August 2020 | Virtual Event
August 2020 | Virtual Event
The Northwest Immunization Conference (NWIC) is an annual event bringing together regional and national specialists to learn the latest information on immunizations and vaccine issues impacting health care practices. The curriculum is designed for a diverse field of health professionals, including immunization providers, public health advocates, epidemiologists, students of nursing and medical professions, and program managers seeking a comprehensive knowledge of immunizations.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing needs, Immunize Oregon hosted NWIC 2020 as a virtual event with speaker presentations held throughout the month of August. To provide opportunities for attendees to join in the discussion, speaker presentations will be held on a variety of dates and times with the intent of accomodating the busy schedules of health professionals.
Expert speakers used this virtual platform to discuss strategies to address vaccine hesitancy, further the discussion around immunizations in the community, and review vaccine-specific updates. Attendees had the opportunitiy to participate in educational and clinical skill building training while networking with fellow immunization stakeholders throughout the Pacific Nortwhest.
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
Discuss innovative and practical strategies to improve communication with patients, parents, and caregivers about the benefits and risks of vaccination and address vaccine hesitancy
Describe the role of Points of Dispensing (PODs) and how to effectively set up mass vaccination clinics
Examine disease outbreaks and understand how viruses emerge from their animal reservoirs.
Describe the impact of COVID-19 and subsequent healthcare response to COVID-19 on routine immunization uptake.
Identify best practices for implementing student-led immunization programs in specific practice settings
Explore strategies and best practices to increase HPV immunization completion rates in rural clinical practices.
Attend the virtual Northwest Immunization Conference 2020 for your chance to win a Pendleton Blanket! Throughout the month of August, attendees earn points by participating in speaker sessions, completing polls and sureys, posting on discussion boards, visiting exhibitors, etc. The more points you earn the more chances you have to win!
Immunize Oregon and the HPV Prevention Alliance are honored to have health professionals across the region join us for the Northwest Immunization Conference 2020! The curriculum was designed to bring together public health professionals, healthcare personnel, epidemiologists, researchers, policy advocates, clinic managers, students, community members and anyone seeking a comprehensive knowledge in immunizations. This virtual event provided a platform to develop and strengthen partnerships with influential leaders, showcase the latest trends supporting best practices and engage health professionals in initiatives promoting community immunity. Attendees from across the nation were able to join the conversation and engage with speakers as they shared valuable knowledge and insight to improving immunization rates.
Virtually hosting the Northwest Immunization Conference allows more individuals to participate and provides a space to develop and strengthen partnerships with influential leaders while gaining professional education and training from expert speakers. Recognizing August as National Immunization Awareness Month, Immunize Oregon aims to highlight the importance of vaccination by showcasing the latest trends supporting best practices and engaging health professionals in initiatives promoting community immunity. Curriculum was designed to bring together public health professionals, healthcare personnel, epidemiologists, researchers, policy advocates, clinic managers, students, community members and anyone seeking a comprehensive knowledge in immunizations.
CODE OF CONDUCT
The Northwest Immunization Conference will bring together health professionals from a variety of disciplines across the nation. The curriculum will focus on evidence-based immunization topics and sharing of best practices. We encourage networking, discussion and will provide specific agenda time for questions. Interruptions, impoliteness, or disruptive behavior will result in forfeit of NWIC registration 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.