2019 Professional Immunization Seminar

Erie, PA US
October 25, 2019

It’s Not Magic – It’s Immunizations!

In partnership with the Erie County Department of Health

This activity 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 discussions.

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:

  • Identify correct storage and handling procedures for vaccines
  • Describe how to read and download digital data logger for vaccine storage
  • Review updated immunization state guidelines and statistics
  • Recognize importance of preventing infections in the pre-and post-solid organ transplant patient demonstrating an understanding of the scheduling and timing of immunization therapy
  • Compare and contrast the use of the inactivated vaccines and the live virus vaccines in the immunization of the pre- and post-transplant patient
  • Discuss the immunization recommendations for health care workers and close contacts of the solid organ transplant patient
  • Identify common patient roadblocks to obtaining outpatient vaccines
  • Propose mechanisms to minimize barriers to patients obtaining vaccines
  • Implement strategies to maximize vaccination rates among the population
  • 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
  • Identify the current state of immunization refusals
  • Assess methods to address immunization refusal
  • Utilize a patient’s personal experience with meningitis to effectively describe the importance of vaccine compliance
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.50 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.
  • 6.50 ACPE Technician
    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.
  • 6.50 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.
  • 6.50 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 6.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
10/26/2019
Course expires: 
12/31/2020
Event starts: 
10/25/2019 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
10/25/2019 - 4:35pm

Program Outline

(see updated agenda below)

7 – 8 a.m.                     Registration/Continental Breakfast 

8 – 8:05 a.m.                Open Sesame

8:05 – 8:50 a.m.           Ready Your Wands for the State Immunization Update

Thomas McCleaf

8:50 – 9:35 a.m.           Presto Switcho! Special Immunization Considerations for Solid Organ Transplant Procedures

Rajesh GovindaSamy, MD, MBA

9:35 – 9:50 a.m.           Break

9:50 – 10:35 a.m.         A Pharmacist’s Perspective on Vanquishing Roadblocks and Maximizing Vaccination Rates

Justin Scholl, PharmD, BCACP

10:35 – 11:05 a.m.       AM Panel Discussion

11:05 – 11:50 a.m.       Abracadabra! Updates from the CDC Following the ACIP Conference

JoEllen Wolicki, RN

11:50 – 12:35 p.m.       Lunch

12:35 – 1:20 p.m.         Alakazam! CDC Updates from the CDC Following the ACIP Conference

JoEllen Wolicki, RN    

* 1:20 – 2:05 p.m.         Obliviate Hesitancy: How to Discuss Vaccination with the Fearful

Tara Smith, PhD

2:05 – 2:20 p.m.            Break

2:20 – 2:50 p.m.            PM Panel Discussion

* 2:50 – 3:50 p.m.         Surviving the Curse of Meningococcal Disease

Abby Maier Johnson

Howard Maier

Sue Maier

Margaret Pett

* 3:50 p.m.                     Closing Remarks and Adjournment


* Updated time.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the talk "Prevention and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis in the Midst of an Opioid Epidemic" by Tuesdae R. Stainbrook, DO, MPH, has been cancelled.

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

The Ambassador Banquet and Conference Center in Erie is attached to the Courtyard by Marriott and Hilton Garden Inn.

Attire:

Attire for the seminar is business casual. Since meeting room temperatures and personal comfort levels vary, it is recommended that you bring a sweater or jacket to the conference.

Special Needs

Participation by all individuals is encouraged. Advance notification of any special needs (i.e. gluten free or vegan meal, private room for nursing mothers, handicap accessibility) will help us provide better service. Please notify us of your needs at least two weeks in advance of the program by calling UPMC Hamot’s CME office at 800-352-2553 or 814-877-5691.

Travel

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Rajesh GovindaSamy, MD, MBA

Transplant Nephrologist

UPMC Hamot Kidney Transplant Program

Erie, PA

Abby Maier Johnson

Meningococcemia Survivor

Cobleigh Public Library

Lyndonville, VT

Sue and Howard Maier

Parents of Abby Maier Johnson

Cleveland, OH

Thomas McCleaf

Director, Division of Immunizations

Pennsylvania Department of Health

Harrisburg, PA

Margaret Pett

College Roommate of Abby Maier Johnson

IRB Administrator, CME Manager

UPMC Hamot

Erie, PA

Justin Scholl, PharmD, BCACP

Clinical Pharmacist

Bayside Pharmacy UPMC Hamot

Erie, PA

Tara Smith, PhD

Professor of Epidemiology

Kent State University

College of Public Health

Kent, OH

JoEllen Wolicki, BSN, RN

Nurse Educator

National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Atlanta, GA


Planning Committee

Jennifer Belavic, PharmD; Maisie Birkner; Haylee Esposito; Wendy Nielson, RN; Margaret Pett; Sarah Prylinski, RN; Michael Reslink, LPN; Maryann Scholl, PharmD; Kimberly Sciallo, RN; Sonya Shampoe, RN; Janet Strayer, RN; Shannon Wienczkowski; Karen Wiggers, RN; Janice Zillman, RN

All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients.


About our Survivor Story:

The week before Thanksgiving in 1998 was pivotal for Abby (Maier) Johnson.  She was attending the College of Wooster, in Wooster, Ohio – a small, liberal arts school with a quiet campus.  That Sunday night she went to sleep feeling fine and the next morning she was suddenly very ill, getting worse by the hour.  Abby had a meningococcal infection, the first documented case seen in Wooster in over 30 years, and her life was suddenly in the balance. 

Now Abby lives with her husband and two beautiful children, working as a children’s’ librarian in the small town of Lyndonville, Vermont.  She will speak about her experience and how it changed her life.  Her college roommate, Hamot’s IRB administrator and CME Manager, Margaret Pett, will share her observations and fill in the gaps in Abby’s memory.  Abby's parents, Sue and Howard Maier, will also add their perspective of what it was like to experience the sudden serious illness of their college-aged daughter.

 

 

Please Note: Due to update in agenda, credit awarded has been modified

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 [replace with applicable format: live, enduring or blended] activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NURSING (CNE)

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 6.5 contact hours.

PHARMACY (CPE)

This knowledge-based activity provides 6.5 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit.

             Universal Activity Number List:  JA4008223-0000-19-003-L06-P and  JA4008223-0000-19-003-L06-T

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

  • 6.50 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.
  • 6.50 ACPE Technician
    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.
  • 6.50 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.
  • 6.50 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 6.50 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
10/26/2019
Course expires: 
12/31/2020
Please login or register to take this course.

While we complete the transition to our new site, please visit our online registration site at https://ccehs.upmc.com.

Click the link for Upcoming Events and scroll down to the “October 25, 2019 – Professional Immunization Seminar” section on the web page.

Click the registration button and enter all the requested information.  After registering, an electronic confirmation will be sent to you.  Online registration is complete upon receipt of a confirmation email.  If you do not receive this email within 5–7 days of registration, please contact the UPMC Hamot CME Department at 814-877-5691. To assure participation, registration and payment are expected by September 1, 2019.

Fees:

Prior to Oct. 11:

Physicians $130

Pharmacists $90

Advanced Practice Providers $80

Nurses/Others $60

Residents/Students $30

After Oct 11:

Physicians $150

Pharmacists $110

Advanced Practice Providers $100

Nurses/Others $80

Residents/Students $50


MEB Registration:

If you are a UPMC Hamot nurse and plan to apply for MEB, do not submit a registration.  Please contact the Staff and Nursing Education Department for further details.