The Measles Outbreak

This webinar is part of SHEA's Rapid Response Program - Confronting RAPID emerging issues, cutting edge science, and unanswered questions to keep you prepared for RESPONSE. This webinar will also serve as the second SHEA Membership Forum. The recording will be available after the live event, Wednesday, July 31st.

Talk 1: Developing a Measles Preparedness Plan that Works


This will review basic strategies to prepare for patients with measles and prevent potential exposures to staff, other patients and families. The focus will be management at points of entry into the healthcare system. The session will also provide real-world, practical insight into what worked and what didn't after a hospital started seeing patients with measles.

Talk 2: Effectively communicating the importance of vaccines with vaccine hesitant parents/untangling vaccine misinformation


This session will explore key drivers behind patient and parent vaccine hesitancy and use these to develop effective strategies to communicate the importance of vaccination and combat vaccine misinformation.

Target Audience

SHEA Membership

Learning Objectives

Talk 1:

  • Develop a plan to screen patients for measles at the point of entry and identify patients with possible measles 
  • Develop a plan to effectively manage patients with possible measles and prevent healthcare exposures

Talk 2:

  • Discuss reasons for vaccine hesitancy
  • Answer the most common questions and concerns surrounding vaccines
  • Apply Motivational Interviewing strategies to address vaccine hesitancy
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William Matthew Linam, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Emory University School of Medicine
and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Waleed Javaid, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases
The Mount Sinai Hospital


Jade Belcher
Coordinator, Online Learning and Development
The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America

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