Presented by: Elizabeth A. Talbot, MD, Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases and International Health, Dartmouth College, and Deputy State Epidemiologist, NH Department of Health and Human Services


About Dr. Talbot

Dr. Talbot is an infectious diseases- and tropical medicine-trained internist, who has had extensive experience in international and domestic disease control through outbreak investigation, clinical projects, research, and consultation. She trained at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical

Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, and with the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service, stationed in Botswana five years with the International Activities of the Division of TB Elimination.

She is currently an Associate Professor at the Geisel Medical School at Dartmouth, and is the Deputy State Epidemiologist for the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. She works in global disease control activities, especially in Tanzania, Haiti, Swaziland, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Dr. Talbot also responded to the West African Ebola epidemic as Training Coordinator for the International Medical Corps. Dr. Talbot has participated in the writing of state, national and international disease control guidelines, and has authored more than 70 peer-reviewed publications on tuberculosis, outbreak investigation and disease control.

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9:00-10:00 Morning Keynote

Get a Monopoly on Clinical Recognition of Vaccine Preventable Diseases
In the US, vaccines are available for 18 dangerous infectious diseases. Since their introduction, these vaccines have prevented countless cases of disease and saved millions of lives. But – either because of under immunization or imperfect vaccine efficacy - some of these diseases continue to circulate. Besides morbidity and mortality for the patient, some can result in further transmission and outbreaks in our healthcare settings. In this session, we will review clinical pearls toward efficient diagnosis of the most common we see here in New Hampshire. 

Following this session, participants will be able to:

  • Report increased awareness of the epidemiology of vaccine preventable diseases in NH.
  • Describe typical and atypical presentations of these diseases.
  • Demonstrate improved clinical skill towards management of these diseases.