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This activity is designed to educate physicians, certified registered nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses and other health-care professionals with methods of increasing immunization rates for their patient population.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Utilize new approaches to educate parents and families on the importance of timely vaccination
- Decrease missed opportunity rates for immunization of patients
- Develop standing orders for physician practices
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 Bucks County Immunization Coalition. 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 2.0 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 2.0 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.
4:30 to 8:30 p.m.
- 4:30 p.m. | Check-In and Exhibits
- 5:15 p.m. | Dinner
- 6:30 p.m. | Standing Up for Vaccines
- 8:30 p.m. | Adjournment
Paul A. Offit, MD
Director of Vaccine Education Center
Division of Infectious Diseases
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
$40; includes cost of instruction, all listed meals, printed handout materials.
Registrations received after May 2, 2018, will incur a $25 late fee.
Cancellations received after April 25, 2018, will incur a $25 processing fee.
No refunds will be given after April 29, 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.
A Continuing Education Service of Penn State College of Medicine, in partnership with Bucks County Immunization Coalition.
A completed evaluation is required in order to receive a certificate for attending this activity. Please complete and submit the evaluation within the specified time frame.
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 any program registration fees paid but cannot be held responsible for any related costs, charges or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies.
Program registrants who are experiencing illness or have been exposed to anyone who is ill should contact the Continuing Education office before attending any in-person activities.
Content and speakers for all programs are subject to change. Registrants will be notified of any significant updates.
On-campus educational activities provided by Penn State College of Medicine Continuing Education are required to follow health care facility guidelines, including masks. Off-campus events provided by Penn State College of Medicine Continuing Education follow the COVID-19 requirements of that venue, which may not require masks. We ask that all participants respect that some attendees may still choose to wear masks for off-campus activities. Check the venue website for the latest requirements and recommendations. Please do not attend this activity if you have symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. By attending the activity, you attest that you do not have any symptoms suggestive of COVID-19, which may include fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of taste, loss of smell or any other sign of illness.
Penn State encourages people with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. Participants who anticipate needing any type of special accommodation or who have questions about the physical access provided should contact the Continuing Education office at least one week in advance of participation or visit.
Disclosure and Conflict of Interest (COI and Educational Balance)
It is Penn State policy to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all educational programs. Faculty and course directors have disclosed relevant financial relationships with commercial companies, and Penn State has a process in place to mitigate any conflict of interest. Complete faculty disclosure will be provided to program participants at the beginning of the activity.
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