2016 Massachusetts Adult Immunization Conference

The 21st Annual Massachusetts Adult Immunization Conference:
Every Encounter Counts

Every Encounter Counts banner 2016The 21st annual Massachusetts Adult Immunization Conference was held on April 27th, 2016 in Marlborough MA. This conference provides participants with the most current adult immunization information and encourages the expansion of immunization activities in facilities, businesses and communities.

 

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From left to right: Robyn Alie, Massachusetts Medical Society and Co-Facilitator of MAIC; Dr. Robert H. Hopkins, Jr., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and 2016 Adult Immunization Conference Keynote Speaker; Dr. Susan Lett, Massachusetts Department of Public Health; Dr. Alfred DeMaria Jr., Massachusetts Department of Public Health; Rebecca Vanucci, Massachusetts Department of Public Health and Co-Facilitator of MAIC.

2016 MA Adult Immunization Champions

From left to right: Michael Blanchard, Director of Public Health, Town of Framingham; Kitty Mahoney, Chief Public Health Nurse, Town of Framingham and 2016 Recipient of Massachusetts Adult Immunization Champion Award; Leila Mercer, Public Health Nurse, Natick Health Department and 2016 Recipient of Massachusetts Adult Immunization Champion Award; Jim White, Director of Public Health, Natick Health Department

2016 MAIC Champions: (l-r) Leila Mercer, Natick Health Department; Kitty Mahoney, Town of Framingham

2016 MAIC Champions: (l-r) Leila Mercer, Natick Health Department; Kitty Mahoney, Town of Framingham

We are grateful to the many supporters and sponsors of this conference, as well as our conference exhibitors. We also honor the 2016 Massachusetts Adult Immunization Champions: Leila Mercer, MSN, RN (Natick Health Department) and Kitty Mahoney, RN, BSN, MS (Town of Framingham).

Conference Welcome!

  1. Welcome Letter & Logistics
  2. Agenda
  3. Conference Support
  4. Speaker Biographies
RHopkins Photo

Robert H. Hopkins Jr, MD, FAAP, FACP

Morning Sessions

Keynote Address: Four Great Challenges in Adult Immunization
Speaker: Robert Hopkins, Jr. MD, FAAP, FACP

Massachusetts Adult Immunization Update
Speaker: Susan Lett, MD

Handouts

Morning Workshops

A. For a Healthier MA: Tracking and Managing Immunizations into Adulthood Through the MIIS
Speakers: Tricia Charles and Shari Davis MPH, RN

B. Surveillance, Reporting and Control of Vaccine Preventable Diseases 2016
Speakers: Joyce Cohen, MPH and Marija PopStefania, MPH, MS

C. Communication Strategies for Diverse Communities
Speakers:
Gene Mazella – Multicultural Coalition on Aging
Kun Chang, MSW, LCSW – National Asian Pacific Center on Aging
Milagros Abreu, MD, MPH – Latino Health Insurance Program
Jonathan Jackson, PhD – MA Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

D. In Addition to the Flu Vaccine – The American Cancer Society’s FluFOBT Program
Speaker: Terry Shlimbaum, MD
Introduction by the Moderator: Lisa Leydon, American Cancer Society

Afternoon Workshops

E. For a Healthier MA: Tracking and Managing Immunizations into Adulthood Through the MIIS
Speakers: Tricia Charles and Shari Davis MPH, RN (this is a repeat of session A)

F. Surveillance, Reporting and Control of Vaccine Preventable Diseases 2016
Speakers: Joyce Cohen, MPH and Marija PopStefania, MPH, MS (this is a repeat of session B)

G. Vaccine Storage and Handling
Speaker: Robert Morrison

H. Spread Love, Not Warts: Implementation of a HPV Vaccine Quality Improvement Project
Speaker: Kimberly Daly, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Thank You to our 2016 conference sponsors, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and Massachusetts Medical Society!

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Thank you to our 2016 Exhibitors!

  • Berlinger USA LLC
  • GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
  • MedImmune/AstraZeneca
  • Merck Vaccines
  • Pfizer
  • Sanofi Pasteur
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Commonwealth Medicine
  • Executive Office of Elder Affairs
  • Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics – Immunization Initiative
  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Services – Pharmacy Outreach
  • MDPH Immunization Program
  • MDPH Vaccine Unit
  • Massachusetts Immunization Information System (MIIS)
  • Team Maureen/DCFI
  • Sylvie Ratelle STD/HIV Training Center of New England

Thank you to our dedicated Planning Committee:
Rebecca Vanucci, MDPH; Robyn Alie, MDPH; Alfred DeMaria Jr., MDPH; Susan Lett, MDPH; Beth English, MDPH; Rattana Bip, MDPH; Valerie Laurence, St. Mary’s Healthcare; Joanne Belanger, Andover Board of Health; Gene Mazella, Multicultural Coalition on Aging; Lisa Leydon, American Cancer Society; Suzette Naylor, Berkshire AHEC; Annette Peele, Executive Office of Elder Affairs; Erin Ferguson, Executive Office of Elder Affairs; Alexandra Burke, JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc.

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