February 2018 Webinar: An Interprofessional Approach to HPV and Oropharyngeal Cancer Prevention Education

An Interprofessional Approach to HPV and Oropharyngeal Cancer Prevention Education

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

11:00 am – 12:00 am Pacific / 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern

There are approximately 31,500 cancers attributed to HPV each year and that number continues to rise. Oropharyngeal cancer has surpassed cervical cancer as the most common HPV-related cancer. Rates of oropharyngeal cancer have increased more than 225% in the last few decades. More than 70% of oropharyngeal cancers are related to HPV infection. The Massachusetts Oral HPV Prevention Taskforce was created to build connections between medical and dental professionals to increase HPV vaccination rates, decrease HPV-related cancer, and educate both providers and patients on oropharyngeal cancers. Most dental professionals are aware of the role of smoking and alcohol consumption as risk factors for oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancer; however, dedicated, trained dental professionals may be underutilized assets in the realm of HPV education and oropharyngeal cancer prevention. To this end, the Massachusetts Oral HPV Prevention Taskforce aims to educate and empower the dental community with relevant, medically sound cancer prevention information to educate patients to make well-informed oral health and cancer preventive decisions.
Featured Speakers: 
  • Rebecca Vanucci, MA – Immunization Outreach Coordinator, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
  • Alessandro Villa, DDS, PhD, MPH – Instructor in Oral Medicine, Infection and Immunity, Harvard School of Dental Medicine; Associate Surgeon, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Center
  • Rosie Wagner, DDS – Private Practice in Somerville, MA
  • Lisa Bennet Johnson, RDH, MS, MPH – Research Registered Dental Hygienist, Oral Medicine and Dentistry Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Originally Aired: February 21, 2018
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January 2018 Webinar: Communicating About Maternal Immunizations

Communicating about Maternal Immunization

Pregnant women need vaccines to protect them and their babies against influenza and pertussis.  Speakers will give an update on CDC’s maternal vaccination recommendations and maternal vaccination campaign. The webinar will also discuss strategies that programs can use to reach pregnant women.
Featured Speakers:
  • David Kim, MD, Deputy Associate Director for Adult Immunizations, Immunization Services Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Ashley Brooks, MPH, Health Communication Specialist, Health Communication Science Office, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Originally Aired: January 30, 2018
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October Webinar: What’s Your HPV IQ? A Conversation About Immunization Quality Improvement Tools

What’s your HPV IQ? 
A Conversation About Immunization Quality Improvement Tools 

Dr. Sharon Humiston of the Academic Pediatric Association hosted our most recent webinar discussing the variety of evidence-based tools available on the newly launched HPV IQ website. Guest speakers included the creators of this website: Dr. Noel Brewer, Dr. Melissa Gilkey and Jennifer Heisler-MacKinnon, MPH of the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Public Health. Our speakers discussed the importance of evidence-based tools, how the website and the tools were developed and how they can be used.
Originally Aired: Thursday, October 19, 2017
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August Webinar – Communication Strategies & Recommendations for the 2017-18 Flu Season

This year’s influenza vaccine webinar provided a review of the 2016-17 Influenza Season and Summary of 2017-18 Influenza Vaccine Recommendations. Speakers from the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gave important information about what’s new with this year’s flu vaccine recommendations along with updates on the communication plans by the CDC and resources that will help you with your national, state and local influenza vaccination education efforts.

 Objectives:

  •  Review 2016-2017 influenza season overview and conclusions
  • Evaluate estimates for reductions of burden of disease due to vaccination, 2012-2013 (last H3N2 season with similar VE)
  • Discuss ACIP Influenza Vaccine Recommendations, 2017-2018
  • Review Flu Vaccine Supply for the 2017-2018 Flu Season
  • Discuss proper vaccine administration as a key part of ensuring vaccination is as safe as possible
  • Review Communication Goals and Objectives
  • Discuss Campaign Strategies and Campaign Elements

Originally Aired August 30, 2017

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June Webinar – Preparing for National Immunization Awareness Month

Preparing for National Immunization Awareness Month

During the most VICNetwork Webinar, we introduced this year’s National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) Communication Toolkit to help prepare for #NIAM17 in August. The webinar highlighted the features and updates to the NIAM 2017 toolkit which is produced in partnership with the National Public Health Information Coalition and provides weekly themes, materials, resources and templates to promote immunization awareness across the lifespan not only in August but all year long.

Objectives: 

  • Review toolkit and key messages for National Immunization Awareness Month
  • Identify CDC web resources that can be used or adapted for use in clinical or state/local immunization digital promotions
  • Understand social media plans for #NIAM17
  • Know about successful programs that create a pro-immunization environment.

Originally aired June 28, 2017

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