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Georgia Southern Hosts the 2016 Healthcare Symposium, “Truths and Myths behind Childhood Vaccinations”

In its third year, Georgia Southern’s Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program and the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health will sponsor the 2016 Healthcare Symposium. “Truths and Myths behind Childhood Vaccinations,” on March 24, 10 – 11:30 a.m., in the University’s Performing Arts Center (PAC). The symposium is free and open to students, staff, faculty and the community.

This year’s symposium will promote a greater understanding of childhood vaccinations and will provide stimulating information on one of the most important public health topics within our community.

Dr. Andi Shane will serve as the program’s featured guest speaker. Dr. Shane is an associate professor of pediatrics for the Division of Infectious Disease and associate Professor of Global Health at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Shane is also the medical director for the Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Prevention at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
“We are most pleased to have an expert with infectious diseases such as Dr. Andi Shane to present this important symposium on children’s disease prevention,” said James Stephens, D.H.A., M.H.A, program director for the MHA. “It is an important discussion of the sciences associated with vaccinations for children which should be of value for all people in our communities.”

Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers 125 degree programs serving nearly 20,500 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement.  Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered approach to education.GeorgiaSouthern.edu.