Clinical Vaccinology Course

Fall 2015 Clinical Vaccinology Course
November 13-15, 2015

Bethesda, MD

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center 
5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda, MD 20852

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Spring 2016 Clinical Vaccinology Course on March 18-20, 2016 in Phoenix, AZ
Registration will open in November 2015

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:
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.

This activity has been submitted to the Maryland Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The Maryland Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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

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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