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Infectious Diseases in Children Symposium to focus on vaccines, personalized medicine

David Kimberlin 2019
David W. Kimberlin

The 32nd Annual Infectious Diseases in Children Symposium will take place on Nov. 23 and 24 in New York City.

David W. Kimberlin, MD, professor and co-director of pediatric infectious diseases, Sergio B. Stagno, MD, Endowed Chair of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and vice chair of clinical and translational research at Children’s of Alabama, said this year’s meeting “promises to be the best yet.”

“In addition to updates on vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles, we will have international experts discussing how the antivaccine movement has contributed to our current situation and how states are legislatively addressing the challenges to the public’s health posed by vaccine hesitancy,” Kimberlin, the symposium’s program director, told Infectious Diseases in Children. “We will also have a compelling story of how personalized medicine is changing the way we understand and treat our patients’ conditions.”

Alongside discussions of commonly seen infections in pediatric health care settings, the symposium will include sessions on rheumatologic diseases that may look like infections and ways to work with patients with prolonged perceived illness.

Infectious Diseases in Children compiled a list of the top stories and videos from the 2018 symposium. – by Katherine Bortz

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David Kimberlin 2019
David W. Kimberlin

The 32nd Annual Infectious Diseases in Children Symposium will take place on Nov. 23 and 24 in New York City.

David W. Kimberlin, MD, professor and co-director of pediatric infectious diseases, Sergio B. Stagno, MD, Endowed Chair of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and vice chair of clinical and translational research at Children’s of Alabama, said this year’s meeting “promises to be the best yet.”

“In addition to updates on vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles, we will have international experts discussing how the antivaccine movement has contributed to our current situation and how states are legislatively addressing the challenges to the public’s health posed by vaccine hesitancy,” Kimberlin, the symposium’s program director, told Infectious Diseases in Children. “We will also have a compelling story of how personalized medicine is changing the way we understand and treat our patients’ conditions.”

Alongside discussions of commonly seen infections in pediatric health care settings, the symposium will include sessions on rheumatologic diseases that may look like infections and ways to work with patients with prolonged perceived illness.

Infectious Diseases in Children compiled a list of the top stories and videos from the 2018 symposium. – by Katherine Bortz

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Numerous changes were made to the AAP’s 2018 Red Book, including two specific sections with significant implications for return-to-school policies for Streptococcus infection and the timing of HPV vaccination. Read more

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The best method to prevent infection with Bordetella pertussis is vaccination, but more information is needed about people’s immune responses to the infection and optimal vaccination strategies, according to a presentation from last year symposium. Read more

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The best method to prevent infection with Bordetella pertussis is vaccination, but more information is needed about people’s immune responses to the infection and optimal vaccination strategies, according to a presentation from last year symposium. Read more

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