RSV Roundtable: What Clinicians are Witnessing in Terms of RSV Incidence


Last year’s historic RSV season left many wondering if this was going to become a recurring trend. Physicians weigh in on what they are seeing at their institutions in terms of infection rates.

We want to welcome you to the first episode from our respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) roundtable series, which is a collaborative effort that includes Contemporary Pediatrics, Contagion, and Contemporary OB/GYN. This series looks to discuss several topics around the virus, and it includes subjects such as incidence rates, preventative vaccines and immunizations, and how the introduction of these new prophylactic modalities can curb infections.

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

This 5-part series that will be posted every Friday over the coming weeks. In today’s episode, clinicians discuss what they are seeing in terms of RSV incidence rates at their institutions compared to last year’s historic RSV season.

The RSV Roundtable video series is part of our larger special coverage project, RSV: A New Era in Prevention. Check out our library of articles and videos here from the project.

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