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Los Angeles, CA 90010
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WEBINAR - Measles Update: A Primer for Health Care Providers

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information on measles

You can also view a Pertussis
Webinar for providers here.

Measles Update: A Primer for Health Care Providers

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The archived webinar has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™

The webinar was recorded on 2/17/15. Original release date 2/19/15. Reviewed on 2/1/16 and 2/15/17. Termination date 2/17/18.

Physicians - to obtain CME, view the webinar and click here to complete the evaluation and post-test. You must answer at least 4/5 questions correctly to successfully complete the activity for [1] AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Other health care providers – to obtain a Certificate of Attendance, view the webinar and click here. Nurses - according to the California Board of Registered Nursing, Continuing Medical Education is acceptable for meeting RN continuing education requirements, as long as the course is Category 1, and has been taken within the appropriate time frames. This activity is designated for [1] AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and this is stated on the Certificate of Attendance.

Webinar Overview
This webinar is designed for all health care providers who may evaluate a patient with measles. This includes primary care, emergency medicine, urgent care, and other front-line health care providers. Experts in measles will provide a “Measles 101” to review the classic and less typical clinical presentations of measles as well as the diagnosis and management of this highly infectious and once rare disease.

Webinar Presenters

Alvin Nelson El Amin, MD, MPH

Before retiring in 2015, Dr. Nelson El Amin served as the Medical Director of the Immunization Program for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. His responsibilities included the management of surveillance activities for most vaccine-preventable diseases in the Los Angeles County Health Jurisdiction. He is a board certified pediatrician with seven years of private practice experience before becoming a public health professional. He worked in the public health arena for 30 years, including positions with the New York State Department of Health and the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services. He is an expert on vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases and was involved in controlling several measles outbreaks during his career.

James D. Cherry, MD, MSc

Dr. Cherry is a Distinguished Research Professor of Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Member of Division of Infectious Diseases, Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA. Dr. Cherry received his M.D. degree from the University of Vermont in 1957 and his M.Sc. degree in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 1983. He was an intern and resident at Boston City Hospital and Kings County Hospital between 1957 and 1960. He served an Infectious Diseases fellowship at the Thorndike Memorial Laboratory and the Harvard Medical Service at Boston City Hospital during 1961 and 1962. He has held faculty positions at the University of Vermont, University of Wisconsin, St. Louis University, and UCLA extending from 1960 to 2013.

Dr. Cherry has written the measles chapter in all 7 editions of the textbook “Feigin and Cherry’s Textbook of Pediatric Infectious Diseases”. Additionally he was the leader of the St. Louis University/ Washington University research group that did extensive measles studies from 1971-1973 and the UCLA research group that participated in measles studies from 1976-1977.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. List three classic clinical signs of measles
  2. Discuss at least five important actions to prevent the transmission of measles
  3. Name three groups for whom immunoglobulin is indicated
  4. Discuss two types of vaccine failure
  5. Describe the presentation of mild modified measles.

Target Audience
This activity is designed for pediatric, internal medicine, family practice, obstetrics and gynecology, emergency medicine, and urgent care physicians. Other groups who are encouraged to participate include all primary care health care providers and their office staff who may evaluate a patient presenting with measles-like symptoms.

Accreditation Statement
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. LACPH takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health designates the live and archived activity for a maximum of [ 1 ] AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.

Nurses receive a Certificate of attendance. This activity is designated for [1 ] AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ which is recognized by the California Board of Registered Nursing toward license renewal for registered nurses.

This activity is offered by an accredited CMA-CME provider and is not commercially supported. None of the speakers or planners have disclosed any financial interests related to the content of the webinar.

Contact Information
For questions or further information, please contact: Disly Juarez, MPH, 213-989-7236,

Public Health has made reasonable efforts to provide accurate translation. However, no computerized translation is perfect and is not intended to replace traditional translation methods. If questions arise concerning the accuracy of the information, please refer to the English edition of the website, which is the official version.
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