February 06, 2011
Area(s) of Interest: Public Health
Pertussis (also known as whooping cough) has been seen in epidemic numbers in California this year. To combat this outbreak, a new state law makes a pertussis booster (Tdap) mandatory for all students in grades seven to 12, starting with the 2011-2012 school year. State public health officials have also broadened recommendations for those who should be immunized against the disease to include seniors and women in their childbearing years.
Physicians interested in learning more about this new law are invited to participate in a free seminar, either by television broadcast or internet streaming, on Feb. 15 from 12 - 1 p.m. The seminar will be available for on-demand viewing on UC-TV by Feb. 16.
The seminar, hosted by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and University of California Television (UC-TV), features Robert Schechter, M.D., Section Chief at the CDPH Immunization Branch.
The seminar will consist of:
A summary of pertussis disease and vaccines;
important information about the new law;
a question and answer session with the speaker.
CME credit will be provided by the UC Davis Office of Continuing Medical Education. This seminar is eligible for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.
Preregistration is required to receive a CME credit.