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.  


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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