2015 List of Events

05/01/2015 - 05/02/2015 : Institute for Health Care Governance  

Mark Your Calendar!

Plan to join us May 1st & 2nd at the Stonewall Resort and Conference Center for the 2015 Governance Forum.

Please note the Friday Governance Fundamentals Workshop and evening reception and dinner have been filled. Registration spaces are still available for the Saturday Advanced Governance Workshop. 

In West Virginia’s non-profit health care organizations, traditional notions of governance are being exchanged for leadership that is impactful, inclusive and results focused.  Join us at the 2015 WV Governance Forum to explore how you can be the leader you want to be and your organization needs for you to be.

Click here to register for the 2015 Governance Forum.

Governance Fundamentals Workshop: Sold Out
For new board members and those considering joining a board.

Friday, May 1 .............................................12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Topics include:

  • Framework for Intentional Governance

  • Board/CEO Relationship

  • Effective Governance Structures

  • Planning for Future Board Leadership

Advanced Governance Workshop: Strategies for Highly Effective Boards. 

Friday and Saturday, May 1 & 2            
Opening Reception and Dinner ... May 1 .....................5:00 pm Sold Out
Sessions .......................... May 2 ..... 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Space still available.

Featured Sessions:

  • Public Health and Healthcare Collaboration
    Ron Bialek, President, Public Health Foundation
  • Patient Experiences:  Form the Board Room to the Exam Room (or Bedside)
    Jake Poore, Founder/President, Integrated Loyalty Systems

Click here for additional information about the 2015 Governance Forum.

06/16/2015 : West Virginia Immunization Network  

WIN Annual Awards Event

June 21, 2017, 11:30am to 1:30pm
Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, WV. 

Do you know a coalition member, healthcare provider or community partner who is outstanding in promoting immunizations and/or increasing immunization rates? 


Click here to submit an Award Nomination.

Do you know someone who has shown leadership in this area?  Exemplified professional immunization practice?  Or made an impact in your community’s immunization status?...  Submit an award nomination to recognize their leadership in improving immunization rates in their community.

The WV Immunization Network (WIN) is currently accepting nominations for our Annual Awards to recognize excellence in immunization efforts over the past year. Nominees and nominators need not be WIN members. Click here for a description of the awards and a nomination form. If you submit a nomination, please include a brief narrative describing how the nominee has been a leader in improving immunization rates and protecting their community from vaccine-preventable diseases. We will use this information when reviewing nominations and selecting award winners. You may submit nominations for multiple organizations or individuals.

Nominations are due by 5pm on Friday, May 8, 2017.

Nominations will be reviewed by a panel of WIN Steering Committee members. Nominators will be notified if their nominee has been selected prior to the awards ceremony. This year, the Annual Awards Luncheon will be held in conjunction with the 2017 Immunization Summit and KidStrong Conference.  Award recipients will be presented with their awards at WIN’s Annual Awards Luncheon, scheduled for June 21, 2017 at 11:30am at the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, WV.

06/16/2015 - 06/17/2015 : West Virginia Immunization Network  


In Partnership with the KidStrong Conference

June 21 and 22, 2017

Charleston Civic Center, Charleston, WV

The Annual West Virginia Immunization Summit is an action-oriented event targeted toward public and private sector organizations with an interest in addressing and resolving immunization issues in West Virginia. Various sessions at the Summit will be targeted toward healthcare and public health professionals, educators, students, business leaders, consumers, and others interested in reducing vaccine-preventable diseases in West Virginia.  


Immunization Summit - Day 1

Agenda:  Wednesday - June 21, 2017
Start End Description
9:00 a.m.   Immunization Summit Registration
10:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. IZ Summit Opening Session (Session 1): Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)
Tiffany Suragh, MPH, Associate Service Fellow – Health Scientist (Slides)
11:45 a.m. 1:15 p.m. WIN Annual Awards Luncheon (Provided)
Adult Immunization Clinic - Visit Exhibits
1:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m. Breakout Session 2a: Hepatitis B Prevention in West Virginia
Dr. Young, DO, FAAFP, “Immunization Officer” Physician Director, Division of Immunization Services
Charles Babcock, Pharm.D, CDE, BCACP, Clinical Assistant Professor, Marshall University School of Pharmacy (Slides)
Breakout Session 2b: Panel Discussion on Billing for Immunization Services
Christy Donohue, The Health Plan (Slides)
Richard D. Ernest, Jr., Bureau for Medical Services
Kim Hammond, WV Family Health (Slides)
Christina Martin, Molina (Slides)
Jennifer Myers, WVCHIP (Slides)
Terri Roush, Manager of Network Relations, UniCare (Slides)
Jim Smallridge and Sarah White, Aetna (Slides)
Charlotte Stover, PEIA (Slides)
3:00pm 3:30 p.m. Afternoon Break - Refreshments - Visit Exhibits
3:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Day 1 Closing Session (Session 3): Raising HPV Vaccine Coverage Rates Through Provider-Focused Interventions: Implementing Effective Quality Improvement
Alix Casler, MD, FAAP, Chair, Dept. of Pediatrics, Orlando Health Physician Associates; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Central Florida and Florida State University College of Medicine (Slides)

