2018 Massachusetts Adult Immunization Conference

The 23rd Annual Massachusetts Adult Immunization Conference:
Knowledge Is Key

The 23rd Annual Massachusetts Adult Immunization Conference was held on April 10th, 2018 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.

2018 MA Adult Immunization Conference brochureConference website

 

We are grateful to the many supporters and sponsors of this conference, as well as our conference exhibitors. We also honor the
2018 Massachusetts Adult Immunization Champions:
Beverly Salate – For innovative work to increase employee flu vaccination rates in her visiting nurse association.
Ann Becker – For her collaboration and leadership in responding to the meningococcal disease outbreak in the college population.

Commissioner Monica Bharel presenting the Massachusetts Adult Immunization Champion Award to Ann Becker of UMass Amherst with Massachusetts Adult Immunization Co-Facilitators Rebecca Vanucci (DPH) and Robyn Alie (Massachusetts Medical Society)

Commissioner Monica Bharel presenting Dr. Al DeMaria the Lifetime Achievement Award

Massachusetts Adult Immunization Coalition (MAIC) Co-Facilitator Robyn Alie, Commissioner Monica Bharel, State Epidemiologist Al DeMaria, Immunization Program Director Pejman Talebian, Division of Epidemiology and Immunization Director Larry Madoff, Immunization Program Medical Director Susan Lett, Immunization Outreach Coordinator and MAIC Co-Facilitator Rebecca Vanucci

Conference Welcome!

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

Morning Plenary: Turning Knowledge Into Action

Morning Question and Answer Panel from Left to Right: Epidemiologist Steve Fleming, Immunization Program Director Pejman Talebian, Massachusetts Adult Immunization Coalition (MAIC) Co-Facilitator Robyn Alie, Immunization Outreach Coordinator and MAIC Co-Facilitator Rebecca Vanucci, Immunization Program Medical Director Susan Lett, and State Epidemiologist Al DeMaria

  1. What You Should Know About the 2018 Adult Immunization Schedule & New Recommendations
    Susan Lett
  2. Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPDs): Current Trends
    Steve Fleming
  3. Where Are We Going? How Do We Get There?
    Rebecca Vanucci

Morning Sessions:

  1. Vaccine Preventable Diseases: Working Together to Control the Spread
    Marija Popstefanija and Nancy Harrington
  2. The Massachusetts Immunization Information System (MIIS): What You Need To Know
    Julia Monturo Larson
  3. Adult Immunization 101
    Katie Reilly
  4. Knowledge Is Power: Encouraging Young Adults to Understand the Importance of Vaccines
    1. Encouraging Young Adults to Understand the Importance of Vaccines
    Kathleen Shattuck
    2. HPV Prevention Methods for Young Adults
    Natalie Joseph
    3. Vaccinating College Students
    Ann Becker

Afternoon Plenary: Finding the Key to Your Population

Question and Answer Segment after the Afternoon Plenary from Left to Right: Massachusetts Adult Immunization Coalition (MAIC) Co-Facilitator Robyn Alie, UMass Amherst Public Health Nurse Ann Becker, Medical Director – Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program Denise De Las Nueces, Director of the Pine St. Inn Clinics – Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program April Donahue

  1. Meningitis on Campus: Reaching Students During a Mengitis-B Outbreak
    Ann Becker
  2. Shelter-based Meningococcal Disease Outbreak: Working Together to Vaccinate, Treat and Investigate
    Denise De Las Nueces and April Donahue

Afternoon Sessions:

E. Vaccine Preventable Diseases: Working Together to Control the Spread (repeat of  session A)
Marija Popstefanija and Nancy Harrington
F. The MIIS: One Key to Practice Improvement
Tricia Charles
G. The Keys to Success: Long Term Care Guidance on Vaccination, Infection Control, and Antibiotic Stewardship
Christina Brandenburg, Joyce Cohen and Melissa Cumming
H. Communication Is Key: Optimizing the Patient Encounter
1. Communication Is Key
Judith Melin
2. Communication Is Key
Joanne Belanger
3. Strategies for Vaccinations – The Role of a Community Pharmacist
Janelle Herren

 

Thank you to our 2018 Exhibitors!

  • Berlinger USA
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Commonwealth Medicine
  • Cooley-Dickenson Hospital – Provider Recruitment
  • Dynavax
  • Executive Office of Elder Affairs
  • GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
  • Massachusetts Association of Public Health Nurses
  • Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics – Immunization Initiative
  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University – Pharmacy Outreach Program
  • 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
  • Osco Pharmacy/Shaw’s Supermarket
  • Pfizer
  • Sanofi Pasteur
  • Sylvie Ratelle STD/HIV Training Center of New England
  • Team Maureen/HPV Coalition
  • TempArmour
  • Walgreens Pharmacy

Thank you to our dedicated Planning Committee:
Rebecca Vanucci, MDPH; Robyn Alie, MMS; Alfred DeMaria Jr., MDPH; Susan Lett, MDPH, Katie Reilly, MDPH; Alexandra Burke, JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc.; Valerie Laurence, St. Mary’s Healthcare; Joanne Belanger, Andover Board 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 at future conferences please contact Alexandra Burke at 617-482-9485 x3874 or alexandra_burke@jsi.com
  • For more information regarding the MA Adult Immunization Coalition, please contact Rebecca Vanucci, Immunization Outreach Coordinator, MDPH Immunization Program, at 617-983-6534 or rebecca.vanucci@state.ma.us

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