2022 Professional Immunization Seminar

Erie, PA US
October 21, 2022

The Magic of Vaccines!

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.

Target 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.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Review updated state immunization guidelines and statistics
  • Review best practices in vaccine handling and storing
  •  Discuss how to address vaccine misinformation online
  • Compare and contrast the new inactive vaccine technologies
  • Discuss how each new type of vaccine confers immunity
  • List the advantages and disadvantages of each new type of inactive vaccine
  • Describe how the new vaccine development technologies relate to the COVID-19 vaccines
  • 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
  • Review timing of when to immunize during chemotherapy
  • Describe the mechanism for preventing COVID-19 and other viral illnesses via nasal inhalation of modified naturally occurring proteins
  • State the clinical applications for use of an on-demand product used to prevent COVID-19 and other viral infections
  • Discuss resources in the community for the uninsured and homeless
  • Describe the barriers to understanding vaccination in pregnancy 
  • Discuss the safety and efficacy data for maternal- infant dyads with Covid-19 vaccination during pregnancy 
  • Discuss the anti-vaccine and vaccine-hesitant mindset
  • Identify ways to prepare for and defend against anti-vaccine attacks
  • Recognize the importance of healthcare providers as advocates and vocal supporters of vaccine

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.75 ACPE Pharmacy
    The 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.
  • 6.75 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.
  • 6.75 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 6.75 Attendance
Course opens: 
07/08/2021
Course expires: 
02/08/2023
Event starts: 
10/21/2022 - 6:00am EDT
Event ends: 
10/21/2022 - 5:00pm EDT
Cost:
$120.00

Program Outline

7 – 8

Registration/Continental Breakfast

8 – 8:05

Introduction

Danielle Mehlenbacher, DO

8:05 – 8:50

State Immunization Update

Thomas McCleaf

8:50 – 9:20

Addressing Vaccine Misinformation on Social Media

Zachary Rubin, DO

9:20 – 10:05

You Mean There’s More to Inactive Vaccines than Polysaccharide and Conjugate?

Luke Gilmore, PharmD

10:05 - 10:20

 Refreshment Break/Networking

10:20 – 11:35

CDC Update

Andrew Kroger, MD, MPH

11:35 – 12

AM Panel Discussion

Faculty Panel

12 – 12:50

Lunch/Networking

12:50 – 1:15

Immunizing Cancer Patients

Zulfiqar Hussain, MD, FAC

1:15 – 1:45

On Demand Nasal Spray as Possible Prevention for COVID-19 and other Viral Illnesses

Lisa Rohan, PhD

1:45 – 2:15

Resources in the Community

Sherrai Holland

2:15 – 2:30

 Refreshment Break/Networking

2:30 – 3

Vaccinations in Pregnancy

Christina Megli, MD, PhD

3 – 3:45

#Vaccination Communication

Todd Wolynn, MD

3:45 – 4:10

PM Panel Discussion

Faculty Panel

4:10

Closing Remarks and Adjournment

Ambassador Center
7794 Peach St.
Erie, PA 16509
United States
+1 (814) 866-9999

Two ways to attend this hybrid conference:

Option 1:

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.

Option 2:

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.

Travel

Click here for directions

Course Director: 

Dr. Danielle M Mehlenbacher, DO - North East, PA - Family Medicine ...

Danielle Mehlenbacher, DO

Division of Family Medicine

Vineyard Primary Care

Faculty:

Luke Gilmore, Pharm.D.

Director of Experiential Education

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy

Practice

LECOM School of Pharmacy

 

Sherrai Holland

Healthcare For the Homeless Program Coordinator

Community Health Net

 

Zulfiqar Hussain, MD, FAC

Division of Oncology

UPMC Hillman Cancer

 

Andrew Kroger, MD, MPH

Medical Officer

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases

 

Thomas McCleaf

Director, Division of Immunizations
Pennsylvania Department of Health

 

Christina Megli, MD, PhD

Research Assistant Professor

Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital

 

Lisa Rohan, PhD

Professor

Pharmaceutical Sciences University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy

 

Zachary Rubin, DO

Clinical Immunologist

Oakbrook Allergists

 

Todd Wolynn, MD

Chief Executive Officer

Kids Plus Pediatrics Pittsburgh  

ACCREDITATION

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.

PHYSICIAN (CME)

The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PHARMACY (CPE)

This knowledge-based activity provides 6.75 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit.

NURSING (CNE)

A maximum of 6.75 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.

 

Available Credit

  • 6.75 ACPE Pharmacy
    The 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.
  • 6.75 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.
  • 6.75 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 6.75 Attendance

If you are interested in exhibiting, please contact the Hamot CME Department at 814-877-5691, or send an e-mail to HAM_CME@upmc.edu

Price

Cost:
$120.00
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