Continuing Education Events

Medscape: Prevention of Pertussis, Tetanus, and Diphtheria with Vaccines in the United States

Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).  This activity is intended for public health officials, family medicine practitioners, infectious disease clinicians, nurses, obstetrician-gynecologists, pediatricians, pharmacists, and other clinicians caring for patients in whom vaccination against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis may be indicated. The goal of this activity is to describe current recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) regarding prevention and control of tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis in the United States, based on a comprehensive summary of previously published recommendations.

Credits Available:

  • Physicians: 1.00 AMA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ABIM Diplomates: 1.00 ABIM MOC points
  • Nurses: 1.00 ANCC Contact Hour(s) (pharmacology)
  • Pharmacists: 1.00 Knowledge-based ACPE.

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VIC Network Webinar: 2018-2019 Seasonal Flu Recommendations and Communications Messaging

Monday, September 17
1:00 – 2:00 pm ET
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CDC: Closing the Gap Between Urban and Rural HPV Vaccination Rates (Webinar)

Tuesday, September 18
12:00 pm EST
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AHEC: Evidence-Based Communication Strategies for Improving Child and Adolescent Vaccine Uptake

Wednesday, September 19
2:00 pm EST
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Fighting Flu in Philly: A look at the Past, Present, and Future

This year marks the 100-year anniversary of the 1918 flu pandemic. Philadelphia was one of the hardest hit cities in America – with over 30% of residents contracting the flu and more than 12,000 deaths in just a few weeks. To commemorate this anniversary and as part of GSK’s Vaccinate for Life initiative, which seeks to improve awareness of the importance of vaccination throughout life, we invite you to participate in Fighting Flu in Philly: A Look at the Past, Present and Future. This special event will examine the pandemic’s impact on the city, how it has reverberated through history, and look ahead to how innovation and technology may change the future of flu vaccination.

Panel 1: Community and historical impact of the 1918 flu pandemic in Philadelphia

  • Kim Murphy, Vice President, Global Vaccines Commercialization Leader, Influenza, GSK (moderator)
  • Paul Offit, MD, Director, Vaccine Education Center, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Jane E. Boyd, PhD, Historical Curator, Spit Spreads Death Exhibition, The Mütter Museum
  • Jennifer Pool Miller, Advocate, Families Fighting Flu

Panel 2: How innovation and technology could change the future of flu vaccines

  • Barbara Howe, MD, Vice President and Director, Vaccines Medical and Clinical, US, GSK (moderator)
  • Paul Offit, MD, Director, Vaccine Education Center, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Karie Youngdahl, MPH, Director, Public Health Initiatives and Digital Content Strategist, The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
  • Len Friedland, MD, Vice President and Director, Scientific Affairs and Public Health, Vaccines, North America, GSK

Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Penn State at the Philadelphia Navy Yard | 4960 S. 12th Street | Philadelphia, PA 19112 | Building 661, Symposium Room
Register here by Wednesday, September 18th.

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NACCHO: Utilizing a Quality Improvement Approach to Increase HPV Vaccination Coverage

Tuesday, September 25
12:00 pm
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CDC Webinar: 2018 Pink Book Webinar Registration

Register now for the online webinars by the CDC, providing an overview of the principles of vaccination, general recommendations, immunization strategies for providers, and specific information about vaccine-preventable diseases and the vaccines that prevent them. Each one-hour webinar explores a chapter from the 13th edition of “Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases,” also known widely as “The Pink Book.”  Continuing education will be available for each event.  All events begin at noon, ET.

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June 6 – Principles of Vaccination
June 13 – General Recommendations, Part 1
June 27 – General Recommendations, Part 2 & Vaccine Safety
July 11 – Vaccine Storage and Handling and Administration
July 18 – Immunization Strategeis
July 25 – DTap/Tdap
August 1 – Rotavirus and Hepatitis A
August 8 – Meningococcal Vaccines
August 15 – Varicella/Zoster
August 22 – Polio and Hib
August 29 – Measles, Mumps, Rubella
September 5 – Hepatitis B
September 12 – HPV
September 19 – Pneumococcal Vaccines
September 26 – Influenza

2018 Fall Clinical Vaccinology Course

This 2-day course focuses on new developments and issues related to the use of vaccines. Expert faculty provide the latest information on vaccines, including updated recommendations for vaccinations across the lifespan, and innovative and practical strategies for ensuring timely and appropriate immunization.

November 9 – 10, 2018
Bethesda, MD
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New from the Immunization Action Coalition

Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide