The National Conference for Immunization Coalitions and Partners, formerly the National Conference of Immunization and Health Coalitions, has issued a Save the Date for the 2016 Conference, to be held May 25-27 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Registrations and hotel reservations are being accepted on the conference website, for the meeting, which will be hosted by the Indiana Immunization Partnership. A call for abstracts will be issued this summer, so start thinking about the great things you have been doing that you can share with immunization advocates from throughout the country, and get revved up to “Ready, Set, Vaccinate!”
Early Bird Registration is coming to a close. The 2015 Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Course, also known as the Pink Book training will be hosted by WithinReach on September 16-17, 2015 in Tacoma, WA. Early Bird Registration closes on July 15th and rooms at the Hotel Murano are filling up.
Please help us spread the word about the course and encourage your colleagues to register to qualify for the early bird rate.
The Pink Book Training is a live, two-day comprehensive review of immunization principles, as well as vaccine-preventable diseases and the recommended vaccines to prevent them. The course will cover the most up-to-date immunization information from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) presented by faculty from CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. The course offers 14 CE’s for a variety of health care professionals.
Four free pre-course workshops are also offered the day before the course, on Tuesday, September 15th covering:
- HPV Immunization: Why and How to Make a Strong Recommendation
- Vaccine Hesitancy and How to Address it in Your Community
- Vaccine Management & Quality Assurance
- Data Exchange & Easy Consumer Access to Immunization Records – Your Role in “WA-MyIR”
Please see the attached flyer for advertising, a document with sample text for newsletters and social media, and a badge that can be posted on your website to link to the registration page. Additionally, please let me know if you would like promotional cards to distribute.
For more information on the Pink Book Course, please visit http://www.withinreachwa.org/the-pink-book-course/.
To register for the Pink Book Course or the Pre-Course Workshops, please visit www.cdc2day.eventbrite.com.
Planning for the 2015 Nevada Health Conference, set for November 9-10 in Las Vegas, Nevada, is well underway, and we are looking for dynamic speakers who will make this year’s conference stand out.
We are seeking knowledgeable, energetic speakers to be a part of the 2015 integrative conference which highlights the importance of addressing health disparities, barriers and challenges that continue to exist across the lifespan through the “Building Healthy Communities – Touching one life at a time” theme.
Selected speakers will present on days one or two of the conference, which will feature multi-track workshops and intensive general session topics including Immunizations, Maternal Child Adolescent Health, Chronic Disease and more.
If you or someone you know is interested in presenting at this year’s conference, please review the abstract guidelines and submission details and submit the “Call for Speakers” form no later than Tuesday, June 30.
Should you have any questions, please contact Immunize Nevada at 775-624-7115 or e-mail [email protected].
For additional information about the 2015 Nevada Health Conference, visit us online.
WithinReach, in partnership with Cardea and the Washington State Department of Health is excited to announce a new, continuing education course You Are the Key to HPV Cancer Prevention. This free, hour-long HPV vaccine provider education course is designed for physicians, pharmacists, advanced practice clinicians, nurses, and other staff who work with children, adolescents and their parents in primary care settings.
Provider-Focused Distance Learning Course
Research shows that clinicians underestimate the value parents place on the HPV vaccine and that one of the top 5 reasons cited by parents for not vaccinating is because the vaccine was not recommended. This course helps providers frame the HPV vaccine conversation, encourages providers to make a strong vaccination recommendation and offers responses for the most common concerns and questions held by parents. Earn credit for free and learn tips for recommending the HPV vaccine to children, adolescents and their parents!
For more information please see the flyer here: http://www.cardeaservices.org/documents/elearning/HPV_course_flyer.pdf
Register for the free course @ http://www.cardeaservices.org/resourcecenter/you-are-the-key-to-hpv-cancer-prevention
Join Us to Learn About Health Literacy!
Only 12% of the US adult population are proficient in health literacy – learn how to communicate your messages to the other 88%.Register today for IHA’s 14th Annual Health Literacy Conference on May 6-8, 2015 in Southern California. Earn 21 continuing education credits, network and make in impact with tools you will learn. For details and to register please visit www.iha4health.org.