Clinical Vaccinology Course

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November 13-15, 2015
Bethesda, MD

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Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center 
5701 Marinelli Road
North Bethesda, MD 20852
(301) 822-9200  

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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 both current and prospective vaccines, updated recommendations for vaccinations across the lifespan, and innovative and practical strategies for ensuring timely and appropriate vaccination essential to improving disease prevention efforts. 

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. 
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases and the Emory University School of Medicine. The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. NFID designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) and Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) credits will also be available. 

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 immunity
  • Describe the current Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) immunization recommendations across the lifespan and summarize recent updates
  • Describe indications, contraindications, efficacy, and safety profiles for routinely recommended vaccines as well as those for special circumstances, including immunocompromised individuals, immigrants, and international travelers
  • Develop strategies to increase vaccination rates and identify best practices for implementing programs in specific practice settings
  • Implement innovative and practical strategies to improve communication with patients, parents, and caregivers about the risks and benefits of vaccination
  • Recognize attitudinal, knowledge, and other barriers contributing to suboptimal vaccination rates.

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Related Products:

Clinical Vaccinology Course Program Book:
Limited quantities of the latest Clinical Vaccinology Course Program Book are available. The syllabus contains extended abstracts on pediatric, adolescent, and adult vaccine-preventable disease topics, as well as speaker biographies. The cost is $45 per syllabus including shipping and handling. All sales are final. (Shipped to US mailing addresses only).