Thomas Jefferson University

Jefferson College of Population Health Forum

Jefferson College of Population Health (JCPH) Forums are programs (held periodically during the academic year) sponsored by the Jefferson College of Population Health. The Forums are designed to impart advanced information on population health, public health, quality and safety and chronic disease management. Presented by regional thought leaders, the Forums provide a venue to discuss and explore the broad health policy issues affecting health care today. The learning objectives of each forum are to:

  1. Explain current information, initiatives and trends in population health, public health, quality and safety, and wellness and prevention.
  2. Discuss broad health policy issues affecting health care today.
  3. Apply best practices to a variety of health care settings.

The JCPH Forums are appropriate for Thomas Jefferson University students, faculty and staff; healthcare professionals, administrators and advocates; public policy analysts and community health leaders.

Listen to podcasts of previous JCPH Forums available on Jefferson Digital Commons.


April 2020 Online Forum

Vaccine Policy & Practices in the Age of COVID-19

Wednesday, April 8, 2020
8:30-9:30 am

Speaker
Paul A. Offit, MD
Director of the Vaccine Education Center
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology & Professor of Pediatrics Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Webinar Presentation Overview
Vaccines have long been part of a coordinated public health response to pandemic diseases. A valuable addition to the standard public health tools of surveillance, communication and quarantine, vaccines can save lives.  Not all  diseases have a corresponding vaccine available, and deploying vaccines in the context of a pandemic can be challenging.

Using COVID-19 as an example, this presentation will focus on virology; epidemiological and containment strategies; and best practices related to vaccines and vaccine deployment.

This webinar is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Please share with your network.

For more information contact Vivian Castillo.