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FA Connect: The COVID Vaccines and FA

FA Connect: The COVID Vaccines and FA

Apr 29th, 2021, 11:00 AM

 

​ABOUT THE SESSION

Should I get the vaccine? Which vaccine should I get? How do we protect our children who can’t receive the vaccine? Can I get the vaccine if I have had a transplant? We have received many of these questions since the COVID-19 vaccines were approved by the CDC and FDA. If you have FA or are the caregiver, parent, or primary guardian of a person with FA, you are encouraged to bring all of your COVID-19 and vaccine related questions to this session. Dr. Stella Davies, Director of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Immune Deficiency Division at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital’s FA Comprehensive Care Center, will be joining us for a live Q&A session, where she will be taking all of your COVID-19 questions. Dr. Davies will be joined by Dr. Lara Danziger-Isakov, who practices pediatric infectious diseases at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center where she is Director of the Immunocompromised Host Infectious Diseases Service and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati.

This will be a Q&A session only (no presentation), as Drs. Davies and Danziger-Isakov would like to address as many of your questions as possible. This session will be recorded and made available on the FARF website. Live Spanish interpretation will be available for participants during the session.


SPEAKER HIGHLIGHTS

Stella Davies, MBBS, PhD, MRCP | As director of the Division of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Immune Deficiency at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Dr. Davies has helped pioneer significant advances in bone marrow transplantation to improve survival rates and reduce toxicity. She has led efforts to sustain and improve an already-strong clinical center of excellence for the care of Fanconi patients and their families. She has also played a key role at Cincinnati in fostering and supporting strong clinical and basic science focused on Fanconi anemia. She is an active and vocal participant in the FA scientific community and brings her intellect, energy, and enthusiasm to the fight against Fanconi anemia.

Lara Danziger-Isakov, MD, MPH | Dr. Lara Danziger-Isakov practices pediatric infectious diseases at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center where she is the Director of the Immunocompromised Host Infectious Disases Service and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Danziger-Isakov earned her MD at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and complete her residency in Pediatrics at the Cleveland Clinic. She also completed a fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Dr. Danziger-Isakov is board-certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases by the American Board of Pediatrics. Her clinical interests include pediatric infectious diseases, infections in transplant recipients, and infections in immunocompromised patients. Her research interests include outcomes related to infection after pediatric transplantation with an emphasis on pediatric and adult lung transplantation. In addition, Dr. Danziger-Isakov participates in clinical trials to evaluate both new infectious disease therapies and new method of detection for infectious diseases.