Influenza and Emerging Respiratory Threats: Navigating the Shifting Landscape
Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
Thursday, December 05, 2013
8:00 AM: Forchheimer Medical Science Building 3rd Floor Lecture Hall
Speaker & Info
Andrew T. Pavia MD, FAAP, FIDSA, FSHEA
George and Esther Gross Presidential Professor
Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Director, Hospital Epidemiology
Primary Children's Medical Center
Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
University of Utah
Repeated at 12:15 pm, Cherkasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical
Dr. Andrew Pavia is the author of more than 175 scientific articles and textbook chapters. He is currently a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors for CDC and the Institute of Medicine's Preparedness Forum. He has served on several Institute of Medicine Committees including "Antivirals for Pandemic Influenza: Guidance on Developing and Distribution and Dispensing System," and "Prepositioned Medical Countermeasure for the Public." He recently served as a member of the Board of Directors the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) and chairs the Influenza Guidelines Writing Committee. He served on the National Vaccine Advisory Committee and the National Biodefense Science Board (NBSB) where he chaired the Influenza Working Group and co-chaired the Personal Preparedness Working Group of the NBSB.
Dr. Pavia's research interests include the epidemiology of influenza and other emerging respiratory infections, vaccine preventable diseases, and the role of diagnostics in improving patient outcomes. He has been the principal investigator or co-investigator on grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
After joining the faculty of the University of Utah in 1991, Dr. Pavia rose to the rank of Professor of Pediatrics, Adjunct Professor of Medicine in 2001. In 2003 he became the George and Esther Gross Presidential Professor and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. He also serves as Director of Hospital Epidemiology at Primary Children's Medical Center, and is the Associate Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program.
Dr. Pavia received his B.A and M.D. at Brown University. He trained in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Dartmouth and the University of Utah. He served as an EIS officer and a Preventive Medicine Resident at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and completed an Infectious Disease Fellowship at the University of Utah.
Objectives - After attending this activity, participants will be able to:
- Understand the reasons that influenza continues to change and evade the immune system
- Understand the ways in which influenza causes severe disease
- Understand the benefit and limitations of current vaccines and antiviral drugs
- Have insight into the future threats and potential tools to deal with them
Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this
educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's
Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that
he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
Division of Infectious Diseases (Department of Medicine)