2019 MA Adult Immunization Conference


The 24th Annual Massachusetts Adult Immunization Conference: Finding the Way To Health

Conference brochure, Conference Website

The 24th Annual MA Adult Immunization conference was held on April 2nd, 2019 at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Conference Center. This conference provides participants with the most current adult immunization information and encourages the expansion of immunization activities in facilities, businesses and communities.

Congrats to MAIC Champion Awardee Brianna Messina!
Left to right: Mark Cassolla, Brianna Messina, Katie Reilly, William Gerke



We are grateful to the many supporters and sponsors of this conference, as well as our conference exhibitors. We also honor the

2019 MA Adult Immunization Champion: Brianna Messina, LPN, RN
For her collaboration and leadership in responding to the hepatitis A outbreak in the Essex County House of Corrections.



Conference Welcome!

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


Dr. David Kim, MD, MA, CAPT, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)Morning plenary speaker


Morning Plenary A –  National Update, What’s New in Adult Immunization: Recommendations, Coverage and Policy Musings

Dr. David Kim, MD, MA; CAPT, US Public Health Service; Deputy Associate Director for Adult Immunization, CDC




Morning Plenary B – Massachusetts Update, Vaccine Preventable Outbreaks, Immunization Coverage, Partnerships, and Initiatives

  1. Dr. Larry Madoff, MD
  2. Dr. Susan Lett, MD, MPH
  3. Sarah Wright

Dr. Elisa Choi, MD, FACP, MA Chapter, American College of Physicians, Afternoon plenary speaker


Afternoon Plenary – Improving Immunization Coverage in High-Risk Populations to Reduce Health Disparities

Dr. Elisa Choi, MD, FACP, Governor of MA ACP



Afternoon Sessions:

  1. Epidemiology of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
    Lindsay Bouton, MSc and Nancy Harrington
  2. Introduction to the Massachusetts Immunization Information System (MIIS)
    Christine Bradley, MA
  3. Adult Immunization 101
    Katie Reilly, MPH, MSN, RN, PHNA-BC
  4. Refugee Health Care on the Continuum: The Case of Massachusetts
    Sergut Wolde-Yohannes, Ed M, MPH and Zakaria Ahmed-Gas

Nancy Harrington, Vaccine Preventable Diseases.

Katie Reilly, Adult Immunization 101

Christine Bradley, MA Immunization Information System (MIIS)







Thank you to our 2019 Exhibitors!

  • AccuVax
  • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists
  • Berlinger USA
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Commonwealth Medicine
  • Dynavax
  • Executive Office of Elder Affairs
  • GlaxoSmithKline (Gold Sponsor)
  • Massachusetts Association of Public Health Nurses
  • Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics – Immunization Initiative
  • Massachusetts Department of Public Health
    • Vaccine Unit
    • MA Immunization Information System (MIIS)
    • Vaccine-Preventable Disease Epidemiology
  • Massachusetts Medical Society
  • Massachusetts Senior Medicare Patrol Program
  • Merck Vaccines
  • Pfizer (Gold Sponsor)
  • Rivier University
  • Sanofi Pasteur
  • Sylvie Ratelle STD/HIV Training Center of New England
  • Team Maureen/HPV Coalition
  • TempArmour


Thank you to our dedicated Planning Committee:

Ted Clark, MDPH; Alexandra Burke, JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc.; Ashley Romero, MDPH; Susan Lett, MDPH; Katie Reilly, MDPH; Valerie Laurence, St. Mary’s Healthcare; Joanne Belanger, Andover Board of Health; Korey Hoffman, American Cancer Society; Marylouise Gamache, Executive Office of Elder Affairs; Amy Sgueglia, JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc.



For information on registration or exhibiting please contact Alexandra Burke at 617.482.9485 or alexandra_burke@jsi.com