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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.

Speaker: 

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.  

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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09/29/2017 : West Virginia Immunization Network  

Webinar: West Virginia Immunization Update

Friday, September 29, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Click here to view the archived webinar.


Webinar Description:

This webinar will cover storage and handling of vaccines, including storage and handling best practices and requirements; immunization recommendations and compulsory immunization policy; the quality assurance program of the West Virginia Vaccines for Children; the We Are The Key To Cancer Prevention campaign; and practice management tools within WVSIIS to increase immunization rates.
 

Speakers:

- Kim Douglass, MPA, Public Health Adviser, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):  Slides

- Brandon Lewis, Associate Director, Division of Immunization Services:  Slides  and link to We Are the Key campaign

- Tim Neely, Project Manager, West Virginia Statewide Immunization Information System (WVSIIS):  Slides

- Sherri Young, D.O., FAAFP, State Immunization Officer, Bureau for Public Health:  Slides
 

Continuing Education:

1.2 hours of Nursing CE’s provided through the WV Department of Education- 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.
10/06/2017 : West Virginia Immunization Network  

Free CE Course for Oral Health Providers

October 6, 2017 from 8:30am to 3:00pm

Saint John XXIII Pastoral Center (100 Hodges Road, Charleston, WV 25314)

Sponsored by: West Virginia Immunization Network, American Cancer Society, West Virginia Oral Health Program, Mountains of Hope Cancer Coalition, and Cabin Creek Health Systems 

Click here to register.


Agenda:

8:00am - 8:30am        Registration and Refreshments

8:30am - 10:30am      Presentation: Reflections on HPV infection, Cancer, Precancer, Life, Love, and New Technologies for Early Detection,  Speakers: J. E. Bouquot and  Hiba Qari

10:30am - 11:00am     Presentation: You are the Key to HPV Cancer Prevention, Speaker: Angela Barker

11:00am - 11:45am      Lunch Provided

11:45pm - 3:00pm      Presentation: Drug Diversion*, Speakers: Chessie Short and Nickole Taylor
 

Continuing Education Information:

CEU's pending approval from the Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health for Dental through the WV Board of Dentistry, License #3396; Nursing through the WV Board Examiners for registered Nurses, License #WV1999-0297RN. 

About the Speakers:

J. E. Bouquot, DDS, MSD, FAAOMP, DABOMP, FICD, FACD, FADI, FRCM (UK)
Adjunct Professor & Past Chair, West Virginia University School of Dentistry
Director of Research, The Maxillofacial Center for Education & Research
Adjunct Professor & Past Chair, University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston

Dr. Bouquot was trained at the University of Minnesota, Mayo Clinic and the Royal College of Dentistry, Copenhagen, Denmark. For 27 years he chaired diagnostic science departments in two dental schools: West Virginia University and the University of Texas in Houston. He is co-author of the most popular textbook of oral pathology and has been President of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, a Senior Visiting Scientist of the Mayo Clinic, President of two national oral pathology organizations and Director of the American Cancer Society’s national Board of Directors. He has won more than 60 teaching, service and research awards, including the St. George Medal, the highest award given by the American Cancer Society, the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Minnesota, the Lifetime Achievement Award from WVU, the Distinguished Dentist Award from the West Virginia Dental Association, and Honorary Diplomate status from the American Board of Oral Medicine. He has published more than 340 papers, abstracts and book chapters. Dr. Bouquot’s precancer, oral disease epidemiology and bone research has been cited thousands of times in the literature. He has received a NIH grant to study HPV and has given more than 1,500 research and continuing education presentations in every US state and in more than 30 countries. In his seminars he emphasizes clinical features of disease, differential diagnosis and disease management, with much practical information based on his lifetime experience in an active clinical oral pathology (oral medicine) practice and one of the nation’s largest oral pathology biopsy services. 

Hiba Qari, BDS, MSc, Diplomate ABOMP
Assistant Professor & Director, Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Department of Diagnostic Sciences, West Virginia University School of Dentistry, Morgantown, WV

Dr. Qari was born in Pittsburgh, PA (Go Steelers) to Middle Eastern parents and feels right at home in Morgantown, WV. She is a globe-trotter, having lived in England, Saudi Arabia and the United States; she is fluent in both Arabic and English. She received her Bachelor of Dental Surgery from King Abdul-Aziz University, in Saudi Arabia. Upon completion, she worked in Saudi Arabia as a general practitioner for half a decade, after which she returned to the US, where she received a Master of Science degree from Tufts University, with a research foci on flow cytometry and construction of 3-dimensional human skin equivalent models induced from pluripotent stem cells. Dr. Qari completed a residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at Baylor College of Dentistry, Texas A&M University, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology as well as a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. She has published several research papers in odontogenic tumors, osteomyelitis, lichen planus and soft tissue tumors. She is currently Assistant Professor at the WVU School of Dentistry, where she directs the biopsy service, Maxillofacial Diagnostics, and is Director of the Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology. She is proud to be a mountaineer and part of the WVU community. 

