Texas Immunization Summit 2012
Texas Immunization Summit 2012 provided immunization stakeholders from across Texas with important updates and best practices to encourage education, outreach, and initiatives that promote timely immunizations.
Day One - Welcome and Summit Overview
Anna C. Dragsbaek, JD
President/CEO, The Immunization Partnership
Lindy McGee, MD
Board Chair, The Immunization Partnership
The Honorable Ed Emmett
Harris County Judge
OPENING PLENARY: The State of Immunizations: Challenges & Successes
Presenters provided an overview of the impact of immunizations in Texas and the U.S., current challenges to the immunization effort, and strategies to overcome those challenges.
David Lakey, MD
Commissioner, Tx Dept. of State Health Services
Nidhi Nakra, MPH
Director of Education and Advocacy, The Immunization Partnership
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Storytelling - An Effective Communication Tool
Presenters shared experiences through stories and identify the potential impact of adult storytelling. Attendees of this session had the opportunity to evalaute the pros and cons of storytelling, learned how to incorporate storytelling into nursing and medical practices, and learned how to integrate storytelling into immunization communication.
Julie Boom, MD
Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine; Director-Immunization Project, Texas Children's Hospital; Director-Infant & Childhood Vaccines, Centers for Vaccine Awareness and Research at Texas Children's Hospital
Rachel Cunningham, MPH
Immunization Registry & Educational Specialist, Texas Children's Hospital
LUNCH PLENARY: The State of the Nation's Immunizations: Challenges & Successes
Presenters provided an overview of the impact of immunizations across the nation, current challenges to the immunization effort, and strategies to overcome those challenges.
Anne Schuchat, MD
Director, NCIRD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Innovative Ways to Effectively Communicate the Immunization Message
Presenters shared skills needed to effectively use social media and access the Shot by Shot story bank for immunization outreach and patient education activities.
Amanda Roth, MPH, MSW
Coordinator, Shot by Shot Project, California Immunization Coalition
Owner, BC/DC Ideas
Coalition 101: How to Start and Maintain a Successful Coalition
The presenter described the benefits and challenges of building coalitions and identified seven essential steps for building effective coalitions.
Fran Butterfoss, PHD
President, Coalitions Work
Implementation of the Meningitis Law
Presenters provided the most current information about the bacterial meningitis vaccine requirement for new students at institutions of higher education and discuss implementation of the law.
Lindy McGee, MD
Board Chair, The Immunization Partnership
Donna Carlin, MSN, RN
Assistant Director, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Jeff Rhodes, EdD
University Registrar, The University of Texas-Pan America
Presenters discussed barriers to adult immunizations and ways to improve adult immunization rates. This session also focused on vaccination and pregnancy, and Pertussis in adults.
Melanie Mouzoon, MD, FAAP
Managing Physician for Immunization Practices & Travel Medicine, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic
Mary Healy, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
Leah Antoniewicz, MD
UT Physicians-Women's Health Center
Healthcare Reform and Immunizations
Presenters discussed changes pertaining to immunizations due to healthcare reform.
Mark Ritter, MHA
Senior Public Health Advisor, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Patricia Gray, JD, LLM
Director of Research, Health Law & Policy Institute -University of Houston Law Center
Registries & Immunization Information Systems
Presenters discussed the current state of Immunization Information Systems, meaningful use, and using immunization information systems for adverse event reporting.
Gary Urquhart, MPH
Chief-Immunization Information Systems Support, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
ImmTrac Group Manager, Texas Department of State Health Services
Therese Hoyle, BSHE
Public Health Consultant, Hoyle Consulting, Inc.
DAY TWO - GENERAL SESSION: Vaccine Refusals and the Impact of Exemptions on Disease Rates
The presenter discussed the epidemiology and implications of vaccine refusals. Risks at both the individual and community levels were reviewed. The session also focussed on how to address vaccine hesitancy and refusals in clinical settings.
Saad Omer, PhD, MBBS, MPH
Assistant Professor, Emory University
Presenters discussed various aspects of vaccine hesitancy, including ethical considerations of vaccine research and the history of the anti-vaccine movement.
Jason Terk, MD
Cook Children's Healthcare System
Leila Sahni, MPH
Immunization Action Plan Coordinator, Texas Children's Hospital
Healthcare Worker Vaccination
Presenters discussed healthcare worker vaccination promotion, rates, and human resource policies.
Carole J. Hackett, RN, BSN, EdM, CPLP
VP of Human Resources, The Methodist Hospital
Ed Septimus, MD
Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Hospital Epidemiology, Clinical Services Group HCA, Inc.
Erica Swegler, MD
North Hills Family Medicine
LUNCH PLENARY: Autism: A Neurodevelopmental Disorder
The presenter provided a general overview of autism.
Robert Voigt, MD
Professor, Chief, Section of Developmenal Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
Director - Meyer Center for Development Pediatrics, Texas Children's Hospital
Presenters discussed adolescent immunization rates in Texas. This session also focussed on the HPV vaccine recommendations for boys.
Amy Middleman, MD, MPH, MSEd
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine;
Director - Adolescent and Young Adult Immunization, Texas Children's Hospital Center for Vaccine Awareness and Research
Jennifer Dietrich, MD, MSC
Assistant Professor-Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology;
Assistant Professor - Department of Pediatrics;
Fellowship Director - Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology;
Chief of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, Texas Children's Hospital
Division Director - Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology;
CME Director - Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine
Media Training 101
Presenter discussed ways to engage the media to promote your message.
Principal, Carbonara Group
Presenters reviewed recent data on the safety of influenza vaccines. This session also focussed on how to promote the influenza vaccine in our communities.
Joe Lastinger, MBA
Families Fighting Flu
Michelle Bohreer, JD
Rotary Club of Houston Skyline
Manjusha Gaglani, MD
Section Chief, Pediatric Infectious Diseases; Professor of Pediatrics, Texas A&M University;
Chair, Infection Prevention Committee, McLane Children's Hospital Scott & White
CLOSING PLENARY: Break Through the Challenges to Patient Vaccine Hesitancy
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