Immunization CME

Immunization CME

The Immunization Initiative offers and collaborates on many educational activities, developed to disseminate current pediatric immunization information. Scroll down to access information about educational conferences, conference presentations, Grand Rounds seminars and webinars.

Conferences

Upcoming Conferences

MIAP

Early Registration Ends September 28th! Register today!
22nd Annual MIAP Pediatric Immunization Skills Building Conference
Thursday, October 12, 2017

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Click here to download the conference brochure.

The Massachusetts Chapter of the Academy of Pediatrics Immunization Initiative (MCAAP-II) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH), in collaboration with the Massachusetts Immunization Action Partnership (MIAP), will hosts an annual, full-day conference focused on pediatric immunization. More than 400 immunization providers attend the conference to support statewide efforts to optimize pediatric immunization in Massachusetts.  The conference provides the most current pediatric immunization information and offers the opportunity for participants to network with colleagues and to share strategies for improving Massachusetts pediatric immunization rates. The conference attracts physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, medical assistants, community outreach and public health workers, immunization coalition members, and office staff who work in pediatric healthcare settings, healthcare and civic organizations.

Now in its 22nd year, the conference has proven to be a valuable venue for continued learning and interaction with key immunization experts. More than 400 healthcare professionals attended the 2016 conference.

22nd Annual MIAP Conference Award

Each year, the Massachusetts Immunization Action Partnership (MIAP) recognizes individuals or groups that have made an outstanding contribution to pediatric immunization in Massachusetts. The recipient of this award is an individual or an organization that has demonstrated particular leadership, initiative, innovation, collaboration and/or advocacy. The deadline to submit a nomination for the 22nd Annual MIAP Conference award has now passed.

This year’s MIAP Conference award will be presented on October 12, 2017, at the 22nd Annual MIAP Pediatric Immunization Skills Building Conference.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Cynthia McReynolds (cmcreynolds@mms.org; 781.895.9850).

Interested in Exhibiting at the Conference?

The MIAP Conference attracts professionals from pediatric and primary care  practices, local public health organizations, community health centers, hospitals, college health services, pharmacies, vaccine manufacturers and more. It has proven to be a valuable venue for continued learning and interaction with key immunization experts and 425 health care professionals attended in 2016.

Exhibiting can provide your organization with visibility among leading pediatric clinicians, public health professionals and others who reach diverse populations throughout Massachusetts in an effort to optimize immunization of Massachusetts’ pediatric population.

Click here for more information about exhibiting.
Click here to download an exhibitor registration form.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Cynthia McReynolds (cmcreynolds@mms.org; 781.895.9850).

Recent Conferences

2MAIC logo 6-142nd Annual Massachusetts Adult Immunization Conference
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
http://maic.jsi.com/2017-massachusetts-adult-immunization-conference/

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) and the Massachusetts Adult Immunization Coalition (MAIC) organize an annual conference to review the most current adult immunization information, network with colleagues, and share strategies to expand immunization activities in facilities, businesses and communities. Over 300 immunization providers will come together for a day-long conference to support statewide efforts to increase adult immunization rates in Massachusetts. The conference attracts professionals from local public health organizations, long-term-care facilities, pharmacies, college health, hospitals, physician practices, community health centers, vaccine manufacturers and more. It has proven to a valuable venue for continued learning and interaction with key immunization experts and more than 350 healthcare professionals attended in 2016.

MIAP


21st Annual MIAP Pediatric Immunization Skills Building Conference

Thursday, October 27, 2016
(Visit Immunization CME Archives to access conference presentations.)

 

2017 Immunization Initiative Webinar Series

(Scroll down to view and register for upcoming webinars.)

The 2017 MCAAP Immunization Initiative Pediatric Immunization Update Webinar Series has been developed in collaboration with the Bureau of Infectious Disease, Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The goal of the webinar series is to improve child and adolescent immunization rates in Massachusetts.

Target Audience

The target audience includes healthcare professionals who provide immunizations to children and adolescents in Massachusetts, including Chapter pediatricians and family practice physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, medical assistants, public health workers, community health center staff, and office staff who work in pediatric health care settings.

Continuing Education Accreditation

The Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences, Massachusetts Department of Public Health is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, designates these Live webinar activities for a maximum of 1.0  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Some of the webinars meet the criteria of the MA Board of Registration in Medicine for Risk Management study.  The webinars which qualify for 1.0 RM credits are noted.

These programs have been offered by the Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences, Massachusetts Department of Public Health.  A maximum of 1.0 contact hours for this program will be provided in accordance with the regulations governing continuing education requirements for the following Boards of Registration:

Board of Registration in Nursing (CMR 244 5.00), Board of Registration of Social Workers (258CMR 31.00et seq), Board of Mental Health Professions (262CMR 7.00), Board of Certification of Health Officers (241CMR 4.03), Board of Registration of Sanitarians (255CMR 5.02).

Pharmacists may receive up to 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ in accordance with 247CMR 4.00.

Registration Information

Registration for the one-hour webinar is free. Upcoming webinars will be posted shortly.

Questions?

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Cynthia McReynolds (cmcreynolds@mms.org; 781.895.9850).

