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2018 Influenza Surveillance Workshop

Influenza Surveillance Workshop

Commons Learning Center

10100 Burnet Road, Bldg 137

Austin, TX 78758

July 31, 2018

8:30 am Welcome & IntroductionsJohnathan Ledbetter, MPH

Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin

9:00 am

Review of the 2017-2018 Influenza Season in Texas

2018-18 Flu Summary Jeopardy Game

Hailey Rucas, MPH

Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin

9:45 am Laboratory Specimen Collection, Submission, and Testing with Q&A

Johnathan Ledbetter &
Robert Russin

Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin

10:30 amInfluenza Vaccination: National Perspective

Litjen (L.J.) Tan, MS, PhD
Immunization Action Coalition, St. Paul, MN

11:15 amInfluenza Vaccine: Texas Perspective

Lauren Hoffman-Arriaga, MPH & Jessica Cheng, MPH
Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin

1:00 pm Seqirus Influenza Franchise Overview

Dolly DeWitt, RN, BSN
Seqirus Inc., Houston

1:20 pm GSK Influenza Vaccines   

Stephanie Campbell, PhD
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
Austin

1:40 pmSanofi Pasteur Influenza VaccinesDaniel DiVito
Sanofi Pasteur
Swiftwater, PA
2:10 pm HPAI and LPAI Review and H7N1 in a Texas Flock

Susan Rollo, MS, DVM,
PhD, DACVPM
Texas Animal Health Commission, Austin

2:40 pm Medical Surge Related to Influenza Like Illness during the 2017-2018 Flu Season

Keri Beth Cain
Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin

3:10  pm International Influenza Surveillance Capacity Assessment ExperienceCarol Davis, MPH
Texas Department of State Health Services
Region 7 - Temple
Break Out Session I
3:50 - 4:35 pm Investigating Influenza-associated Pediatric Death Through the Eyes of a Former Death Investigator

Loan VanAuker,
D-ABMDI, MS

3:50 - 4:35 pmRecruiting Healthcare Providers for Influenza Surveillance

Robert Russin
Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin

4:35 pm Daily wrap-up Johnathan Ledbetter and
Hailey Rucas  

August 1, 2018
8:30 am2018-19 Influenza Surveillance UpdatesHailey Rucas, MPH

Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin

9:00 amThe U.S. Flu Vaccine Effectiveness (VE) NetworkDr. Manju Gaglani, MBBS, FAAP, FIDSA, FPIDS
Baylor Scott & White, Temple
Break Out Session II
9:35 - 10:20 amGeneral Influenza Surveillance ActivitiesHailey Rucas
9:35 - 10:20 amShoulda, Coulda, Woulda: Lessons Learned While Investigating and Closing Out Influenza Outbreaks During the 2017-2018 Flu SeasonSophia Anyatonwu,
MPH, CPH, CIC and
Siobhán Loughman, MA, MPH
9:35 - 10:20 amUpdates in Influenza TestingCrystal Van Cleave and Anita Irving
Break Out Session III
10:35 - 11:20 amShoulda, Coulda, Woulda: Lessons Learned While Investigating and Closing Out Influenza Outbreaks During the 2017-2018 Flu SeasonSophia Anyatonwu,
MPH, CPH, CIC and
Siobhán Loughman, MA, MPH
10:35 - 11:20 amInvestigating Influenza-associated Pediatric Death Through the Eyes of a Former Death InvestigatorLoan VanAuker,
D-ABMDI, MS
10:35 - 11:20 amRight Size Surveillance Project Discussion (only for Right Size Surveillance Project participants)Johnathan Ledbetter and
Hailey Rucas
11:25 amDiscuss breakout sessions, wrap upJohnathan Ledbetter and
Hailey Rucas


Last updated August 30, 2018