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2016 List of Events


02/10/2016 : West Virginia Immunization Network  
 

Webinar:
FluFIT: Applying Colorectal Screening with Influenza Vaccination

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at noon

If you missed this webinar, you can watch the webinar recording here. The handouts are posted below. 

Co-Sponsored by


Webinar description and objectives:

Please join us for an upcoming webinar to learn more about the FluFIT program. 

By the end of this training, you will: 

1) Understand the impact of colorectal cancer (CRC) and the opportunities around screening for colorectal cancer with influenza vaccination; 

2) Know the importance of early detection and evidence supporting current recommendations for CRC screening; 

3) Understand how the FluFOBT Program can reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, and; 

4) Be aware of resources to assist with implementation of the FluFOBT Program. 

 

Speaker: 

Durado Brooks, MD, MPH

Director, Cancer Control Interventions

American Cancer Society

 
Dr. Brooks has worked for the American Cancer Society's national headquarters since 2000.  He is involved in the creation and implementation of strategies to improve the prevention and early detection of prostate and colorectal cancers, and to reduce cancer disparities. He also serves as Deputy Editor of the Society's peer-reviewed journal CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. 
 

Webinar Handouts:

04/29/2016 - 04/30/2016 : Institute for Health Care Governance  

2016 WV Governance Forum

April 29 & 30, 2016 Stonewall Resort and Conference Center


Friday, April 29th Reception and Dinner 5 - 7pm
Saturday, April 30th Sessions Continue 8am - 4pm


Click here for additional infomation and to register for the Forum


2016 Forum Highlights:

Successful Transformation Strategies of the New Health Care Environment


Thomas C. Royer, MD In 2006, 2007 and 2008, Dr. Royer was nmaed as one of the Most Powerful Physician Executives in Healthcare by Modern Physician Magazine. He was also named in 2010 to Becker's Hospital Review's annual list of the 60 best leaders in hospitals and health systems. Dr. Royer will discuss the critical strategies needed to improve and enhance the delivery of quality health care services in today's rapidly changing health care environment.

Improved Population Health through Health Care and Public Health Collaboration


Lawrence Prybil, Ph.D. Norton Professor in Healthcare Leadership, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. In addition tohis work with the University of Kentucky, Dr. Prybil is Professor Emeritus at the University of Iowa, where he served as Dean in the UI Colloege of Public Health. Dr. Prybil also held positions in two of our country's largest nonprofit health systems for nearly twenty years, including ten years as CEO for a six-state division of the Daughters of Charity Health System. He has authored or co-authored over 80 publications and is recognized for his expertise in organizational govenanced and leadership and currently is directoing the third in a series of studites regarding governance structures, practices and cultures in nonprofit hospitals and health systems. Dr. Prybil will discuss how health care providers can reach out to other key local stakeholders and create partnerships focused on assessing and improving community health.

Additional Topics include:

  • Robert's Rules of Order: Demystifiying Rules of Order for Small Boards                        Robert Fish
  • Corporate Compliance: How do Boards Ensure Compliance with the Resources Available?                                                                                                                                       Rachel Ludwig
  • Building Effective Organizational Culture and Leadership Capacity                                David Hardesty
  • Project ECHO: A Revolution in Medical Education and Care Delivery                            Sally Hodder, MD
05/12/2016 : West Virginia Immunization Network  

Meningococcal Vaccination Webinar

Thursday, May 12, 2016 at noon


To view the archived webinar, click here

Webinar description and objectives:

The webinar will provide an overview of meningitis in the US and the importance of meningococcal vaccines. The speakers will also discuss the different meningococcal serotypes, the coverage available from the previous vaccines, recommendations for the new Men B vaccine, and Vaccines for Children (VFC) status and availability of all meningococcal vaccines for children in West Virginia.

By the end of this training, you will be able to:
1. Provide an overview of meningococcal disease;
2. Identify meningococcal immunization recommendations; and
3. Describe meningococcal vaccination requirements in West Virginia.

