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MA Adult Immunization Conference 2015

April 14, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Celebrating 20 Years of Improving Adult Immunization: Accomplishments, Challenges, Opportunities

The twentieth annual Massachusetts Adult Immunization Conference was held on April 14, 2015 in Marlborough MA. The conference provides participants with the most current adult immunization information and encourages the expansion of immunization activities in facilities, businesses and communities.

Alfred DeMaria, Jr., MD, and Susan Lett, MD, join this year's keynote speaker, Laura Riley, MD, and others. The 2015 Massachusetts Adult Immunization Champion awardees display their awards with Antonia Blinn and Robyn Alie. The afternoon plenary panelists are introduced by Robyn Alie.

Clockwise from top: Bob Morrison (MDPH), Antonia Blinn (Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers), Susan Lett, MD (MDPH), and Alfred DeMaria, Jr., MD (MDPH) join this year’s keynote speaker, Laura Riley, MD, (Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital) along with Robyn Alie (Massachusetts Medical Society); The afternoon plenary panelists are introduced by Robyn Alie; The 2015 Massachusetts Adult Immunization Champion awardees: Linda Barnet (Healthcare for the Homeless), Sarah Wolfrum, Kiefer St. Pierre and Catherine Basham (Fenway Health HPV Vaccination Improvement Team) display their awards with Robyn Alie and Antonia Blinn.


Linda Barnet of Healthcare for the Homeless and the Fenway Health HPV Vaccination Improvement Team (Sarah Wolfrum, Catherine Basham, Jennifer Potter, Kiefer St. Pierre).

Congratulations to the 2015 Adult Immunization Champions!

We are immensely grateful to the many supporters and sponsor of this conference, as well as all of our exhibitors. We also honor the 2015 Massachusetts Adult Immunization Champions : Linda Barnet, BSN, RN (Health Care for the Homeless); and Catherine Basham, BS, BA; Jennifer Potter, MD; Keifer St. Pierre, RN & Sarah Wolfrum, MPH (Fenway Health Vaccination Improvement Team).




Conference Welcome

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

Morning Session

LRiley Photo

Laura Riley, MD

Keynote Address
Vaccine Preventable Diseases Shouldn’t Happen in Pregnancy: Immunizations for Mother and Baby

Speaker: Laura Riley, MD

Massachusetts Adult Immunization Update – REVISED
Speaker: Susan Lett, MD


Morning Workshops

Surveillance, Reporting and Control of Vaccine Preventable Diseases 2015

Invasive Meningococcal Disease: Testing, reporting, and investigations in Massachusetts – REVISED
Speakers: Hillary Johnson, MHS and Meagan Burns, MPH

A Sure Shot: Using the MA Immunization Information System (MIIS) Across the Lifespan
Speaker: Shari Davis, RN, MPH


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

Promoting HPV Vaccination Among Adult Patients
Speakers: Jennifer Potter, MD; Sarah Wolfrum, MPH; Catherine Basham, BS, BA; Kiefer St. Pierre, RN

A Plan-Do-Study-Act to Achieving Immunization Equity
Speakers: Rodrigo Monterrey, BA; Kitty Mahoney, RN; Lillian Komukyeya, MPH


Afternoon Plenary Session

When There Is No Vaccine: Lessons from the Ebola Response
A panel discussion of risk perception, the rights and responsibilities of health care professionals, and opportunities for improved preparedness for emerging infectious disease threats.
Panelists: David Ropeik, MS; Erica Shenoy, MD, PHD; Christine Mitchell, RN, MS; Philip D. Parks, MD, MPH, MOccH.


*Presentations from the other plenary speakers are unavailable

plenary for MAIC events


Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Thank You to our 2015 conference sponsor, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts!


Thank you to our 2015 Exhibitors!

  • Commonwealth Medicine
  • MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs
  • MA Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • MDPH Immunization Program – Vaccine Unit
  • MDPH Immunization Program – MA Immunization Information System (MIIS)
  • Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers
  • Massachusetts Senior Medicare Patrol Program
  • Walgreens Pharmacy
  • Team Maureen
  • Sanofi Pasteur
  • Sylvie Ratelle STD/HIV Training Center of New England
  • American Lung Association of the Northeast
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • MedImmune
  • Merck
  • Pfizer

Thank you to our dedicated Planning Committee: Antonia Blinn, MA League of Community Health Centers; Robyn Alie, MA Medical Society; Valerie Laurence, St. Mary Healthcare; Mary Ann Preskul-Ricca, Consultant; Susan Lett, MDPH; Al DeMaria, MDPH; Beth English, MDPH; Heather Lisinski, JSI; Allison Hackbarth, JSI; Joanne Martel, Andover Health Department.


April 14, 2015
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Massachusetts Adult Immunization Coalition
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