Clinical Vaccinology Course

Spring 2016 Clinical Vaccinology Course
March 18-20, 2016

Phoenix, AZ

Renaissance Phoenix Downtown, 50 East Adams Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Registration will open December 7, 2015

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This 2 1/2 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.

Who Should Attend:
The course is specifically designed for physicians (family practice, geriatricians, infectious disease specialists, internists, pediatricians, and primary care), nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, public health professionals, vaccine program administrators, and other healthcare professionals interested in the clinical aspects of vaccine delivery. 
Continuing Education Credit:

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Accreditation Statement
This activity has been jointly-planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases and Emory University School of Medicine. 

Continuing Nursing Education (CNE): Accreditation Statement
This continuing nursing education activity will be submitted to the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.​

Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE): Accreditation Statement
This continuing pharmacy education activity will be submitted to PharmCon, an accredited approver by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, to award Continuing Pharmacy Education. 

Physician Assistant Continuing Education Credit
The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. 

For more information regarding contact hours, please email Ashley Cavell at

Topics Covered:
  • Childhood, Adolescent, and Adult Immunization Strategies, and Challenges
  • Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Updates
  • Influenza Vaccines: Giving the Right Dose at the Right Time
  • Maternal Immunization
  • Pneumococcal Vaccines across the Lifespan
  • Special Populations including Immunocompromised Individuals
  • Travel Vaccines: Don’t Leave Home without Them
  • Vaccine Administration: From Refrigerator to Reimbursement
  • Vaccines in Action

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of the Clinical Vaccinology Course, participants will be able to:
  • Describe how vaccines work in providing individual and community protection
  • Describe the current Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) immunization recommendations across the lifespan
  • Describe indications, contraindications, efficacy, and safety profiles for ACIP recommended vaccines including recommendations for people with immunocompromising and medical conditions as well as international travelers and healthcare personnel
  • Discuss innovative and practical strategies to improve communication with patients, parents, and caregivers about the risks and benefits of vaccination
  • Identify best practices for implementing or improving immunization programs in specific practice settings
  • Recognize attitudinal, knowledge, and other barriers contributing to suboptimal vaccination rates

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