Our guest is L.J Tan is the Chief Strategy Officer for the Immunization Action Coalition. We are discussing FACTS VS. FICTION ON PNEUMONIA WITH A FOCUS ON PNEUMOCOCCAL PNEUMONIA.
L.J is leading the IAC's new strategic direction on national immunization advocacy and policy development. Prior to that, L.J was the Director of Medicine and Public Health at the American Medical Association (AMA) for 15 years, where he led multiple AMA efforts in immunizations and infectious diseases, prevention and health promotion, aging and community health, and eliminating healthcare disparities and improving the health of physicians.
Dr. Tan received his PhD in Immunology/Microbiology from Northwestern University Medical School, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Molecular Immunology at the University of Chicago Hospitals.
Dr. Tan has also served as a member of the federal Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP), and he still serves on the Adult Immunization working group. Previously, L.J also served on the influenza, zoster, and evidence-based working groups.
Dr. Tan co-founded (with the CDC and the NVPO) and currently co-chairs the National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit, and founded and organized the first National Immunization Congress in 2007, and organized the Second National Immunization Congress in 2010. He served as a primary consultant for the first European Union Influenza Summit in 2011, and the first Asian Pacific Influenza Summit in 2012, and continues to advise those bodies.
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