Welcome to Today’s VICNetwork Webinar

Good Morning and Good Day,

If you are trying to access today’s webinar and having a problem, please see below:

  • If you are registered, you would have received an e-mail reminder from WebEx this morning (around 6:00 am PT/ 9:00 am ET) entitled, Reminder and Login Instructions for Webinar: What’s New With The Flu?
  • If you did not receive this e-mail, you are likely NOT registered.  Please go to link below and register or re-register

We apologize for the inconvenience earlier this week when we had to ask everyone to re-register  due to a data loss. Everyone who registered on Monday, September 19 or after, will have received an e-mail confirm and a reminder this morning

Again, if you did not receive an e-reminder this morning, please register  again. 

If you are still having difficulties or have any questions, please send e-mail to [email protected].

Thank you for your patience and we look forward to seeing you on the call!  VICNetwork Team

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Important Notice to Those Who Have Already Registered for Wednesday’s VICNetwork Webinar: What’s New With the Flu

Due to an issue with our registration system, we need those who have previously signed up for the webinar to re-register today.

If you signed up prior to today, Monday Sept 19, that login will not work. Please click here and re-register so we can send you the brand new login information. It will only take a minute or two.

Our apologies for the inconvenience and for the inevitable cross postings of this notice you may receive today as we have asked out partners to spread the word so we can make sure everyone gets notified.

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What’s New With The Flu? Info and Strategies for Healthcare Personnel and Health Communicators

Register today and join us on Wednesday, September 21 (11:00 am PT /2:00 pm ET ) for the next VICNetwork webinar, What’s New With The Flu” featuring Litjen (L.J.) Tan, M.S., PhD., Director, Medicine and Public Health, American Medical Association, Co-Chair National Influenza Vaccine Summit.

This webinar will summarize the previous influenza season and assist public health communicators and healthcare professionals with understanding their important role in promoting influenza vaccination during the 2011-12 season and why we need to take advantage of every opportunity to get these important messages out to the public.

Dr. Tan will also discuss the importance of healthcare professionals getting immunized to prevent influenza, as a matter of self protection and patient safety.

Register now

At the conclusion of this Webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the role of health professionals in communicating recommendations for and the availability of the 2011/2012 influenza vaccine
  • Explain the rationale for yearly influenza vaccination of health care personnel
  • Identify two ways to engage employers in annual influenza vaccination promotion

Featured Speaker:

Litjen (LJ) Tan,MS, PhD, Director, Medicine and Public Health American Medical Association, Co-Chair, National Influenza Vaccine Summit

Dr. Tan is a PhD in medical science and specializes in medical and public health policy pertaining to infectious diseases (eg, immunizations, emerging infections, antimicrobial resistance). He is the Director of the American Medical Association’s Division of Medicine and Public Health whose mission is the complete integration of the disciplines of medicine and public health into a collaborative structure that supports primary, secondary and tertiary prevention and wellness across the lifespan. Nationally recognized for his passion in infectious disease and public health advocacy, for organizing innovative summits to address important public health policy needs with respect to immunizations and infectious diseases, and for dynamic presentations within these fields.

For more information about this webinar or other VICNetwork presentations, contact us at [email protected]

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Global Collaborative Network for vaccine safety studies

Meeting on creating a global collaborative network for vaccine safety studies is planned for March 28-30 in Annecy, France

A meeting to explore the creation of a global collaborative network for vaccine safety studies is planned for March 28-30 at Les Pensieres Conference Center, Annecy, France.

Use the following link for more information and to access the meeting program and the registration form. To access the form, scroll down to the pertinent conference.

For further questions, contact Catherine Dutel.

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Abstract Deadline for the 45th National Immunization Conference (March 28-31, 2011; Washington, DC)

Call for Abstracts

for the 45th National Immunization Conference

Online submission at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/nic

Submission Deadline: Friday, December 3, 2010

Questions? Visit the Conference Web site at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/nic or contact the Conference Planning Team at [email protected] or 404-639-8225.

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