Pennsylvania Immunization Conference
19th Annual Pennsylvania Immunization Conference
Thursday, June 20, 2013
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.
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:
Immunization Coalition Members
Health Care Professionals Working with Immunizations
Public Health Staff
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 5.75 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 § 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 and EMT credit
The Pennsylvania Immunization Coalition will hold a General Membership Meeting on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 from 1:00 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.
There will be a Meet and Greet Social Networking Event with cash bar from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
All attendees are welcome.
There is a $60.00 cost for attending PIC. Cancellations before 4:00 p.m. on Monday June 10, 2013, will receive a full refund. No refunds after that time and date. Substitutions can be made by notifying the registration office.
Support of the 19th 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 is available on the Web beginning March 22, 2013:
CROWNE PLAZA READING HOTEL
1741 PAPER MILL ROAD
WYOMISSING, PENNSYLVANIA 19610
(610) 376-3811 OR (877) 354-1011
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 PNI. 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, 2013.
For More Information:
Joanne C. Sullivan, RN, BSN
Pennsylvania Immunization Coalition
204 Saint Charles Way, Unit 303-E
York, PA 17402
Ruth Cole, RN, MPH
Pennsylvania Immunization Coalition (PAIC)
Director, Division of Clinical Services
Montgomery County Health Department
Phone: (610)278-5117, ext. 6823
Department of Continuing Education, G220
Penn State College of Medicine
P.O. Box 851
Hershey, PA 17033-0851
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