NILE Webinars

Each month Immunize Nevada organizes webinars, which focus on multiple immunization topics and trends. Dozens of providers from throughout the country sit-in on the webinars during lunchtime programs to earn continuing education credits at no cost.

UPCOMING WEBINARS 

Where is the 2014/2015 Influenza Season Headed?
Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. (PST)
 
Program:  
Join Immunize Nevada for a discussion on the 2014-2015 flu season which is looking similar to the 2012-2013 season in which the influenza A (H3N2) viruses dominated.  Compared to H1N1 seasons, H3N2 seasons see more severe disease in young children and the elderly, and an increase in hospitalizations and deaths. Through early January 2015, the proportion of people seeing their health care provider for influenza-like illness has increased three fold, and a total of 21 influenza-associated pediatric deaths have been reported.  Where are we headed?
 
Learning Objectives Include:
1. Review 2014-2015 influenza season activity and vaccination coverage rates. 
2. Describe and discuss the impact of the current influenza season.
3. Discuss the concept of influenza strain drift and the impact on vaccine effectiveness.
4. Understand the importance of antiviral use.
 
Featured Presenter:  L. J. Tan, PhD
Dr. Tan is the Chief Strategy Officer for the Immunization Action Coalition.  He serves as Co-Chair of the National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit, is a member of the National Quality Forum’s Adult Immunizations Expert Committee in addition to the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Vaccine Study Group (EVASG).  He is editor of Infectious Diseases for two publications, the BMC and Medscape. Prior to 2013, he was Director of Medicine and Public Health at the American Medical Association (AMA) for 15 years.
L. J. received a doctorate degree in Microbiology & Immunology from Northwestern University, a Master of Science degree in Molecular Biology from New York University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from Duke University.
 
 
 
 
Time for a Tune Up in Vaccine Management? 
Best Practices for Provider Offices including Updates on VFC & Web IZ
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. (PST)
 
Program:  
Join Immunize Nevada and managers of the Nevada State Immunization Program for a one hour discussion of best practices in storage and handling, inventory and ordering, and utilizing Web IZ to its fullest potential.  These best practices are required by the Vaccine For Children program and are a benchmark for all vaccine providers.  We all know the importance of complying with state and federal laws, and this session will provide you with the latest information you need to stay in compliance.  In addition, discover WebIZ tools that can make your vaccine practices more efficient.    
 
Learning Objectives Include:
1. Providers will be able to identify best practices of vaccine storage and handling 
2. Providers will understand which vaccine storage units and temperature monitoring devices are recommended by the CDC and required by the Nevada State Immunization Program.
3. VFC Providers will be informed of upcoming changes for ordering vaccines in 2015-2016 
4. Providers will understand how to utilize Nevada WebIZ to enhance their vaccine practices
 
Featured Presenter:  Pam Forest, M.D.
Dr. Forest is the Provider Quality Assurance Manager and Vaccine Safety Coordinator for the Nevada State Immunization Program.   Prior to working for the state of Nevada, she was Medical Director of a hospital-based occupational health program and served as a medical officer in the United States Air Force.  Pam received her medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine.
 
Featured Presenter:  Amanda Harris
Mandy is Manager of Web IZ, the state immunization information system, for the Nevada State Immunization Program.  She has worked in this program for eight years and has been with the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health for over 16 years.   
 
Featured Presenter:  Glenn Witt
Glenn is the Vaccine Coordinator and VFC Vaccine Manager for the Nevada State Immunization Program.  His past experience includes 23 years as a medic in the Army Special Forces, working for a large Medivac company that air transported critically ill and  injured patients, and medical manager of a large international security company in Iraq and Afghanistan with 7,000 American and international employees.
 
 

 

PAST WEBINAR RECORDINGS AND SLIDES

2014 Webinar Schedule

November 20: The OB/GYN as Immunizer:  Increasing Tdap and Influenza Vaccination of Pregnant Women
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October 14: Influenza 2014-15
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September 23: 2014 Update on Nevada School & Childcare Immunization Requirements
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August 26: Closing the HPV Vaccination Gap: Reducing Missed Oppurtunities to Recommend & Administer the HPV Vaccine

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August 20: Strive for 100%: Best Practices for Increasing Immunization Rates
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August 19: Closing the HPV Vaccination Gap: Best Practices for Oral Health Care Providers
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July 24: Importance of Immunization in Adults Herpes Zoster Vaccine
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July 8: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination Practice Management
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June 10: The Success of Rotavirus Immunization: Evolution of a disease in Remission
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May 21: HPV Immunization is a Job for Pediatric Providers
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April 29: Choose Your Own Vaccines: Responding to Requests for 'Alternative' Vaccine Schedules
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March 18: Pharmacists' Role in the "Immunization Neighborhood"
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February 25: Keeping Current with Pertussis: 2014 Update
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January 30: What Should You Know About Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
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2013 Webinar Schedule

December 2: Navigating Health Policy Changes
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December 1: Nevada Health Link Update
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November: Vaccine Saftey
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**Please note: Webinar recordings are available for a limited time only. However, webinar slides will be available throughout the 2014 webinar schedule. If you are wishing to obtain information from a past webinar that is not listed above, please contact Rhonda Baskins at rhonda@immunizenevada.org