In Partnership with the KidStrong Conference

June 16 and 17, 2015

Charleston Civic Center, Charleston, WV

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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.


** Denotes sessions that are part of the KidStrong Conference School-Based Health Clinic track.

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Date &  Time

Day 1: Tuesday, June 16, 2015  


8:00 am – 10:40 am

Registration and Morning Break  ●  Visit Exhibits  ●  Adult Immunization Clinic

9:00 am – 10:15 am KidStrong Opening Ceremonies State Board of Education President Gayle Manchin & State Superintendent Dr. Michael Martirano

10:30 am – 11:20 am

Immunization Summit Opening Session
2015 Immunization Update

Donna L. Weaver, RN, MN, Nurse Educator, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease  Control and Prevention

11:20 am – 12:20 pm

Lunch Provided

Presentation by Honorable US Attorney Booth Goodwin

12:20 pm—1:10 pm

WV Immunization Update

Jeffrey Neccuzi, BS, Director, Division of Immunization Services, WV Bureau for Public Health

12:20 pm—1:10 pm

Brain Injury: The Cognitive and Affective Consequence of Concussion**

Steven Dreyer, PhD, Director of Psychological and Neuropsychological Services, PsyCare, Inc.
Alicia L. Smith, PsyD, Behavioral Health Provider/Consultant, Cabin Creek Health Systems

1:20 pm—2:10 pm

Vaccine Storage & Handling Best Practices

Donna L. Weaver, RN, MN , National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, CDC

1:20 pm—2:10 pm

Knee Pain is “Hip”**

Neil A. Evans, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS,  Assistant Professor, Marshall University

2:30 pm—3:30 pm

The Return of Measles: Causes and Lessons Learned

Raheel Khan, MD, WVU-Charleston Division
Amarah Shakoor, MD, Charleston Area Medical Center

2:30 pm—3:30 pm

Strategies of Developing and Maintaining Good Communication at School Based Health Centers**

Judy Koehler, B.S., Rainelle Medical Center, Inc.
Jennifer Taylor-Ide, M.A., Ed.S, Pendleton Community Care
Jessica McColley, D.O, Riverside Health Center

3:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Engaging Patients and Families Through Social Media

Angela Krile, President, Krile Communications

6:00 pm
WIN Annual Awards Dinner at the Embassy Suites (300 Court St., Charleston, WV 25301)

Day 2: Wednesday, June 17, 2015











7:30 am – 8:00 am

Registration and Morning Break  ●  Visit Exhibits  ●  Adult Immunization Clinic

8:00 am—8:50 am

Pneumococcal Vaccination in WV

Charles Babcock, Pharm D, CDE, BCACP, Clinical Assistant Professor, WVU School of Pharmacy

8:00 am—8:50 am

Developing a Self-Management System for Adolescent Healthy Lifestyles**

Mary Grandon, PA-C, Physician Assistant, Cabin Creek Health Systems
Stephanie Montgomery, Research Assistant, Marshall University

9:00 am—9:45 am

Use of Immunization Reminder in Family Practice

Jessica Wooten, DNP, FNP-BC, River Valley Health and Wellness Center
Ronald Greer III, MD, River Valley Health and Well
ness Center

9:45 am—10:30 am

Easy Consumer Access to Immunization Records

Erich M. Daub, Senior Public Health Advisor, Scientific Technologies Corporation (STC)

10:40 am—11:30 am

HPV, Oral Cancer, and HPV Vaccination

Renee Cooper-Frantz, BSDH; Student
Crystal Sheaves, MSN, RN, APRN, FNP-BC, WVU

10:40 am—11:30 am

Pediatric Hypertension and Hyperlipidemia**

Jeffrey Harris, MD, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, MU School of Medicine

11:30 am - 12:30  pm

Lunch Provided  ●  Visit Exhibits 

12:35 pm – 1:30 pm

Findings from the WV Varicella Project, 2010-2011

Carrie A. Thomas, PhD , Healthcare Associated Infections Coordinator, WV Bureau for Public Health

1:30 pm—2:20 pm

Immunization Summit Closing Session: Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy in a Changing World

Kristen A. Feemster, MD, MPH, MSHP, Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Research Director, Vaccine Education Center, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

2:30 pm -  3:30 pm KidStrong Closing Ceremonies: Project AWARE-Mental Health

Continuing Education

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 West Virginia Immunization Network.
Physicians – CAMC Health Education and Research Institute’s CME program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.  The CAMC Health Education and Research Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the 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.  This knowledge based activity provides a total of 9.75 contact hours for both days attendance.  Please see program agenda for specific hours/UANs for each session. To receive credit, participants must complete the sign-in sheet, attend each selected activity and complete/return a program evaluation following the activity.  Statements of Credit will be posted to the online NABP/ACPE CPE Monitor within six (6) weeks after the activity. 
Nursing, social work, and counseling continuing education credits will also be provided at the Immunization Summit and KidStrong conference through the Office of Maternal, Child, and Family Health.

Registration Fees:

  • Advance registration (until June 11th): $50  for one day; $90 for two days
  • Late Registration: $60 for one day; $110 for two days
  • Student rates: $25 for one day; $50 for two days.
  • Awards Dinner Guest: $25


Click here to register for the 2015 Immunization Summit!


A room block is being held for Immunization Summit Registrants at the Charleston Marriott Town Center, located at 200 Lee Street East, Charleston, WV  25301, at a rate of $115 plus tax per night. Guest parking is included in the room rate. The room block will be held until Monday, May 25, 2015. To reserve a room in this block, please call (304) 345-6500 and use the code Immunization Summit Room Block.
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