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CDC Grand Rounds

Global Introduction of New Vaccines

March 20, 1:00pm ET

Vaccinations save the lives of 2 to 3 million people every year, including children. Yet 1 child dies every 20 seconds from a disease that could have been prevented by a vaccine. Why? Because 1 in 5 children in the world do not have access to the life-saving immunizations that keep children healthy.

Watch live March 20 at 1:00pm ET on either of CDC’s live streaming platforms

CDC Grand Rounds

Million Hearts® 2022: A Compelling Call to Action

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (ET)
Global Communications Center (Building 19)
Alexander D. Langmuir Auditorium

Although heart disease and stroke death rates are leveling off after 40 years of steady decline in the United States, cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the nation’s leading cause of death for men and women of all races and ethnicities. It is the greatest contributor to racial disparities in life expectancy and in some populations, CVD is increasing.

Join us for this session of Grand Rounds to hear what Tennessee is doing to create healthy communities. Learn what practices can do to improve heart health by managing the ABCS, and find out what can be done to prevent a second heart attack. Million Hearts® 2022 will present its actionable priorities to get and keep people healthy.

Click here to view the live webcast on February 20th 


Opioid overdose epidemic is well documented nationally and regionally. The Centers for Disease Control attribute poor prescribing by healthcare providers to be a key problem that needs to be addressed. Healthcare providers receive little education on management of pain or addiction in professional didactic or residency training. There is a need for this education to help improve learning deficits and to promote safer opioid prescribing.

Click here for more information about the conference and registration.