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2019

Northwest

IMMUNIZATION CONFERENCE

August 13-15   |   Portland, OR

OVERVIEW

 

 

Join Immunize Oregon and over 400 colleagues at the Northwest Immunization Conference (NWIC). The NWIC is a three-day event providing an opportunity to learn the latest information on immunizations and vaccine issues impacting health care practices. Curriculum is 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. This conference has been approved to provide over 21 continuing education credits (see here) for a variety of health care professionals. 

 

The NWIC kicks 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 includes educational workshops, clinical skills building, and opportunities to network and learn from fellow immunization stakeholders. 

 

Day two and three of the NWIC feature a comprehensive lecture course of CDC experts reviewing the Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-preventable Disease (Pink Book). Each Pink Book vaccine chapter is 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.

Contact Jessica Daniels (coordinator@immunizeor.org) with any questions or concerns 

- 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.

- 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 and 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.

REGISTRATION

 

 

Attendees have the option to attend any individual day or all three days of the conference. Conference packages can be purchased until 5 pm on August 6th while supplies last. Any remaining tickets can be purchased on-site but may be subject to additional charges and fees for registration - more information to be provided in August. 

Registration includes:

  • Conference materials, handouts and prizes

  • Daily buffet for breakfast, lunch and snacks

  • Discounted hotel reservations at participating hotels (see venue)

  • Access to speaker materials and information

  • Continuing education certification 

Mark your calendar for this amazing opportunity to learn the most current information about vaccine-preventable diseases and connect with health care professionals dedicated to improving community immunity throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Contact Jessica Daniels (coordinator@immunizeor.org) with any questions or concerns 

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.