2017 Massachusetts Adult Immunization Conference

2017 - Building networks to vaccinate the village

The MA Adult Immunization Coalition recognizes the 2017 Immunization Champions – Read more about this year’s honorees!

The 22nd Annual Massachusetts Adult Immunization Conference

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Best Western Royal Plaza, Marlborough MA
181 Boston Post Road W
Marlborough, Massachusetts 01752
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Download the 2017 MA Adult Immunization Conference brochure.

Conference website

David Kim

David Kim, MD, MA

Morning Plenary Speaker

David Kim, MD, MA; Capt. U.S. Public Health 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





Litjen Tan

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

Afternoon Plenary Speaker

Litjen (L.J.) Tan, MA, PhD – Dr. Tan is the Chief 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


Welcome presentation
MDPH Update

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

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

Immunization Program Materials – Adult Conference 2017


Process Update: Conference Evaluations for CME/CEU
Please note that this year evaluations will be completed online and not in person at the conference. You will receive an email 1-2 days after the conference to complete an online evaluation. After completing the evaluation, you will receive an electronic continuing education credit certificate in approximately 2 weeks. Please email Alexandra Burke with any questions about the evaluation and/or continuing education certificate.

The Immunization Program organizes numerous events and programs throughout the year, either alone or with our partners. Please check our Events page for more information.

Massachusetts Coalition for HPV/Cervical Cancer and HPV-Related Cancers Awareness Meeting
Are you interested in learning more about activities to increase HPV immunization rates to decrease HPV-related cancer in Massachusetts? Please see the below meeting announcement for the Massachusetts Coalition for HPV/Cervical Cancer and HPV-Related Cancers Awareness at the end of the Adult Immunization Conference. This is an extra, no-cost meeting for anyone interested in getting involved in HPV initiatives throughout Massachusetts. Please feel free to share with colleagues who may be interested in attending. They do not have to attend the Adult Immunization Conference to attend this additional meeting.

A meeting of The Massachusetts Coalition for HPV/Cervical Cancer and HPV-Related Cancers Awareness will be held on Tuesday, April 25th, from 3:45-5:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel, Marlborough, MA, at the conclusion of the 22nd Massachusetts Adult Immunization Conference.

You are invited to attend this meeting. If you plan to attend the meeting in person, please email Kelly Welch at Team Maureen. Please respond by Tuesday, April 18.


  • 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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