RSV Roundtable : Episode 2

RSV Roundtable: Disease education, vaccine hesitancy, and awareness


In the second installment of RSV Roundtable, our panel explains how they are educating patients and parents when it comes to RSV, vaccines and preventive measures, and limited treatment availability.

Welcome to the second episode of our 5-episode series; respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) Roundtable, a collaborative project from Contemporary Pediatrics, Contagion, and Contemporary OB/GYN.

This series discusses several aspects of RSV including incidence rates, vaccines, and immunizations.

In this episode, our panel breaks down disease education and discusses how parents have reacted to the new preventive tools nirsevimab (Beyfortus; Sanofi) and RSVpreF (Abrysvo; Pfizer). In addition, the panel explains how vaccine hesitancy and limited availability of nirsevimab has made an impact this RSV season.

Our panel of clinicians includes:

  • Robert H. Hopkins Jr., MD: medical director, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases; professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics; chief, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • William Muller, MD, PhD: attending physician, Infectious Diseases; Ted Emerson Miller research scholar; professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; scientific director, Clinical and Community Trials, Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital
  • Sallie Permar, MD, PhD: Nancy C. Paduano professor and chair, Department of Pediatrics, Weill Cornell Medicine; pediatrician-in-chief, New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Laura Riley, MD: chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Weill Cornell Medicine; obstetrician and gynecologist-in-chief, New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Neil Silverman, MD: professor, obstetrics and gynecology, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA; director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program

For the first episode of RSV Roundtable, click here.

This series will release a new episode every Friday through January 5, 2024.

For a full list of already published episodes, click here.

This article was initially published by our sister publication Contemporary Pediatrics.

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