2017 Massachusetts Adult Immunization Conference

The 22nd Annual Massachusetts Adult Immunization Conference: Building Networks To Vaccinate The Village

2017 - Building networks to vaccinate the village

The 22nd Annual Massachusetts Adult Immunization Conference was held on April 25th, 2017 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.

2017 MA Adult Immunization Conference brochure, Conference website

 

 

 

We are grateful to the many supporters and sponsors of this conference, as well as our conference exhibitors. We also honor the 2017 Massachusetts Adult Immunization Champions
Dr. Lloyd Fisher – For innovation and leadership in optimizing EHR immunization clinical decision support systems to increase immunization rates.
Boston Health Care For The Homeless Program Nursing Staff – For innovative work in response to the meningococcal disease outbreak in the homeless population in 2016.

From left to right: Robyn Alie, Massachusetts Medical Society and Co-Facilitator of MAIC; Dr Lloyd Fisher, Reliant Medical Group; Dr. Alfred DeMaria Jr., Massachusetts Department of Public Health; Rebecca Vanucci, Massachusetts Department of Public Health and Co-Facilitator of MAIC

From left to right: Robyn Alie, Massachusetts Medical Society and Co-Facilitator of MAIC; Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program Awardees: Pooja Bhalla DPN, RN COO, Barbara Giles MSN, RN DON/Associate Director of Clinical Operations, April Donahue BSN, RN, Director Pine Street Inn Clinics; Al DeMaria, Massachusetts Department of Public Health; Rebecca Vannuci, Massachusetts Department of Public Health and Co-Facilitator of MAIC

Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program Nursing Staff

Conference Welcome!

  1. Welcome Letter & Logistics
  2. Agenda
  3. Conference Support
  4. Speaker Biographies
  5. Immunization Program Materials

Morning Sessions

Welcome presentation
MDPH Update

Morning Plenary Speaker: David Kim, MD, MA; Capt. U.S. Public Health

David Kim

David Kim, MD, MA

Services – Dr. Kim is the Deputy Associate Director for Adult Immunization, Immunization Services Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He will be providing a national immunization update.

Morning Plenary – Kim

 

 

Session A/E: Surveillance, Reporting and Control of Vaccine Preventable Diseases 2017: Working with Community Partners
Joyce Cohen and Marija PopStefanija
Kristin Ward

Session B. The MIIS: It Takes and Information System to Immunize a village
Tricia Charles

Session C. Adult Immunization 101
Katie Reilly

Session D. The Vaccinator Village – Working Together to Optimize Patient Encounters
Joanne Belanger
Judith Melin

Afternoon Sessions

Afternoon Plenary Speaker: Litjen (L.J.) Tan, MA, PhD – Dr. Tan is the Chief

Litjen Tan

Litjen (L.J.) Tan, MA, PhD

Strategy Officer for Immunization Action Coalition and Co-chair of the National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit. His session will review the benefits of implementing standing orders in your practice.

Afternoon Plenary – Tan

 

 

 

 

Session A/E: Surveillance, Reporting and Control of Vaccine Preventable Diseases 2017: Working with Community Partners
Joyce Cohen and Marija PopStefanija
Kristin Ward

Session F. Adult Vaccine Storage and Handling
Pejman Talebian

Session G. Reimbursement of Adult Immunizations
Litjen (LJ) Tan
Brittany Rahall

Session H. Community Networks – Working with Non-Traditional Partners on Immunization Projects
Rosie Wagner
Molyka Tieng and Mercy Anampiu

Thank you to our 2017 conference supporter Massachusetts Medical Society!

 

Thank you to our 2017 Exhibitors!

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Commonwealth Medicine
  • Executive Office of Elder Affairs
  • GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
  • Immunization Action Coalition
  • Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics – Immunization Initiative
  • Massachusetts Medical Society
  • Massachusetts Senior Medicare Patrol Program
  • Massachusetts Department of Public Health
    • Vaccine Unit
    • Massachusetts Immunization Information System (MIIS)
    • Vaccine Preventable Disease Epidemiology
  • Merck Vaccines
  • Pfizer
  • Sanofi Pasteur
  • Sylvie Ratelle STD/HIV Training Center of New England
  • Team Maureen/HPV Coalition
  • Walgreens Pharmacy

Thank you to our dedicated Planning Committee:
Rebecca Vanucci, MDPH; Robyn Alie, MMS; Alfred DeMaria Jr., MDPH; Susan Lett, MDPH; Beth English, MDPH; Katie Reilly, MDPH; Alexandra Burke, JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc.; Valerie Laurence, Brookside Rehab and Nursing; Joanne Belanger, Andover Boardy of Health; Lisa Leydon, American Cancer Society; Kate Horne, Caregroup Parmenter Home Care & Hospice; Marylouise Gamache, Executive Office of Elder Affairs


Questions

  • For information on registration or exhibiting please contact Alexandra Burke at 617.482.9485 or alexandra_burke@jsi.com
  • For more information please contact Rebecca Vanucci, Immunization Outreach Coordinator, MDPH Immunization Program, at 617.983.6534 or rebecca.vanucci@state.ma.us

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