24th Annual Pennsylvania Immunization Conference: No Matter the Size, Immunize

This program happened in the past, and no dates are currently scheduled.

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Conference ID

D6206

Purpose

Each year the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Penn State College of Medicine sponsor a conference to bring immunization partners together to share information, discuss current issues and recommend strategies to improve immunization rates in Pennsylvania.

Audience

The Pennsylvania Immunization Conference (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
  • Healthcare professionals working with immunizations
  • Epidemiologists
  • School nurses
  • Public health staff
  • Pharmacists

Conference Objectives

  • Describe current ACIP immunization recommendations in local clinics and practices to maximize protection against vaccine preventable diseases throughout Pennsylvania.
  • Describe the physiologic and psychosocial life altering changes among persons who have been diagnosed with polio.
  • Review methods on how to promote immunization in communities when encountering vaccine hesitancy.
  • Summarize Pennsylvania’s data related to mumps incidence, morbidity, mortality and the effectiveness of prevention strategies.
  • Discuss the responsibility to protect patients against vaccine-preventable diseases by ensuring health care providers have up-to-date immunizations in practice.
  • Use evidence-based strategies to prepare practice settings vaccine-preventable disease.
  • Describe the physiologic and psychosocial life altering changes among persons who have been diagnosed with vaccine-preventable diseases (i.e., haemophilus influenzae type B, pertussis, hepatitis B and influenza).

Credit

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Penn State College of Medicine and Pennsylvania Department of Health. Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA

Penn State College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses Using AMA Credit

Nurses will receive a certificate from Penn State College of Medicine verifying their participation in 5.25 hours of approved continuing medical education. 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 website.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Penn State University has approved this program for 0.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Act 48 and Act 58

6.0 continuing education hours for professional school personnel (Act 48) and Registered Nurses (Act 58) have been preliminarily approved for this conference.

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.

Patient Safety/Risk

This program includes 5.25 hours of patient safety/risk management education as required by the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine. All presentations qualify.

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Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This knowledge-based activity has been assigned the Universal Activity Number of # 0322-0000-18-018-L05-P. It has been approved for 5.25 contact hours (0.52 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit in states that recognize ACPE providers. The attendee list will be uploaded into CPE Monitor approximately one week after completion of the program. Statements of credit indicated in contact hours and CEUs will be available through CPE Monitor. Successful completion includes signing in at registration with personal NABP number and date of birth, attending the entire session for which credit is claimed, and completing the activity evaluation. Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center complies with the Accreditation Standards for Continuing Education.

Agenda

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • 8 a.m. | Check-In/Continental Breakfast/Exhibits
  • 9 a.m. | Welcome
    Thomas “Tom” McCleaf
    Linda “Lyn” B. Robertson, DrPH, RN, MSN
    Rachel Levine, MD
    TBD – PA Legislator
  • 9:30 a.m. | 2018 Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Immunization Update
    Raymond Strikas, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA
  • 10:30 a.m. | Vaccine Preventable Diseases – Videos of Personal Experiences
    Haemophilus Influenzae Type B
    Pertussis
    Hepatitis B
  • 10:45 a.m. | Influenza – Patient Perspective
    Luke Duvall
  • 11 a.m. | Break/Exhibits
  • 11:15 a.m. | 2017-2018 Pennsylvania Influenza Surveillance Report
    Sameh Boktor, MD, MPH
  • 11:45 a.m. | Pennsylvania Champion Awards – School Nurses
  • Noon | Lunch/Exhibits
  • 1 p.m. | 2017 PA Mumps Outbreak and Surveillance Report
    Elizabeth “Betsy” Negrón, RN, BSN, MPH
    Shelley Haffner, RNC, BSN, MPS
  • 1:30 p.m. | Vaccine Rejection and Hesitancy: A Review and Call to Action
    Tara Smith, PhD
  • 2:15 p.m. | Pennsylvania American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Pediatric Immunization Update
    Amy Wishner, MSN, RN, APHN-BC
    Denise Salerno, MD, FAAP
  • 2:45 p.m. | Break/Exhibits
  • 3 p.m. | Using Motivational Interviewing to Enhance Vaccination Readiness
    Scott Glassman, PsyD
  • 3:45 p.m. | Polio Truths: Zero Matters – All Children Must Be Vaccinated and Life with Post-Polio Syndrome
    Carol Ferguson
    Deborah Stambaugh
  • 4:25 p.m. | Closing Remarks

