RSV Roundtable: Nirsevimab's Impact


In the third installment of RSV Roundtable, our panel discusses the impact nirsevimab has had this RSV season.

Welcome to the third episode of our 5-episode series; respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) Roundtable, a collaborative project from Contemporary Pediatrics, Contagion, and Contemporary OB/GYN.

This series discusses several aspects of RSV including incidence rates, vaccines, and immunizations.

In this episode, our panel highlights what type of impact nirsevimab (Beyfortus; Sanofi, AstraZeneca) has made this RSV season. In this discussion, the monoclonal antibody's availability and rollout process is also in the spotlight amid a plan to roll out some 230,000 additional doses in January 2024.

Our panel of clinicians includes:

  • Robert H. Hopkins Jr., MD: medical director, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases; professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics; chief, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • William Muller, MD, PhD: attending physician, Infectious Diseases; Ted Emerson Miller research scholar; professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; scientific director, Clinical and Community Trials, Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital
  • Sallie Permar, MD, PhD: Nancy C. Paduano professor and chair, Department of Pediatrics, Weill Cornell Medicine; pediatrician-in-chief, New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Laura Riley, MD: chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Weill Cornell Medicine; obstetrician and gynecologist-in-chief, New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Neil Silverman, MD: professor, obstetrics and gynecology, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA; director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program

To view the other episodes, go to our RSV special series page, and watch the first 2.

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