Speakers:

1. Sherri A. Young, DO, FAAFP, "Immunization Officer" and Physician Director, West Virginia Division of Immunization Services. Click here for Dr. Young's presentation slides. 
2. Jeffrey Neccuzi, BS, Director, West Virginia Division of Immunization Services. Click here for Jeff Neccuzi's presentation slides.
Click here for the WIN slides.

Additional Links: 

WVDHHR's Meningococcal Fact Sheet

Continuing Education:

Nursing CEUs: 1.2 contact hours of nursing continuing education hours will be provided through the WVDE-Office of Special Education-West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Nurses continuing education provider number WV1998-0231RN.

Nursing CEUs will also be available to those who view the archived version. To obtain nursing CEUs for viewing the archived webinar, complete this evaluation after viewing the webinar. CE certificates do not autogenerate. Please allow up to two weeks to receive your CE certificate. 

Archived Webinar: 

To view the archived webinar, click here
05/18/2016 : West Virginia Immunization Network  

Preventing Cancer By Increasing HPV Vaccination (Morgantown)

May 18, 2016
Registration and dinner at 5:30pm; Presentation from 6:00-7:00pm
Monongalia County Health Department, Morgantown, WV
Space is limited to the first 40 registrants.
Speaker: Kathryn S. Moffett, MD, FAAP, Professor of Pediatrics, West Virginia University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics and Section Chief, Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Click here to register.


Session Description:

This program will provide up-to-date information regarding the prevalence of HPV-related disease in the United States, including data on increasing rates of HPV-related oropharyngeal cancers. Current ACIP recommendations for HPV vaccination will be reviewed, along with recommendations for the use of 9-valent HPV vaccine. Providers will learn best strategies for discussing HPV vaccine with patients and office staff, and will leave being able to give a strong, well-informed recommendation for HPV vaccine along with the Tdap and meningococcal vaccines at age 11-12.

Objectives:
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  1. Describe the prevalence and impact of HPV-related disease.
  2. Discuss ACIP recommendations for HPV vaccination, including recommendations for the use of 9-valent HPV vaccine.
  3. Identify best practices for improving HPV vaccination rates.
  4. Express a strong recommendation for HPV vaccination at age 11-12.
Who should attend:
These training opportunities are targeted towards healthcare and public health professionals and students from throughout West Virginia.

Continuing Education:

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the essentials and standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of CAMC Health Education and Research Institute and the Center for Rural Health Development, Inc.

CREDIT HOUR STATEMENT

Physicians - The CAMC Health Education and Research Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
Nurses- The CAMC Health Education and Research Institute is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by West Virginia Nurses Association (AO-212), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This offering has been approved for 1.0 contact hour.  (PO15-17-16135) Expiration date is 2 years from the course dates. 

Registration Fees:

Registrants will receive dinner, CMEs/CEUs if requested, and course materials.

  • $20 for healthcare professionals requesting CEUs/CMEs
  • $10 for students and others not requesting CEUs/CMEs
To register, please complete the registration form here
For more information, contact the WIN Program Manager or call (304) 397-4071. 
05/19/2016 : West Virginia Immunization Network  

Preventing Cancer By Increasing HPV Vaccination (Wheeling) 

May 19, 2016
Registration and dinner at 5:30pm; Presentation from 6:00-7:00pm
Center for Educational Technologies building - Recital Hall, Wheeling Jesuit University  
Space is limited to the first 100 registrants.
Speaker: Kathryn S. Moffett, MD, FAAP, Professor of Pediatrics, West Virginia University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics and Section Chief, Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Click here to register.

 
Session Description:

This program will provide up-to-date information regarding the prevalence of HPV-related disease in the United States, including data on increasing rates of HPV-related oropharyngeal cancers. Current ACIP recommendations for HPV vaccination will be reviewed, along with recommendations for the use of 9-valent HPV vaccine. Providers will learn best strategies for discussing HPV vaccine with patients and office staff, and will leave being able to give a strong, well-informed recommendation for HPV vaccine along with the Tdap and meningococcal vaccines at age 11-12.

