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

Click here to register for the Summit.

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
11:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. WIN Annual Awards Luncheon (Provided)
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
Breakout Session 2b: Panel Discussion on Billing for Immunization Services
Richard D. Ernest, Jr., Bureau for Medical Services
Christina Martin and James Wallace, Molina
Jennifer Myers, WVCHIP
Lolita Kirk and Candy Nunley, Kanawha-Charleston Health Department
Terri Roush, Manager of Network Relations, UniCare
Jim Smallridge, Aetna
Charlotte Stover, PEIA
3:00pm 3:30 p.m. Afternoon Break - 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

Immunization Summit - Day 2

Agenda:  Thursday - June 22, 2017
Start End Description
8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Registration - Visit Exhibits
9 a.m. 10:15 a.m. Session 4: State Immunization Update
Jeff Neccuzi, Director, WV Division of Immunization Services
Dr. Young, DO, FAAFP, “Immunization Officer” Physician Director, Division of Immunization Services
Carolyn Smith, WVSIIS Information Quality Services Coordinator, Division of Epidemiologic Informatics & Evaluation
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
11:45 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Lunch (Provided) - 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
2:30 p.m. 3:45 p.m. Immunization Summit Closing Session (Session 7): Educating About Vaccines through Social Media
Angela Daly, BSN, RN, Cardiac Float Nurse at Northwell Health Southside Hospital
4:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. KidStrong Conference Closing Session

Continuing Education

Physician, Pharmacy, Nursing, Counseling, and Social Work CEUs have been applied for for this conference. 

Registration Fees:

  • Advance registration (until June 15th): $50  for one day; $90 for two days

  • Late Registration (June 16th and after): $60 for one day; $110 for two days

  • Student rates: $25 for one day; $45 for two days.

  • Annual WIN Awards Luncheon ticket: for those who are not attending the Immunization Summit/KidStrong Conference or for additional guests: $25
  • Given that some WIN members are facing budgets cuts at this time, we are offering a limited number of scholarships to cover 50% of the registration fee for those who need it at this year. If you would like to request one of these scholarships, please email the WIN Program Manager stating the reason for requesting this scholarship and the number of scholarships requested.

Click here to register for the Summit.


Rooms blocks are being held for Immunization Summit registrants at:

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  (Use event name "Immunization Summit")                                                                   

Courtyard Marriott (100 Kanawha Blvd. East Charleston, WV 25301; 304-344-5777)
Room Rate $129+ Tax. Includes Free Parking.
Reservation deadline May 19, 2017  (Use event name "Immunization Summit")

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