology & Microbiology | Chief, Section of Pediatric Tropical Medicine Baylor College of Medicine