In response to the ongoing measles outbreak impacting parts of Brooklyn and Rockland County, GNYHA is hosting a measles update for member hospitals. Subject matter experts from the New York City and New York State departments of health will review epidemiologic factors, clinical guidance, and specimen collection and testing information. Participants will also hear from hospital colleagues on practices being used to speed identification and isolation of suspected patients, as well as other precautionary measures. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and share information with colleagues.

Presentations:

  1. Remarks from NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
    (no associated slides)
    Jennifer Rosen, MD
    Director, Epidemiology and Surveillance
    Bureau of Immunization
  2. Measles: Infection Prevention and Control for Hospitals
    New York State Department of Health
    Emily Lutterloh, MD, MPH
    Bureau of Healthcare Associated Infections
  3. Remarks from Fire Department of the City of New York
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    Glenn Asaeda, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, DABEMS
    Chief Medical Director, FDNY
  4. NYU’s Experience with Recent Measles Outbreak
    Jennifer Lighter, MD
    Pediatric Epidemiologist, NYU Langone Health
    Pediatric Infectious Diseases physician NYU School of Medicine
  5. Montefiore Health System Measles Preparedness and Control
    Theresa Madaline, MD
    Healthcare EpidemiologistJared Shapiro, DrPH(c), PhD(c), MPH, CEM, FAcEM, CHSP, CHEP, NRP
    Senior Director of Environmental Health and Safety
  6. Remarks from NYP Columbia University Medical Center
    (no associated slides)
    Lisa Saiman, MD
    Professor of Pediatrics