Oct 22

Past Event

Brookings Roundtable on Active Medical Product Surveillance: Monitoring the Safety of the 2009 H1N1 Influenza Vaccine in Near-Real Time: Learnings from PRISM

Event Materials


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On October 22, the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform hosted a roundtable webinar, "Monitoring the Safety of the 2009 H1N1 Influenza Vaccine in Near Real-Time: Learnings from PRISM."

The roundtable featured presentations from key experts on lessons learned from the implementation of the Post-Licensure Rapid Immunization Safety Monitoring (PRISM) project, a coordinated federal strategy to monitor the safety of the 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine using observational data from large health plans. Presenters provided an overview of PRISM and project conclusions, and described technical findings related to data infrastructure and methodological approaches.  Discussion also focused on plans to integrate PRISM with the Mini-Sentinel active surveillance system.

Event Agenda

  • Welcome and Introduction

  • HHS Rapid Response to a Public Health Need: H1N1 Vaccine Safety Surveillance

    • Dan Salmon

      National Vaccine Program Office, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

  • Data Infrastructure and Methodological Lessons Learned from PRISM

    • Richard Platt

      Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute

  • Next Steps for Vaccine Safety Surveillance

    • Robert Ball

      Office of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, U.S. Food and Drug Administration


October 22, 2010

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

The Brookings Institution

Live Webinar

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW


For More Information

Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform

(202) 797-4391