Upcoming Events 


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is hosting a NetConference series on Vaccinating Adults, addressing key issues related to protecting adults from vaccine-preventable diseases. A collaborative effort between the CDC and Maryland's adult immunization coalition and state immunization program, the Vaccinating Adults series will feature six presentations by experts in promoting, administering, and securing reimbursement for adult immunizations.
  • Wednesday, April 12 - Burden of Vaccine-preventable Diseases in Adults: Medical, Social, and Economic Costs
  • Wednesday, April 19 - Provider Reimbursement for Adult Immunizations
  • Wednesday, April 26 - Immunizing Adults: Immunization Schedule, Coverage, and Challenges
  • Wednesday, May 17 - Immunizing Older Adults and the Chronically Ill
  • Wednesday, May 24 - Immunizing Pregnant Women, Health Care Personnel, and in the Workplace
  • Wednesday, May 31 - Clinic Logistics: Vaccine Administration, Storage, and Handling
Continuing Education will be available for each event.
Immunization NetConferences are live, 1-hour presentations combining an online visual presentation with simultaneous audio via telephone conference call and live question and answer session. 

Update on Zika Infections in Pregnancy will take place Tuesday, April 4th at 11a Pacific/1p Central/ 2p Eastern. The webinar is hosted by our partners at the National Society of Genetic Counselors. 

The webinar is free and open to the public, but registration is required at the following link: http://bit.ly/Zika2Webinar

Take A Stand™Adult immunization rates in the United States are dreadfully low resulting in increased mortality and morbidity. Strong evidence supports the use of Standing Orders Programs (SOPs) to improve immunization rates in the adult population. Their use is recommended by numerous public health organizations, federal agencies, and provider associations, but unfortunately, standing orders are not being adequately utilized for adult immunizations.The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC), with support from Pfizer, has launched Take a Stand, a national effort designed to improve adult immunization rates by increasing the use of standing orders in medical practices.*The core of this project are no-cost, four and one half hour interactive workshops led by national experts, including L.J Tan, MS, PhD, William Atkinson, MD, MPH, and Deborah Wexler, MD, from IAC, and Alexandra Stewart, JD, from George Washington University.

Seating is limited, so register today at www.standingorders.org/workshop-schedules/ for one of the 17 workshops being held in 2016 in locations across the country.

Who should attend? Physicians, clinic managers, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and nurses in medical practices that serve adults and provide immunization services.

About the Workshops Seventeen half day workshops across the country include helpful materials developed by the Immunization Action Coalition which are designed to help overcome perceived barriers and support implementation from start to finish.  An additional unique feature of the training is one year of free direct support for workshop attendees as they install or enhance a standing orders program in their practices.

What Attendees Have Said

“I highly recommend this conference. A lot of information in a short time yet it was not overwhelming. Each speaker answered all questions.”  A.F., RN, Nurse Manager, Little Rock, AR 

“Not only does this workshop provide great education, but it provides you with the tools and resources you need to implement this within your practice.”  J.M., APN, MPH, Chicago, IL

"The Take A Stand™ workshop will prepare you with everything you need to implement standing orders for vaccination and overcome any barriers that previously stood in your way." G.B.K, RN, Houston, TX

"This workshop was well organized, informative, and professionally led. I would highly recommend attending this workshop." S.W., Epidemiologist (Vaccine-Preventable Diseases), Dallas, TX

"Excellent course. Highly recommended." K.H., DO, MA and Chief Physician Internal Medicine Lab Director University of California Riverside

More information (including dates and locations) on Take A Stand™ and registration for these workshops are available at: www.StandingOrders.org   



Updated 3/21/17 

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