2017 List of Events

01/26/2017 : West Virginia Immunization Network  

Upcoming Webinar: Two Doses or Three? An Update on the Revised HPV Vaccination Recommendation

Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Co-sponsored by the WV Division of Immunization Services

Webinar description and objectives:

In October 2016, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended use of a 2-dose HPV vaccine schedule for girls and boys who initiate the vaccination series at ages 9 through 14 years. Three doses remain recommended for persons who initiate the vaccination series at ages 15 through 26 years and for immunocompromised persons. This webinar will provide an overview of the revised recommendation, how to put these recommendations into practice, and provide an opportunity for Q&A. 

By the end of this training, you will be able to: 

1. List the revised recommendations for administering the HPV vaccine to girls and to boys;

2. Explain the rationale for vaccinating youth at ages 11 or 12; and

3. Describe the importance of HPV vaccination for cancer prevention.


Sherri A. Young, DO, FAAFP, "Immunization Officer" and Physician Director, West Virginia Division of Immunization Services

Archived Webinar: 

If you missed the live webinar, please click here to view the archived webinar. 

Continuing Education:
1.2 contact hours of nursing continuing education will be provided for those who view the live and archived webinar through the WVDE-Office of Special Education-West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Nurses continuing education provider number WV1998-0231RN.

To obtain CEUs the participant must view the live webinar or archived webinar recording AND complete the evaluation. The evaluation for the archived webinar is available here

GoToWebinar does not autogenerate a CEU certificates, so we have to process those manually. Please allow up to two weeks to receive your Continuing Education certificate for your participation in this program.
Presentation slides:

Dr. Young slides
Elaine's slides

Related Materials:
Order free print materials from the CDC, visit CDC-INFO on Demand

Additional HPV Vaccination Information can be found on our HPV Vaccination Resources page.

Funding for this webinar was made possible by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Grant No. 1H23IP000960 to the National AHEC Organization. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

04/28/2017 - 04/29/2017 : Institute for Health Care Governance  

Mark Your Calendar!
2017 WV Governance & Leadership Forum

Moving Beyond Legacy Roles in a Time of Transformation

Friday and Saturday, April 28 & 29, 2017
Stonewall Resort and Conference Center

Friday, April 28, 2017   
Pre-Session Governance 101:  Fundamentals of Intentional Governance 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  Opening Reception and Rural Health Leadership Awards Dinner  5:00 pm
Saturday, April 29, 2017 7:30 am - 4:15 pm
Topics Include:
  • Strategic Alignments to Improve Population Health
  • Building a Culture of Health in Rural Communities
  • The Importance of Public Health/Clinical Linkages in Improving the Health of West Virginia's Communities
  • Cultural Transformation:  Executing High Reliability
  • State and Federal Perspectives on Changes in Health Policy
  • Community Paramedicine:  A Key Strategy in Enhance Care Managment for High Utilizers


06/21/2017 - 06/22/2017 : 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.  

Featured Speakers and Sessions:

Gary S. Marshall, M.D.
Dr. Marshall is a professor of pediatrics at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and is chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, director of the Pediatric Clinical Trials Unit, and author of The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians (a.k.a The Purple Book).

Dr. Marshall will provide two presentations at the 2017 WV Immunization Summit:
1.  Roots of Vaccine-Hesitancy: How can we explain vaccine hesitancy given the self-evident truth that vaccines have largely unburdened mankind from so many serious diseases? This program beings with that self-evident truth, but moves through the pervasiveness and epidemiology of vaccine hesitancy to exploring the root causes, which lie deep within the nature of being human. Discussion topics include the power of anecdote, the ubiquity of (mis)information, celebrity-ism, confusion, the human tendency towards heuristic thinking, and the decline of altruism. Risk-benefit communication is explored, and final thoughts are offered on how we can better equip health care professionals to deal with these issues in practice. 
2.  Concepts in Vaccine Practice: This presentation explores general issues in vaccine practice, including how vaccines are developed and licensed, how recommendations are made, how vaccinations are financed, how delivery and safety are monitored, aspects of daily vaccine practice, general rules for immunization, and contraindications and precautions.
Alix Casler, MD
Dr. Alix Casler is the Medical Director and Chief of Pediatrics at Orlando Health Physician Associates in Orlando, Florida. Her passion for high quality healthcare is evident as she strives to improve the systems in her office. In 2015, Dr. Casler led a highly successful Quality Improvement project in her practice where a number of interventions were applied to get clinicians and their staff on-board around improving their HPV vaccination rates. Educating clinicians and their office staff while providing incentives and improving office processes were critical components. Her practice experienced a 20% increase of HPV vaccination rates for boys and girls, with plans to address sustainability and continue improvements. Her presentation will provide information about implementing a successful HPV vaccination quality improvement initiative in a resource-limited setting. 

Hotel Information
Hampton Inn Downtown 1 Virginia Street West, Charleston, WV 25302  304-343-9300.
Room Rate $116+ Tax. Includes Free Parking and Complimentary Breakfast.
Reservation deadline June 6, 2017  (Event Name - Immunization Summit)                                      
Click here for more hotel information.                                                               
Courtyard Marriott 100 Kanawha Blvd. East Charleston, WV 25301 304-344-5777. 
Room Rate $129+ Tax. Includes Free Parking.
Reservation deadline May19, 2017  (Event Name - Immunization Summit)
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11/02/2016 Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic View Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic and receive 1.5 Hours of Free Nursing Continuing Education. [More]
08/31/2016 Oral Health Funding Available Now accepting applications for 2017. [More]
09/07/2016 Be the Key to Cancer Prevention in Your Community Join the campaign to improve HPV vaccination rates among your patients and protect them from a future of cancer. [More]

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