Webinars

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

UPCOMING WEBINARS 

Program:  
Join Immunize Nevada for a one-hour presentation on how to handle requests for alternative vaccine schedules.  An increasing number of parents are choosing to delay or forgo certain vaccines for their children.  There are multiple reasons parents choose an alternative schedule including concerns that the ACIP recommended schedule may overwhelm their child’s immune system or result in exposure to too many vaccine additives.  Parents’ fears about harm from vaccines are further reinforced by widespread access to misinformation.  This presentation will review the factors that contribute to vaccine hesitancy and highlight specific concerns and misperceptions that contribute to requests for revised schedules.  Evidence related to the safety of the recommended schedule, the unnecessary risk of alternative schedules and strategies to support effective communication with parents will be explored. 

Learning Objectives Include:
  1. Review evidence related to the safety of the currently recommended vaccine schedule. 
  2. Review common questions and misperceptions among parents that contribute to requests for ‘alternative’ vaccine schedules.
  3. Explore factors that contribute to vaccine hesitancy and strategies for addressing vaccine concerns.
Featured Presenter:  Kristen A. Feemster, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.H.P.R.
Dr. Feemster is a pediatric infectious disease physician and health services researcher at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.   Her current research focuses upon vaccine acceptance among parents and immunization providers in the U.S. through 1) understanding how environmental factors, social networks and community systems affect the epidemiology of infectious diseases; and 2) evaluating policies related to the prevention of pediatric infectious diseases, specifically vaccine policies.  She was recently named as the research director for the Vaccine Education Center at CHOP.  She serves on the Advisory Commission for Childhood Vaccines that advises the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.  
 
Dr. Feemster completed her undergraduate work at Yale University and received her M.D. and an M.P.H. in Population and Family Health from Columbia University Schools of Medicine and Public Health in New York City.


**For questions or more info, email Rhonda or call her at 775-624-7118.


PAST WEBINAR RECORDINGS AND SLIDES

2014 Webinar Schedule
March 18: Pharmacists' Role in the "Immunization Neighborhood"
[Download the presentation slides here / Download webinar recording here]
February 25: Keeping Current with Pertussis: 2014 Update
[Download the presentation slides here / Download webinar recording here]
January 30: What Should You Know About Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
[Download the presentation slides here / Download webinar recording here]


2013 Webinar Schedule
December 2: Navigating Health Policy Changes
[Download the presentation slides here / Download webinar recording here]
December 1: Nevada Health Link Update
[Download presentation slides here / Download webinar recording here]
November: Vaccine Saftey
[Download presentation slides here / Download webinar recording here]

**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