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MA Adult Immunization Conference 2013

May 21, 2013 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

May 21, 2013; Worcester, MA

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We are immensely grateful to the many sponsors and supporters of this conference, as well as all of our exhibitors. For a full list of supporters, please visit our 2013 Conference Support page.

Program Packet Contents

  1. Welcome Letter
  2. Program Agenda
  3. Presenter Biographies
  4. MAIC Member Organizations
  5. Conference Support and Awardees
  6. Conference Posters
  7. MIIS Fact Sheet for Patients
  8. MIIS Information for Providers
  9. Preparing to Use the MIIS
  10. Summary of Recommendations for Adult Immunization

Morning Session

Keynote Address

Speaker: Carolyn Bridges, MD

Massachusetts Department of Public Health Update
Speaker: Donna Lazorik, RN, MS

Morning and Afternoon Workshops

Massachusetts Immunization Information System (MIIS): A Lifespan Registry
Speakers: Carly Coppola, MPH and Tseli Mohammed, MS

Surveillance, Reporting and Control of Influenza and Pertussis, 2013 (Handout I) (Handout II)
Speakers: Hillary Johnson, MHS and Steve Fleming, EdM

Hurricanes, Blizzards, and Floods, Oh My! – CDC Recommendations for Vaccination during a Disaster
Speakers: Donna Lazorik, RN, MS, Jane Zucker, MD, MS, and Robert Morrison, BSc
–     Vaccine Recommendations During a Natural Disaster – Lazorik
–     Vaccine Storage and Handling in Emergencies – Morrison
–     Protecting the Vaccine Supply: Response to Hurricane Sandy – Zucker (Handout)

The Changing Face of Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
Speaker: Colin Marchant, MD

Shingles, Its Complications and Zoster Vaccine – Everything You Wanted to Know
Speakers: Anne Louise Oaklander, MD, PhD, MS and Susan Lett, MD, MPH
Recommendations for Zoster Vaccine – Lett (Handout)
–      Neuropathic Pain and Itch After Shingles – Mechanisms and Treatment – Oaklander

Listen Up: Everything You Want to Know About Using Social Media to Promote Adult Immunization (Handout)
Speakers: Michelle Samplin-Salgado, MPH and Jodi Sperber, MSW, MPH

Let’s Get Cooking: Building Your Own Recipe for Social Media Strategy, Policy and Evaluation
Speakers: Michelle Samplin-Salgado, MPH and Jodi Sperber, MSW, MPH

Vaccination 101
Speaker: Mary Conant-Cantor, RN, BSN

Vaccination for Globetrotters: Promoting Traveler Health
Speaker: Brant Viner, MD, MA

Conference Posters

Influenza Surveillance in Massachusetts: An Early Peak
Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Immunization Program; Presenters: Joyce Cohen and Rosa Hernandez

Protect Yourself…Don’t Be Lax…Get Your Zostavax
Stoneham Board of Health; Presenter: Margaret E. Drummey

Influenza Epidemic Response: The Boston Public Health Commission and Community Partners
Boston Public Health Commission, CDC Division; Presenter: Kathryn Kinzel

Leveraging Business: An Evaluation of Workplace Vaccination Programs in Massachusetts
Bentley University; Presenters: Peter Klepadlo, Geoffrey Steber, Amanda Wagner, and Julianna King

Meals on Wheels as a Vehicle for Influenza Vaccination for the Homebound
Natick Health Department; Presenter: Leila Mercer

Enhanced Measles Surveillance in Massachusetts
Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Immunization Program; Presenter: Anthony Osinski and Amy Hansen

Pertussis Surveillance in Massachusetts: Increasing Number of Cases in the Era of Tdap Use
Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Immunization Program; Presenters: Marija Popstefanija and Nancy Harrington

The Feasibility of Student-Clinical Pharmacist Teams in Community Health Centers to Promote and Administer Herpes Zoster Vaccinations
The Dimock Center; Presenter: Debra J. Reid

The Biggest Fluzer
Heywood Hospital; Presenters: Jeannie Sanborn and Cathy Bourn



May 21, 2013
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Massachusetts Adult Immunization Coalition
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