Advances in providing meningococcal disease prevention in children
When: Tuesday, 22 September 2020
Meningococcal disease is greatly feared by parents with young children because it can be deadly. There are particular population groups at substantial increased risk of infection, including indigenous Australians, children, teenagers and young adults.
This webinar is sponsored by the Immunisation Coalition through the RACGP website. It is available on demand and will attract 2 CPD points.
- An understanding of the burden of disease and nature of the different serotypes
- Knowledge around recognition of early symptoms
- Knowledge of the vaccination schedules and NIP funded programs
- Understanding of vaccine safety and effectiveness
Infectious diseases specialist and paediatrician.
Professor Robert Booy is an infectious diseases paediatrician. Since 2005 he has worked at the University of Sydney in the fields of vaccinology, epidemiology and infectious diseases. He is currently a Senior Professorial Fellow at the University of Sydney Children’s Hospital Westmead Clinical School. From 2005 to 2019 he held the position of Head of Clinical Research at the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS) at Westmead Children’s Hospital and remains an Affiliate of NCIRS.