Infectious Disease

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Immunization Update

Thursday, November 23
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Primary care physicians are excellent at providing childhood immunizations, but may not be as expert in developing vaccine strategies for adults.This fun-filled presentation will provide an update on adult immunizations explaining the up and downsides of current recommendations. A few examples: Oral pharyngeal cancer due to HPV has become a significant threat to men, now approaching similar rates to cervical cancer in women.Influenza vaccine during pregnancy has recently been shown to reduce low birth weight and preterm births.In adults with coronary artery disease and cerebral vascular disease the vaccine has been shown to reduce myocardial infarction and stroke respectively.Although we have a free influenza vaccine in Ontario, new vaccines are available that are more effective , especially in those at high risk of disease.A conjugate and polysaccharide vaccine are available for the prevention of invasive pneumococcal disease ; the decision on whether to use one or both vaccines can be somewhat complicated and may depend on cost, benefit and availability of public funding.Pertussis vaccine in pregnancy has been shown to significantly reduce severe disease in childhood especially when administered with each and every pregnancy.With 30% of adults destined to have shingles during their lifetime, the current vaccine provides significant protection especially to high risk individuals, such as those with a family history, diabetes,and immunosuppression.Adult immunizations should be a part of every patient encounter;now is the time to learn more to give more.This entertaining presentation will tell you how and why.

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Jay Keystone

Senior staff physician
Tropical Disease Unit Toronto General Hospital University of Toronto

Dr. Jay Keystone CM MD MSc (CTM) FRCPC is an expert in tropical and travel medicine.He is a professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto and a frequent speaker on adult vaccines, tropical medicine and travellers’ health. He is the former president of the International Society of Travel Medicine, the clinical section of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and the Canadian Society of International Health. Currently, he is the director of the Medisys Travel Clinic in Toronto, and Queens travel clinic in Kingston .He is a professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto and a frequent speaker on adult vaccines, tropical medicine and travellers’ health. .In 2016, he was awarded the Order of Canada for" his contribitions as a clinican and educator who has expanded the disciupline of travel and tropical medicine in Canda"

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