Bridgewater, NJ – December 15, 2010 - Dr. William Schaffner, the current President of the National
Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) recently addressed pharmacists at a CME/CE symposium
presented by Vemco MedEd, NFID, and University of Illinois at Chicago during the ASHP Midyear
Clinical Meeting & Exhibition in Anaheim, California. Dr. Schaffner’s Call-to-Action emphasized
the critical nature of pneumococcal disease in adults and the importance of adult vaccination. In
order to address this crisis, pharmacists, as part of an interprofessional healthcare team must
play a key role in pneumococcal disease prevention and treatment.
here to view Dr. Schaffner’s video message