Immunization Summit - Day 2

Agenda:  Thursday - June 22, 2017
Start End Description
8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Registration - Fresh Start Morning Break - Visit Exhibits
9 a.m. 10:15 a.m. Session 4: Meningococcal Vaccination
Raheel Khan, MD, FAAP, Associate Professor and Interim Chairman of Pediatrics; Director, Pediatrics and Med-Peds Residency Programs, West Virginia University-Charleston Division (Slides)
10:30 a.m. 11:45 a.m. Session 5: Concepts in Vaccine Practice
Gary Marshall, M.D. Professor of Pediatrics, Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases; Director, Pediatric Clinical Trials Unit, University of Louisville School of Medicine (Slides)
11:45 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Lunch (Provided)
Adult Immunization Clinic - Visit Exhibits
1:00 p.m. 2:15 p.m. Session 6: Roots of Vaccine Hesitancy
Gary Marshall, M.D. Professor of Pediatrics, Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases; Director, Pediatric Clinical Trials Unit, University of Louisville School of Medicine (Slides)
2:30 p.m. 3:45 p.m. Immunization Summit Closing Session (Session 7): State Immunization Update 
Jeff Neccuzi, Director, WV Division of Immunization Services (Slides)
Dr. Young, DO, FAAFP, “Immunization Officer” Physician Director, Division of Immunization Services
Carolyn Smith, WVSIIS Information Quality Services Coordinator, Division of Epidemiologic Informatics & Evaluation (Slides)
4:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. KidStrong Conference Closing Session

Continuing Education

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the West Virginia Immunization Network, Center for Rural Health Development Inc. and CAMC Health Education and Research Institute. CAMC Health Education and Research Institute is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing   Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 


PHYSICIANS: CAMC Health Education and Research Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category I credit(s) ™.  (5 credits for June 21, 2017 and 5 Credits for June 22, 2017.) Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.  

PHARMACY: The CAMC Health Education and Research Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  To receive credit, participants must complete the sign-in sheet, attend each session and complete an evaluation. ACPE credits will be posted online to the CPE Monitor within six (6) weeks following the activity. This knowledge based activity provides 5 contact hours 0554-9999-17-026-L01-P for Day 1- June 21, 2017 and 5 contact hours 0554-9999-17-027-L01P for Day 2- June 22, 2017.

Please note:  CAMC Institute’s process for attendees to receive CE credits has changed and attendees will now be responsible for paying for their own CE processing, which is separate from any registration fees. Please follow the steps below to claim physician and pharmacy CE credits for this event.


To obtain Physician CME and Pharmacy APCE continuing education units, please use the following instructions:

  1. Go to the CAMC Institute website (camcinstitute.org) and login to the Conference Registration Site (securehosting.citynet.net/camc/index.cfm).

  2. You will need to create an account if this is your first time in our system, or login using your Username and Password if you already have an account.

  3. Once you are logged into the system, remain logged in and click the link below or enter the address in your web browser. The CE processing fee is $10 per day. Day 1- 06/21/2017:  camcinstitute.org/conference/registration/2017/immunization/day1;  Day 2- 06/22/2017:  camcinstitute.org/conference/registration/2017/immunization/day2

  4. Click the Green Register button; select the CE type you are applying for.

  5. Click the Credit Card radio button under payment type and enter your payment information and click Submit.

  6. Type your name as verification of attending this conference and click Submit.

  7. You may find your CE letter under My Account and Course History.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to receive CME credit, you must complete CE registration  and payment prior to Thursday, August 31, 2017. If you have technically  difficulties please email institute@camc.org.


CEUs for Nurses, Social Workers, and Counselors are provided for Immunization Summit sessions through the KidStrong Conference by the WV School Health Technical Assistance Team. In order to receive a CE certificate for nursing, social work, or counseling, you must complete online evaluations for each session attended. Therefore, please complete only the Overall Conference Evaluation at the end of Immunization Summit Evaluation packet and return it to the Immunization Summit registration desk, then complete the session evaluations online using the following instructions.

Please review these instructions to complete the online KidStrong Conference Evaluations and to receive your Continuing Education Certificate or Professional Development Certificate.  You will have until July 21st, 2017, to complete the evaluations and print your certificate.

There are two ways to complete the evaluations and apply for Nursing, Social Work,  and Counseling Education Credits:

  1. On the first day of the conference, most attendees will receive an email invitation with instructions on how to proceed with the online evaluation and application for education credit.  Using this personal email link you may re-enter the online program as often as desired until the Submit Evaluation button is clicked. Additional directions are provided in the email.
  2. For those who did not receive a personal email link, you will have the opportunity to provide feedback and apply for education credits by clicking on this link after the Conference is over at 5:00 pm on Thursday, June 22, 2017: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CEU_2017KidStrong. This link requires that your evaluations and CEU application be  completed and submitted once started. Clicking on the link again will only start the survey from the beginning.  Additional directions are provided within the survey to guide you through the process.”

Nursing, Social Work, and Counseling Continuing Education Credits are available online after completing the online conference evaluation and CEU application.  You will have until July 21, 2017 to complete the evaluations and print your certificate. 

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