As Winter Flu and Cold Season Approaches, Physicians Learn the Latest Treatment and Immunization Strategies for Influenza and Pertussis at IDCareLive, the Online Congress

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Mark Sawyer, MD, of UC San Diego School of Medicine, Leading Immunizations Advocate, Joins Faculty of Fifteen Infectious Disease Experts at November 15th and 16th

New Developments & Controversies in Influenza

IDCareLive, the two day virtual congress on infectious disease will begin live online today, Monday November 15th at 2:00 PM Eastern. IDCareLive enables physicians to learn the latest in treatment and immunization strategies for Influenza and Pertussis as the winter flu and cold season approaches.

The congress kicks off at 2:00 PM Eastern with an introduction by Donald Low, MD, University of Toronto on “New Developments & Controversies in Influenza” followed at 2:20 PM by a moderated live video roundtable discussion on “Hot Topics in Influenza” featuring John G. Bartlett, MD and Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, both of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Bartlett is also the Course Chair for

At 9:00 PM Eastern, Mark Sawyer, MD, UC San Diego School of Medicine, will be discussing "Pertussis-Current Outbreaks and Update on Diagnosis, Treatment, and Immunization". Dr. Sawyer is the medical director of the UCSD San Diego Immunization Partnership, a contract with the San Diego County Agency for Health and Human Services to improve immunization delivery in San Diego. He is the current chair of the California Immunization Committee, President of the California Immunization Coalition, and a member of the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).

Continuing the theme of physician preparedness for flu and cold season on Tuesday November 16th, day two of IDCareLive, Neal Halsey, MD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will present on “Adult Immunization: Current Guidelines and Emerging Best Practices” at 7:00 PM Eastern. Additional topics covered at IDCareLIve include management of drug-resistant infections in a hospital setting and treatment protocols for patients with viral diseases such as HIV/AIDS or Hepatitis B or C. IDCareLive offers healthcare professionals who attend the live congress on November 15th and 16th the opportunity to have their questions fielded by leading infectious disease experts. IDCareLive also recognizes the needs of busy practicing physicians and will be available in on-demand format until November 16, 2011. Registration for IDCareLive is complimentary.

IDCareLive is supported by educational grants from Astellas Pharma, Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Gilead and Vertex Pharmaceuticals.

IDCareLive will be available for complimentary live viewing between 2:00 and 10:00 PM eastern on November 15th and 16th, and will be available on demand for twelve months after the live meeting, enabling healthcare professionals to return and view additional presentations. To register now at no cost, visit

IDCareLive is the premier online medical congress on infectious disease presented by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and is produced by PlatformQ. IDCareLive enables epidemiologists, hepatologists, HIV specialists, internal medicine and primary care physicians and other healthcare practitioners interested in understanding and utilizing the latest diagnostic procedures and treatment therapies for infectious disease to learn, connect and interact in real time. IDCareLive offers Continuing Medical Education credit at no cost and delivers all the benefits of a physical conference, with live keynote presentations, lectures, peer networking and an exhibit floor, from the convenience of a computer.

IDCareLive and PlatformQ are trademarks of PlatformQ, LLC. All other trademarks or service marks are property of their respective owners.


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