Communicable Disease Summit

The 2019 Communicable Disease Summit was held on Monday, December 9, at the John H. Ammon Education Center at Christiana Hospital. 

Presentations included:

The State of Health in the First State
Karyl Rattay, MD, MS
Director, Delaware Division of Public Health
Delaware Department of Health and Social Services

Perspectives on Vaccine Hesitancy
Gary S. Marshall, MD
Professor of Pediatrics; Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
University of Louisville School of Medicine

HAIs: How Much Can We Prevent and How Hard Should We Try?
Gonzalo Bearman, MD, MPH, FACP, FSHEA, FIDSA
Richard P. Wenzel Professor of Medicine; Chairman, Division of Infectious Diseases; Hospital Epidemiologist
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center

What’s Old is New: Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases
Karen Ravin, MD, FAAP
Chief, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children

Crossroads: Infectious Diseases & Opioids
Deborah Kahal, MD, MPH, FACP
HIV Program Physician & Infectious Disease Specialist

Applying the One Health Concept in Medical Practice
Karen Lopez, DVM, MPH, Dipl. ACVPM
Deputy State Veterinarian
State of Delaware