Objectives:
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  1. Describe the prevalence and impact of HPV-related disease.
  2. Discuss ACIP recommendations for HPV vaccination, including recommendations for the use of 9-valent HPV vaccine.
  3. Identify best practices for improving HPV vaccination rates.
  4. Express a strong recommendation for HPV vaccination at age 11-12.
Who should attend:
These training opportunities are targeted towards healthcare and public health professionals and students from throughout West Virginia.

Continuing Education:

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the essentials and standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of CAMC Health Education and Research Institute and the Center for Rural Health Development, Inc. 

CREDIT HOUR STATEMENT 

Physicians - The CAMC Health Education and Research Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Nurses- The CAMC Health Education and Research Institute is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by West Virginia Nurses Association (AO-212), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 

Registration Fees:

Registrants will receive dinner, CMEs/CEUs if requested, and course materials.

  • $20 for healthcare professionals requesting CEUs/CMEs
  • $10 for students and others not requesting CEUs/CMEs
To register, please complete the registration form here
For more information, contact the WIN Program Manager or call (304) 397-4071. 
06/21/2016 - 06/22/2016 : 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.  

Agenda: 

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. 

CREDIT HOUR STATEMENT

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.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PHYSICIAN & PHARMACY CE REGISTRATION PROCESSING

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.

EVALUATION & CEU INSTRUCTIONS FOR NURSES, SOCIAL WORKERS & COUNSELORS

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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10/06/2016 : West Virginia Immunization Network  

Preventing Cancer By Increasing HPV Vaccination: Rainelle, WV

October 6, 2016
Registration and lunch beginning at 11:30; Presentation from Noon to 1:00pm
Rainelle Medical Center, Rainelle, WV
Speaker: Heather Payne, MS, WHNP, Nurse Practitioner and Head of Adolescent/Young Adult Colposcopy Clinic, University of Virginia Teen and Young Adult Health Center

Session Description:

This program will provide up-to-date information regarding the prevalence of HPV-related disease in the United States, including data on increasing rates of HPV-related oropharyngeal cancers. Current ACIP recommendations for HPV vaccination will be reviewed, along with recommendations for the use of 9-valent HPV vaccine. Providers will learn best strategies for discussing HPV vaccination with patients and office staff, and will leave being able to give a strong, well-informed recommendation for HPV vaccine along with the Tdap and meningococcal vaccines at age 11-12.

Objectives:

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  1. Describe the prevalence and impact of HPV-related disease.
  2. Discuss ACIP recommendations for HPV vaccination, including recommendations for the use of 9-valent HPV vaccine.
  3. Identify best practices for improving HPV vaccination rates.
  4. Express a strong recommendation for HPV vaccination at age 11-12.

Who should attend:

These training opportunities are targeted towards healthcare and public health professionals and students from throughout West Virginia.

Continuing Education:

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the essentials and standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of CAMC Health Education and Research Institute and the Center for Rural Health Development, Inc. 

CREDIT HOUR STATEMENT

Physicians - The CAMC Health Education and Research Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
Nurses- The CAMC Health Education and Research Institute is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by West Virginia Nurses Association (AO-212), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This offering has been approved for 1.0 contact hour.  (PO15-17-16135) Expiration date is 2 years from the course dates. 

Registration Fees:

Registrants will receive dinner, CMEs/CEUs if requested, and course materials.

  • $20 for healthcare professionals requesting CEUs/CMEs
  • $10 for students and others not requesting CEUs/CMEs
To register, click here

For more information, contact the WIN Program Manager or call (304) 397-4071. 
10/13/2016 : West Virginia Immunization Network  

Webinar: We are the Key to Cancer Prevention: WV HPV Vaccination Campaign Overview

October 13, 2016 at 12:00 PM 

This webinar will provide an overview of the We are the Key to Cancer Prevention: WV HPV Vaccination Campaign and strategies for improving HPV vaccination rates. There will be a brief presentation followed by an opportunity for Q&A.

Click here to register for the webinar.
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