Upcoming Webinars

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
2017-2018 Influenza Season Update; MDPH Vaccine Update
Susan Lett, MD, MPH, Medical Director, MDPH Immunization Program

Learner Objectives:

At the conclusion of the program, the participant should be able to:

  • Review the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations for the 2017-2018 influenza season
    Describe the latest MDPH information about vaccine supply and availability, as well as programmatic updates.

Click here to register for the webinar on November 2, 2017.

Recent Webinars

Thursday, September 14, 2017, 12:00-1:00 pm
Improving Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination Rates Through A Local Partnership
Eileen Duffey-Lind, RN, MSN, CPNP, Founder, Team Maureen
Michael Fishbein, MD, Radiologist, Cape Cod Health Care
Kelly Welch, Executive Director, Team Maureen

Webinar recording and slides (please note: CME/CEU credit is not available for listening to the webinar recording).

MCAAP Immunization Initiative Webinar 9.14.17 Presentation
Team Maureen HPV Program Overview
Team Maureen video, You Gotta Do It Now

Thursday, April 6, 2017, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
2017 Childhood Immunization Schedule Review; MDPH Vaccine Update
Susan Lett, MD, MPH, Medical Director, MDPH Immunization Program

Webinar recording and slides (please note: CME/CEU credit is not available for listening to the webinar recording.)

Webinar resources:

Thursday, March 16, 2017
Vaccine Storage and Handling and VFC Compliance Training
Kathleen Shattuck, MPH, Assessment Coordinator, MDPH Immunization Program

Webinar recording and slides (Please note: CME/CEU credit and VFC Compliance Training certification are not available for listening to the webinar recording.)

Webinar Resources:

Thursday, March 9, 2017, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
You Are the Key to HPV Cancer Prevention: Strategies for Raising HPV Vaccination Rates
-Increasing HPV Vaccine Coverage through AFIX Utilization
Kathleen Shattuck, MPH, Assessment Coordinator, MDPH Immunization Program
-Communicating about HPV vaccination: Lessons learned from physicians and parents
Melissa Gilkey, PhD, Assistant Professor of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute

Webinar recording and slides (Please note that CME/CEU credit is not available for listening to the webinar recording).

Webinar Resources:

Thursday, January 12, 2017
2017 HPV Vaccination Update
-Review of ACIP Recommendation Regarding 2-Dose HPV Schedule and MA HPV Vaccination Uptake
Susan Lett, MD, MPH, Medical Director, MDPH Immunization Program
Dr. Lett’s presentation
-HPV Resource Review
Rebecca Vanucci, Immunization Outreach Coordinator, MDPH Immunization Program
Ms. Vanucci’s presentation

Webinar recording and slides (Please note that CME/CEU credit is not available for listening to the webinar recording.)

Webinar Resources

To view webinars held prior to January 2017, please visit the Immunization CME Archives web page.

 

Grand Rounds Seminars

The MCAAP Immunization Initiative offers Grand Rounds seminars on pediatric immunization in all Massachusetts hospitals, and some health centers or large practices. The attendees receive handouts that include the most current immunization information. CME credits are awarded through the host hospital. To organize a Grand Rounds seminar on Pediatric Immunization in your hospital or health center, contact Cynthia McReynolds, by email at cmcreynolds@mms.org, or call 781-895-9850.

2017 Grand Rounds Seminars

Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 8:00-9:00 a.m.
Baystate Medical Center
Presenter: Susan Lett, MD, MPH

Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 7:30-8:30 a.m.
Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital
Presenter: Richard Moriarty, MD, FAAP

Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 8:00-9:00 a.m.
Heywood Hospital, Gardner
Presenter: Richard Moriarty, MD, FAAP

Friday, April 21, 2017
Good Samaritan Medical Center
Presenter: Richard Moriarty, MD, FAAP

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
MassGeneral for Children @ North Shore Medical Center
Presenter: Ronald Samuels, MD, FAAP

Thursday, February 2, 2017
Cambridge Health Alliance
Presenter: Ronald Samuels, MD, MPH, FAAP

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
South Shore Medical Center
Presenter: Richard Moriarty, MD, FAAP

Other Provider Education

Webinar: Building Vaccine Confidence to Ensure the Optimal Health of the Children of Massachusetts (8/8/17) – Collaboration between Massachusetts PTA, Massachusetts Department of Public Health and MCAAP Immunization Initiative (please note: continuing medical credit is not available for listening to the recorded webinar.)

CDC General Best Practice Guidelines for Immunization
CE Instructions for General Best Practice Guidelines for Immunization

Online CME opportunity (December 2016)
Why Aren’t We Preventing the Preventable?: Updates in Meningococcal B and Other Vaccine Hot Topics; Presenters: Gary Marshall, MD, FAAP; Stephen Pelton, MD, FAAP
online webinar with CME credit provided by BU School of Medicine; MCAAP joint sponsor

2017 MDPH Immunization Updates

Each year, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) Immunization Program hosts half-day regionally-based programs for health care professionals to receive updated information on immunization related topics. In addition to the In-Person program each Spring, the Immunization Program offers four recorded webinars on each topic presented during the In-Person program.

Click here for more information.