Measles Vaccination – Current Situation and Consequences

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Wednesday 14 October 2020
8:00 AM -10:00 AM
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Course Description

Repercussions of the present trends in measles vaccination due to increasing exemptors – short and long term effects on the developed and developing world. • Efforts required on the part of the Child Neurology fraternity to help with the drive for regional and eventually global eradication. Lessons from Smallpox and Polio. • Latest understanding into the neuro-immunology of the measles virus, highlighting the role of research options in the treatment and or cure of SSPE.

Learning Objectives

  1. Know the present status of measles with a global perspective. How the present drop in immunization is going to affect the clinical scenario – today and in the future, along with their role in the eradication process.
  2. Understand the neuroimmunology of the measles virus – understanding present and future research in the treatment and cure for SSPE.

Impact Statements

  1. Understand the implications of drop in measles vaccination – the immediate and long term picture. How this knowledge will help to convince patients to immunize their children. How each of us can help in the measles eradication process
  2. Understand the neuroimmunology of the measles virus. Understand different research options in SSPE, with the hope of a cure or treatment in the near future.

Anaita Udwadia-Hegde, MD, MRCPCH
Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre, SRCC NH Children’s Hospital, Wadia Children’s Hospital, Mumbai, India

Impact of the Measles Outbreak – A Global Perspective
Kristen A. Feemster, MD, MPH, MSPHR; Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Measles Eradication – Where do we Stand
Anaita Udwadia-Hegde, MD, MRCPCH

Why Can’t we Eradicate Measles – Data from the Developing World
Pauline Samia, MBchB, MMed Peds, MPhil; Aga Khan University, Nairobi, Kenya

Newer Understanding of the Immunological Basis of Measles & SSPE
Banu Anlar, MD; Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey


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