2013 Fall Clinical Vaccinology Course

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Boston Marriott Cambridge
Two Cambridge Center
50 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142

Topics Covered:

  • How Vaccines Work
  • Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Updates
  • Childhood Immunization Issues and Challenges
  • Adolescent Immunization Issues and Challenges
  • Adult Immunization Issues and Challenges
  • Special Vaccine Issues
  • Increasing Vaccination Rates through the Immunization Neighborhood
  • Clinical Cases in Vaccinology
  • Special Populations

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, international adoptees, and international travelers
    • Recognize attitudinal, knowledge, and other barriers contributing to suboptimal vaccination rates
    • Develop strategies to increase vaccination rates and identify best practices for implementing or improving immunization 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