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2019

Northwest

IMMUNIZATION CONFERENCE

August 13-15   |   Portland, OR

OVERVIEW

 

 

Immunize Oregon and over 400 colleagues attended the Northwest Immunization Conference (NWIC) for a three-day event to learn the latest information on immunizations and vaccine issues impacting health care practices. The curriculum was designed for a diverse field of health care professionals, including immunization providers, public health professionals, epidemiologists, students of nursing and medical professions, and program managers seeking a comprehensive knowledge of immunizations, and provided over 21 continuing education credits (see here) for a variety of health care professionals. 

 

The NWIC kicked off with an invigorating day of nationally recognized speakers discussing strategies to address vaccine hesitancy and further the discussion around immunizations in the community. The opening day included educational workshops, clinical skills building, and opportunities to network and learn from fellow immunization stakeholders. 

Day two and three of the NWIC featured a comprehensive lecture course of CDC experts reviewing the Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-preventable Disease (Pink Book). Each Pink Book vaccine chapter was covered in depth and discussed in terms of pathogen characteristics, epidemiology and infection trends, and detailed discussion of the recommended prevention and immunization strategies for each disease.

NWIC SPEAKERS

 

Immunize Oregon is honored to have these amazing speakers join us for our first Northwest Immunization Conference! These expert speakers were able to share valuable knowledge and insight for a systematic approach to improving vaccination rates. Although our speakers could share their expertise during the conference, some presentation slides are copyrighted and unavailable for sharing. Speaker slides that have not been confirmed for copyright restrictions have been marked as 'Pending' and are awaiting verification before sharing. 

 
- A U G U S T   1 3 -
FURTHERING THE VACCINE DISCUSSION & CLINICAL SKILL BUILDING

Expert plenary speakers will discuss strategies to improve provider communication around immunizations.  Educational workshops will cover vaccine program management, administration of immunizations, understanding vaccine safety, and public health advocacy. 

 

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe 3 communication strategies to address vaccine hesitancy.     

  • Discuss the role of community coalitions and advocacy in the development of public policy.

  • Identify 2 expert immunization resources for staff training, patient education, or vaccine storage.

  • List 2 common vaccine administration errors and how to prevent them. 

  • List 2 best practices for proper vaccine storage & handling.

  • Describe the role of VAERS in vaccine safety.

  ARI BROWN 
  M.D. 
 SENATOR
 RICHARD PAN, M.D.
 JOEL AMUNDSON
  M.D. 
  OREGON 
  REGIONAL UPDATE 
  WASHINGTON  
  REGIONAL UPDATE 
  BREAKOUT 
  SESSION A 
  BREAKOUT 
  SESSION B 
  BREAKOUT 
  SESSION C 
- CONTINUING EDUCATION | DAY 1 -

Individuals who attended the Northwest Immunization Conference on August 13th are able to claim up to 7.5 CE, 7.5 CPE or 6 CME credits by completing the NWIC Evaluation sent via email on August 15th from 'Legacy Employee Health for Immunize Oregon' (employeehealth@lhs.org). Once you complete the short evaluation linked to the type of CE listed below, you will be able to claim your continuing education credits and have them emailed to you directly.

 

  • CME --- Medical (MD, DO, PA, ND)  

  • CE (RN, Pharmacy) & General Attendees

 

If you are unable to find the evaluation email, please email

Jessica Daniels, Immunize Oregon Coordinator at Coordinator@immunizeor.org 

CDC Pink Book

 

The 2015 version of the Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, 13th edition is available  

 

The 2017 supplement to the 13th edition is also available for download on the CDC website, which includes revisions for

  • Human Papillomavirus (Chapter 11)

  • Meningococcal Disease (Chapter 14)

  • Pneumococcal Disease (Chapter 17)

  • Additional references for use 

 
- A U G U S T   1 4   &   1 5 - 
EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PREVENTION OF VACCINE-PREVENTABLE DISEASES (PINK BOOK) COURSE

National vaccine experts from the CDC will present a two-day comprehensive review of immunization principles, vaccine recommendations and the diseases they prevent. The course will feature the most current age-appropriate immunization information from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).   

- AUGUST 14th  |  PEDIATRIC & ADOLESCENT IMMUNIZATIONS  -

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • For each vaccine-preventable disease, identify those for whom routine immunization is recommended.

  • For each vaccine-preventable disease, describe characteristics of the vaccine used to prevent the disease.

  • Describe an emerging immunization issue related to pediatric/adolescent immunization.

  • Locate resources relevant to current immunization practice.

  • Implement disease detection and prevention health care services (e.g., smoking cessation, weight reduction, diabetes screening, blood pressure screening, immunization services) to prevent health problems and maintain health.

-  AUGUST 15th  |  ADULT IMMUNIZATIONS  -

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • List four (4) factors that can help when making an initial decision about vaccinating an adult.

  • For each vaccine-preventable disease, identify those for whom routine immunization is recommended.

  • For each vaccine-preventable disease, describe characteristics of the vaccine used to prevent the disease.

  • Locate resources relevant to current immunization practice.

  • Implement disease detection and prevention health care services (e.g., smoking cessation, weight reduction, diabetes screening, blood pressure screening, immunization services) to prevent health problems and maintain health.

  CDC PINK BOOK 
  COURSE 
  CDC PINK BOOK 
  COURSE  

- CONTINUING EDUCATION | DAY 2&3 -

Each day of the CDC Pink Book course has been approved for 7.5 hours for all attendees who remained for the entire conference day. Continuing education will be managed by the CDC, who provided the Course ID and Access Code needed to claim continuing education credits at the end of each day. See the full list and accreditation statements here. 

Follow the instructions below, which can also be found online at: https://tceols.cdc.gov/Home/Steps. 

  1. After attending the course and received the code, login or create an account on TCEO (www.cdc.gov/GetCE) with the same email address used to register for the Northwest Immunization Conference (you should have also received an Oregon Pink Book Course Pretest email from the CDC this week).

  2. Once your account is verified, search for the Course ID and select the "Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine Preventable Diseases - Portland, OR - August, 2019".

  3. Review course summary and click continue, then enter the access code in the field provided.

  4. Choose which type(s) of continuing education you'd like to earn and enter credentials as needed.

  5. Under Pending CE on the My Activities page, complete the course Evaluation and Pass the Posttest (you can retake the posttest once) to receive your completed CE certification 

If you have any questions or concerns, email the CDC at NIPINFO@CDC.gov 

For help with CE, Call 1-800-41TRAIN -or- email Melissa Barnett at MBarnett2@cdc.gov and ce@cdc.gov

 

CODE OF CONDUCT

 

 

The three-day Northwest Immunization Conference will bring together over 1200 professionals from a variety of disciplines across the nation. The curriculum will focus on evidence-based immunization topics and sharing of best practices. Agency badges or other ID will be requested upon conference check in. We encourage networking, discussion and will provide specific agenda time for questions. Interruptions, impoliteness, or disruptive behavior will result in forfeit of NWIC registration, hotel fees and dismissal from the event.  

The planning committee, presenters, and funding agencies treat potential or perceived conflicts of interest very seriously. All potential conflicts will be disclosed by presenters and strict limitations exist on any non-educational activities or materials utilized with the clinical education provided at NWIC.