Southwest Immunization Conference
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Southwest Immunization Coalition:
Together! Let's Promote Community Immunity
- Describe the latest updates on vaccine-preventable diseases and vaccines
- Identify ways to promote community immunity
- Identify and address various gaps in age appropriate vaccinations
- Address patient and parent questions/concerns about vaccine safety and guidelines
Pediatricians Family Physicians Health Educators
Nurses Medical Students Practice Managers
Residents Physician Assistants Nurse Practitioners
Nursing Students Medical Assistants Immunization Coalition Members
Pharmacists Epidemiologists Public Health EducatorsPublic Health Staff School Nurses Health Care Professionals Working with Immunizations
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 and the Southwest Immunization Coalition (SWIC). Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Penn State College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.
Nurses will receive a certificate from Penn State College of Medicine verifying their completion of this approved continuing medical education activity. Continuing education activities which are approved by accredited institutions of higher education and that are relevant to patient care or professional nursing meet the requirements of mandatory continuing education for registered nurses in Pennsylvania, as required by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. The Board of Nursing recommends that nurses retain their certificates for a period of at least five years. Additional information is available through the State Board of Nursing at http://www.dos.state.pa.us/nurse.
Act 48 credit will be provided by PA Department of Health/Division of School Health. Professional educators are encouraged to confirm that this program fits their school district's professional development plan for Act 48. Earn 4.75 hours toward fulfilling Act 48 requirements by attending this entire program.
Penn State has approved this program for 0.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
Application is being made for pharmacy credit.
Agenda subject to change
April 23, 2014: Southwest Immunization Conference
Registration and Exhibits: a light breakfast will be provided
Adolescent Vaccines: Highlights and Hesitancy
Pertussis – Tough Disease – Tough Choices
Pharmacy Based Immunization Services
Lunch/Exhibits: Lunch will be provided
Universal Influenza Vaccination Among Health Care Workers
CDC Immunization Update
Community Immunity Activity
M.A.R.T.I.N. Foundation: Her Son's Story
Stratigos Banquet Center
131 Colonial Manor Rd
N. Huntingdon, PA 15642
Phone: (727) 836-6060
Accommodations are the responsibility of the program participant.
Immunization Nurse Consultant
233 West Otterman Street
Phone: 724-830-2701| Fax: 724-832-5327
Penn State College of Medicine
P.O. Box 851
Hershey, PA 17033-0851