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2013 Immunization Symposium - Coulee Region Immunization Coalition

Coulee Region Immunization Coalition

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 from 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM

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You are cordially invited to the 2013 Immunization Symposium on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 from 4:30-9:00 pm at The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, La Crosse.

Background Statement:

People in the United States continue to get diseases that are vaccine preventable. Vaccines are among the most cost-effective clinical preventive services and are a core component of any preventive services package. Communities with pockets of unvaccinated and under-vaccinated populations are at increased risk for outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases. The mission of the Coulee Region Immunization Coalition is to increase immunization rates in our community to protect the public from vaccine-preventable diseases.  In support of the Healthy People 2020 initiative to increase vaccine coverage in all age groups, the Coulee Region Immunization Coalition offers continuing education for all persons who administer and promote immunizations in the region by hosting an annual immunization symposium. 

Program Goal:

To provide a forum for healthcare workers in the La Crosse region to learn about the recent recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and emerging immunization issues, with focus on 1) influenza and 2) dealing with vaccination hesitancy.

Featured Speakers:

Donna L. Weaver, RN, MN

Nurse Educator for the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Disease, Centers for    Disease Control and Prevention.

Rajiv M. Naik, MD

Gundersen Health System Pediatrician

Robert M. Jacobson, MD, FAAP

Mayo Clinic Health System Pediatrician



4:30-5:30 p.m. - Registration & view exhibitor displays


5:30 p.m. - Salads are served


5:30-6:30 p.m. - Influenza: Impact and Updates 

Rajiv M. Naik, MD - Gundersen Health System Pediatrician

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the impact of influenza on children and their close contacts.
  • Review the updated recommendations from the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) for 2013-2014 influenza season.
  • Identify the new influenza vaccine options for 2013-2014. 


6:30 p.m. - Dinner is served 


6:30–7:30 p.m. - Dealing with Vaccine Hesitancy-The CASE Approach

Robert M. Jacobson, MD, FAAP - Mayo Clinic Health Systems Pediatrician

Learning Objectives:

  • Relate a new approach to vaccine hesitancy.
  • Identify each of its 4 components.
  • Describe how it works in 3 common scenarios. 


7:30-7:45 p.m. - Break and dessert is served


7:45 - 9:00 p.m. - Immunizations-What’s New in 2014? 

Donna Weaver, RN, MN - Nurse Educator, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe at least three changes to the 2013 recommended immunization schedules for children, adolescents and adults.
  • Explain at least one new immunization recommendation for adults.
  • Identify one newly licensed vaccine for high-risk infants.


Contact Hours: 

Gundersen Health System, Inc., is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity has been submitted to Gundersen Health System, Inc. for approval to award contact hours.  The attendee must be present for the complete program to receive the Certificate of Attendance.  A Certificate of Attendance for 3.25 contact hours will be given to each attendee at the conclusion of the conference with the return of their evaluation form.

Additional Information

 For additional information or questions about the 2013 Immunization Symposium, please contact Christine Berth, RN, at 608-785-9723.



Registration and payment deadline for the Immunization Symposium is Monday, 10/21/2013. Payment is non-refundable. Attendance is limited to 135 people. Registration on the day of the Symposium is not permitted.


Driving directions

The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern — Cargill Room is located at 328 Front Street S., La Crosse, WI 54601. For detailed directions, please call The Waterfront at 608-782-5400.

 From I-90: Take Exit 3 (Hwy 53) to La Crosse. Continue on Hwy 53 (3rd Street) south to Jay Street. Take a right on Jay and follow straight to Waterfront.

 From the south on Hwy 14/61: Follow Hwy 14/61 north (which becomes Hwy 53 or 4th Street). Take a left on Jay St. and follow straight to Waterfront.



Four parking ramps within one block of The Waterfront and on street parking are available and free to the public.



Dinner is included with the cost of registration to the Symposium. Attendees will have one of three choices:  

Canadian Walleye – 8 oz baked filet

Center Cut Sirloin Steak – 10 oz Certified Angus Beef

Classic Vegetarian Pesto Linguini

A cash bar will be available throughout the evening beginning at 4:30 pm.



 A block of rooms has been reserved under the name “Immunization Symposium” for the evening of October 23, 2013, at the following hotel:

Courtyard Marriott Hotel, 500 Front Street, La Crosse, WI 54601, 608-782-1000.

Call by September 23, 2013, to receive the conference rate of $77.00 King City View/$97.00 King Suite Riverview/$100 Double Queen plus tax.  



Have questions about 2013 Immunization Symposium - Coulee Region Immunization Coalition? Contact Coulee Region Immunization Coalition

When & Where

The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern
Cargill Room
328 Front Street South
La Crosse, WI 54601

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 from 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM

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Coulee Region Immunization Coalition

2015 Immunization Symposium Planning Committee Members:

Julie Dietz, BSN, RN - Public Health Nurse, La Crosse County Health Department

Kellee Dixon - MsEd, RN - Infection Control, Mayo Clinic Health System

Christine Gillespie, BSN, RN - Public Health Nurse Manager, La Crosse County Health Department - Program Chair

Julie Martine, BSN, RN - Public Health Nurse, La Crosse County Health Department

Marilyn Michels, MSN, RN, CRRN, CIC - Nurse Planner, Gundersen Health System

Mary Thompson, BSN, RN - Public Health Nurse, Houston County Health Department

James Zanto - MsEd, Public Health Educator, Wisconsin Department of Health Services



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