Upcoming Events 

Immunize Nevada will host a 1-hour webinar titled, MMR Recommendations During the 2019 U.S. Measles Outbreaks on Tuesday, August 20 at 12:30 p.m. (PT).

Presenter: Andrew Kroger, MD, MPH, medical officer, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, CDC. 

Click here to sign up!

 

The Alliance for Aging Research is sponsoring a 1-hour webinar, New Survey Finds Vaccine Discussions Are a Low Priority at the Medicare Annual Wellness Visit: Experts Discuss Implications, on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 11:00 am (ET). 

Presenters:
• Dr. William Schaffner – Professor of Preventive Medicine, Department of Health Policy, Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Vanderbilt University; Medical Director, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
• Andrew Rugg – Lead Researcher on behalf of MSL Group
• Representative from the U.S. Department Health and Human Services, to be announced.
Moderated by:
• Sue Peschin, MHS, President and CEO, Alliance for Aging Research

To learn more about the survey results and strategies to overcome vaccine hesitancy among beneficiaries, register here
 

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) upcoming 1-hour webinar: 

Strategies for Addressing Vaccine Misinformation 

Wednesday, August 28 2019 1:00 PM (ET) 

Presenters: 

  • Dr. Amanda Cohn,Acting Chief Medical Officer, Vaccine Policy, Preparedness, Global Health, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Chanie Sternberg, President & CEO, Refuah Health Center
  • Dr. Corinna Manini, Chief Medical Officer, Refuah Health Center
  • Dr. Todd Wolynn, CEO, Kids Plus Pediatrics

Register here!

 

American College of Physicians (ACP) is providing three webinars as part of the ACP's Fall Immunization Campaign to help physicians increase adult immunization in their practices.

Routine Immunization of People Living with HIV: Why, What and How

Webinar: Friday, August 23 2019 11:00 AM (ET) | Presenter: Andrew B Trotter, MD MPH 

Register here!

Adult Immunization Webinar

Thursday, September 12, 2019  11:00 AM (ET) | Presenter:  Robert H. Hopkins Jr., M.D.

Register here!

Adult Immunization - How to Create a Successful Vaccination Program

Webinar: Monday, September 23, 2019 12:00 PM (ET) | Presenter: Jason M. Goldman, MD, FACP, Governor, Florida Chapter, ACP

Register here!

 

 

Additional Ongoing Events 

Weekly CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics runs through September 25 
 

REGISTER HERE for CDC's 15-part, live CE-accredited series of 1-hour webinars designed to provide a chapter-by-chapter overview of the 13th edition of Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (also known as "The Pink Book"). Topics include specific vaccines and the diseases they prevent, general recommendations for vaccines, vaccination principles, and immunization strategies for providers.  
 
All sessions begin at 12:00 p.m. (ET). This series began on June 5 and will run through September 25, 2019. 

Public Health Informatics Institute (PHII) is offering a FREE email course on the basics of IIS

The 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 Medscape

Medscape, 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 CDC website for a list of of FREE Continuing Education from MMWR and Medscape. 

 

Podcast: Get Your Flu Shot

Voices 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 page

Recommendations on the Use of Seasonal Influenza Vaccines

CDC'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 complementary “Vaccine Billing and Coding Cards” (while supplies last). 

CLICK HERE! 

 

Vaccine Administration e-Learn

CDC 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 Immunization

The 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. 

 

 

 

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