Upcoming Events 

National and State Initiatives to Prevent Hepatitis B and Liver Cancer Webinar 

Monday, October 21, 2019, 1:00 PM - 12:30 PM (ET)

The Hepatitis B Foundation and Hep B United will present a webinar on initiatives to prevent hepatitis B and liver cancer.

The presenters include:

Behnoosh Momin, DrPH, MS, MPH, Health Scientist, CDC Division of Cancer Prevention and Control

Charlene Cariou, MHS, CPH, CHES, Health Program Manager, Comprehensive Cancer Control, Division of Public Health, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

Jacki Chen, #justB Storyteller and Patient Advocate

Register here!

 CDC's ACIP meeting: October 23-24

Tune in to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) meeting in Atlanta on October 23 and 24 (Wednesday and Thursday) via live webcast. Instructions on how to participate in the meeting via live webcast or phone will be posted on the ACIP Meeting Information web page.

Registration is NOT required to watch the live meeting webcast or to listen via telephone.

Listening to the meeting via phone only:

  • Toll-Free: 1-877-925-7916
    Passcode: 4080878459

Current Issues in Influenza Webinar 

Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 1:00 PM (ET)

Immunization Action Coalition will present a webinar to discuss the 2018–2019 influenza season, some of its unique aspects, and the topic of vaccine effectiveness. The webinar will also discuss the importance of vaccination in preventing negative outcomes, particularly in the elderly, in those with chronic illnesses, and in the young. Finally, this presentation will also highlight the new ACIP language regarding influenza vaccination and messaging for the 2019–2020 season. 

Presenter:

Litjen (LJ) Tan, MS, PhD, Chief strategy officer at the Immunization Action Coalition

Registration is open!

 

 

Additional Ongoing Events 

MotherToBaby Podcast is now available!Are vaccines ok during breastfeeding? Which vaccines should you get while breastfeeding?Sonja Rasmussen, MD, a world-renowned clinical geneticist and pediatrician, and Kerri Bertrand, MPH of MotherToBaby California and Mommy's Milk research project, join host Chris Stallman, CGC from MotherToBaby's Annual Meeting in San Diego to answer the public's questions in part two of the vaccines series this month.Subscribe to the MotherToBaby Podcast today (available on iTunes, Spotify, and podcatchers everywhere)!Public Health Informatics Institute (PHII) is offering a FREE email course on the basics of IISThe Welcome to IIS Email Course delivers a broad foundation of knowledge on immunization information systems (IIS) in an easy, accessible format: one email a day delivered to your inbox for 18 weekdays. Each email takes five to ten minutes to read and contains a brief lesson, resources for further study, and interactive activities so you can apply what you've learned to your system and jurisdiction. Over the course of the training, you'll learn what IIS are, how they work and how they're staffed and supported.Click here to sign up!FREE Continuing Education from MMWR and MedscapeMedscape, LLC is pleased to provide online continuing education (CE) for selected journal articles, allowing clinicians the opportunity to earn Medscape CE credit. In support of improving patient care, Medscape, LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. If you are not a registered user on Medscape, please register for free or login without a password and get unlimited access to all continuing education activities and other Medscape features.Visit the CDC website for a list of FREE Continuing Education from MMWR and Medscape. Podcast: Get Your Flu ShotVoices for Vaccines (VFV) released a new podcast in its Vax Talk podcast series: Get Your Flu Shot to discuss questions related to this year's flu season. Visit the VFV website podcast pageRecommendations on the Use of Seasonal Influenza VaccinesCDC's MMWR and Medscape are proud to introduce a new FREE continuing education (CE) activity with updated recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) regarding the use of seasonal influenza vaccines: Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza with Vaccines: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices - United States, 2017-18 Influenza Season.Webcast: Benefits of the Influenza Vaccine for Adults 65 and Older This webcast, conducted by the American Academy of Family Physicians, will provide family physicians updated information on influenza vaccines and prepare them to boost immunization rates within their practice. At the conclusion of the webcast, participants should be able to:
  • Review primary updates to the current influenza guidance and recommendations.
  • Establish consistent team-based messaging about the vaccine.
  • Better understand how to bill and code for vaccinations.
  • Identify and address knowledge gaps in vaccine choices for all age groups.
  • Dispel existing myths and misconceptions surrounding the influenza vaccine.
After the participants views all three of the web clips, they will receive complimentary “Vaccine Billing and Coding Cards” (while supplies last). CLICK HERE! You Call the ShotsCDC developed an interactive web-based immunization training course, You Call the ShotsIt consists of a series of modules that discuss vaccine-preventable diseases and explain the latest recommendations for vaccine use. Each module provides learning opportunities, self-test practice questions, reference and resource materials, and an extensive glossaryVaccine Administration e-LearnCDC has released a new Vaccine Administration e-Learn and it is available on the Continuing Education web page. The e-Learn is a free, interactive, online educational program that serves as a useful introductory course or a great refresher on vaccine administration. This self-paced e-Learn provides comprehensive training, using videos, job aids, and other resources to accommodate a variety of learning styles, and offers a certificate of completion and/or Continuing Education (CE) for those that complete the training.General Best Practice Guidelines for ImmunizationThe General Best Practice Guidelines for Immunization publication updates and replaces the General Recommendations on Immunization: Recommendations of ACIP published in 2011. It is organized into the following 10 sections: 1) Timing and Spacing of Immunobiologics; 2) Contraindications and Precautions; 3) Preventing and Managing Adverse Reactions; 4) Vaccine Administration; 5) Storage and Handling of Immunobiologics; 6) Altered Immunocompetence; 7) Special Situations; 8) Vaccination Records; 9) Vaccination Programs; and 10) Vaccine Information Sources.Providers can read the document and then visit CDC's online learning system to register for and obtain continuing education.  
  

This website is supported by an independent educational grant from Merck and an educational grant from Sanofi Pasteur U.S. 
ACOG does not allow companies to influence its programs, publications, or advocacy positions.