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

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22nd Annual Massachusetts Adult Immunization Conference
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel, Marlborough, MA
Updated information will be posted as it becomes available at: http://maic.jsi.com/.

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.

Recent Conferences

MIAP


21st Annual MIAP Pediatric Immunization Skills Building Conference

Thursday, October 27, 2016

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 21st 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 this year’s conference.

21st Annual MIAP Pediatric Immunization Skills Building Conference
Conference Presentations

PDF versions of the conference presentations are available below. Instructions for downloading: Click on the presentation below to download and print the presentation. PDFs can be accessed as one or three slides (with notes) per page. For sessions with more than one presenter, please click on the presenter to download and print his or her presentation.

Plenary Sessions

State Immunization Update
(click on each presenter to download and print his or her presentation)
Susan Lett, MD, MPH (one slide per page)
Susan Lett, MD, MPH (three slides per page with notes version)

Pejman Talebian, MA, MPH (one slide per page)
Pejman Talebian, MA, MPH (three slides per page with notes version)

National Immunization Update (one slide per page)
National Immunization Update (three slides per page with notes version)

Raymond Strikas, MD, MPH

Building Vaccine Confidence in Your Practice (one slide per page)
Building Vaccine Confidence in Your Practice (three slides per page with notes version)
John Snyder, MD, FAAP

Morning Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session #1: Vaccine Storage and Handling and VFC Compliance Training (one slide per page)
Breakout Session #1: Vaccine Storage and Handling and VFC Compliance Training
 (three slides per page with notes version)

Bob Morrison

Breakout Session #2: A Sure Shot: Using the MIIS in Your Practice (one slide per page)
Breakout Session #2: A Sure Shot – Using the MIIS in Your Practice
 (three slides per page with notes version)

Deven Smith-Clarke, BS

Breakout Session #3: Immunization “101” (one slide per page)
Breakout Session #3: Immunization “101”
 (three slides per page with notes version)

Katie Reilly, MPH, MSN, RN, APHN-BC

Breakout Session #4: Providing Culturally Competent Services in Your Practice
(click on the presenter to download and print their presentations)
Milagros Abreu, MD, MPH
(one slide per page)

Milagros Abreu, MD, MPH (three slides per page with notes version)
Additional resource: The importance of language and culture in pediatric care – case studies from the Latino community
Marissa Chiang, MPH; Sergut Wolde-Yohannes, Ed.M, MPH (one slide per page)
Marisa Chiang, MPH; Sergut Wolde-Yohannes, Ed.M, MPH (three slides per page with notes version)

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session #1: Vaccine Storage and Handling and VFC Compliance Training (one slide per page)
Breakout Session #1: Vaccine Storage and Handling and VFC Compliance Training
 (three slides per page with notes version)

Bob Morrison

Breakout Session #2: Using the MIIS to Improve Vaccination Rates in Your Practice (one slide per page)
Breakout Session #2: Using the MIIS to Improve Vaccination Rates in Your Practice
 (three slides per page with notes version)

Tricia Charles, BA

Breakout Session #3: Immunization “201” – Challenging Immunization Scenarios (one slide per page)
Breakout Session #3: Immunization “201” – Challenging Immunization Scenarios
 (three slides per page with notes version)

Ronald Samuels, MD, MPH

Breakout Session #4: Vaccine Preventable Disease Epidemiology and Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention (click on each presenter to download and print their presentations)
Nancy Harrington (one slide per page)

Nancy Harrington (three slides per page with notes version)

Theodora Wohler, MPH, RN (one slide per page)
Theodora Wohler, MPH, RN (three slides per page with notes version)

Additional Conference Resources:

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. Click on the links below to register.

Upcoming Webinars

Scroll down for a list of upcoming webinars and registration links.

Thursday, February 9, 2017, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Vaccine Storage and Handling and VFC Compliance Training
Kathleen Shattuck, MPH, Assessment Coordinator, MDPH Immunization Program

Learner Objectives
As a result of participating in this activity, learners should be able to:

  • Identify the new guidelines and requirements for the federal Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program.
  • Explain the new recommendations regarding vaccine storage units and temperature monitoring devices.
  • Describe the latest MDPH information about vaccine supply and availability, as well as programmatic updates.

Click here to register for the webinar on February 9, 2017.

Thursday, March 9, 2017, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
You Are the Key to HPV Cancer Prevention: Strategies for Raising HPV Vaccination Rates
-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
-Increasing HPV Vaccine Coverage through AFIX Utilization
Kathleen Shattuck, MPH or Sarah Sweet, MPH, MDPH Immunization Program

Learner Objectives
As a result of participating in this activity, learners should be able to:

  • Discuss physicians’ perceptions and communication practices related to recommending adolescent vaccines for patients, ages 11-12.
  • Review parents’ perceptions about the HPV vaccination.
  • Describe ways in which AFIX utilization can help practices to increase HPV vaccine coverage.

Click here to register for the webinar on March 9, 2017.

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

Learner Objectives
As a result of participating in this activity, learners should be able to:

  • Identify changes to the 2017 Immunization Schedules for Persons Aged 0 Through 18 Years, including recommendations for meningococcal B vaccines.
  • Describe the latest MDPH information about vaccine availability and shortages, as well as programmatic updates.

Click here to register for the webinar on April 6, 2017.

Questions?

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

Recent Webinars

Thursday, January 12, 2017, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
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

The webinar recording will be posted soon. Please check back.

Webinar Resources

Thursday, October 6, 2016
2016-2017 Influenza Season Update; MDPH Vaccine Update
Susan Lett, MD, MPH, Medical Director, MDPH Immunization Program
Webinar recording and slides (Please note the CME/CEU credit is not available for listening to the webinar recording).

Webinar Resources:

Thursday, September 29, 2016
Are Alternative Vaccine Schedules a Reasonable Alternative?
Thursday, September 29, 2016, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Paul Offit, MD; Chief of Infectious Diseases, Director, the Vaccine Education Center, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology, Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine, The University of Pennsylvania
Webinar recording  (Please note that CME/CEU credit is not available for listening to the webinar recording.)

Thursday, August 18, 2016
Community Immunity: Understanding School Immunization Data and Building Vaccine Confidence in Your Practice
Thursday, August 18, 2016, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Kathleen Shattuck, MPH, Assessment Coordinator, MDPH Immunization Program
Rebecca Vanucci, MA, Immunization Outreach Coordinator, MDPH Immunization Program
Webinar recording and slides (Please note that CME/CEU credit is not available for listening to the webinar recording.)
Webinar presentation
MDPH Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule

To view webinars held prior to August 2016, 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.

Upcoming Grand Rounds Seminars

Thursday, February 2, 2017, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Cambridge Health Alliance
Presenter: Ronald Samuels, MD, MPH, FAAP

Friday, April 21, 2017, 7:30-8:30 a.m.
Good Samaritan Medical Center
Presenter: Richard Moriarty, MD, FAAP

Other Provider Education

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.

Information on the 2017 Immunization Updates will be posted as it becomes available.