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Adolescent Immunizations in Virginia

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basketball_girlsPIV presents a state-wide program on adolescent vaccines to increase awareness and educate primary care and specialty physicians as well as other healthcare providers in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Course Objectives

Physicians are better informed about adolescent vaccines
More patients will receive appropriate vaccines in timely manner
Better health outcomes such as less vaccine-preventable diseases and fewer disease complications
Instructions for Viewing

All three (3) webcasts are required viewing to obtain CME credit. At the completion of Module 3, participants must complete a post-test, CME registration information and an evaluation, then click “Submit”. CME certificates will be issued and sent electronically to participants who pass with 70% or better on the post-test. This CME activity was planned and produced in accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical.

Note: Each Powerpoint presentation may be opened or saved by clicking on the ppt file within the presentation’s “downloads” tab.

Module 1: Staying on Track: The Importance of Timely Adolescent Immunizations

View the Module 1 Webcast

Learning Objectives:

Describe the recent vaccine recommendations made by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) specific to adolescents including the following: Human Papillomavirus, Meningococcal, Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Pneumococcal (catch-up), Influenza, Hepatitis A and B (catch-up)
Discuss target populations and general recommendations for new immunizations
Relate new vaccines to changes in the adolescent immunization schedule

Presenter:

Colleen Kraft, MD, FAAP

Module 2: Legislation and Immunization Requirements in Virginia

View the Module 2 Webcast

Learning Objectives:

Describe new laws and requirements impacting adolescent vaccines in Virginia
Identify laws that will affect the upcoming school year
Determine effective strategies for implementation of new requirements

Presenter:

Sandra Sommer, PhD

Module 3: Immunizations 2008: Focus on Adolescents

View the Module 3 Webcast

Learning Objectives:

Identify the need for ongoing education about adolescent immunizations
Examine effective strategies for increasing adolescent immunization rates

Presenter:

Carolyn Moneymaker, MD, FAAP

Accreditation

Eastern Virginia Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Eastern Virginia Medical School designates this continuing medical education activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Effective Dates

This CME activity is available August 15, 2008 through August 14, 2009 for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, however Category 2 Credit may be claimed (self-documented).

Contact

Michelle B. Charters, Director , Project Immunize Virginia, piv@evms.edu or 757.668.6488

Acknowledgements

This activity was supported in part by educational grants from Merck and MedImmune. It was filmed and produced at the EVMS Distance Learning Office.

Faculty

Colleen A. Kraft, MD, FAAP
Medical and Executive Director
Medical Home Plus
Richmond, Virginia
Sandra R. Sommer, PhD, MS
Quality Assurance and Policy Manager
Division of Immunization, Virginia Department of Health
Associate Professor of Clinical Laboratory Sciences,
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia
Carolyn S. Moneymaker, MD, FAAP, Course Director
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Director, Lead Diagnostic and Treatment Center
Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters
Norfolk, Virginia

Reviewers

S. William Berg, MD, MPH
Director, Hampton Health District
David H. Trump, MD. MPH
Director, Peninsula Health District
Disclosure of Conflict of Interest

Eastern Virginia Medical School endorses the Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the Guidelines of the Association of American Medical Colleges that the sponsors of continuing medical education activities and the speakers at these activities disclose significant relationships with commercial companies whose products or services are discussed in educational presentations.

For sponsors, significant relationships include large research grants, institutional agreements for joint initiatives, substantial gifts, or other relationships that benefit the institution. For speakers, significant relationships include receiving research grants from a commercial company, consultancies, honoraria and travel, other benefits, or having a self-managed equity interest in a company.

The following speakers, planners and reviewers have disclosed they have no significant financial relationship which will affect their presentation or participation: S. William Berg, M.D., M.P.H., Colleen Kraft, M.D., Sandra Sommer, Ph.D., and David H. Trump, M.D., M.P.H.

Michelle Charters, M.P.H., has received grant/research support from Anthem and Carolyn Moneymaker, M.D., has received grant/research support from Merck Vaccine Division and serves as a consultant and on the speakers list for Merck Vaccine Division.

All potential conflicts of interest have been resolved.

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