August 13-15 | Portland, OR
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FURTHERING THE VACCINE DISCUSSION & CLINICAL SKILL BUILDING
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. 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.
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Knowledgeable speakers will host educational breakout sessions covering a variety of subjects to advance vaccination practices through community outreach and engagement, vaccine research and safety, skill-building using best practices, and immunization program management.
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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).
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Immunize Oregon is proud to have been selected to host national experts from the CDC to present the Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (Pink Book) course at this year's Northwest Immunization Conference! A coalition originally established at Oregon Health Authority, Immunize Oregon has transitioned to Legacy Health sponsorship over the last year and will continue building an integrative network of immunization partners to strengthen community outreach initiatives. With a mission to prevent diseases through community partnerships, clinical expertise, and immunization policies based on current science, we strive to enhance community immunity with health programs that integrate local priorities and represent the unique values that exist in Oregon.
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.