The Marshfield Clinic Research Institute (MCRI) Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) Team attended the annual VSD meeting from May 23-24, 2017 in Oakland, California.  MCRI is one of nine health care organizations that participate in VSD.  VSD is a collaborative project with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to monitor safety of vaccines and conduct studies about rare and serious adverse events following immunization.  VSD started in 1990 and MCRI joined VSD in 2001.  Presentations by MCRI Scientists/Staff included:

  • David McClure, PhD, gave an oral presentation titled, "Feasibility of Near Real Time Influenza Vaccine Safety Assessments During Pregnancy".
  • Burney Kieke, MA, presented a poster on "Flexible Software Infrastructure for Conducting Rapid Cycle Analyses".
  • Erica Scotty, MA, participated in a panel discussing MCRI's experience on an NLP project to assessing adverse events following vaccination.
  • Elizabeth Vickers, MPH, presented posters on "Investigating Vaccine Safety Outcomes During the Transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10" and "No Increased Risk of Venous Thromboembolism After Influenza Vaccination Among Older Adults in the Vaccine Safety Datalink".