Webinar – (new date) February 21, 2018 – An Interprofessional Approach to HPV and Oropharyngeal Cancer Prevention Education

An Interprofessional Approach to HPV and Oropharyngeal Cancer Prevention Education

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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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.
Objectives: 
  • Describe action steps to build a partnership with dental providers on HPV education and the importance of HPV vaccination
  • Identify the relationship between oral HPV infections and head and neck cancers
  • Discuss ways that dental professionals can include HPV education in patient visits, including an overview of helpful resources
  • Determine the effectiveness of an HPV prevention campaign via interprofessional education and consider strategies for sustainability
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 Bennett Johnson, RDH, MS, MPH – Research Registered Dental Hygienist, Oral Medicine and Dentistry Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
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Webinar for October 2017 – What’s your HPV IQ? A Conversation About Immunization Quality Improvement Tools

What’s your HPV IQ? 

A Conversation About Immunization Quality Improvement Tools

Thursday, October 19, 2017

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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.

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Webinar for August 2017 – Communication Strategies & Recommendations for 2017-18 Flu Season  

This year’s influenza vaccine webinar will provide 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) will provide 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.

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 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

Speakers:

Alicia Budd, MPH, Epidemiology and Prevention Branch, Influenza Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Brendan Flannery, PhD,  Epidemiology and Prevention Branch, Influenza Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Jeanne Santoli, MD, MPH, Vaccine Supply and Assurance Branch, Immunization Services Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

JoEllen Wolicki, RN, BSN, Nurse Educator, Communication and Education Branch, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cate Shockey, JD, Seasonal Flu Vaccination Campaign Lead, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

 

 

 

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VICNetwork Webinar – Preparing for National Immunization Awareness Month

Preparing for National Immunization Awareness Month

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
11:00 am – 12:00 noon Pacific / 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern
Please join us on Wednesday, June 28th for the next VICNetwork Webinar when we will introduce this year’s National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) Communication Toolkit to help prepare for #NIAM17 in August. The webinar will highlight 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.
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VICNetwork Webinar – Gearing Up for National Infant Immunization Week

Gearing Up for National Infant Immunization Week

National Immunization Awareness Week (NIIW) is the annual observance that highlights the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and celebrates the achievements of immunization programs and partners in promoting healthy communities. Please join us on February 28th to hear the latest information that will help you plan your events and activities for NIIW which will take place April 22-29, 2017.
Participants will learn about NIIW planning tools, digital communication resources, and CDC activities planned for the week. Presenters will share materials and resources available for a variety of audiences, including health care professionals and parents of young children.  Presenters will also highlight child care partnerships as one example of an approach for educating parents and child care providers about the importance of immunization during NIIW and beyond.  The Arizona Partnership for Immunization (TAPI) will share their experiences working with child care providers.

Webinar Objectives
  • Understand the goals and objectives of NIIW
  • Describe NIIW planning and promotional resources and CDC educational resources for parents and healthcare professionals
  • Discuss the potential role of child care partners for promoting infant immunization
  • Describe TAPI’s experience working with child care providers

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Speakers:

Jenny Mullen, MPH  Health Communication Specialist, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (NCIRD/CDC)


Karin Szymanski, M.Ed
– Project Coordinator – Community Outreach, The Arizona Partnership for Immunization (TAPI)

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