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Education for Ob-Gyns

Immunization guidelines and resources are updated as new information and data becomes available. If you or your staff want to learn more about vaccines and on-line education and training, please visit this page for webcasts, training, post graduate courses, and conference calls.

The CDC's You Call the Shots is an interactive, web-based immunization training course. It consists of a series of modules that discuss vaccine-preventable diseases and explain the latest recommendations for vaccine use. 

Visit CDC's Vaccine Education page for health care providers.

Physician Focus: October Edition 

The MA Medical Society produces a monthly TV show, Physician Focus. The October Edition features Rebecca Perkins, MD discussing HPV. The show is ½ hour and is a question and answer format. It’s a great comprehensive overview that examines HPV, its effects on health, who is most at risk, treatment, preventive measures including vaccination and why adolescent immunization rates are so low. The show is appropriate for healthcare providers new to this topic as well as the general public, and is something that you can incorporate into your educational activities. 


Archived Webinars:

ACOG Webinar: Give it Your Best Shot: Adult Vaccinations for Ob-Gyn Providers

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 from noon-1pm ET. This free, 1CME credit webinar gives an overview of general immunization recommendations and explains the importance of immunizing patients for all necessary vaccines, particularly those who are pregnant. The presentation details ACOG and CDC’s immunization recommendations, addresses the most common concerns and misconceptions around vaccines, and explains the importance of immunizations for adults and pregnant women. Continuing Medical Education credit is provided through joint providership with The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.


Current Issues in Vaccines 

Presented by the Vaccine Education Center (VEC) at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, together with the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, this webinar was held on November 18. The webinar program is co-sponsored by the PA Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics and is supported by the Thomas F. McNair Scott Endowed Research and Lectureship Fund. Dr. Offit will discuss the following topics: Meningococcal serogroup B, vaccines: Will they receive a routine recommendation?, HPV vaccine: Update on the new 9-valent vaccine, The bird flu (H5N1) vaccine: Where do we stand?, Tdap vaccine and healthcare personnel

HPV Vaccination Insights from States with Highest and Lowest HPV Vaccination Rates

Presented by the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) and National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) on November 4, 2014. The webinar described a joint venture by CSTE and NFID to highlight the importance of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine as a public health priority. Over the past year, CSTE convened subject-matter experts to talk about the long-term health impact of HPV and the role of immunization and conducted interviews with the states that have the highest and lowest HPV vaccination rates regarding successes and barriers with regard to vaccines for children and public clinics, HPV vaccination compared with other adolescent vaccination, and communication efforts toward healthcare practitioners and the public.

ACOG Webinar:  The OB-Gyn's Key Role in Influenza Prevention

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, from noon-1pm ET. This free1 CME credit webinar covered influenza immunization recommendations, including the importance of vaccinating pregnant women, the 2014-15 vaccine formulations, vaccinesafety, burden of disease and strategies for integrating immunizations into standard practice. With Influenza season upon us and the recent publication of ACOG Committee Opinion 608, which urges Ob-Gyn's and other health care providers to improve the rate of influenza vaccination among pregnant women, this webinar is the perfect opportunity to learn more about how you can improve influenza immunization rates. Continuing Medical Education credit is provided through joint providership with The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. 

Increasing Tdap Immunization Rates and Running an Efficient Immunization Practice: Tips from California- Obs, from the California Department of Public Health, held on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 12:30pm PT. 

ACOG Webinar:Immunization Business & Clinical Strategies for Ob-Gyn Practices


In July, a webinar was held by ACOG’s Immunization Program in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Building on the successful implementation of immunizations in pediatric care, the webinar focuses on the application of strategies used successfully for years by pediatricians as a model for immunization programs in ob-gyn practices. The webinar was led by a panel of ACOG and AAP experts in infectious diseases and practice management. The goal of the program is to provide concrete business strategies for creating sustainable immunization programs in ob-gyn practices. Continuing Medical Education credit is provided through joint providership with The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Learning objectives include:

  • Strategies for coding/billing procedures, product ordering , and global fee negotiations
  • High-priority vaccines, relevance to their patient population, and guidelines for administration
  • Role of an immunization champion, including their responsibilities for managing the office immunization program, and identify selection criteria for appointing a staff member for the role
  • Benefits of being connected to states’ immunization registry and where to access additional information regarding specific state registries

ACCME Accreditation

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMAPRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 Category 1 College Cognate Credit. The College has a reciprocity agreement with the AMA that allows AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™  to be equivalent to College Cognate Credits.

This webinar is supported by Cooperative Agreement 5U66IP000667 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Last Updated: 10/28/2014

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