University of Illinois
Dr Jon Klein is Associate Vice-chancellor for Research, the Savithri and Samuel Raj Professor of Pediatrics, and Executive Vice-head of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine. Dr Klein is a specialist in adolescent medicine and health services research, known for his leadership and expertise in adolescent preventive services, tobacco control, and translation of research into practice and policy. Dr Klein joined the faculty at UIC in 2017, having spent 1992–2009 at the University of Rochester and 2009–17 as Associate Executive Director at the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is President-elect of the International Association for Adolescent Health and serves as treasurer and a member of the Executive Committee of the International Pediatric Association, and as Vice-chair of the accountability work-group of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health.

Moderator Of 1 Session

Session Type
Industry Sponsored Symposium
Date
Sun, 20.02.2022
Session Time
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Room
Sala A
Session Description
Immunization as a framework for improving adolescent health - Symposium Supported by SanofiSession Description:Adolescents aged 10–19 years represent around 16% of the global population yet they are the least frequent consumers of preventive healthcare. Their vaccination rates also lag those of younger children.The majority of morbidity and mortality in adolescents relates to what they are thinking, doing, and feeling. These problems include mental health issues, unintentional injuries, and interpersonal violence. Without regular preventive health visits, these issues are neither assessed nor addressed. Immunization platforms – routine health visits for administration of recommended vaccines – have long served to enact the age-based vaccine schedule and provide opportunities for anticipatory guidance and health supervision, especially in pediatric practice. A global adolescent immunization platform would provide similar benefits for adolescents, enhancing their health by providing protection against vaccine-preventable diseases during adolescence and adulthood, and by acting as a hook to bring them into the doctor’s office for other preventive services. In this symposium the expert panel will discuss the role of immunization platforms as a means to bring adolescents into the healthcare setting, providing opportunities for HCPs to assess and support their overall health and wellbeing. The faculty will also review the important principles for adolescent health supervision and anticipatory guidance, including screening for psychosocial concerns.

Presenter Of 2 Presentations

Panel discussion: Immunization as a framework for improving adolescent health

Session Type
Industry Sponsored Symposium
Date
Sun, 20.02.2022
Session Time
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Room
Sala A
Lecture Time
09:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Introduction: Global adolescent immunization platforms

Session Type
Industry Sponsored Symposium
Date
Sun, 20.02.2022
Session Time
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Room
Sala A
Lecture Time
08:30 AM - 08:35 AM