15th Annual Immunize Nebraska
15th Annual Immunize Nebraska
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 7:00am - 4:15pm

Purpose

To bring together individuals from Nebraska and surrounding states who are interested in promoting optimal immunization levels that will eliminate vaccine preventable diseases throughout the lifespan of all persons.

Designed For: Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Nurses, Public Health Officials, Fellows, Residents, Students, and Other Interested Health Care Professionals

Jointly Provided By: Immunization Task Force Metro Omaha, Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education, Methodist Health System and Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

Objectives

At the end of this program, the participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the clinical efficacy and effectiveness of the latest recommended vaccines for children and adolescents
  • Identify, describe and assess the potential effectiveness of strategies and interventions to respond to issues of vaccine hesitancy
  • Discuss recommended immunization schedules for adults, vaccination resources, and screening for contraindications and precautions to vaccination
  • Explain the elements of a standing order, routinely recommended templates, and steps to implement standing orders for immunization in the primary care setting
  • Discuss, network and view poster presentations of current and future recommendations for childhood and adult immunization
  • Describe current clinical guidelines for vaccination during pregnancy and review evidence-based strategies for the implementation of maternal immunization recommendations
  • Examine key issues, safety concerns and questions regarding vaccines in the United States
  • Examine the prevalence and epidemiologic evidence in the role of the human papillomavirus (HPV) in head and neck cancers and review known clinical indications for HPV vaccination
  • Discuss the benefits and importance of reporting to the Nebraska State Immunization Information System (NESIIS)
  • Explain eligibility requirements for immunization programs managed by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Immunization Program
  • Describe the four components of AFIX (Assessment, Feedback, Incentives and eXchange), the quality improvement program developed to improve immunization service delivery
  • Assess the benefits and advantages of using an educational game to highlight a variety of vaccine-related questions and answers to increase vaccination knowledge and improve communication technologies on immunization promotion
  • Discuss evidence-based strategies for developing effective community-wide HPV vaccination rates
  • Discover techniques of clinics that achieve higher vaccination rates
  • Describe public health initiatives and strategic goals of Teen Immunization Education Service (TIES), a multi-disciplinary collaboration specific for Douglas County Health Department
  • Identify educational interventions to improve adolescent vaccination
  • Discuss interventions, challenges and outcomes of college student HPV vaccination vaccination

Education Credit

Category 1: Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. AAPA accepts AMA category 1 credit for the PRA from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Nurse CE: Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this activity for 8.0 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Nurses licensed in Iowa and California: This activity was planned and developed in accordance with the continuing education standards of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The Iowa Board of Nursing and the California Board of Nursing will honor ANCC continuing education credits for face-to-face programs held outside Iowa and California, or for ANCC-approved online recorded courses taken in a self-study format.

Pharmacy: Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education (HSCE) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education (CPE). The 15th Annual Immunize Nebraska Conference is accredited for 8.0 hour(s) for completion of all CE Sessions on May 25, 2018. The 15th Annual Immunize Nebraska Conference is a knowledge-based activity.

AAFP: Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

Medical Assistant: The AAMA will accept a program for recertification if its subject matter is relevant to your profession. The AAMA provides three documents that serve as useful guidelines for identifying relevant topics. Visit the AAMA website to view the requirement documents: aama-ntl.org/recertified/faq_recertifi cation.aspx#accepted

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education and Immunization Task Force Metro Omaha. Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education (HSCE) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the health care team.

Course Director

Meera Varman, MD, FAAP, Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Department of Pediatrics
Creighton University School of Medicine

Keynote Speakers

Kathryn M. Edwards, MD, FAAP
Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Pediatrics
Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Department of Pediatrics
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Monroe Carell Jr Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
Nashville, Tennessee

Litjen (L.J.) Tan, MS, PhD
Chief Strategy Officer
Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
St. Paul, Minnesota

Registration

Please register by May 22, 2018

Registration fees:

  • Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists: $110
  • Nurses, Public Health Officials, Other Health Care Professionals: $90
  • Fellows, Residents, and Full-Time Students: $50 (Verification of full-time student status may be requested either by phone or email from appropriate authority.)
  • Remote Video Conferencing Registration Fee (group discounts do not apply): $90

Remote video conferencing (for areas located 100 miles outside of Omaha): The 15th Annual Immunize Nebraska Conference will be available via remote video conferencing for those areas located 100 miles outside the city of Omaha, Nebraska.

Mike and Josie Harper Center
Creighton University Campus
602 N. 20th St.
Omaha, NE 68178
United States