Annual General Membership Meeting Featured Presentation

The Path to a SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine


Wednesday, June 10, 2020
10:00  – 11:30 AM
GoTo Webinar

Join us for an exciting presentation by internationally recognized expert in the fields of virology and immunology, Paul A. Offit, MD. In this dynamic presentation, Dr. Offit will review the basic strategies that go into making a vaccine, the challenges involved in making a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, and how to manage expectations following its release.

Paul A. Offit, MD is the Director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as well as the Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology and a Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a recipient of many awards including the J. Edmund Bradley Prize for Excellence in Pediatrics from the University of Maryland Medical School, the Young Investigator Award in Vaccine Development from the Infectious Disease Society of America, and a Research Career Development Award from the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Offit has published more than 160 papers in medical and scientific journals in the areas of rotavirus-specific immune responses and vaccine safety. He is also the co-inventor of the rotavirus vaccine, RotaTeq, recommended for universal use in infants by the CDC in 2006 and by the WHO in 2013. In his latest book, “Bad Advice: Or Why Celebrities, Politicians, and Activists Aren’t Your Best Source of Health Information,” Dr. Offit shares his hard-earned wisdom on the do’s and don’ts of battling misinformation and explains how “expert” advice can become misleading and how ideas unsupported by evidence can become widespread beliefs.

Target Audience:
Physicians, Residents, Midwives, Nurses and other related healthcare professionals.

Disclosure/Commercial Support:
Dr. Offit has nothing to disclose. The other Planning Committee Members have nothing to disclose. There is no commercial support for this activity.

CME Statement of Need:
To bring updates in the field to practicing physicians

At the close of the lecture, participants should be able to:

  1. Review the basic strategies in making a vaccine
  2. Explain the challenges in making a SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine
  3. Discuss how to best manage expectations following the release of a SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ) through the joint providership of St. Joseph’s University Medical Center and The Partnership of Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey. St. Joseph’s University Medical Center is accredited by the Medical Society of New Jersey to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

St. Joseph’s University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE Learning Outcome:
At the conclusion of the program, the participants will self-report knowledge gain related to development of a SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine and intent to change practice by including information or tools presented into professional practice.

Successful Completion:
To receive contact hours for this continuing education program, the registrant must sign-in for the webinar, attend the entire presentation and complete and submit an on-line evaluation. A certificate of completion will be sent via email within one week of the program.

Continuing Nursing Education Contact Hours:
This program has been awarded 1.0 contact hours.

The Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver, by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. #P194-2/2023.

Approval status does not imply endorsement by the Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey, NJSNA or by ANCC of any commercial products discussed/displayed in conjunction with the educational activity.

Questions? Contact Amy Gole at 973-268-2280 x100 or

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