Faculty

Sameh Boktor, MD, MPH
Epidemiologist
Division of Infectious Disease
Influenza Surveillance Coordinator
Bureau of Epidemiology
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Harrisburg, PA

Luke Duvall
Patient
Atkins, AR

Carol Ferguson
Founder
Pennsylvania Polio Survivors
Doylestown, PA

Scott Glassman, PsyD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Shelley Haffner, RNC, BSN, MPS
Infectious Disease Manager and Campus Health Liaison
Penn State
University Park, PA

Rachel Levine, MD
Pennsylvania Secretary of Health
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Harrisburg, PA

Thomas “Tom” McCleaf
Director, Division of Immunizations
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Bureau of Communicable Diseases
Harrisburg, PA

Elizabeth “Betsy” Negrón, RN, BSN, MPH
Epidemiology Research Associate
Bureau of Epidemiology
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Harrisburg, PA

Linda “Lyn” B. Robertson, DrPH, RN, MSN
Assistant Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine
Division of Hematology/Oncology
Graduate School of Public Health, Coordinated Behavioral Health Services and School of Nursing
Associate Director, Health Equity, Education and Advocacy
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Denise Salerno, MD, FAAP
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
President, Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Philadelphia, PA

Tara Smith, PhD
Professor, College of Public Health
Kent State University
Kent, OH

Deborah Stambaugh
Central PA Coordinator
Pennsylvania Polio Survivors
Doylestown, PA

Raymond Strikas, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA
Lead, Education Team Communication and Education Branch
Immunization Services Division National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Atlanta, GA

Amy Wishner, MSN, RN, APHN-BC
Director, Immunization Initiatives
Pennsylvania Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
Pennsylvania Immunization Coalition (PAIC)
Media, PA

Planning Committee

Harryl Allen
Public Health Administrator
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Bureau of Communicable Diseases
Harrisburg, PA

Shawn Baer, RN, BSN
Immunization Nurse Consultant
Southwest District
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Greensburg, PA

Jennifer Bixler, RN
Community Health Nurse Supervisor
Division of Immunizations
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Harrisburg, PA

Margaret Clanagan
Continuing Medical Education Coordinator
Penn State College of Medicine
Hershey, PA

Ruth Cole, RN, MPH
Director, Division of Clinical Services
Montgomery County Health Department
Norristown, PA

Connie Douglas, RN, BSN
Immunization Nurse Consultant
Southwest District
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Greensburg, PA

Julie Entz, RN
Community Health Nurse
Division of Immunizations
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Harrisburg, PA

Janet Hessert, RN, BS
Immunization Nurse Consultant
Northcentral District
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Williamsport, PA

Alexandra McFall, RN, BSN
Program Operations Section Manager
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Bureau of Communicable Diseases
Harrisburg, PA

Terry Metcalf, RN, BSN
Immunization Nurse Consultant
Northeast District
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Wilkes-Barre, PA

Connie Moose, RN, CIC
Immunization Nurse Consultant
Northwest District
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Jackson Center, PA

Samantha Pierpont
Program Administrator
EPIC Pediatric Obesity: Evaluation, Treatment and Prevention in Community Settings
Pennsylvania Immunization Coalition (PAIC)
PA Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
Media, PA

Corrine Putt, RN, BSN
Immunization Nurse Consultant
Southwest District
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Greensburg, PA

Joseph Shamonsky, RN
Immunization Nurse Consultant
Northeast District
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Whitehall, PA

Beth Anne Smith, BSN, RN
Immunization Nurse Consultant
Southeast District
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Chester, PA

Amy Snyder
Vaccines for Children (VFC) Section Manager
Division of Immunizations
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Bureau of Communicable Diseases
Harrisburg, PA

