2021 Professional Immunization Seminar
This annual event has been designed to provide up-to-date education to health care providers in order to improve health outcomes in the field of immunization and vaccine preventable diseases. New recommendations and guidelines will be addressed through didactic lectures and panel discussion.
Help Us Help You:
Do you have a question that you would like to submit to the speakers in advance?
Send an email to HAM_CME@upmc.edu titled “Immunization Question.”
These questions will be compiled and presented at the panel discussion sessions along with live questions from the audience.
Family practice physicians, pediatricians, internists, pharmacists, nurses, advanced practice providers, school nurses, nursing students, medical residents and medical students will benefit from attendance at this activity.
At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:
- Review updated state immunization guidelines and statistics
- Review indications and schedule for heptavax
- Discuss changes regarding ACIP pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (Prevnar 13) recommendations and shared clinical decision-making
- Review indications for HPV-associated head and neck cancer screening
- Discuss treatment options and outcomes associated with head and neck cancers caused by HPV
- Review the current data on emerging coronavirus
- Discuss vaccine and treatment development to date
- Utilize the recommended Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (ACIP) schedules for children, adolescents and adults
- Summarize the latest updates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on vaccines and vaccine preventable diseases
- Utilize information sites for responding to specific vaccination queries into daily practice
- Review methods to improve vaccination rates especially among hesitant patients
- Describe the continued risks that inadequately vaccinated population faces
- Recognize common clinical presentations of viral hepatitis
- Identify appropriate patient populations for viral hepatitis screening
- Review basic viral hepatitis treatment and vaccination guidelines
- Identify the difference between misinformation and disinformation
- Explain the history of the anti-vaccine movement as it relates to current anti-vaccination rhetoric
- Improve skills for developing targeted messages to respond to patient concerns around vaccines
- Utilize a patient’s personal experience to effectively describe the importance of vaccine compliance
- CDC Update
- Vaccine Hesitancy
Two ways to attend this hybrid conference:
In Person at the Crystal Ballroom at the Ambassador Banquet and Conference Center, behind the Courtyard by Marriott at 7794 Peach St., Erie, Pa.
Registration fees includes the seminar, continental breakfast, refreshment breaks and lunch.
Virtually via Zoom
Pre-registrants will be sent links prior to the conference, and all links will be available on the conference website for those who have registered.
Danielle Mehlenbacher, DO
Division of Family Medicine
Vineyard Primary Care
Beth Hoffman, MPH
Graduate Student Researcher and PhD Student
Center for Social Dynamics and Community Health
Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
Matthew Kling, MD
Division of Gastroenterology
Andrew Kroger, MD, MPH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
Lorain County Community College
Director, Division of Immunizations
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Donald Middleton, MD
Division of Internal Medicine
UPMC UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside
UPMC St. Margaret
Kirk W. Steehler, DO, FOCOO
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh 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.
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
A maximum of 7.5 nursing contact hours will be awarded. Participants will be able to claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the program.
OTHER HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
The University of Pittsburgh Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This activity is eligible for ACPE credit; see final CPE activity announcement for specific details.
- 0.00 ACPE PharmacyThe UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
- 0.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 0.00 Attendance
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