2017 Vaccine Symposium - Immunization: Pediatrics to Adults
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)
2017 Vaccine Symposium
Immunization: Pediatrics to Adults
OVERVIEW & LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Updates to evidence-based guidelines for immunization of infants, children, adolescents, and adults are necessary for healthcare professionals who care for people of all ages. Since 2002, the capacity to prevent more infectious diseases has increased markedly for several reasons: new vaccines have been licensed, new combination vaccines have become available, hepatitis A vaccines are now recommended universally for young children, influenza vaccines are recommended annually for all children aged 6 months through 18 years and for adults aged ⩾50 years, and a second dose of varicella vaccine has been added to the routine childhood and adolescent immunization schedule.
Many of these changes have resulted in expansion of the adolescent and adult immunization schedules. In addition, increased emphasis has been placed on removing barriers to immunization, eliminating racial/ethnic disparities, addressing vaccine safety issues, financing recommended vaccines, and immunizing specific groups, including healthcare providers, immunocompromised people, pregnant women, international travelers, and internationally adopted children.
This symposium has been designed to describe the importance of vaccination and immunization of patients from pediatrics to adults. The activity content has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians and allied healthcare providers.
The U.S. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Academy of Family Physicians recommend a specific childhood immunization schedule each year. The schedule outlines the immunizations and booster shots needed from birth through age 18, as well as when catch-up immunizations should be given. The schedule for Pediatric vaccination and immunization will be reviewed. Guidelines for administering vaccines and routine immunizations will be discussed to also include potential reactions and contraindications.
Adolescent Vaccines, HPV & Meningitis Updates
The recommended CDC doses of HPV vaccine to protect against cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infections will be reviewed including doses for teens and young adults who start the series later, at ages 15 through 26 years to protect against cancer-causing HPV infection.
Rates of meningococcal disease have been declining in the United States since the 1990s, with much of the decline seen before the routine use of meningococcal vaccines. Updated data suggests meningococcal conjugate vaccines provide protection to those vaccinated, but do not provide protection to the larger, unvaccinated community through herd immunity. The CDC recommended meningococcal vaccinations will be discussed.
Adult Vaccinations: Flu, Pneumococcal, Zoster
Adult vaccination rates remain low in the United States and far below national targets, leaving millions of adults susceptive to vaccine preventable diseases and their potentially severe consequences. Additionally, with the aging of the U.S. population, the public health impact of vaccine-preventable diseases and their complications in adults is likely to grow. Healthcare providers need to recognize the trends in adult vaccine-preventable disease levels and vaccination coverage data for all recommended vaccines.
As a result of attending this symposium, participants should be able to:
- Describe changes to the 2016 ACIP immunization recommendations.
- Discuss the burden of common vaccine-preventable infectious diseases.
- Implement strategies for removing barriers to vaccination and immunization.
- Identify recent changes in recommended immunizations for children and adolescents.
- Utilize strategies to improve rates of immunization in high risk populations.
- Evaluate contraindications and potential reactions.
Jack Ahrens, MD, ABIM
Chair, Department of Medicine
Inspira Medical Centers, Inc.
Kristen A. Feemster, MD, MPH, MSHP
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Attending Physician, Division of Infectious Diseases
Research Director, Vaccine Education Center
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Bhavna Patel, MD, FAAP
Department of Pediatrics
Inspira Medical Centers, Inc.
This educational activity has been designed as a live activity to meet the educational needs of Internal Medicine Physicians, Family Medicine Physicians, Pediatricians, Hospitalists, Residents, Nurses and all other interested physicians and healthcare providers.
2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
2 Nursing CE Contact Hours
5:30 pm Registration, Exhibits & Dinner
6:00 pm Welcome, Overview
6:15 pm Pediatric Schedule
7:00 pm Adolescent Vaccines, HPV & Meningitis Updates
7:45 pm Adult Vaccinations: Flu, Pneumococcal, Zoster
8:15 pm Evaluation & Closing Remarks
ACCREDITATION & DESIGNATION
Physician Accreditation: Inspira Health Network is accredited by the Medical Society of New Jersey to provide Continuing Medical Education for physicians. Physician Credit Designation: Inspira Health Network designates this live activity for a maximum of (2) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nursing CE Credit: Garden Area Health Education Center (AHEC) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. P#88-8/14-17. Nurses will be awarded (2) contact hours. Approved status does not imply endorsement by Garden AHEC, Inspira Health Network, New Jersey State Nurses Association, or the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation of any commercial products or services. To address a grievance, please contact Garden AHEC at 856-507-8565.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Inspira Residents show I.D. badge for free admission.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Free parking for the symposium in lot G. The Luciano Conference Center at Cumberland County College is on the college campus located at 3322 College Drive, Vineland, NJ. For directions visit www.cccnj.edu or call 856-691-9196.
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What's the refund policy?
Cancellation policy: A full refund minus a 20% registration cancellation fee will be granted if the cancellation is made in writing, postmarked and/or received at least 2 weeks prior to the start of this educational activity. Send attn: Susan Hansen, email@example.com or Inspira Health Network, MSO, Box #44, 1505 W. Sherman Avenue, Vineland, NJ 08360.
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Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
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