Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common and contagious virus that affects the lungs and respiratory airways. It is usually mild but can cause serious infection in some people, such as adults aged 60 or older.
Join Dr. Fairuz Siraj on January 17 as he discusses RSV, and will focus on the need for RSV prevention in older adults, discuss the clinical presentation, diagnosis, testing and current standard of care for infection, summarize clinical evidence supporting RSV vaccination and current vaccine technologies to address age-related decline in immunity and recommend and/or implement RSV vaccination for appropriate adult patients at risk of severe outcome for RSV.
After attending the session, pharmacists will be better able to:
- Describe the need for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) prevention in older adults.
- Discuss the clinical presentation, diagnosis, testing, and current standard of care for RSV infection.
- Summarize new clinical evidence supporting RSV vaccination and current vaccine technologies to address age-related decline in immunity (ARDI).
- Recommend and/or implement RSV vaccination for appropriate adult patients at risk of severe outcomes for RSV.
About the Speaker: Dr. Fairuz Siraj, PharmD, CDE
Dr. Fairuz Siraj is a 2019 doctor of pharmacy graduate from the University of British Columbia. Now a certified diabetes educator and staff pharmacist at Pharmasave in Victoria BC, Fairuz empowers patients through personalized diabetes and migraine consultation services. He's a recipient of the 2021 BC Pharmacy Association New Practitioner Award and the 2022 Pharmacy Practice and Business Rising Star Award. Collaborating with organizations like Migraine Canada and local healthcare professionals, he is dedicated to enhancing patient outcomes in chronic disease management. Fairuz also enjoys teaching and is committed to advancing the pharmacy profession's impact on patient care
This program is non-accredited. Total learning hours is estimated at 1.0 hours. Participants will receive a letter of participation after completion of the survey at the end of the webinar.
This learning program received a financial support from GlaxoSmithKline plc. This event will be moderated by a staff member from the Pharmacy Practice Support team at the BC Pharmacy Association.
This event is complimentary to members.
Registration closes an hour prior to the start of the webinar, at 5:00 PM. On the day of the webinar, you will receive a link to the webinar by email. The email will come from firstname.lastname@example.org and could be in your junk folder.
Please Note: A BCPhA account is required to register for this event. If you do not have a login account or if you are unsure if you have a login, please fill out the Account Creation Form and a member of the BCPhA team will contact you. Accounts can be created free of charge with valid College registration.