2020 News Conference: Agenda

2020 NFID Influenza/Pneumococcal News Conference
The Importance of Influenza and Pneumococcal Disease Prevention during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Thursday, October 1, 2020
9:30–10:30 AM ET

Presented by
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Welcome/Introduction: Why Vaccination is More Important than Ever this Season
William Schaffner, MD (Moderator), NFID Medical Director

Protecting the Nation from Flu and Pneumococcal Disease
Anthony S. Fauci, MD, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health

Protecting Older Adults and Those with Chronic Health Conditions
Federico M. Asch, MD, Director, Cardiovascular Core Labs and Cardiac Imaging Research, MedStar Health Research Institute, MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute

Increasing Vaccination Rates Among Children and Addressing Health Disparities
Patricia N. Whitley-Williams, MD, NFID President and Professor of Pediatrics; Chief of the Division of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Infectious Diseases; and Associate Dean of Inclusion and Diversity at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Q&A and Closing Remarks
Moderated by William Schaffner, MD


This news conference is sponsored by NFID in collaboration with and support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, professional societies and patient advocacy partners, and through funding from AstraZeneca, Genentech, GSK, Merck & Co., Inc., Sanofi Pasteur, and Seqirus. NFID policies prohibit funders from controlling program content.