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Texas Immunization Summit 2012 Presentations

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

Presenters:

Anna C. Dragsbaek, JD
President/CEO, The Immunization Partnership  

Lindy McGee, MD
Board Chair, The Immunization Partnership

The Honorable Ed Emmett
Harris County Judge            

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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.

Presenters:

David Lakey, MD
Commissioner, Tx Dept. of State Health Services

 

Nidhi Nakra, MPH
Director of Education and Advocacy, The Immunization Partnership

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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.

Presenters:

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

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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.

Presenters:

Anne Schuchat, MD
Director, NCIRD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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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.

Presenters:

Amanda Roth, MPH, MSW
Coordinator, Shot by Shot Project, California Immunization Coalition

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Dawn Crawford

Owner, BC/DC Ideas

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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.

Presenter:

Fran Butterfoss, PHD
President, Coalitions Work

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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.

Presenters:

Lindy McGee, MD
Board Chair, The Immunization Partnership

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Donna Carlin, MSN, RN
Assistant Director, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

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Jeff Rhodes, EdD
University Registrar, The University of Texas-Pan America

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Adult Immunizations

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.

 Presenters:

Melanie Mouzoon, MD, FAAP
Managing Physician for Immunization Practices & Travel Medicine, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic

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Mary Healy, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine

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Leah Antoniewicz, MD
UT Physicians-Women's Health Center

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Healthcare Reform and Immunizations

Presenters discussed changes pertaining to immunizations due to healthcare reform.

Presenters:

Mark Ritter, MHA
Senior Public Health Advisor, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Patricia Gray, JD, LLM
Director of Research, Health Law & Policy Institute -University of Houston Law Center

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Registries & Immunization Information Systems

Presenters discussed the current state of Immunization Information Systems, meaningful use, and using immunization information systems for adverse event reporting.

Presenters:

Gary Urquhart, MPH
Chief-Immunization Information Systems Support, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Lori Ashford
ImmTrac Group Manager, Texas Department of State Health Services

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Therese Hoyle, BSHE
Public Health Consultant, Hoyle Consulting, Inc.

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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.

Presenter:

Saad Omer, PhD, MBBS, MPH
Assistant Professor, Emory University

Advocacy 101

Presenters discussed the best way to communicate a pro-vaccine message to legislators.

Presenters:

Rep. Debbie McCune Davis
Program Director, The Arizona Partnership for Immunization

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Jason Sabo
Owner, Frontera Strategy

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Vaccine Hesitancy

Presenters discussed various aspects of vaccine hesitancy, including ethical considerations of vaccine research and the history of the anti-vaccine movement.

Presenters

Jason Terk, MD
Cook Children's Healthcare System

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Leila Sahni, MPH
Immunization Action Plan Coordinator, Texas Children's Hospital

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Healthcare Worker Vaccination

Presenters discussed healthcare worker vaccination promotion, rates, and human resource policies.

Presenters:

Carole J. Hackett, RN, BSN, EdM, CPLP
VP of Human Resources, The Methodist Hospital

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Ed Septimus, MD
Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Hospital Epidemiology, Clinical Services Group HCA, Inc.

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Erica Swegler, MD
North Hills Family Medicine

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LUNCH PLENARY: Autism: A Neurodevelopmental Disorder

The presenter provided a general overview of autism.

Presenter:

Robert Voigt, MD
Professor, Chief, Section of Developmenal Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
Director - Meyer Center for Development Pediatrics, Texas Children's Hospital

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Adolescent Immunizations

Presenters discussed adolescent immunization rates in Texas.  This session also focussed on the HPV vaccine recommendations for boys.

Presenters:

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

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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

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Media Training 101

Presenter discussed ways to engage the media to promote your message.

Presenter:

Cherri Carbonara
Principal, Carbonara Group

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Flu Vaccine

Presenters reviewed recent data on the safety of influenza vaccines.  This session also focussed on how to promote the influenza vaccine in our communities.

Presenters:

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

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CLOSING PLENARY: Break Through the Challenges to Patient Vaccine Hesitancy

WARNING:  This presentation contains doctors mashing medicine, music, and megalomania in an effort to educate and entertain. If you are allergic to uncontrolled laughter, rap parodies, hilarious yet informative medical videos, or satirical healthcare news beatboxed by aging medical school buddies, please refrain from viewing this presentation.

Presenter:

ZDOGG, MD
A hospital doc creating yesterday's healthcare satire tomorrow—for a better today!

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