Pennsylvania Immunization Conference

20th Annual Pennsylvania Immunization Conference

Thursday, June 19, 2014
Wyomissing, Pennsylvania

Each year the Pennsylvania Immunization Coalition (PAIC) in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians, and the 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. 

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of the conference, participants should be able to: 

1. Describe the latest updates on vaccine-preventable diseases and vaccines 
2. Discuss the major features of recommended vaccines 
3. Implement principles of practice-based change to improve immunization rates 
4. List major changes to the Pennsylvania Statewide Immunization Information System (PA SIIS) 
5. Identify the pharmacists role in immunizing individuals 18 years of age and older in their communities 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
The PIC 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

Health Care Professionals Working with Immunizations

 Epidemiologists

 School Nurses

Public Health Staff

 Pharmacists

 

CME ACCREDITATION
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, Pennsylvania Department of Health and Pennsylvania Immunization Coalition (PAIC).  Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Penn State College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.

Penn State University has approved this program for 0.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is an approved provider of continuing education for registered nurses in Pennsylvania under Act 58 of 2006 and 49 PA Code, Chapter 21 ยง 21.134 (Continuing Education Sources) of the rules and regulations of the State Board of Nursing. 

Pursuant to Act 48 of 1999, Section 1205.2 (Program of Continuing Professional Education) (d), the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Division of School Health is an Approved Provider of the Pennsylvania Department of Education. 

This training is approved for 5.75 continuing education hours for both Act 48 and Act 58.

Application has been made for ACPE credit credit

PRE-CONFERENCE EVENT
The Pennsylvania Immunization Coalition will hold a General Membership Meeting on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm.  There is no cost to attend the general membership meeting but pre-registration is required. Light refreshments will be provided.

Agenda
Click here for the agenda

Resources
Check back for Immunization resources after the conference.
 

FEES
There is a $75.00 cost for attending PIC and $45 cost per student(authorization required).  Cancellations before 4:00 p.m. on Monday June 10, 2014, will receive a full refund.  No refunds after that time and date.  Substitutions can be made by notifying the registration office. 


EXHIBITORS
Support of the 20th Annual Pennsylvania Immunization Conference enables your organization to showcase its products and services to a broad health care audience and will benefit your organization as well as the health professionals in attendance.  For complete information please contact Ms. Joanne Sullivan, RN, (717) 683-5450.

REGISTRATION
Click here to register

CONFERENCE LOCATION
CROWNE PLAZA READING HOTEL
1741 PAPER MILL ROAD
WYOMISSING, PENNSYLVANIA  19610
(610) 376-3811 OR (877) 354-1011
www.readingcrowne.com

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS
Overnight rooms are the responsibility of the conference participant. Please contact the hotel Reservations Department directly  (877-354-1011) and reference the group personal identification name  (PA Immunization Coalition) to make your room arrangements at Crowne Plaza Reading Hotel.  Or, if you prefer to make your reservations online, please visit the hotel website at www.readingcrowne.com  and use the code P 16.  We recommend you make room reservations as early as possible.  Rooms are reserved at a single rate of $109.00 per night plus state and local taxes.  To reserve a room at the Crowne Plaza Reading Hotel at the conference rate, mention that you are a participant in the Pennsylvania Immunization Coalition.  Rooms at this rate are based on availability on a first-come, first-served basis.   The close-off date for this room block is May 20, 2014.
For More Information:

Joanne C. Sullivan, RN, BSN
Executive Director
Pennsylvania Immunization Coalition
204 Saint Charles Way, Unit 303-E
York, PA   17402
P:  717-683-5450
Joanne.Sullivan@immunizepa.org
www.immunizepa.org

Department of Continuing Education, G220
Penn State College of Medicine
P.O. Box 851
Hershey, PA 17033-0851
Phone: 717-531-6483
Fax: 717-531-5604
ContinuingEd@hmc.psu.edu