2013 MDCH Fall Regional Immunization ConferencesAgency:
These slides were presented at the final immunization conference on November 22, 2013, in Troy, Michigan.
This information is valid as of 11/22/13.
These handouts will be available until February 1, 2014.
The MDCH Fall Regional Immunization Conferences are designed for health care professionals from both the public and private sectors who are interested in updating their knowledge of immunization-related issues. The primary goal is to update health care providers on immunization issues that affect people of all ages - from infants to the elderly and everyone in-between. The one-day conference will provide participants with a variety of practice-management tools, techniques and information that will help assure that all of their patients are fully immunized.
The conferences are appropriate for nurses, nurse practitioners, medical assistants, public health staff, pharmacists, physicians, physician assistants, medical and nursing students and anyone interested in learning more about current immunization practice in Michigan.
Pharmacists can earn continuing education at these conferences (see flyer for details).
Nurses who attend the entire activity and complete an online evaluation form will earn 5.75 contact hours.
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Approval valid through 10/1/2015.
Statement of Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Michigan State Medical Society and MDCH. The Michigan State Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement: The Michigan State Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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(Yabo) Iyabode Akinsanya-Beysolow, MD, MPH, FAAP
Dr. Beysolow had planned to give the Vaccine Update presentation at the Gaylord (October 15) and Marquette (October 17) conferences. However, because of the federal government shutdown, Dr. Beysolow is furloughed.
On October 7, CDC let us know that we needed to find someone in Michigan to present, but the good news is that they did send us the slides. We looked at our options, and considered the short time frame, and made the decision to have one of our staff members present these slides. Fortunately, we have outstanding educators in our Division.
Terri Adams, RN, BSN, will be presenting the Vaccine Update at the Gaylord and Marquette conferences. Terri is the Education and Outreach Section Manager at the MDCH Division of Immunization. Terri Adams has been a Public Health Nurse and has worked for the Michigan Department of Community Health, Division of Immunization, for the past 7 years as the State Vaccines for Children Coordinator. This past June, Terri was promoted to the position of Education and Outreach Section Manager, overseeing the VFC, AFIX, Adult & Adolescent Immunization, and the Education programs.
Before coming to MDCH, Terri was a Public Health Nurse working at a variety of local health departments for 14 years.
Terri has conducted immunization presentations at national, state and local levels. She has been recruited as a guest lecturer for a variety of conferences.
Raymond A. Strikas, MD, MPH
Dr. Strikas will give the Vaccine Update presentation and will participate in the Troubleshooting session at the Kalamazoo (October 29), Grand Rapids (October 30) and E. Lansing (November 1) conferences.
Dr. Strikas is a Medical Officer in the Education, Information and Partnership Branch of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the CDC. He is the Education Team Leader in the Branch. The Team develops health education materials and programs for health care providers, including print, internet, and video materials. He is also the co-chair of CDC’s Anthrax Vaccine Preparedness Team. He received his undergraduate and doctor of medicine degrees from the University of Illinois in Chicago, the latter in 1978. He completed training in internal medicine in 1981 and in infectious diseases in 1983, at both the Hines Veterans' Affairs Medical Center and Loyola University Medical Center near Chicago. He received his Master of Public Health degree from George Washington University in 2011. He is board-certified in both internal medicine and infectious diseases, is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and is a captain in the U.S. Public Health Service. Dr. Strikas served in the Epidemic Intelligence Service at CDC between 1983 and 1985. He worked at the National Immunization Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from 1989 to 2006 on adult immunization issues, particularly influenza and pneumococcal vaccines, and pandemic influenza preparedness and response planning. During this period at CDC, he was also a health educator, and directed smallpox preparedness and response activities for the National Immunization Program. Between 2006 and 2010 he worked at the National Vaccine Program Office at HHS in Washington, D.C., on pandemic influenza preparedness, seasonal influenza vaccination promotion, and coordinated revision of the United States National Vaccine Plan. He is an acknowledged national authority on vaccine-preventable diseases, the vaccines to prevent them, and he has authored or co-authored over 60 articles and book chapters on these subjects.
JoEllen Wolicki, RN, BSN
Ms. Wolicki will give the Vaccine Update presentation and will participate in the Troubleshooting session at the Bay City (November 19), Dearborn (November 21) and Troy (November 22) conferences.
JoEllen earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at the University of Detroit/Mercy. Prior to accepting a position with CDC, JoEllen served as a nurse consultant for the Michigan Department of Community Health Division of Immunization for 14 years. She served as a co-leader of the Division’s Immunization Nurse Education (INE) program, along with several other nurses. Her duties included creating and updating educational modules, and training other nurses to present the modules; in addition to this, JoEllen also presented sessions to providers. She conducted immunization presentations at national, state and local levels including the National Immunization and National Immunization and Health Coalitions Conferences. She also worked with various program components including adolescent immunization, the Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR), Vaccines for Children (VFC) program, and Assessment, Feedback, Incentives and Exchange (AFIX). She created and revised immunization education materials for health care providers and the general public. In 2010, Ms. Wolicki joined the Education, Information and Partnership Branch at CDC as a Nurse Educator. JoEllen travels throughout the U.S. providing immunization information to healthcare providers. Her responsibilities include developing health education materials and programs for health care providers, including print, internet, and video materials. She has given immunization presentations on many webinars. JoEllen also publishes articles on immunization in nursing literature.
The 2013 conferences were held at the following locations: