Second Opinion: H1N1 Special Edition

Second Opinion: H1N1 Special Edition

Sun, 11/22/2009 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Tune in to learn more about H1N1 and what you can do to keep safe.
As concerns about the H1N1 virus escalate across the country, WXXI’s national healthcare series, Second Opinion, presents an hour-long special designed to educate viewers on the pandemic strain of flu. Second Opinion: H1N1 Special Edition airs Sunday, November 22 at 7 p.m. on WXXI-TV (DT21.1/cable1011/cable11). This special edition features a panel of national experts along with a studio audience that had the chance to ask questions about H1N1 and seasonal flu. The panel also answers viewer questions supplied by other PBS stations.  

Hosted by Dr. Peter Salgo of New York Presbyterian Hospital, Second Opinion: H1N1 Special Edition will offer clear, accurate and timely information on H1N1 symptoms, treatment, vaccines, public health policy and available resources. 

The panel includes: Rear Admiral Anne Schuchat, MD, Director, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), CDC; Mark Shelly, MD, Epidemiologist, Infectious Disease and Travel Medicine, Highland Hospital/University of Rochester Medical Center; Richard Barbano, MD, Chief of Neurology, Rochester General Hospital; Lisa Harris, MD, Primary Care Physician, Temple Medical Internal Medicine and Pediatrics; Janet Corson-Rikert, MD, Executive Director, Gannett Health Services, Cornell University; Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Executive Director, Boston Public Health Commission.



 The program is also available on-demand for online viewing at <>.

Major funding for Second Opinion: H1N1 Special Edition is made possible by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, which recently announced that all 39 independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies are making a collective effort to enable their policyholders to receive the H1N1 vaccine. Additional funding for this special edition is made possible by USA TODAY.
The Second Opinion series is produced by WXXI, The University of Rochester Medical Center, and West 175 Productions, and underwritten by Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. The series is nationally distributed by American Public Television to more than 250 public television stations, and features medical professionals discussing diagnosis and treatment of a variety of diseases and conditions.