Amber Tirmal, MPH
Immunization Program Manager
Philadelphia Department of Public Health
Philadelphia, PA

Ann Weaver, RN
Immunization Nurse Consultant
Northwest District
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Jackson Center, PA

Amy Wishner, MSN, RN, APHN-BC
Program Director
EPIC Pediatric Obesity: Evaluation, Treatment and Prevention in Community Settings
Pennsylvania Immunization Coalition (PAIC)
Pennsylvania Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
Media, PA

Fee

Fee

Fee is $100 per person, which includes:

  • Instruction
  • All listed meals
  • Online handout materials
  • Refreshments

Handouts

Approximately one week prior to the conference, all registrants will receive an email notifying them that the handout material is available through their COMPASS account. Please print your own copies for use during the conference. Hard copies will not be available onsite.

Late Fee

Registrations received after Aug. 15, 2018, will incur a $25 late fee.

Accommodations/Room Block

Harrisburg Hilton Hotel
1 N. Second St.
(For GPS, use 200 Market St.)
Harrisburg, PA 17101

Group Name

Standard Conference Attendee: Register here
$134
Group code: PSIC18

Government Employee Attendee: Register here
$114
Group code: CMGOV
Government ID required at check-in

Room Block Deadline

July 16, 2018

Join us in Hershey

Hershey is conveniently located in central Pennsylvania, just 90 minutes from Baltimore and Philadelphia, two hours from Washington, DC, and three hours from New York City.

Parking

Cash and credit cards are accepted.

Parking is available at the Walnut Street Garage, 215 Walnut St., Harrisburg, PA 17101

Valet service is $24 a day.

Day Guests

Parking is $5 a day (up to 10 hours) for conference attendees.

You will receive a ticket upon entering the garage. Please take your ticket to the gift shop on the second floor for validation and payment before leaving the Hilton. If the gift shop is not open, the attendant at the hotel’s front desk can provide the necessary validation to your ticket. The ticket is good for 10 hours from when you enter the garage.

After the 10 hours there are two options:

  • Leave the garage and re-enter to get a new ticket for a total of $10 (two $5 validations) for the day.
  • Stay in the garage and pay the difference.

Overnight Guests

Parking is $10 a day, and the charge will appear on your hotel bill.

You will receive a garage pass from the hotel upon check-in, which you will scan at the gate’s reader each time you enter or exit the garage. Overnight guests have in-and-out privileges at no additional cost.

See details and directions here.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received later than Aug. 8, 2018, will incur a $25 processing fee.

No refunds will be given after Aug. 12, 2018.

The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies. Preregistered participants will be notified if a program is filled or canceled.

Sponsor

A continuing education service of Penn State College of Medicine, jointly provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

Access (ADA)

Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of special accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Continuing Education at least one week in advance of your participation or visit.

Changes

Content and speakers for all programs are subject to change. Registrants will be notified of any significant updates.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest (COI and educational balance)

It is our policy to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of our educational programs. Faculty and course directors have disclosed relevant financial relationships with commercial companies, and Penn State has a process in place to resolve any conflict of interest. Complete faculty disclosure will be provided to program participants at the beginning of the activity.

University Nondiscrimination Policy

This publication is available in alternative media on request. The Pennsylvania State University is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to programs, facilities, admission, and employment without regard to personal characteristics not related to ability, performance, or qualifications as determined by University policy or by state or federal authorities. It is the policy of the University to maintain an academic and work environment free of discrimination, including harassment. The Pennsylvania State University prohibits discrimination and harassment against any person because of age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, genetic information, national origin, race, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status and retaliation due to the reporting of discrimination or harassment. Discrimination, harassment, or retaliation against faculty, staff, or students will not be tolerated at The Pennsylvania State University. Direct all inquiries regarding the Nondiscrimination Policy to the Affirmative Action Director, The Pennsylvania State University, 328 Boucke Building, University Park, PA 16802-5901; tel 814-863-0471/TTY. US M.Ed. D6206

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