Monday, December 13, 2021 from 7:55 AM to 3:00 PM EST
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This is an online event. 



Kate Smith, MD, MPH 
Delaware Academy of Medicine and the Delaware Public Health Association 

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Medical Society of Delaware and the Delaware Academy of Medicine/Delaware Public Health Association. The Medical Society of Delaware is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Society of Delaware designates this live activity for a maximum of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

It is the policy of the Medical Society of Delaware to comply with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of Continuing Medical Education. In keeping with these standards, all faculty participating in continuing medical education provided by MSD are expected to disclose to the activity audience any real or apparent conflicts of interest related to the content of their presentations.

Joint providership of CME by MSD in no way implies endorsement of any product or service. 


"How 2020 Changed the World" 

The event will be moderated by Dr. Kate Smith, Program Manager of the Immunization Coalition of Delaware.


7:55 am
Zoom Meeting Opens

8:00 - 8:10 am
Welcome Remarks
Kate Smith, MD, MPH

Program Manager, Immunization Coalition of Delaware

8:10 - 8:40 am
Update on Delaware Health
Karyl T. Rattay, MD, MS
Director, Division of Public Health, Delaware Department of Health and Social Services

8:40 - 9:40 am
Delaware Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Rick Hong, MD
Medical Director, Division of Public Health, Delaware Department of Health and Social Services

9:40 - 9:55 am

9:55 - 10:55 am
Vaccine Hesitancy

Jonathan Miller, MD
Pediatrician, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children; Medical Director, Value-Based Care, Nemours Delaware Valley Operations

10:55 - 11:55 am
Vaccine Development
Michael J. Smith, MD, MSCE
Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Duke University Medical Center

11:55 am - 12:10 pm:

12:10 - 1:00 pm 
Lunch Panel: Pandemic Update

1:00 - 2:00 pm
Travel Medicine: The Impact of COVID-19
Scott Olewiler, MD
Infectious Disease and Travel Medicine, Beebe Healthcare

2:00 - 2:10 pm

2:10 - 3:10 pm
Pandemics and the Global Response
Charles Addison and Elizabeth Ann Sanders Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Epidemiology, UNC School of Medicine and UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health; Associate Chief Medical Officer, Medical Director, Department of Infection Prevention, UNC Medical Center

3:15 pm

Conference Costs

If you are a health care provider, the $20 cost of your admission includes the cost of continuing education credits. Non-health care providers, as well as residents and students, will only be invoiced $10 if they register but do not attend and/or do not cancel 7 days before the beginning of the conference.

Cancellations made 7 days or more in advance of the event date, will receive a 100% refund minus applicable fees. Cancellations made less than 7 days from the event will not receive a refund, and may be blocked from attending future events.


Upon registration, you will recieve an e-mail with further instructions. Please register your name and e-mail with zoom before the live event.

The 2020 Communicable Disease Summit is co-sponsored by the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health and the Delaware Academy of Medicine / Delaware Public Health Association.