Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Each year the Southwest Immunization Coalition in collaboration with Penn State College of Medicine sponsors a conference to bring immunization partners together to share information, discuss current issues, and recommend strategies to improve immunization rates in Pennsylvania.
Upon completion of the conference, participants should be able to:
- Describe the latest updates on vaccine-preventable diseases and vaccines
- State the major features of recommended vaccines
- Identify the new Pennsylvania State School Immunization requirements
- Address patient and parent questions about vaccine safety and guidelines
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
The conference is targeted towards private and public health care professionals from throughout Pennsylvania and the surrounding region. This would include:
- Pediatricians Family Physicians Health Educators
- Nurses Medical Students Practice Managers
- Residents Physician Assistants Nurse Practitioners
- Nursing Students Medical Assistants Immunization Coalition Members
- Pharmacists Epidemiologists Public Health Educators
- Public Health Staff Health Care Professionals Working with Immunizations
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Penn State College of Medicine and the Southwest Immunization Coalition (SWIC). Penn State has approved this program for 0.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Nurses will receive a certificate from Penn State College of Medicine verifying their completion of this approved continuing medical education activity. Continuing education activities which are approved by accredited institutions of higher education and that are relevant to patient care or professional nursing meet the requirements of mandatory continuing education for registered nurses in Pennsylvania, as required by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. The Board of Nursing recommends that nurses retain their certificates for a period of at least five years. Additional information is available through the State Board of Nursing.