2021 NFID Influenza/Pneumococcal News Conference: Agenda

Promoting Influenza and Pneumococcal Disease Prevention during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Thursday, October 7, 2021
9:30–10:30 AM ET

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

Welcome/Introduction: Preparing for a Challenging Respiratory Virus Season
William Schaffner, MD (Moderator), NFID Medical Director

Protecting the Nation from Flu and Pneumococcal Disease
Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, CDC Director

Q&A Panel Discussion
Moderated by William Schaffner, MD

  • Laura E. Riley, MD, Obstetrician and Gynecologist-in-Chief, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center; Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Cedric “Jamie” Rutland, MD, CEO of West Coast Lung and COVID-19 Medical Director, Private Health Management
  • Patricia A. (Patsy) Stinchfield, RN, MS, CPNP, NFID President-Elect; Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Children’s Minnesota (retired); Affiliate Faculty, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota
  • Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, CDC Director

Closing Remarks
William Schaffner, MD



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