Angela Barker, PA-C
Chief Medical Officer, New River Health

Angela Barker is a native West Virginian from beautiful Summersville, in Nicholas County. She graduated from West Virginia University School of Dentistry in May 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. She then decided to continue her education and graduated from Mountain State University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant. She began her career as a physician assistant in 2002 in Beckley. She then received a Master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies in 2004 from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She has worked at New River Health Association, a federally qualified health center in Fayette County since June 2005.  She has worked primarily in the school based health setting in Richwood, prior to the 2016 flood that condemned the school building. She was instrumental in the starting and running of the dental operations at New River in 2010.  She became Chief Medical Officer at New River in 2014. Since becoming CMO she was awarded a grant from the American Cancer Society to increase HPV rates among young teens, as well as one form the CDC administered by WVU to increase colon cancer screenings, and several other smaller ones. 
 
Chessie A. Short, MS
Program Specialist, WV Violence & Injury Prevention Program

Chessie Short is a Program Specialist with the West Virginia Violence and Injury Prevention Program in the Bureau of Public Health. She received both her Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and Master of Science in Health Informatics from Marshall University. She has over 10 years of experience working in the mental health field, which included working with adolescents and adults with a substance use disorder. Her current role is providing academic detailing education to prescribers, dispensers, nurses, and other health care professionals regarding the Center for Disease Control (CDC) opioid prescribing guidelines and West Virginia Safe & Effective Management of Pain Guidelines (SEMP). 
 
Nickole Taylor, MBA 
Program Specialist, WV Violence & Injury Prevention Program

Nickole Taylor is a Violence and Injury Prevention Specialist for the Bureau for Public Health/Office of Maternal Child and Family Health. Nickole holds a BA degree in Communications with a focus in advertising and public relations from West Virginia State University, and an MBA from Salem University. She completed an internship with The Arc of the Three Rivers where she revamped their mission and vision statement and did public broadcasting and fundraising for the organization. She has 4 years of experience in the medical field and 7 years of sales and leadership experience. Her current role is providing academic detailing education to prescribers, dispensers, nurses, and other health care professionals regarding the Center for Disease Control (CDC) opioid prescribing guidelines and West Virginia Safe & Effective Management of Pain Guidelines (SEMP). 
 
For more information:

Contact:  Julie Jackson at julie.a.jackson@wv.gov or 304-356-4367.
 

Click here to register.

Funding for this presentation was made possible by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cooperative agreement number, NH23IP000960. The views expressed in the written materials an 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 US Government. 

 
10/11/2017 - 10/13/2017 : The Center for Rural Health Development  

The West Virginia Rural Health Conference

October 11 - 13
Canaan Valley Resort, 230 Main Lodge Rd, Davis, WV


The West Virginia Rural Health Conference educates and informs health professionals, students, community leaders and engaged citizens about innovation, best practices and leadership in rural health.

The conference includes state and national rural health updates, and provides an unparalleled opportunity to network with others interested in improving rural health care in West Virginia.

Chaired in its 25th year by former Davis Health System CEO and President, Mark Doak, the theme of the West Virginia Rural Health Conference is Silver Linings: Reflecting On Our Past, Transitioning To Our Future.

The broad range of conference sessions will be of interest to:
  • Allied health professionals
  • Physicians
  • Nurses and nurse practitioners
  • Dentists
  • Physician assistants
  • Pharmacists
  • Dietitians
  • Social workers
  • Attorneys
  • Gerontologists
  • Emergency service personnel
  • Insurance agents
  • Academics and students from a variety of health professions
  • Government officials
  • Business and community leaders
  • Extension agents
  • Community planners
  • Community health care volunteers
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Individuals involved in rural health

Click Here for the Conference Website
12/05/2017 : The Center for Rural Health Development  

Inspired Speakers Series: A Framework for Understanding Poverty

– Idress Gooden

Bridge Road Bistro, 915 Bridge Rd, Charleston, WV, 12:00 pm

People in poverty face challenges virtually unknown to those in middle class or wealth. Being poor is more than a lack of money, it is a lack of resources.  Thus, the reality of being poor brings out a survival mentality, and turns attention away from opportunities taken for granted by everyone else.

Given the changes occurring in the health sector, it is invaluable that policy makers and health care leaders understand the world of those who live in poverty and how different their world is. Such understanding will lead to more effective public policy, such as Medicaid reform, to ensure access to health services and improve the health of all who live, work and go to school in our communities.

Based upon Dr. Ruby K. Payne’s book, A Framework for Understanding Poverty, Idress Gooden will discuss how individuals from poverty, middle and upper economic classes think and act differently based upon the social cues or “hidden rules” that govern how people think and interact in society.  These rules are the unspoken cues and habits of a group which impact achievement in schools and success in the workplace.
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